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fgh | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Mar 13 2017 12:59 PM

When I opened my computer today I had 1,407 Chinese spam posts in my inbox. Needless to say, we are not amused!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 13 2017 1:50 PM

Tongue Tied

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 13 2017 2:44 PM

fgh:

When I opened my computer today I had 1,407 Chinese spam posts in my inbox. Needless to say, we are not amused!

I was discouraged by the same thing but fortunately they were all removed quickly.

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 13 2017 2:45 PM

Why did fgh get then in his in box + I did not??

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 13 2017 2:49 PM

scooter:
Why did fgh get then in his in box + I did not??

Different forum subscriptions??

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Leo Wee Fah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 13 2017 5:50 PM

I'm seeing the spam again...!

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 13 2017 8:15 PM

Again, one of the easiest ways to mitigate (but not eliminate) this problem is to limit how many new threads a newly created account can create within a given time frame. Most forums do something like that.

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Jim Snowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 14 2017 4:30 AM

Spam again today. Spam spam spam.

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Virgil Buttram | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 14 2017 5:19 AM

Sean:

Again, one of the easiest ways to mitigate (but not eliminate) this problem is to limit how many new threads a newly created account can create within a given time frame. Most forums do something like that.

There's quite a bit of typical forum functionality, administrator-side and user-side alike, that are not available on these forums, or are not possible in the forum software. I have my own pet peeves about this, but that's only one man's opinions.

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Tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 14 2017 6:11 AM

Jim Snowden:

Spam again today. Spam spam spam.

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 14 2017 6:24 AM

I hope the Spammers noticed they could get 45% off Carson & Wright!

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Adam Borries (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 14 2017 7:15 AM

Apologies, everyone. We are considering different options.

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 14 2017 10:05 AM

Electronically prohibit new users (<1 month? <100 posts?) from posting >1 post an hour?

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 16 2017 8:11 PM

Ben:

Electronically prohibit new users (<1 month? <100 posts?) from posting >1 post an hour?

That would only lead to the spammers creating 1000 new users to send their 1000 spam posts, and make it even more difficult to clean up...

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 16 2017 8:30 PM

Jim Snowden:

Spam again today. Spam spam spam.

Perhaps this will lighten things up-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIk8ejNUcoc 

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William Gabriel | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 9 2017 9:44 AM

Adam Borries (Faithlife):

Apologies, everyone. We are considering different options.

How is this work going? I see this happening day after day still. I use RSS and it makes it harder to find the real posts in the forum. I know others use email and are probably getting flooded. I see 37 of these posts in the last 24 hours.

They follow such regular patterns that it should be very, very easy to eliminate this.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 9 2017 10:07 AM

William Gabriel:
it should be very, very easy to eliminate this

I do know that a number of measures have already been implemented, which have now been circumvented. 

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 19 2017 4:02 AM

Sean:

Again, one of the easiest ways to mitigate (but not eliminate) this problem is to limit how many new threads a newly created account can create within a given time frame. Most forums do something like that.

^ This step would eliminate the two pages' worth of spam presently on the forum, without interfering with legitimate users' usage.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 19 2017 6:33 AM

Sean:

Sean:

Again, one of the easiest ways to mitigate (but not eliminate) this problem is to limit how many new threads a newly created account can create within a given time frame. Most forums do something like that.

^ This step would eliminate the two pages' worth of spam presently on the forum, without interfering with legitimate users' usage.

I don't know if this exists now or not... but I do know that "exploratory" accounts ARE created in the forums. These post seemingly real or innocuous posts. Days or weeks later; BAM! Tongue Tied

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