Spam issue

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Post » Tue May 12, 2015 8:28 am

I know it is clearly visible but today it seems there are a lot of spam, notably from this account https://www.scirra.com/users/gongsakwan

Most are named "\\『MXD7。COM』\\[some non latin characters that can vary]"
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Post » Tue May 12, 2015 9:09 am

In fact, there are 6 accounts for now . Maybe @Ashley will interpose.
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Post » Tue May 12, 2015 9:45 am

It's all cleaned up now, it only took a moment since we have good forum tools to remove spam. Unfortunately the nature of running a forum is that some people will try to exploit it for promotion.
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Post » Tue May 12, 2015 9:49 am

@Ashley well that was fast, thanks a lot! Spam is a pain when you want to see new posts.
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Post » Tue May 12, 2015 7:18 pm

Thanks @Ashley
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 2:27 am

Spoke too soon :shock: ! Perhaps low rep accounts should be limited to only be able to start one thread per day and limit the rate of posts they can make to one per 10 minutes, or something similar? I dunno - I don't have a monopoly on good ideas - but this just reacting to the spam makes this forum seem a bit behind the times compared to many others...
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 3:11 am

This is definitely the worst spam I've seen; the forum is swamped. :shock:

Colludium wrote:Spoke too soon :shock: ! Perhaps low rep accounts should be limited to only be able to start one thread per day and limit the rate of posts they can make to one per 10 minutes, or something similar? I dunno - I don't have a monopoly on good ideas - but this just reacting to the spam makes this forum seem a bit behind the times compared to many others...


Sounds like a good idea. Somehow hackers always find a way though.
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 3:18 am

@TiAm ah ah aaah, don't confuse botters with hackers. ; )
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 6:15 am

its bots! not hackers! and forum is filled again!
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 7:02 am

Over 20 pages of spam and counting. Honestly this is not normal, even for bots. I wonder if someone has a bone to pick or just is doing this for sh!ts and giggles.
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