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#1 2016-12-11 02:55:03

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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I'm on strike!

I have been manually deleting spam and spam registrations since this board went live . . . hundreds every day.  I've reached my limit.  If the backend can't get it together to deal with it at the source, let the tsunami come!  If anyone wants to help with stemming the tide at the source (not just spam hunting), shoot me an email.  I probably won't be here much because it would be too distressing to see where this is headed.  No need to report spam because no one will be here to do anything about it.  It seemed like a good idea at the time . . .

golinux

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#2 2016-12-11 13:57:19

golinux
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Re: I'm on strike!

In less than 12 hours nearly 400 spammers have either newly registered or are waiting to be verified.  Hunker down folks.  It's a comin' . . .

Last edited by golinux (2016-12-11 13:58:47)

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#3 2016-12-11 15:23:00

Oldmoss
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Registered: 2016-12-08
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Re: I'm on strike!

As a Devuan (and Linux) newbie/lurker, there is not much I can contribute.
So it would be a pleasure to deal with spammers, I have a nose for those!
And I have a lot of time these days.

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#4 2016-12-11 15:47:07

golinux
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Re: I'm on strike!

Thanks, Oldmoss . . . Unfortunately, picking off spam once it's on the board isn't the solution.  We need a spam prevention mod installed to deter spammers at registration.  That requires sys admin skills which I am lacking and I've been Linuxing for over 10 years!  Appreciate the offer though . . .

Hmmm . . . looks like someone on the team cleared out some of the cruft.  Guess I'll go in and take care of the rest of it.

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#5 2016-12-11 16:27:24

Oldmoss
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Re: I'm on strike!

golinux wrote:

Thanks, Oldmoss . . . Unfortunately, picking off spam once it's on the board isn't the solution.  We need a spam prevention mod installed to deter spammers at registration.  That requires sys admin skills which I am lacking and I've been Linuxing for over 10 years!  Appreciate the offer though . . .

Hmmm . . . looks like someone on the team cleared out some of the cruft.  Guess I'll go in and take care of the rest of it.

Yes, prevention is the cure.
In the mean time spammers are registering at a pace.
And you guys are doing a good job. But I suspect you have missed a few, eg. johnsoras192, mgranisio192, rguemin192.
None of those have posted yet though.
In general: I think it is a waste of resources that you guys hunt down spammers this resource hungry way.
Up to you, but offer still open smile

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#6 2016-12-11 16:51:44

golinux
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Re: I'm on strike!

Yes, Oldmoss . . . you are right about those three.  I'm watching them. 

Good news is that we just got a mod installed to prevent bot registrations and it seems to be working.

Apologies to everyone for the drama.  We can all have a good laugh now . . .  smile

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#7 2016-12-11 17:24:27

Oldmoss
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Re: I'm on strike!

golinux wrote:

Yes, Oldmoss . . . you are right about those three.  I'm watching them. 

Good news is that we just got a mod installed to prevent bot registrations and it seems to be working.

Apologies to everyone for the drama.  We can all have a good laugh now . . .  smile

Good to hear!

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#8 2016-12-11 19:59:04

FOSSuser
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Registered: 2016-12-11
Posts: 167

Re: I'm on strike!

Many thanks for continuing to defeat those damned spammers, (I've only just found the forum & registered).

I much prefer a forum than the Devuan Discourse. smile

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#9 2016-12-11 20:20:49

mlsmith
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Re: I'm on strike!

FOSSuser wrote:

I much prefer a forum than the Devuan Discourse. smile

You're not alone. smile

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