Spam issue

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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 10:16 am

Seems to be human-powered registrations coming from a variety of different IP addresses. We're cleaning it all up, but it's difficult to completely prevent this type of spam sometimes. Tom is back in a few days and should be able to find a better way to deal with it.
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 10:30 am

Colludium wrote:limit the rate of posts they can make to one per 10 minutes, or something similar?


That's a good idea. It's not possible for a human to create 2 or more meaningful topics in 1 minute.
Only English charactes should be allowed in a topic title, it's an English forum after all (analphabet A-Z plus basic punctuation marks - period, question/exclamation mark, brackets, dash, apostrophe - what else a normal user needs).

All those restrictions could be called off for a trusted member. Someone with account's age greater than a week/month and with 10+ posts.
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 11:18 am

Wow! I made a post like five seconds ago and it's already being pushed down the list by spam.
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 11:35 am

Its hard to consider this as sponsored spam, it's not very cost effective. They have to take the time to find new ips, only to waste them in the effort of creating fake emails, and signing up.
Where all Ashley has to do is press a button.
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 12:01 pm

this is not a spam for advertising! :) or i dident seen this happening on other websites or forums this persistent :( someone wants competition out i guess :( they scared of the Construct 3 release, and the only guys that could be scared are the guys in top :D or people that will fall under, like yoyogames, that just got sold to a slot machine company (botnet like ) , did i mentioned this might be a botnet attack? i wander what are the odds ... mhmmm



btw @Ashley is there a way to translate the Construct 2 engine in other languages? i seen an old plugin integration from r85-6 i think was long time ago, is that still available? i will start a c2 c3 Romania websites community's soon, already reserved the domains! and i kinda need the engine to be in Romanian translated or give me the ability to add change language function!
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 12:27 pm

Aphrodite wrote:Most are named "\\『MXD7。COM』\\[some non latin characters that can vary]"


if you google that "MXD7。COM" you can see that it has been issue with many sites lately
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 1:29 pm

wow, so spam, much bot, very annoying :doge:
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 1:33 pm

I think someone found a way to post a topic with a normal POST request, and he made a bot.
Something similar happened to me, someone spammed Square Eater (http://bit.ly/1wKDiNT) leaderboards with more than 700 inputs.
One of the possible solutions is to add to Privacy Policy/Terms & Conditions something like that it's forbidden to do that; if you do that, Scirra can denounce ... Then you can contact their internet provider (based on IP) and then you denounce them ...
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 1:40 pm

Hi everyone, I'm also being annoyed with spam topics.

@Ashley - Please clean those...
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Post » Wed May 13, 2015 5:08 pm

Whole bunch of IPs definitely suggests a botnet. We are still getting hit periodically.

This is kind of an interesting read (especially the part about Bayesian Poisoning):

http://www.embergaming.us/index.php?thr ... tempt.153/
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