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psychic friend
05-26-2008, 07:31 PM
You guys know I can't be here 24/7. We have had a lot of spam lately. Please use the report post function and the second I check my email they are gone. Been a rash of them lately.

thanks for your help modding your board!

pf

Neighborhood Creep
02-10-2016, 08:47 AM
...

tessalasset
02-10-2016, 08:53 AM
I got em all...for now.

shakermaker113
02-11-2016, 05:18 AM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Spam_can.png

algunz
02-11-2016, 08:40 AM
It's been ugly the past week.

tessalasset
02-11-2016, 08:52 AM
Yeah I wonder what gives.

Neighborhood Creep
02-11-2016, 09:58 AM
Blame it on the Zika virus

Phantasma Del Mar
02-11-2016, 04:45 PM
That goddamn floozy Zika.

gaypalmsprings
02-11-2016, 04:55 PM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/spam_1.jpg

Miroir Noir
02-23-2016, 08:48 AM
What in the hell is this spam even attempting to sell??

guedita
02-23-2016, 08:50 AM
PROBLEM SOLUTION

brochelluh
02-23-2016, 08:54 AM
Can't you just ban the user? It's all coming from one dude.

Pea
02-23-2016, 08:56 AM
Can't you just ban the user? It's all coming from one dude.

Nah, it's been multiple.

shakermaker113
02-23-2016, 08:56 AM
I have always assumed that the mods would do that as soon as they were notified.

on the topic of spam, I found this quite entertaining.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QdPW8JrYzQ

brochelluh
02-23-2016, 08:57 AM
Nah, it's been multiple.

This week I guess, but today's serving was all from the same user.

tessalasset
02-23-2016, 08:58 AM
I ban every single user/IP. They keep creating new ones every time they go on spam sprees. There were only two handles used for all those posts in Line Up today.

shakermaker113
02-23-2016, 07:24 PM
This week I guess, but today's serving was all from the same user.

they are also all posted in very short succession. you can't expect them to get banned within the few minutes it takes their bots to posts all those threads.

shakermaker113
03-12-2016, 07:30 AM
this is getting out of hand. someone call this guy and get it over with.

Phantasma Del Mar
03-12-2016, 08:15 AM
But what if I don't want to use black magic to get my boyfriend back???

shakermaker113
03-12-2016, 08:56 AM
make a sacrifice for the greater good.

Neighborhood Creep
03-12-2016, 09:56 AM
This is the worst MJA alias yet

malcolmjamalawesome
03-12-2016, 02:34 PM
[gaypalmsprings posts a picture of a can of spam]

electrocute
03-12-2016, 09:53 PM
holy moly there has been a serious spamstorm this day...

shakermaker113
03-12-2016, 10:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE

slinkybutt
03-12-2016, 11:23 PM
holy moly there has been a serious spamstorm this day...

Can we get Darude to weigh in on this?

algunz
03-13-2016, 09:56 AM
WTF?

DFrank
03-13-2016, 12:00 PM
What the shit is happening.

tessalasset
03-13-2016, 12:17 PM
That was ridic. Like 15 pages of that shit. All cleaned up, for now. Screw them for posting over the weekend. The mods have lives!

algunz
03-13-2016, 02:41 PM
Thank you for all you do, Tessa and PF and whomever else is out there that keeps this machine running.

algunz
03-13-2016, 02:50 PM
Holy shit. Didn't we just talk about this? Who is so desperate to use this for an advertising method?





At the risk of seeming like a dolt again, I don't even know how to report posts.

Phantasma Del Mar
03-13-2016, 02:57 PM
At the bottom of a post in the lower left corner, there should be an icon of an exclamation mark inside an upright triangle. Click that, then on the next page you have to provide a reason for reporting the post. I just put "spam."

algunz
03-13-2016, 03:01 PM
Oooh, I never saw that there.

WATCH OUT SPAMMERS!!!

