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  • #61
    Re: Spammers

    well said


    u can always tell as u get tons of posts by the same people each persons posts are identical and normally very long.
    i doubt they actually sit and type out the same out but who knows.


    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    Good and we mean buisnessspams keep them at bay
    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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    • #62
      Re: Spammer's

      Originally posted by HG View Post
      I have asked Admin to turn off new registrations as there is a never ending tide signing up.
      Looks like its on again, just logged into a forum full, signing up and posting

      EDIT... Admin turned it back off for us, and looking into updating our spam defences
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      • #63
        Re: Spammers

        Originally posted by darren View Post
        well said


        u can always tell as u get tons of posts by the same people each persons posts are identical and normally very long.
        i doubt they actually sit and type out the same out but who knows.
        I get messages on my mobile phone sometimes off scams just ignore them.I will only reply to names that I know.

        Got messages a couple of years back telling me go to this link and make 500 a day I didnt even go into it just deleted it out.
        Had PPIs messages scams still come in on the landline but we dont reply unless its family or friends numbers.You have to have your wits about you

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        • #64
          Re: Spammer's

          All forums get it but overall dyr does not get it too bad.

          There are tell tail signs tho like silly usernames.

          U and hg do a great job.

          All u can do is your best.




          Originally posted by heather74 View Post
          looks like its on again, just logged into a forum full, signing up and posting

          edit... Admin turned it back off for us, and looking into updating our spam defences
          FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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          • #65
            Re: Spammers

            Originally posted by I. R. Fincham View Post
            On some boards your first post will only show if it has ben approved by a moderator. This means that a new poster has to wait hours, even days for his first post to show up in discussion. This always sucks. Allowing a few spam messages through is the price form avoiding that, and its the better opf the two alternatives.
            The three main options to prevent spam are:

            1) as IR Fincham says: moderator approval of first post, then free posting (though the more determined spammer will post a sensible/site appropriate post first, then after approval, they will spam as they intended to in the first place)


            2) Email verification on registering, which, if I remember correctly, happens when registering on DYR

            3) Or the most draconian option of all: moderating all posts submitted by all members (but to do that you would need regular moderating by staff, at least once a day & this option would have members abandoning DYR (or any forum, for that matter)).


            So perhaps as IR Fincham says: Maybe it is better to put up with the odd spammer
            Last edited by Twocky61; 16-12-2014, 18:29. Reason: Spelling Correction
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            Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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            • #66
              Re: Spammers

              Can I volunteer my services as a moderator? My main duty being to delete spam.

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              • #67
                Re: Spammers

                Originally posted by Twocky61 View Post
                The three main options to prevent spam are:

                1) as IR Fincham says: moderator approval of first post, then free posting (though the more determined spammer will post a sensible/site appropriate post first, then after approval, they will spam as they intended to in the first place)


                2) Email verification on registering, which, if I remember correctly, happens when registering on DYR

                3) Or the most draconian option of all: moderating all posts submitted by all members (but to do that you would need regular moderating by staff, at least once a day & this option would have members abandoning DYR (or any forum, for that matter)).


                So perhaps as IR Fincham says: Maybe it is better to put up with the odd spammer
                There a couple more options but these place a huge administrative burden and are not really worth it for the amount of spam we get bar the times we come under a sustained attack like Sunday. Thanks to everybody who helps by reporting spam and please continue to do so and if you see a new person signup whose name looks spammer like, do please let us know so we can check them out.
                The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                • #68
                  Re: Spammers

                  Originally posted by I. R. Fincham View Post
                  Can I volunteer my services as a moderator? My main duty being to delete spam.
                  Thanks, we'll pass your kind offer on to forum admin.
                  The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                  • #69
                    Re: Spammers

                    Id be happy to offer my services as an admin or mod.
                    Im sure i asked this before

                    as im always on regular.

                    But its impossible to stop it completely we can do but our best
                    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                    • #70
                      Re: Spammers

                      Originally posted by HG View Post
                      There a couple more options but these place a huge administrative burden and are not really worth it for the amount of spam we get bar the times we come under a sustained attack like Sunday. Thanks to everybody who helps by reporting spam and please continue to do so and if you see a new person signup whose name looks spammer like, do please let us know so we can check them out.
                      Moderating all posts by all members HG is really not an option (too much workload on staff as you say, who are, after all, volunteers, with, like everyone, lives of their own); I just suggested it as a possible (but not realistic) option. There is one other option I am sure you are already aware of HG: Closing the site when no admins/mods available. As with full moderation that option would result in many members flocking elsewhere

                      So the real answer?

                      As you say HG; vigilance by all of us members on DYR
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                      Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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                      • #71
                        Re: Spammers

                        There is another anti-spam option:

                        Disabling all links

                        But doing this alienates us legit users in not allowing us to post links to other related nostalgia sites

                        Disabling all links on this site will obviously be a deterant to all potential spammers but like i said would be too restrictive.

                        HG/Heather or any other admin, I offer my services, as have others here, if you require more moderators.

                        The more moderators you have at your disposal the more likely we are to stamp quickly on the spammers, plus, on a rota basis, each moderator only need to offer a little of their time, rather than the existing moderators being swamped

                        The offer is there
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                        Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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                        • #72
                          Re: Spammers

                          I am always suspiscious when someone new joins and straight away there is a link involving something that they do.Using sites to benefit thei own needs and as a few have said has nothing to do with dyr.

                          One thing I would like to ask there are thousands here that have joined this site,but have only posted a handful or none at all.Why do you keep them on the list?

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                          • #73
                            Re: Spammers

                            Good point Amethyst. I think the reasoning in not deleting inactive accounts is the member may just be taking a break or working all hours or in hospital or prison or whatever. If they were to return to find they are no longer able to log in would be an issue, but there is an option open to Admin: Emailing (either manually or automatically from site at prdetermined intervals) reminders to members of inactive accounts to inform them they have been flagged up as inactive & they should log on more often to avoid their account being deleted. If they fail to log-in within a set time then Admin should delete (or at least temporarily suspend their account, in which case their account can be reactivated at the members request to Admin.

                            Any new member who posts links immediately on registering or hijacks threads with posts that have nothing whatsoever to do with the subject being discuused, should be banned without recourse & maybe have their IP banned too
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                            Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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                            • #74
                              Re: Spammers

                              Please do not reply to spam posts, report it via the triangle and mods get email reports. Replying just bumps it back to the top of the forum. Thanks.
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                              • #75
                                Re: Spammers

                                Sorry Heather I wanted to annoy them
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                                Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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