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#401 2014-05-21 10:47:23

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Re: SPAM alert!

^ Sounds fun. Further more, we're currently at SPAMCON 5. Here's hoping it stays that way for a while  lol

EDIT: As of 19:04 local time, we remain at SPAMCON 5, with only a single recorded SPAM post today. Not bad. Not bad at all  cool  I guess Baba Ji's exhausted his resources. At least for now  hmm

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#402 2014-05-28 21:48:06

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Re: SPAM alert!

Just a few minutes ago, I checked the ETHCAS & we were at SPAMCON 4, with 7 SPAM posts. I ran to the forums, but I didn't see any SPAM. Just now, it's gone back to SPAMCON 5 & is registering only 2 SPAM posts. Anyone know what's going on here?


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#403 2014-05-29 00:31:35

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Re: SPAM alert!

#!_828 wrote:

Anyone know what's going on here?

The mods are doing their job?

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#404 2014-05-29 01:14:48

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Re: SPAM alert!

^But that doesn't explain why the count is resetting. It should record all the day's SPAM, then reset at midnight, local time. That's why I'm confused.


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#405 2014-05-29 01:19:09

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Re: SPAM alert!

^ your spam alert software doesn't work the way you expect it will? (too obvious, I know). (-;

"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."

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#406 2014-05-29 01:52:13

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Re: SPAM alert!

^ Well, the Conky script works just fine. It changes the alert to the appropriate level based on the number of SPAM posts registered at the link in my sig. The problem is that the number keeps changing, which shouldn't be happening, but that's a problem with either the filter or whatever algorithms the site uses, none of which I have any control over. Maybe Boisei0 is making some changes, I don't know. I'm trying to get in touch with him to find out what the hell is going on.


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#407 2014-05-29 02:48:49

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Re: SPAM alert!

Your link gets me to here: http://hubsec.eu:8145/

The "data can be found here" link gives me a page that says "0" (nothing else)

and the "stats" link gives me a graph that says the spam rose to 17 on 5/29.

What the hell is going on? (-:

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#408 2014-05-29 03:28:56

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Re: SPAM alert!

^ And now, when I checked not even five minutes before, it said 7, now back to 0. hmm

Definitely something strange happening, but your guess is as good as mine, as I've no control over any goings-on with that site, it's Boisei0's generous donation of time & server resources to our little project.  smile


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#409 2014-05-29 08:19:52

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Re: SPAM alert!

#!_828 wrote:

Just a few minutes ago, I checked the ETHCAS & we were at SPAMCON 4, with 7 SPAM posts. I ran to the forums, but I didn't see any SPAM. Just now, it's gone back to SPAMCON 5 & is registering only 2 SPAM posts. Anyone know what's going on here?

I'm sorry, but this made me laugh. big_smile  I don't think I've ever read anyone so excited about the prospect of spam appearing on the forum. If anything, most people want to be away from it.  lol

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#410 2014-05-29 10:49:24

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Re: SPAM alert!

I just reviewed the database and counted about 11 false positives within 358 entries. The remaining posts are like this: http://i.imgur.com/bAROkI4.png. Furthermore, I'm subscribed to all new topics on the forums by mail. Some days, there are over 30 mails with new topics, with baba-ji 25 times or more

I do however have to check the code of the webserver and compare it with the database. It's now on my TODO list. Not sure when I'll be working on it.


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#411 2014-05-29 12:33:22

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Re: SPAM alert!

Speaking of spam, check the introductions page.  Someone named skbaba21 (or something like that) is posting a lot of spam messages.  Is there a way for moderators/administrators to remove accounts from the site?  If so, that's the approach I would take with this bot.


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#412 2014-05-29 12:34:57

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Re: SPAM alert!

Smallzfry wrote:

Speaking of spam, check the introductions page.  Someone named skbaba21 (or something like that) is posting a lot of spam messages.  Is there a way for moderators/administrators to remove accounts from the site?  If so, that's the approach I would take with this bot.

We've seen him before  sad it was a lot of his SPAM that got this thread started, as I recall...  roll  hmm


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#413 2014-05-29 12:54:18

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Re: SPAM alert!

photonucleon wrote:

We've seen him before  sad it was a lot of his SPAM that got this thread started, as I recall...  roll  hmm

I didn't realize that, my bad.  I tend to read the first few pages of a topic, then skip to the last one so that I can reply.  It's probably a habit I should get out of, seeing as I miss out on a lot of information.


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#414 2014-05-29 15:51:22

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Re: SPAM alert!

boisei0 wrote:

I just reviewed the database and counted about 11 false positives within 358 entries. The remaining posts are like this: http://i.imgur.com/bAROkI4.png. Furthermore, I'm subscribed to all new topics on the forums by mail. Some days, there are over 30 mails with new topics, with baba-ji 25 times or more

I do however have to check the code of the webserver and compare it with the database. It's now on my TODO list. Not sure when I'll be working on it.

Thanks for checking in on it, & I'm looking forward to seeing what the solution will be.

chillicampari wrote:

I don't think I've ever read anyone so excited about the prospect of spam appearing on the forum. If anything, most people want to be away from it.  lol

It's not about the SPAM, it's about the fact that the SPAM counter is malfunctioning, with an increase in false positives & random resets, making it impossible to determine exactly what threat SPAM poses, & when to don our tinfoil hats or take shelter. If the alarms are going off when nothing's wrong, & not going off when there actually is SHTF, then it's a pretty unreliable, useless system.


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#415 2014-05-29 20:11:22

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Re: SPAM alert!

@ Smallzfry

When you see a spam post, don't reply (obvious) but you can help by hitting the [Report] button at the bottom of the posts.

This morning when I got up I saw the posts your were talking about and did a 'mass delete' and banned that spammer.  big_smile

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#416 2014-05-30 11:46:27

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Re: SPAM alert!

I'm seeing lots more SPAM today sad


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#417 2014-05-30 12:28:32

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Re: SPAM alert!

We just got a mega SPAMMER... get outta here kupreto!


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#418 2014-05-30 12:58:00

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Re: SPAM alert!

Fixed  cool


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#419 2014-05-30 13:11:38

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Re: SPAM alert!

Another suggestion:

"spam hunters", like in forums.debian.net.

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#420 2014-05-30 13:12:38

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Re: SPAM alert!

Alad wrote:

Another suggestion:

"spam hunters", like in forums.debian.net

What's the difference between a SPAM hunter and a moderator?


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#421 2014-05-30 13:16:31

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Re: SPAM alert!

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=40441

Since today, some users have the role "SpamHunter", this allow them to move the spam messages to a hidden board. [...]

They are not moderators, they are just helping out to remove the spam. And the only admin privilege they have is being able to move posts between forums.
Next step is improving the forum spam filters, but we always will have some spam that pass the filters.

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#422 2014-05-30 13:17:18

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Re: SPAM alert!

Ah, OK. I'd happily be a #! SPAMhunter big_smile


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#423 2014-05-30 15:04:34

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Re: SPAM alert!

^ Same here big_smile This could possibly re-officiate the (U)#!ETHDC  cool  Then I could engage in direct combat with the SPAM forces of Baba Ji, & send them all to hell! (or, at least have them reincarnate as lower life forms)  ]:D


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#424 2014-05-30 15:34:13

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Re: SPAM alert!

Another round of spammers seem to be in their routine...


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#425 2014-05-30 17:00:17

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Re: SPAM alert!

SPAM!  Oh my!  I guess!  Got up, went out to do some business and when I got home my wife said you have some emails - 105 of them!

Looks like they found a crack in the wall ...  No sweat, we'll plug it!  wink


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