TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by MajorHoy » Wed May 20, 2020 11:46 am

And our latest SPAMMER is "Thomasenutt", with a location of Panama but SPAMS in Russian?
(At least according to Google translation.)

"в какое онлайн казино лучше играть" = "which online casino is better to play".

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by BBP » Wed May 20, 2020 11:56 am

I see them, no need to post every time you see one (that would take up a lot of time). I am back to deleting forum spam during break time at work. :(

Course I work from home now...

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by BBP » Tue May 26, 2020 5:12 pm

Due to two spam incidents in the last few hours where a bot made a lot of accounts with frequent new topics, I post here and lock this topic as a tool for me.

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Post by CluedoKid » Thu May 28, 2020 6:51 pm

Wow! Look at the latest sludge run!
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Post by Jonathan Green » Fri May 29, 2020 2:09 am

At last the storm has cleared! Seriously I hate when that happens!
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Post by BBP » Fri May 29, 2020 7:01 am

Me too. I have to delete that during break time at work...

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Post by coinilius » Fri May 29, 2020 7:23 am

Thanks again for all the hard work keeping the forum clear of spam

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Post by Zoo977 » Sat May 30, 2020 12:58 am

I agree, thank you so much for deleting all these spam accounts and junk. It must feel sisyphian D:

I'm just baffled that of every forum, we're the ones getting spammed. We're a very small community, what algorithm decided we're a cash cow that needs to be furiously milked?
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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by BBP » Sat May 30, 2020 1:57 am

They're bots crawling the net for every index.php file they can find.

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by MajorHoy » Sun May 31, 2020 8:04 pm

I love people like agrohimoqi, who make their first post something like this:
Where is moderator??
It is important.
Regards.
What's so "important" that the very first post s/he/it submits requires an administrator? :lol:

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by MajorHoy » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:49 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 8:04 pm
I love people like agrohimoqi, who make their first post something like this:
Where is moderator??
It is important.
Regards.
What's so "important" that the very first post s/he/it submits requires an administrator? :lol:
And we have another like that today:
Andreasieo wrote:Can I contact Administration?
It is important.
Thank.
Every so often, I have the urge to respond to posts like this with:
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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by Wavey » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:18 am

I wish this AntiDetect software would also detect and hide spam messages like this spambot.
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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by BBP » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:47 pm

Unfortunately you may sometimes experience connection issues - these are caused by bots crawling the forum.

Just had the following error:
General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

User thaitum_7 already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections [1203]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by Wavey » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:07 pm

I still find it amusing how people from Kenya start threads in languages like Polish and Russian.
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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by MajorHoy » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:56 pm

Wavey wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:07 pm
I still find it amusing how people from Kenya start threads in languages like Polish and Russian.
Yes, but I wonder how many of those people from "Kenya" are really from "Kenya"?

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Post by Miss Amelia Peach » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:45 am

There's another one...

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by BBP » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:00 am

There's lots.

Fortunately my boyfriend offered to help me in my times of being too stressed, so that I no longer end up checking for spammers during breaktime at work - he's helping with chucking and banning them.

Thanks sweetheart!

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by BBP » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:29 pm

Please refrain from replying to spammers for the following reasons:

-either I have to delete your post, or I have to leave the spammer's text in the screen.
-Almost all spammers have either 0 or 6 replies to their topic. This is a huge help with sorting out spammers for me. By replying you make the post less visible. Also the name of the last replyer helps. By replying you take away a very useful tool, should a spammer post a chain of spammers while I'm asleep.
-by merely opening the offending post you can click a link by accident. Clicking a wrong link means ransomware or Trojan viruses can take over your computer.

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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by Wavey » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:13 am

I don't actually click any links. I just find it amusing to leave a response to some of the obviously fail spammers.
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Re: TAoM Invasion of the Spambots

Post by MajorHoy » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:13 am

Wavey wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:13 am
I don't actually click any links. I just find it amusing to leave a response to some of the obviously fail spammers.
But there is a possible problem if you accidentally click on a link, which can easily happen due to a finger slip, a delay with your mouse / computer reacting to your actions, etc.

And again,
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Please refrain from replying to spammers for the following reasons: . . .

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