+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By Meteorblade

Thread: Is there a forum moderator on?

  1. #1
    Soulwalker
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    10

    Default Is there a forum moderator on?

    There is a bot filling the tech support forums. As I am waiting on someone from tech support, it is driving me crazy.

    Can a moderator please toss this guy.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Champion Harmonia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    501

    Default

    I'm trying to work out why it is so hard for them to block this spam. Sadly, I can't.

    Is there a forum moderator on?-hitashi.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by Majorin View Post
    Get your tissues and self-confidence books ebabies. The crying has just begun.

  3. #3
    Soulwalker
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    10

    Default ugh yes

    whom ever it is, it is annoying as all get out. I am trying to get to my account (I am in an infinite loop on the website) and it is getting buried by this bot.

  4. #4
    Champion Harmonia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    501

    Default

    Post your query in General. It's not going to be seen in Tech.

    Quote Originally Posted by Majorin View Post
    Get your tissues and self-confidence books ebabies. The crying has just begun.

  5. #5
    Ascendant Rounded's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,421

    Default

    Implementing a spam filter in vBulletin 4.1.3 is so difficult that it takes at least 3 months of OverloadUT's time.

  6. #6
    Ascendant Meteorblade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    3,595

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rounded View Post
    Implementing a spam filter in vBulletin 4.1.3 is so difficult that it takes at least 3 months of OverloadUT's time.
    There are a number of spam threads in the General Discussion forum with links supposedly to American football and films (I wouldn't touch those links with someone else's bargepole). I reported one and was then very perplexed when I tried to report another one only to be told that there was a 1 minute cooldown on being able to report posts.

    So the spammers, with multiple throw-away accounts, can spam incredibly frequently but we have to wait in order to report them? Outstanding.

  7. #7
    Shield of Telara Aalnyan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    764

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Meteorblade View Post
    There are a number of spam threads in the General Discussion forum with links supposedly to American football and films (I wouldn't touch those links with someone else's bargepole). I reported one and was then very perplexed when I tried to report another one only to be told that there was a 1 minute cooldown on being able to report posts.

    So the spammers, with multiple throw-away accounts, can spam incredibly frequently but we have to wait in order to report them? Outstanding.
    Yeah its amazing that Trion hasn't impletemented flood bot control in this. But then again I don't think they even know how to program. Having run vbulletin and phpbb both I know there is modifications to the code for SEO and for stopping spam bots. Theres even a mod that checks against known spammer ips and such called stopforumspam and it checks against throw away email accounts. At first it took some time but after about 3 months I had reported and added most of the same users that constantly spammed my forums. It went from what we are seeing lately to maybe 1 or 2 a week getting posted.

    Funny thing is some of these spams are legit ads from jerks who get paid for sales when someone clicks the link and others are keyloggers or as Avast pointed out on one a virus the second you click it.

    The movie post which contains frozen in it can be reported as allowing copyright infringment and that one will probally get removed and reported to their upstream provider since they are really cracking down on this now days.

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts