TheMK
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The spam here is insane!

Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:31 pm

The CAPTCHA must no longer be working right, either that or the registration system got compromised. There is just way too much spam on this forum. I ignored it at first, but they generated about 4-5 pages of garbage threads, burying the important ones. Someone needs to address the issue.

BTW, who is responsible for moderation/administration of this forum? I've never really managed to figure that one out.

admin
Site Admin
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Re: The spam here is insane!

Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:52 am

Working on it now!
After spam is all gone, I'll be looking into adding more anti-spam stuff in the next couple days.


I am responsible for this forum .... :)

nickp
Posts: 65
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:40 am

Re: The spam here is insane!

Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:55 pm

admin wrote:Working on it now!
After spam is all gone, I'll be looking into adding more anti-spam stuff in the next couple days.


I am responsible for this forum .... :)
Got get em Tiger!

i3Houston
Posts: 185
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:30 pm

Re: The spam here is insane!

Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:29 pm

admin wrote:Working on it now!
After spam is all gone, I'll be looking into adding more anti-spam stuff in the next couple days.


I am responsible for this forum .... :)
Thank you thank you thank you!
TM3 Reservation holder/ 2015 i3 Rex

MississippiEV
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:07 pm

Re: The spam here is insane!

Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:23 pm

Yeah... I saw all of that spam yesterday on this site... many postings made in Chinese... I used google translate to see what they were selling. It turns out, they were offering counterfeit us documents... No Bueno... :o

admin
Site Admin
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UPDATE Re: The spam here is insane!

Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:06 pm

Hey everyone,

If you tried to access the forum this morning, it wouldn't have worked!

I had to take the forum down to upgrade it, so the good news is that now we're running the latest and greatest anti-spam software that uses the StopForumSpam database.

Thanks Tom (moderator) for all the spam deleting you've been doing, I hope this will make your job easier.

alohart
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Location: Honolulu, HI

Re: UPDATE Re: The spam here is insane!

Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:13 am

admin wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:06 pm
I had to take the forum down to upgrade it, so the good news is that now we're running the latest and greatest anti-spam software that uses the StopForumSpam database.
Unfortunately, the StopForumSpam database has failed to stop the recent spammer. About 950 spam messages at this time with apparently more being posted as I write this :( . I hope you figure out a way to stop this.
Aloha,
Art

2014 BMW i3 Arravani Grey, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, JuiceBox EVSE

admin
Site Admin
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Re: The spam here is insane!

Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:12 am

Thanks - yes, it'll take a bit of tweaking the settings etc.

For example, the one spammer only had a rating of '3' in the database, and by default, the setting I had was '5' so they weren't blocked automatically. (now I've lowered the setting to '3')

TheMK
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Re: The spam here is insane!

Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:31 pm

Nice, Thanks!

alohart
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Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:36 pm
Location: Honolulu, HI

Re: The spam here is insane!

Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:09 pm

admin wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:12 am
Thanks - yes, it'll take a bit of tweaking the settings etc.
Hundreds of new spam messages are again being posted. They seem to start at ~3:15 pm Hawaii Aleutian Standard Time daily.
Aloha,
Art

2014 BMW i3 Arravani Grey, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, JuiceBox EVSE

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