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Postby pokesthelippyfish » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:50 am

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Postby garmabeaneth » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:53 am

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Postby battye » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:50 pm

I've deleted the bots, and hopefully I found all of their posts. If I've missed any, please post the link :)

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Postby threewing » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:30 pm

:evil: Foster Kastrol :evil:

offering crap that will send your computer to hell

How about a reportbutton with every post? And ten bucks for the reportah! :D
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Postby garmabeaneth » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:34 pm

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Postby Grinch » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:11 am

There has to be something you can implement to cut down on these guys.

I just deleted about 15 posts from dickan and two other idiots.
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Postby Grinch » Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:00 am

Have you looked into this battye
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=396855
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Postby moongirl » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:09 am

I've just read the article. Seems to be a huge problem for everyone.

Fri Sep 29, 2006
its pointless to IP ban, if you were a game server IP range banning players that is easy since they have limited IP ranges, but these fks have unlimited ISP/server IPs to abuse the *beep* out of

my mail server filters 300+ a day spoofed IP spammed emails that my SPF filters kill off, so im a happy puppy on that end

but to spam my gaming forums

thats just wrong, I want to kill, but thanks to the php ACP spam bot killer 10 bots a day die in hell!!!!


Wed Oct 04, 2006
They will only stop when most or all forums make it impossible for them. In the mean time, your only satisfaction is knowing that you have made them waste a little of their time.


Wed Oct 11, 2006
One thing I have noticed in recent weeks is they are now adding their URL's into the location, occupation, and interestes lines.

I am getting some that sign up for a user name with a variety of email addresses and the only thing in their profile will list "USA" as the location. Their user names are usually generic real names like N_Martinez or RSmith.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.ph ... 28#2464728

What is a bot?
Is a bot a piece of code? Or, is a bot a human paid to annoy? Or, both?

Could the registration process include something relative only to this (or any other) forum that requires
the intended registerer to submit an answer to a question which could be as simple as the server up-time
located at the bottom of the page?
This is something which would be constantly changing.

We certainly don't want to deter valid registrations...but, the bots are winning atm!! :evil:
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Postby nesman » Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:56 am

I think that the spam is generated automatically, in most cases. Spam bots are evil, although I still think it'd be interesting to take a look at the souce code. I wonder if it processes pages to see what input forms are named, and fills them in, like we do, or if it just posts to register.php (or whatever the name is). I would expect that posting.php would receive the same treatment.

I think it might be time to install a mod to prevent this. There are a handful that look helpful here but it might be more fun for Battye to write his own. :)
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Postby pokesthelippyfish » Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:11 am

threewing wrote::evil: Foster Kastrol :evil:


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Postby garmabeaneth » Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:12 am

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Postby battye » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:04 pm

I've looked at (as far as I am aware) every anti-spam bot MOD as it has been made, but I am somewhat reluctant to install any until they have been proven and are in the phpBB MOD Database.

In the past, I was always under the impression they were all bots, and apparantly they are very easy to make. But recently, I believe human spammers are becoming increasingly popular, and it is impossible to deter humans.

I'm sorry that everyone has to put up with them, but I thank you all for persevering and reporting the spammers in this thread, and especially thanks to Grinch and P2P who regularly delete the scum these spammers post.

Nes, one of the first few results on that page you linked to (Easy BotStopper) was written by me :)
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Postby nesman » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:15 pm

battye wrote:Nes, one of the first few results on that page you linked to (Easy BotStopper) was written by me :)


That's awesome. :) I hadn't looked too closely at them. Just the titles and descriptions.

There's another one here:
http://forums.cricketmx.com/viewtopic.php?p=70024

Guest name: Teenenceup72

You could probably also delete my followup post, as well, since it won't make sense anymore. :)
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Postby battye » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:26 pm

Deleted :)

That reminds me, if a spam user creates a topic, don't reply to it, as then I can simply delete the topic, however, if you reply to it, I just lock it, as I don't like to delete legitimate posts :)

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Postby Grinch » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:38 am

I delete everything :D
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