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Spammer on the Forum?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by wdolson, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. wdolson

    wdolson Supporting Member

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    There is a new member called hahahew1 who is starting post after post. The latest ones are in some Asian language, looks like Chinese. The ones in Latin characters are just gibberish.

    It may be a bot testing the forum software or something.
     
  2. ai4px

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    It's chinese spam... something about a university diploma. I've reported several posts to the moderators.
     
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  3. X Fan

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    Agreed.

    It translates to buy fake diploma from stony brook, Clemson to name two on front page
     
  4. Frank88

    Frank88 Banned

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    Is it possible to just completely ban the user
     
  6. HVM

    HVM Savolainen

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    Are all mods sleeping?
     
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  7. ai4px

    ai4px Member

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    Pretty funny stuff.... lol. How's this: 猫是另一种白肉
     
  8. wdolson

    wdolson Supporting Member

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    I reported the entire user. The moderators should be able to ban them.
     
  9. Frank88

    Frank88 Banned

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    SQUID??

    Meh!
     
  10. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    I’ve set the user to “ignore” but his posts still appear.
     
  11. mongo

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    Strange, I ignored this morning and no more posts...
     
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  12. Unpilot

    Unpilot Active Member

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    Spammers like this are like herpes...nobody likes them and they are impossible to get rid of.
     
  13. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    Is it possible for the moderators to delete the posts? They're introducing considerable visual noise into our tidy little community. And I feel it necessary at this point to restate my opinion that spammers should be harvested for their organs.
     
  14. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    2 different spammers today, actually.

    Or rather, same spammer, sockpuppet account.
     
  15. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S / Model X Forums

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    No although some of us do like to sleep occasionally, and I was most definitely asleep when you wrote that post. :)

    The best way to help us out is just to report the spam that you see using the "REPORT" control at the bottom of the message. One of the other mods did a couple rounds of cleaning up spam (and spammy users) today, and I believe that included what was discussed here.

    Bruce.
     
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  16. wdolson

    wdolson Supporting Member

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    I've moderated a couple of other forums and y'all do a good job. A lot of spammers these days are based in Asia or Eastern Europe. It might help to have one or more moderators close to those time zones, or a moderator in the western hemisphere who keeps odd hours.

    Of course recruiting the right people takes priority over where they are.

    Keep up the good work!
     
  17. Frank88

    Frank88 Banned

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    Fluctuations.
    And fluctuamericans too.
     
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  18. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S / Model X Forums

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    Thanks...we try! We do have people in different timezones, but an additional complication is that most moderators only work a subset of the forums. For instance I only moderate the Model S and Model X sections. If you report a spam in some other forum, I won't see the report, and even if I did, I wouldn't be able to do anything about it.

    Bruce.

    PS. Note for site admins: I am not asking to moderate additional forums. :)
     
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  19. NOLA_Mike

    NOLA_Mike Grouchy

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    Spam bot working overtime today...

    Screenshot 2018-06-13 04.57.12.png
     
  20. ArizonaP85

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    Thanks again for your hard work! Not trying to add to your load, but one had over 100 entries yesterday and another has just started today with 25 already - can spam alerts be pushed to all moderators to catch them more quickly? How about limiting new members to one post a day for the first week or two? If we don't come up with a solution, soon it won't be just a page or two of spam in "new posts" to scroll past, it'll be hard to find real content.
     

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