Spam issue

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Post » Sat May 16, 2015 12:41 pm

zenox98 wrote:I've never experienced such a spam infestation of this kind before. If I was a suspicious person, I could almost imagine it being a deliberate attack from, for instance, a recently banned user.

Just turn off new user registrations for a few days. It will hardly be that much of an issue to new legitimate users, as long as a message informs them of the reason.



Looking at the posting frequency, it is automated, constantly 2 sets of 2 posts a minute, then a set of 3 posts a minute.


It looks like it is automated advertising for the developer/owner of the sites involved.

The head lines from the subject pop up in google too.

Its been spamming ubi, battle.net, and several others.
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Post » Sat May 16, 2015 1:10 pm

Yea, I know. It wasn't really a serious suggestion - just a mini bout of frustration :/
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Post » Sat May 16, 2015 1:48 pm

R0J0hound wrote:So I suppose it will have to wait till Tom gets back to resolve the issue.

In the mean time shall we name our new spam buddy? I vote for something simple like Carl. All in favor?

When the scirra office closes for the day the forum should change to a darker appearance with the message
"What a horrible night to have a curse..."
Bonus if they can get this music playing in the background.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7tNQXwjAlI0


Yeah, Carl sounds great. Why don't we try and monetize it? We could all band together and make a game, call it say, 'attack of the carls'.
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Post » Sat May 16, 2015 1:52 pm

In absolute seriousness now - just set the Newly Registered Users group to "Can ignore flood limit" - "Never".

Set flood limit to something like an hour.
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Post » Sat May 16, 2015 3:44 pm

Whaha, apparently, it's spamming the shiznit out of youtube too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPtZ1T0AR-k
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Post » Sat May 16, 2015 4:02 pm

@Scirra

After some research, it looks like this happened last February too on a global scale for a wide variety of forums.

I saw some reports of having success blocking this thing automatically by the use of Mollom.

https://www.mollom.com/


Apparently you can train this content monitoring program (by blocking things) to stop things like this from happening.

Here is a drupal related site thread with some information: https://www.drupal.org/node/2434091

Comment #13 looks promising
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Post » Sat May 16, 2015 4:36 pm

It appears the emails have finally stopped *touches wood*
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Post » Sat May 16, 2015 5:24 pm

This must be what we get for watching The Interview.
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Post » Sat May 16, 2015 8:30 pm

Well, I think the spam has been lessening even with the waves. The website response time seems to be faster today than the last few days, where it would take up to 4 seconds to load anything.
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Post » Sun May 17, 2015 12:27 am

How about shadow banning these dummy accounts while purging all their messages in one go?
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