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New moderators

Post by snoopdog » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:55 am

Welcome you new moderators, Amphiprion and Scott.

Due to activity change in the board I have changed the moderators, until further notice. I am rarely on the board and these guys can clean up the spam and split / delete threads when needed.
"When they was no meat we ate fowl, when there was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate what?"--H.I.
"We ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate sand?"--H.I.
"That's right."--Cellmate

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Re: New moderators

Post by Amphiprion » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:51 pm

Please welcome Fishfood aboard as our new moderator on the forums. He'll be helping out in general, especially with the new influx of spam bots.
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Re: New moderators

Post by pheonixsoul25 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:20 pm

Yeah the spam bots suck thanks fishfood
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Re: New moderators

Post by snoopdog » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:21 pm

Well unfortunately the message boards have increasingly gotten more porn spam in 2010 and it is getting worse, with no end in sight. We are actually lucky compared to some.
"When they was no meat we ate fowl, when there was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate what?"--H.I.
"We ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate sand?"--H.I.
"That's right."--Cellmate

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Re: New moderators

Post by AuroraDrvr » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:42 pm

Wanna see something funny? Check out the new accounts.
memberlist.php?mode=&sk=c&sd=d#memberlist

MBRK is internationally popular... :lol:

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Re: New moderators

Post by Fishfood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:03 pm

Looks like its about 5 new spam accounts a day. I think its funny when they post in a thread that hasn't been active in months instead of creating their own. I tend to check out the site every day during the week so I'll take out the trash when I see it.

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Re: New moderators

Post by snoopdog » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:24 pm

I have actually gone to banning IP blocks and the list is growing pretty fast.
"When they was no meat we ate fowl, when there was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate what?"--H.I.
"We ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate sand?"--H.I.
"That's right."--Cellmate

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Re: New moderators

Post by Fishfood » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:03 am

Its kind of getting out of hand. I stopped by the site this morning to see 27 posts that needed to be deleted and I banned 4 or 5 people and one of them had created an account while I was deleting those 27 posts. In the last week or so I've actually been at the site while about a half dozen of these spam accounts were being created and banned them as soon as they were created. Most of these accounts are created and then sit for a week or two then they spam up the board.

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Re: New moderators

Post by snoopdog » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:59 am

Definitely getting out of hand and there is no solution in sight just yet.
"When they was no meat we ate fowl, when there was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate what?"--H.I.
"We ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate sand?"--H.I.
"That's right."--Cellmate

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Re: New moderators

Post by Amphiprion » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:01 pm

Fishfood wrote:In the last week or so I've actually been at the site while about a half dozen of these spam accounts were being created and banned them as soon as they were created.
It is getting ridiculous. I do the above what seems like constantly. I'll ban one and their IP, then another. I try to ban blocks when applicable, though. I don't know if anyone noticed, but right around late December and early January, much of it stopped, since one of the world's largest malware/spam botnets went down for whatever reason. They were back in short order and twice as bad, though. It's been on the rise substantially here since about mid-April overall, too.
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Re: New moderators

Post by snoopdog » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:19 am

There are too many a day to be human beings, just damn near impossible. I started thing about it, I think the BOTS are actually getting the challenge quest answers from the question so I changed it. Lets see what happens in a week. This of course does not help on the ones that have registered.
"When they was no meat we ate fowl, when there was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate what?"--H.I.
"We ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate sand?"--H.I.
"That's right."--Cellmate

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Re: New moderators

Post by Fishfood » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:04 pm

well whatever you changed it to its working.

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Re: New moderators

Post by snoopdog » Sun May 01, 2011 6:45 am

Would you believe the bots were figuring out basic math and automatically doing the challenge question. Skynet is alive !

I also went ahead and cleaned out all of the false registrations. I may had missed a stray one or two, but I did delete thousands.
"When they was no meat we ate fowl, when there was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate what?"--H.I.
"We ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate sand?"--H.I.
"That's right."--Cellmate

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