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New Spammers

Post by zacjust32 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:33 pm

It seems like there are an abnormal amount of spammers and fake accounts as of late. Is this due to some new forum change or security change. Is there a way to combat this?


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Re: New Spammers

Post by ERIC » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:17 pm

No changes to the forums. It just happens from time to time - constant cat and mouse. Recaptcha and other 3rd party counter measures we have in place will eventually take care of the problem. For now we just have to deal with it manually.
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Re: New Spammers

Post by Jimr » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:49 pm

Wonder how many STD's were picked up with the latest round?
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Re: New Spammers

Post by ERIC » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:51 pm

Not sure. We should ask Mark. He was the one who came into the most contact.
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Re: New Spammers

Post by maverick » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:52 pm

Not sure. We should ask Mark. He was the one who came into the most contact with the dirty buggers.
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Re: New Spammers

Post by rlown » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:54 pm

Best approach is just to report the post, and the HST admins/mods do a great job of deleting them. Mark does a wonderful job around 2am and 4am to clean them up.

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Re: New Spammers

Post by ERIC » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:56 pm

^^this.

I did make some security tweaks that may help improve things. Always a balance. Too tight and good people unintentionally get blocked out with the spammers. Too loose and we get hammered...
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Re: New Spammers

Post by zacjust32 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:58 pm

I reported the posts and within 5 minutes they were down. Great job and thanks guys!
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