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#1 2014-07-25 19:43:28

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So much spam

This is just ridiculous!!!!

Let's just rename it Court Rivals Spam Forums, it's more fitting.


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#2 2014-07-25 22:40:07

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Re: So much spam

I have been trying to keep it under control, but the amount of new users that their only purpose is to link Court Rival players to other sites it ridiculous.

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#3 2014-07-26 04:03:08

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Re: So much spam

DryBones thank you for your job, forums are much more tidy since you've been cleaning them up!
I'm trying to help by reporting every single spam post, but it seems spammers never stop working, even if nobody in this forum care about that stuff (and the low numbers of spam topic views prove that)!

Is it possible to ban them instead of just deleting their posts? I noticed some spammers keep posting using the same username even after their previous spam topics have been deleted. It wouldn't solve the problem, I know, but at least it would make a little harder to keep spamming (they should repeat the registration procedure every day, instead of just logging in).
Anybody knows a more effective way to avoid spamming, or at least limit it?

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#4 2014-07-26 08:57:43

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Re: So much spam

DryBones, thank you for the efforts. I would think spammers get banned after being reported, but they don't?


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#5 2014-07-27 00:23:59

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Re: So much spam

Thank you ingolfur.cane, you have been pointing me to many of the spam postings. 

I can ban the users.  I have found most users only tend to post about three or so per account.  Sometimes I just change their password, as that is easier to do.  Many of the users that seem to reoccur are actually separate accounts.  There are probably a dozen adds8* and jjenny* accounts. 

If anyone knows of a better way to screen new users, I certainly would appreciate it.  And I could pass it along to The Kaz.

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#6 2014-07-29 10:11:19

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Re: So much spam

I've also stopped by occasionally to clear up some of the spam, but it's a mess. You can ban by username or IP address. But to be honest, it really doesn't matter. They're going to get spam in because it's coming from so many different sources. As DryBones pointed out, a spammer usually posts a handful of message from the account, and then they either switch names (and IP addresses) or someone else comes on to do the same thing. I used to delete the spam messages AND ban the user, but after a while it became pointless to ban them because they never came back anyway.

DryBones, if you talk to Kaz, maybe a Captcha could screen users? I'm not an IT guy, so I don't know, but I've been on sites that require you to answer a Captcha to prove you're human.

And thank you to everyone who has reported spam.

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#7 2014-09-23 04:32:31

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Re: So much spam

This is just ridiculous!!!!

Let's just rename it Court Rivals Spam Forums, it's more fitting.

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#8 2014-09-23 10:35:06

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Re: So much spam

This from a user that doesn't own a player.  Hmmmm, what do you think the odds are that I will be deleting their spam and banning them soon?

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