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Author:  magicode [ Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:15 am ]
Post subject:  Weird Spam

What's up with all the weird spam lately? It's not linking to any website as far as I can tell. Are these people just trolling? Or is it a ploy to get post count up so they can spam later?

Author:  vnguyen [ Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Weird Spam

It's a ploy to spam later AND they're smarter. I've noticed this trend a few weeks back where I let a strange (but slightly relevant) post go... only to find they edited their signature and post later to add spam. Or they go on a wild spamming rampage when we least expect it (middle of the night).

Author:  mightor [ Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Weird Spam

Yeah, and updated posts don't show up as unread, so they manage to get through the cracks. If you see weird spam, just report the post and either Vu or myself will deal with it.

- Xander

Author:  NeXT-Generation [ Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Weird Spam

Anybody notice the weird usernames of some spammers? Some of them are just plain obnoxious. I remember one was called "RobotKilla#something else I can't remember". And then when it was banned, there was a "RobotKilla#I'mBack". How dare it talk about killing robots on a forum like this! :crying: The nerve! :evil:

Anybody else noticed weird names?

Author:  DiMastero [ Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Weird Spam

NeXT-Generation wrote:
Anybody else noticed weird names?
Yeah they're quite obnoxious :/

Made me wonder: can mods ban people by IP to keep them away for a bit longer? Or is that privacy intrusion?

Author:  magicode [ Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Weird Spam

DiMastero wrote:
Yeah they're quite obnoxious :/

Made me wonder: can mods ban people by IP to keep them away for a bit longer? Or is that privacy intrusion?


You can ban a specific IP, but dynamically allocated ip addresses make it easy to bypass this.

Author:  mightor [ Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Weird Spam

Banning IPs is pointless.

- Xander

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