MODS PLEASE WAKE Up-Get rid of the spam threads

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MODS PLEASE WAKE Up-Get rid of the spam threads

Postby gtclaret » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:01 am

They are taking up a whole page
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Postby Bosscat » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:06 am

Is there anybody there......

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Postby wilks_bfc » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:12 am

Half the next page as well

Somebody is going to be very busy this morning :shock:

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Re: MODS PLEASE WAKE Up-Get rid of the spam threads

Postby wilks_bfc » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:17 am

I’ve reported some but there’s too many :(

And new ones keep coming :roll:

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Re: MODS PLEASE WAKE Up-Get rid of the spam threads

Postby Barry_Chuckle » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:21 am

Just put another thread on this, suprisingly I couldn't see this one at first due to the ******** on the site.

Not sure how it can be prevented though.

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Postby gtclaret » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:28 am

They're taking nearly 3pages, I wanted to listen to the Chelsea manager press conference

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Postby wilks_bfc » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:29 am

Ive reported a load but not sure if worth continuing. They just keep coming

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Postby claptrappers_union » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:32 am

I like them, they’re interesting
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Postby Pickles » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:41 am

Much better than all the Brexit threads.
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Postby bobinho » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:41 am

How can “apoteka” not be banned?

Surely this can be managed effectively?

Forums on its arse due to trolling, spam could finish it off for many.

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Postby taio » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:47 am

bobinho wrote:How can “apoteka” not be banned?

Surely this can be managed effectively?

Forums on its arse due to trolling, spam could finish it off for many.


The account was only registered today.

Agree with your last point although the spamming is actually better than the very small handful of ***** who are wrecking this board to the extent that I post far less often these days.

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Postby fatboy47 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:49 am

Theres a relatively new verb growing in its usage around south western parts.

It's called ""awfulising""

It's what many are doing here on this thread.

It's no biggie....it will get sorted. Eat your breakfasts and come back soon.
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Postby claptrappers_union » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:58 am

You have to feel for the mods, they have have wake to this and it’ll take up part of their weekend to tidy it all up. I don’t know what goes into deleting mass threads and fixing the issue but it doesn’t help when you have people whinging about it. It doesn’t affect you. Chill out.
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Postby taio » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:03 am

claptrappers_union wrote:You have to feel for the mods, they have have wake to this and it’ll take up part of their weekend to tidy it all up. I don’t know what goes into deleting mass threads and fixing the issue but it doesn’t help when you have people whinging about it. It doesn’t affect you. Chill out.


The spamming is no big deal for anyone other than the moderator who has to tidy it up. Don't see how they can stop it either.

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Postby Richardsbfc » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:17 am

Jesus wept. I’ve seen it all. Begging for mods to wake up to remove threads on a forum at 7:00.

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Re: MODS PLEASE WAKE Up-Get rid of the spam threads

Postby claretdj » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:20 am

bobinho wrote:How can “apoteka” not be banned?

Surely this can be managed effectively?

Forums on its arse due to trolling, spam could finish it off for many.

The 1 idiot spent 3 hours putting up the same crap all night. Obviously has a important life. :lol:
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Postby Richardsbfc » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:21 am

claretdj wrote:The 1 idiot spent 3 hours putting up the same crap all night. Obviously has a important life. :lol:


Or it’s a bot ...
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Postby Rick_Muller » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:25 am

Not sure if it’s possible in this forum, but on other forums I’ve had to interact with 10 other threads before being able to post a new topic, and then not in the first week after registering.
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Postby wilks_bfc » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:28 am

Rick_Muller wrote:Not sure if it’s possible in this forum, but on other forums I’ve had to interact with 10 other threads before being able to post a new topic, and then not in the first week after registering.


Not a bad idea but that may mean they post these as replies within other threads

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Postby jdrobbo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:42 am

Hi everyone...

Thanks for the message. I’ll try and clean the board up. Our latest spam attack is proving tricky. Sorry.

J
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Postby mdd2 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:50 am

block cialis and the stiff defence will melt away

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Postby Lowbankclaret » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:50 am

jdrobbo wrote:Hi everyone...

Thanks for the message. I’ll try and clean the board up. Our latest spam attack is proving tricky. Sorry.

J


JD, if you make me a mod for a few hours I will help delete some of these threads.

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Postby Blackrod » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:51 am

The mods shouldn’t be allowed a lie in of course. They should be on here 24/7. Besides I found the spam quite useful when I needed a new passport.

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Postby jdrobbo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:52 am

Lowbank, i don’t have the facility to do that on my settings. Thanks though. I’ve deleted 20 so far!

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Postby PhilC » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:55 am

You could change the way you can register an account on the site, this will prevent automated bots from creating accounts and spamming the site.
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Postby mdd2 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:56 am

There is some serious harm possible from that lot of drugs on offer

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Postby wilks_bfc » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:57 am

mdd2 wrote:There is some serious harm possible from that lot of drugs on offer


Especially all at once
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Postby jdrobbo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:02 am

Thanks for your help and suggestions everyone. I’m sure that CT and DiBradio will try and put something in place to improve it. Thanks for being patient.

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Postby jdrobbo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:04 am

Now looks clear. Thanks CT, cheers folks.

