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dizt3mp3r
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Re: Spam

Post by dizt3mp3r » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:18 am

Well if you need help, sick, grumpy or just can't be bothered just let us know. :D

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Re: Spam

Post by EmuandCo » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:04 pm

And another two users / 13 posts ^^ Well, I am happy with you all reporting posts like the edited ones containing spam. This reduces the workload exremely.
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Re: Spam

Post by PurpleGurl » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:43 pm

Now some sort of lottery spammer posting non-English spam.

(OT, but I noticed something on another site that I reported. There was a racist bot on Reddit. Reddit has bots that use user accounts to do various things. Some tell jokes when triggered, some inform of correct spelling/grammar, some warn about user behavior, one makes up new words from things said, etc. But this one was triggered by racial designations and would say that x-people didn't exist, that they were mutants, etc. So I reported it, and some user mods blocked it from their subs.)

And yet again. Do they sell spammer certificates too?

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Re: Spam

Post by PurpleGurl » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:34 pm

I know, no double posts, but this fresh wiki spam needs attention:

https://reactos.org/wiki/User:Vssesolutions

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Re: Spam

Post by EmuandCo » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:13 pm

Sent to the ppl who can fix that. ^^
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Re: Spam

Post by PurpleGurl » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:35 pm

I guess I should have PMed Colin Finck. Thanks.
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Edit: It looks like I stumbled into a motherlode of fake help desk sites and numbers.

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Re: Spam

Post by dizt3mp3r » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:26 pm

I think it is time to stop first-timers from being able to post. People with less than three posts should not be able to auto-publish. It does mean the moderator workload is going to multiply by ten probably reviewing all the first time posters but I think it needs to happen to make this forum workable again.

SPAM gives SUCH a bad impression when the causal visitor lands here and sees nothing but the SPAM. Makes the forum look like a dead forum and gives ReactOS a bad impression too. When a forum goes spammy, the site is normally dead.

Once again, we are here to help.

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Re: Spam

Post by shunesburg » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:04 pm

dizt3mp3r wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:26 pm
People with less than three posts should not be able to auto-publish.
The problem is the latest spammers have more than three post before made their spam thread.

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Re: Spam

Post by dizt3mp3r » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:55 pm

The first three are reviewed to see if they make sense and are real before being published.
It can be done by email.

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Re: Spam

Post by PurpleGurl » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:45 pm

I've let Daniel know about a suspicious poster recently. They hadn't spammed yet, but their posts were low-quality and one for an old thread. So he locked their posts so they couldn't edit them.

Another idea, lock old version threads. When a new release comes out, lock the ones for old releases. I imagine some valid users will want to discuss older versions, but those threads are among the ones that get spammed.

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Re: Spam

Post by PurpleGurl » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:55 am


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Re: Spam

Post by mrmajik45 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:44 pm

I added an edit to the wiki spam.
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Re: Spam

Post by shunesburg » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:30 pm

Or maybe make a filter by tags because the spammer posts are often the same.

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Re: Spam

Post by PurpleGurl » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:30 am

mrmajik45 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:44 pm
I added an edit to the wiki spam.
I saw that. LOL! I came close to thinking there were 4 spammers, and then I saw your change. Anyway, Heis took care of it.
shunesburg wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:30 pm
Or maybe make a filter by tags because the spammer posts are often the same.

Yeah, like specific sites and phone numbers.

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