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The War Against...

Discussion in 'About Arkadia Forums' started by Admin, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    The War Against [strike]Terror[/strike] Spammers

    I thought it was time to give you all an update on some behind the scenes forum stuff.

    One of the big issues we faced last year was a severe influx of Spambots. We tried to manage this in a number of ways and all seemed quite futile.

    Now we're actually winning the war against these things. Our forums are clean and tidy with no spam visible. We are very pleased with the result. What was once a tiresome manual effort is now a relatively easy process to remove spammers if they get through the initial blocks... Spambots are getting smarter it seems, a few of them do get through still.

    Here are some numbers for those interested:
    11,895 Spammers Denied Registration
    297 Spammers Permanently Banned
    320 Spammers submitted to StopForumSpam.com
    642 Spammy Posts Automatically Moderated
    1,241 Spammers manually submitted to StopForumSpam.com

    Without the protection in place we can only imagine at how insane the forums would look now, not to mention how many times Snape would have replaced his dreaded BanHammer due to overuse...

    A big thank you to our moderation team for putting in the hard yards at the start to get our processes and blocks in place to make your forum experience spam free!
     
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  2. Few Scars

    Few Scars Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Arkadia Adviser

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    For only $15.99 you to can own the new FLUX-brush pro. In Argentina all households own one and it is vital you buy one now. Please call +1732989-23232-2323-2321. If you buy in the next 24 hours we will include a free spambot protection device!

    Just kidding. Good work guys, seriously!

    Cheers
    Bjorn
     
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  3. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Hmmmm...This looks like a job for (DUN DUN DAHHH!!!).....SPAM-O-MATIC!!!! *click*

    SPAM-O-MATIC Options:

    Ban User? - Yes *click*

    Permanently Remove Posts and threads? - Yes *click*

    Confirm? - *finger hovers over mouse button

    *eyes Bjorn menacingly* :soangry: MWHAHAHAHAHAAHHA!!!
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    Maybe ;)
     
  4. svena

    svena Active Member Pro Users

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    Hehe, the war against spamming thread has been spammed.
     
  5. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    oh the irony....lol

    *NUKED*
     
  6. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    hahaha ironic.
     
  7. Nor Alien

    Nor Alien Active Member

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    The real irony is that I'm a electronics guy and want one of these brushes!! Will they take peds? :whistle:

    http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/detail.ex?sku=0818059
     
  8. Nikto

    Nikto Active Member

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    blog spammer

    Sorry for asking here, but I don't want to disturb someone via PM and don't want to create new thread for that question, since it related to that topic.

    Is there any way to report spammer via his profile?
    I can't report him via post, since he create 0 so far. And can't report him via blog post, since that button missing there.

    Details
    I was searching for keyword "tycoon" here, using Google and accidentally found one very old spammer, who spamming using blog posts (he posted first time in May 2011).

    His profile - http://arkadiaforum.com/member.php?845-tauconri1980
    His spam blog posts (just for example):
    http://arkadiaforum.com/blog.php?cp=58
    http://arkadiaforum.com/blog.php?cp=60
     
  9. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    There is a little icon to report the blog post, across from the title (the little triangle with an exclamation point in it).
     
  10. Nikto

    Nikto Active Member

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    tyvm, Neil! I'm blind, lol
    Found it :)
     
  11. Dwarf Simeron Steelhammer

    Dwarf Simeron Steelhammer Member

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    Silly Snape....nuked spam is not that good.....

    Nuking the Spammer on the other hand...well....:cowboy:

    This is one reason I travel to Rocktropia...I get to one shot L2 Forum Trolls...heh
     
  12. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    For the record, i actually like SPAM ;)

    [video=youtube;anwy2MPT5RE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE[/video]
     

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