LickTheLizzard
03-13-2016, 08:19 PM
Does anyone have any insight as to why we are being targeted by this very specific brand of spam? I've never seen anything like it anywhere else.

gaypalmsprings
03-13-2016, 08:41 PM
Doesn't this website have a way to better prevent spambots? Maybe you should go with another company to host.

shakermaker113
03-13-2016, 08:59 PM
fuck.

slinkybutt
03-13-2016, 09:13 PM
kill the board put it out its misery

mrhand
03-13-2016, 09:50 PM
Raise the barrier to entry. Require like 10 posts on a noob thread before you can post anywhere else. Don't think the spammers are going to jump through hoops if they're erected.

malcolmjamalawesome
03-14-2016, 02:46 AM
I can't believe spam is back. James Murphy told me 5 years ago that spam was done for good.

tessalasset
03-14-2016, 07:47 AM
Yeah Dani can we do something similar to what mrhand said?

braundiggity
03-14-2016, 08:43 AM
I've been ignoring the spam posts, but do they generally have links in them? I'm assuming so, since I'm not sure what the point would be otherwise. I'm 99% sure it's possible in vBulletin to require someone to make a minimum number of posts before they're allowed to post links.

psychic friend
03-14-2016, 08:51 AM
its not as simple as it sounds

gaypalmsprings
03-18-2016, 04:49 AM
If GV invested a few dollars, the problem could be solved.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/great.jpg

Neighborhood Creep
03-18-2016, 06:50 AM
Or a 5 new threads per day limit? I don't recall any regular boardie making that many, let alone 150+

algunz
03-18-2016, 08:25 AM
Next you'll be coming for my guns.

Neighborhood Creep
03-18-2016, 08:26 AM
Baily is just as bad as the spam

ELIZA83TH
03-18-2016, 09:57 AM
Baily is just as bad as the spam

Yeah - what the fuck was with all the bumps to super irrelevant posts this morning for NO REASON?

Neighborhood Creep
03-18-2016, 07:02 PM
MODS!

shakermaker113
03-18-2016, 07:20 PM
for fuck's sake.

algunz
03-18-2016, 07:38 PM
Somebody is trying to sabotage us on purpose. This feels personal.

looseccp
03-18-2016, 08:12 PM
Death by Spam. Happened just before midnight at a McDonald's in Hawaii once too.

brochelluh
03-18-2016, 08:14 PM
Black Magic is kind of intriguing though...

algunz
03-18-2016, 08:35 PM
Maybe, but we all need more light magic.

Neighborhood Creep
03-18-2016, 08:46 PM
#blackmagicmatters

gaypalmsprings
03-19-2016, 05:15 AM
Why aren't the links ever gay porn? I mean, srsly. Get with it, spammers!

SoulDischarge
03-19-2016, 08:12 AM
Is it at least possible to limit how many threads a single user can start in a 24 hour span or something?

sonnyboy11
03-19-2016, 08:50 AM
The Questions area of the forums is a giant mess right now. But on the positive side I did find a "love specialist" there, so I got that goin for me, which is nice.

nathanfairchild
03-19-2016, 08:57 AM
Here's the first page of the Questions section. Every thread is from the same asshole, sharmaaghori.

http://i.imgur.com/Ty1hRCA.png?1
http://i.imgur.com/aJ9ikGF.png?1
http://i.imgur.com/kBIEAW2.png?1

chunk
03-19-2016, 09:24 AM
They can start as many as they want but we can report only one every 60 seconds.

shakermaker113
03-19-2016, 09:33 AM
They can start as many as they want but we can report only one every 60 seconds.

rofl.

btw it is probably not a good use of time to report every single thread. report one thread per spammer. the mods usually delete all threads by that person and ban them.

psychic friend
03-19-2016, 10:11 AM
im on it guys. please keep in mind reporting a thread, i only see that when i log into my email. (i've been checking more frequently than normal due to the increase in spam activity but sometimes I'm out or not at a computer, etc. feel free to hit me up me on facebook to alert me).

i know the spammers are on a mission lately and I've been doing painstaking, mind numbing, time consuming manual measures to delete and prevent/slow down the onslaught.

Since the massive attack (no pun) about a week ago, these extreme new/manual measures for preventing new spammers from signing up to post are mostly successfully in place. a few new ones may slip through the cracks though.

