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Old 11-19-2012, 09:56 AM   #61
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would it hurt if we replied to their posts with something like "spam reported to mods"?
If you reply to the spammer we have to delete your post before we can delete the spammer's, then we have yo go back and ban the spammer, double work.

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Old 11-19-2012, 10:25 AM   #62
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You shouldn't have to delete later posts to delete a spam post. Click the checkboxes by the posts you want to delete, hit moderation tools at the bottom of thread and delete them all at once.

The best bet though is not to ban the spammers but to delete the user then add their IP address into the ban list. Once you get 2 IPs with the first 2 or 3 octets the same, ban that entire subnet. Say you get 23.34.45.56 and 23.34.45.87, you can pretty much be assured that 23.34.45.xxx is not needed so you put 23.34.45 in the ban list to block the entire subnet. Keep the IP ban list in numerical order so it's easy to work with down the road. Eventually you have a list that blocks spammers but not real users from even registering.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:34 AM   #63
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You shouldn't have to delete later posts to delete a spam post. Click the checkboxes by the posts you want to delete, hit moderation tools at the bottom of thread and delete them all at once.

The best bet though is not to ban the spammers but to delete the user then add their IP address into the ban list. Once you get 2 IPs with the first 2 or 3 octets the same, ban that entire subnet. Say you get 23.34.45.56 and 23.34.45.87, you can pretty much be assured that 23.34.45.xxx is not needed so you put 23.34.45 in the ban list to block the entire subnet. Keep the IP ban list in numerical order so it's easy to work with down the road. Eventually you have a list that blocks spammers but not real users from even registering.

I believe what Jim is referring to is that we then either leave a post that no longer makes sense, or delete/edit it. Also, quoting a spam post is not a good idea either.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:25 AM   #64
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You all must get something tremendous in advertising appeal if you want to let the newbies stretch out their new existence to the point they can spit forth links and spam. If it were possible, and given their IP addresses were showing up on sites that track spammers, trolls and all? Why would you discourage your people from taking them out? Or those of us who like your site for that matter and know you will never come up with a real spammer or troll killing prize.

American Express gives you 2 more ads even if you add only 30,000 bogus newbies in December? And then we, your loyal site visitors sort it out for you when they are embedded. Nice PR strategy I guess. Not without danger you know.

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:26 AM   #65
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You all must get something tremendous in advertising appeal if you want to let the newbies stretch out their new existence to the point they can spit forth links and spam. If it were possible, and given their IP addresses were showing up on sites that track spammers, trolls and all? Why would you discourage your people from taking them out? Or those of us who like your site for that matter and know you will never come up with a real spammer or troll killing prize.

American Express gives you 2 more ads even if you add only 30,000 bogus newbies in December? And then we, your loyal site visitors sort it out for you when they are embedded. Nice PR strategy I guess. Not without danger you know.
When a person is band, he doesn't show as a count on the new members list. This isn't our forum, it is your forum, we are just members like you are, we just can ban a bad guy. We don't like to see the forum cluttered up with all the garbage either.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:50 PM   #66
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You all must get something tremendous in advertising appeal if you want to let the newbies stretch out their new existence to the point they can spit forth links and spam. If it were possible, and given their IP addresses were showing up on sites that track spammers, trolls and all? Why would you discourage your people from taking them out? Or those of us who like your site for that matter and know you will never come up with a real spammer or troll killing prize.

American Express gives you 2 more ads even if you add only 30,000 bogus newbies in December? And then we, your loyal site visitors sort it out for you when they are embedded. Nice PR strategy I guess. Not without danger you know.
It was a year or so ago I said something to Admin about banning IPs. He wasn't into banning a whole nation, which is about what you have to do to stop most of the spam.

But that only works for a short while. They then switch to using proxy servers. If you ban the IP of proxy servers you can ban 100s of other DIY members/possible future members.

Probably after this weekend is over, the amount of spam will dwindle.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:07 PM   #67
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I'm rather enjoying the spam hunt....

I'm seeing a new tactic....

spammers post into an existing thread....so now I'm looking at on going threads to see if a spammer is trying....

What I fail to see is what their intent is.....like, who among us is going to patronize their business....
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:20 PM   #68
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I'm rather enjoying the spam hunt....

I'm seeing a new tactic....

spammers post into an existing thread....so now I'm looking at on going threads to see if a spammer is trying....

What I fail to see is what their intent is.....like, who among us is going to patronize their business....
Apparently some people do either on this site or other sites. Or the spammers wouldn't get paid to spam any sites.
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If you start a tread like "has anyone tried the new ultra light mud from USG" or "has anyone tried such and such product from say trim tex " is this considered spam or trolling. Everyone must be eating, not much going on thought might be a good time to ask.
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If it was your first post and had a link to the product might be considered spam. If you posted the same post more than once then spam for sure.
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If you start a tread like "has anyone tried the new ultra light mud from USG" or "has anyone tried such and such product from say trim tex " is this considered spam or trolling. Everyone must be eating, not much going on thought might be a good time to ask.
Hey, y'all hold down all that smacking and slurping going on out there, and chew with your mouth shut, I'm trying to get my Social Security nap here already. Man that turkey sure was good.
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Just got back from the relatives, I too full for any spam.
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