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Postby MDWat » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:04 am

Think I’ve managed to bulk delete...
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Postby mdd2 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:06 am

well done whoever has fixed it and hopefully blocked the idiots posting these matters although one or two recommendations might have been handy for our defence this Sunday

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Postby ClaretTony » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:10 am

jdrobbo & MDWat have removed the posts and I've since deleted the two usernames that had posted them. It's becoming a problem but I'm not sure how to stop it but a big thanks to those who reported them.
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Postby mdd2 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:14 am

Good to be back to reality and a big thanks for all those behind the scenes who make this such a great place to visit

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Postby Cleveleys_claret » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:23 am

ClaretTony wrote:jdrobbo & MDWat have removed the posts and I've since deleted the two usernames that had posted them. It's becoming a problem but I'm not sure how to stop it but a big thanks to those who reported them.


Dont know if this is anything to do with this attack but from 4am until 6am I was not permitted to view any of the site. Now I originally thought I may have been banned because of a thread I started yesterday. But then just now I have been able to log in. Just wondering whether whoever is spamming the site also has the capability to block anyone using the site at the same time?

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Postby Moorite » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:25 am

Thanks to the mods for sorting this.

Maybe it's an idea to manually approve new accounts so it stops people from doing this at stupid times.
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Postby Quickenthetempo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:23 am

Maybe best to stop any new members joining for a week until it blows over and they move onto another site.

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Postby ColneMonkey » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:43 am

It may be worth checking if the phpbb version in use on the board is the current version and upgrading if need be. The system is open source so fixes are always being released in new versions.

However if the spammers are legitimately creating accounts, logging in, then posting theres not much you can do to stop this. Even the Captcha tools are useless if theres a genuine human at the other end.

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Postby ClaretTony » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:52 am

ColneMonkey wrote:It may be worth checking if the phpbb version in use on the board is the current version and upgrading if need be. The system is open source so fixes are always being released in new versions.

However if the spammers are legitimately creating accounts, logging in, then posting theres not much you can do to stop this. Even the Captcha tools are useless if theres a genuine human at the other end.


Thanks ColneMonkey - I'll pass this on to DiBraidio who does the admin.

I'm not sure how it is happening to be honest. It was two new users last night, both registered and posting while I was in the land of zzzzzs. I'm pretty helpless on it but I've set two of the mods up this morning with some extra facilities that will help them get rid of the posts quicker should we have a reoccurrence of this morning.

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Postby CharlieinNewMexico » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:20 am

When I came in last night at 10pm my time, the front 2 1/2 pages were taken up, all posted within the last 2 hours.

You could make someone a mod in a different time zone.
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Postby Croydon Claret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:38 am

On the site I manage we have managed to keep spammers away by implementing a "first post approval" system.

It's discussed here but the specific settings may be different as this is quite an old post

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=1491305

You just need to watch out for the sneaky spammers who try and get round the system by pretending to make a legit post. You can normally spot them a mile away as what they post is usually very dum and irrelevant


Q and A captcha is also effective as you could ask simple Burnley related questions to throw spammers off track

https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... a-captcha/

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Postby wilks_bfc » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:46 am

Croydon Claret wrote:On the site I manage we have managed to keep spammers away by implementing a "first post approval" system.

It's discussed here but the specific settings may be different as this is quite an old post

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=1491305

You just need to watch out for the sneaky spammers who try and get round the system by pretending to make a legit post. You can normally spot them a mile away as what they post is usually very dum and irrelevant


Q and A captcha is also effective as you could ask simple Burnley related questions to throw spammers off track

https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... a-captcha/



Only issue I could envisage with the second option is that could restrict genuine non-clarets/other teams fans from posting

(Although based on some contributors may not be bad idea)

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Postby Croydon Claret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:02 am

wilks_bfc wrote:Only issue I could envisage with the second option is that could restrict genuine non-clarets/other teams fans from posting

(Although based on some contributors may not be bad idea)

Yeah that's a fair shout.

The questions could be generic football related. Or not at all :D

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Postby Leisure » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:37 pm

Leisure wrote:Yolo - Please f*** off to a site elsewhere.


And he has done. Cheers CT.

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Postby aggi » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:37 pm

Now they're really taking the ****

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Postby Devils_Advocate » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:43 pm

Could we not just create a separate section of the Board for spam? That way people interested in drugs, penis enlargers and fake passports can communicate with each other without ruining the main forum for everyone else
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Postby Lord Beamish » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:03 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:Could we not just create a separate section of the Board for spam? That way people interested in drugs, penis enlargers and fake passports can communicate with each other without ruining the main forum for everyone else

Praise where it’s due; 8/10.

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Postby bfcmartin » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:57 pm

I don't know if the mods are aware but when you look at the people logged in there's someone logged in as "google bot"

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Postby Loyalclaret » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:41 pm

bfcmartin wrote:I don't know if the mods are aware but when you look at the people logged in there's someone logged in as "google bot"

That is not a problem bfcmartin - that is Google collecting information from the site that might be relevant to a Google user’s search.
Google search “what is it like for tourist at turf moor” the thread from here could potentially be shown

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Postby Chester Perry » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:25 pm

Loyalclaret wrote:That is not a problem bfcmartin - that is Google collecting information from the site that might be relevant to a Google user’s search.
Google search “what is it like for tourist at turf moor” the thread from here could potentially be shown


which is why you should never give away personal info on here - despite the increasing number of threads that ask personal questions

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Postby Chester Perry » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:50 pm

duncandisorderly wrote:Indeed. If you are going to share your personal information pretend to be someone else.

The 'not secure' thing though is tantamount to negligence now. Should have been sorted when first broached.



with the amount of info given away on here it is very easy for these companies to identify who you are


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