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Michael Chandra

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« on: (18:13:34/06-06-18) »
Spotted this group of 6 in the online list, their profiles appear to be spam.
https://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?action=profile;u=140003
https://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?action=profile;u=142535
https://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?action=profile;u=142549
https://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?action=profile;u=140096
https://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?action=profile;u=140087
https://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?action=profile;u=140098

Edit: Spotted more just now. So we have the following IDs, sorted by id, including previous ones:
- 140003
- 140087
- 140096
- 140098
- 142549
- 142535
- 142754
- 145083

And there's a whole bunch more, such as 140100, but that one wasn't online.
« Last Edit: (04:48:12/06-07-18) by Michael Chandra »
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« Reply #1 on: (14:36:08/09-15-18) »
Looks like someone else wants to simulate the Neo-Tokyo spam zone...


https://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?action=profile;u=149979

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« Reply #2 on: (17:02:02/09-15-18) »
It is VERY frustrating  >:(

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« Reply #3 on: (19:51:00/09-15-18) »
I've been banning and deleting spam accounts as they come in, and if there's more than one on an IP, I've been banning the IP (unless there's a valid account on the IP).

The only thing I think we can do to prevent spammers is turning on the Moderator Approval on new accounts. It would me we'd need to monitor the list as people register and verify them before allowing them to post.

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« Reply #4 on: (19:52:57/09-15-18) »
And, the reason I delete the accounts is because (like in the case of ol' Herbert today), you can check off to delete all the posts with the account. Good ol' Herbert created 22 pages of posts before he was shut down.

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« Reply #5 on: (20:00:44/09-15-18) »
He was very “active”... ::)

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« Reply #6 on: (20:19:25/09-15-18) »
I'm guessing the kill it with fire button is not an option?
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« Reply #7 on: (21:37:49/09-15-18) »
I'm guessing the kill it with fire button is not an option?

That's the ban/delete account & posts Napalm attack I've been using.

I also did another harsher purge on the 0 post accounts - removed any that don't have at least one minute of active online time, or they have "fun" links in their profile.

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« Reply #8 on: (04:37:32/09-16-18) »
Unfortunately the previous attempt to unleash some Black IC on the forum failed, so we're stuck with Spiders. -_-
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« Reply #9 on: (07:55:37/09-16-18) »
Can you shadowban accounts? All these spammers had a yahoo messenger - something I think no normal user here ever displayed. Maybe you could add some automatic solution to catch these spam accounts that way.
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