seems you have a spam issue

Gav2k

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Japanese bot has signed up and spammed in a big way
 
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Gav2k

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It’s bringing the forums to a standstill @arn needs to get everyone on this ASAP lol
 
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dwfaust

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These bots and spammers come along every once in a while. The mods are pretty good about cleaning up their messes... but generally speaking, if they hit in the middle of the night (and typically, they do), they don't get cleaned up until morning...

I'm not seeing anything now ... so they must be "on it".

Trust the system.
 
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Weaselboy

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I saw all those and dealt with it about three hours ago, and only just now saw your posts here.

When you see spam, please report it (as some of you did) and we'll get on it. If you see spam and you are thinking maybe somebody else already reported it, just go ahead and report it anyway. Multiple reports don't cause us extra work at all.

Hope everybody has a good weekend.
 
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willmtaylor

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I saw all those and dealt with it about three hours ago, and only just now saw your posts here.

When you see spam, please report it (as some of you did) and we'll get on it. If you see spam and you are thinking maybe somebody else already reported it, just go ahead and report it anyway. Multiple reports don't cause us extra work at all.

Hope everybody has a good weekend.
Those guys get a 1hr timeout since it was their first offense? ;):D:p
 
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Scepticalscribe

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Seeing a lot of spam today (have reported the ones I have come across) but there do seem to be more of them than usual.
 
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Gav2k

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My pleasure; normally, I come across one or two every few weeks; today, (and yesterday, I think), I was surprised to encounter quite a few.

Anyway, if ever I see them, I report them immediately.
It was worst the day this thread started. If like me you use the new post button I think it was the first 3-4 pages were just spam and the forum was slow as hell.
 
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Scepticalscribe

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It was worst the day this thread started. If like me you use the new post button I think it was the first 3-4 pages were just spam and the forum was slow as hell.
Sometimes, inexplicably - I don't know what may prompt it - but there seems to be a sudden tsunami of spam.

Then, it sort of dies off.
 
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millerj123

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My pleasure; normally, I come across one or two every few weeks; today, (and yesterday, I think), I was surprised to encounter quite a few.

Anyway, if ever I see them, I report them immediately.
I think this week I've reported more than in the past several months.
 
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MC6800

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Looks like a Chinese diploma mill. I'm guessing they post here for some secondary effect. Increasing their pagerank?

I would think it wouldn't be too hard to set up a filter for these posts, if the forum software supports it.
 
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willmtaylor

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Looks like a Chinese diploma mill. I'm guessing they post here for some secondary effect. Increasing their pagerank?

I would think it wouldn't be too hard to set up a filter for these posts, if the forum software supports it.
One would think that simply filtering titles or posts made mostly of foreign characters woundnt be too difficult.
 
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