What we're are experiencing now are posts from spammers that signed up weeks/months ago. They sign up and lie dormant for a while before attacking. I'm not able to go back and check each new person since we literally have hundreds of new people signing up daily.
We do have tons of new IP restrictions in place so old spammers who may have signed up before may still not be able to post, though it will take time to get them all restricted. It's a lengthy process.

I can take immediate action if alerted and near a computer. Again, those of you who are FB friends with me, hit me up there and it goes to my phone. i've already had lovely 2am wake up pings from some people. (gee thanks) :)

malcolmjamalawesome
03-19-2016, 03:11 PM
Thanks PF

gaypalmsprings
03-19-2016, 04:23 PM
OK - I hope we don't bother you too much on FB - but the spam is a lot.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/Dick-and-Dom-in-Spamalot-logo-image-2.jpg

shakermaker113
03-20-2016, 01:49 AM
thanks pf.


we literally have hundreds of new people signing up daily.

now that's a little creepy.

RandyInHeaven
03-20-2016, 08:19 AM
now that's a little creepy.

And they're all voting Trump

algunz
03-20-2016, 09:03 AM
Thank you, PF. You are doing God's work.

gaypalmsprings
03-20-2016, 05:25 PM
Thank you, PF. You are doing God's work.

That's creepy.

psychic friend
03-20-2016, 05:32 PM
if i get a 6am spam wake up call, im not necessarily really getting out of bed on a sunday morning to run and deal with it. but it will be the first thing i do when i do get up.

gaypalmsprings
03-20-2016, 05:42 PM
I was mistaken, you ARE doing God's work.

shakermaker113
03-26-2016, 08:08 AM
I think randyinheaven's latest round counts as spam.

RandyInHeaven
03-26-2016, 08:23 AM
Hey I was trying to help

Phantasma Del Mar
03-26-2016, 12:02 PM
Yeah, no one would have found those threads if you hadn't bumped them up randyinheaven.

You're doing the lord's work.

shakermaker113
03-26-2016, 01:02 PM
I never realized how much god cared about spam.

RandyInHeaven
03-26-2016, 01:35 PM
Do you fucking pieces of shit realize how many pages of spam threads were unleashed last night? I hope you both get stomach cancer.

TickleMeElmo
03-28-2016, 03:12 AM
http://i.imgur.com/jsxC9RI.jpg

tessalasset
03-28-2016, 09:11 AM
Do you fucking pieces of shit realize how many pages of spam threads were unleashed last night?

Remember, tho...we'll get to it. No need to bump every thread above the spam posts. We will eventually delete them and everything will go back to normal. For a little while.

algunz
03-31-2016, 04:36 AM
Is it every morning these days?

Neighborhood Creep
03-31-2016, 05:36 AM
Is it every morning these days?

I wonder if they'll slow it down when they're attending

shakermaker113
03-31-2016, 07:39 AM
oh god. we'll be defenseless when the mods are at coachella.

Miroir Noir
03-31-2016, 07:45 AM
Sleeper cell spam terrorists.

Miroir Noir
03-31-2016, 08:04 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij4gc8iBDaI

guedita
04-02-2016, 03:15 AM
I just don't understand the metrics behind this.

santasutt
04-02-2016, 04:46 AM
https://images.rapgenius.com/54e3bbc531151ab9dd29ea73eb2bb02b.600x600x1.jpg

RandyInHeaven
04-02-2016, 05:58 AM
I just don't understand the metrics behind this.

How do you mean

electrocute
04-06-2016, 10:54 PM
oh my god... THE SPAMMENING begins anew...

looseccp
04-07-2016, 06:44 PM
turn Mr I Ko Tao souviner poster 2006 into a stage play art exhibit at the festival

algunz
09-05-2016, 10:23 AM
It's taking a lot of will power not to click on this shit.

betao
09-05-2016, 02:35 PM
Can't decide if the spam is worse than a Kenado

alpha_q_up
09-05-2016, 02:49 PM
It's taking a lot of will power not to click on this shit.

I mean who doesn't want an overnight 3 month supply of Adderall and Viagra, that sounds like a pretty good few weeks for me