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[*] posted on 6-12-2010 at 16:36
Spam Bots


Hi guys,
It seems a number of spam bots have posted utter pointless tosh onto the board, I have gone and deleted the posts.
If you see any more please report them so we can delete them asap
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[*] posted on 6-12-2010 at 16:43


Will if any more appear, didn't know how often the board is monitored



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[*] posted on 6-12-2010 at 16:59


I pretty much check it everyday even if i dont appear as active as I used too, too busy to post most times, but im still here keeping an eye on you guys! :)



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[*] posted on 6-12-2010 at 17:10


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I pretty much check it everyday even if i dont appear as active as I used too, too busy to post most times, but im still here keeping an eye on you guys! :)
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[*] posted on 9-12-2010 at 22:35


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Will if any more appear, didn't know how often the board is monitored


Daily :)




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[*] posted on 26-12-2010 at 09:35


Spambots surf the web, looking for guestbooks, wikis, blogs, forums and any other web forms to submit spam links to the web forms it finds. These spambots often use OCR technology to bypass CAPTCHAs present. Some spam messages are targeted towards readers and can involve techniques of target marketing or even phishing, making it hard to tell real posts from the bot generated ones. Not all of the spam posts are meant for the readers; some spam messages are simply hyperlinks intended to boost search engine ranking.

Most forum spam consists of links to external sites, with the dual goals of increasing search engine visibility in highly competitive areas such as weight loss, pharmaceuticals, gambling, pornography, real estate or loans, and generating more traffic for these commercial websites. Some of these links contain code to track the spambot's identity if a sale goes through, when the spammer behind the spambot works on commission.

Spam posts may contain anything from a single link, to dozens of links. Text content is minimal, usually innocuous and unrelated to the forum's topic, or in a very old thread that is revived by the spammer solely for the purpose of spamming links. Some text is included to prevent the post being caught by automated spam filters that prevent posts which consist solely of external links from being submitted. Full banner advertisements have also been reported.[by whom?]

Alternately, the spam links are posted in the user's signature, in which case the spambot will never post. The link sits quietly in the signature field, where it is more likely to be harvested by search engine spiders than discovered by forum administrators and moderators.

Since November 2006, a very destructive forum and wiki spam attack has been propagated by inserting into comments redirect domains with an automated posting script like Xrumer. These domains redirect a user to pornographic websites. If a user clicks on the image or attempts to close the Website an ActiveX codec will be downloaded as a Zlob Trojan. The spambot can often bypass many of the safeguards administrators use to reduce the amount of spam posted.




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[*] posted on 8-1-2011 at 14:17


Update,
Any posts by username: eecutky
Please report, already deleted 12 spam messages,
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[*] posted on 8-1-2011 at 14:47


ezeckial serrial spam destroyer:borg:



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[*] posted on 25-1-2011 at 12:33


Yeah, even google.com is going through this shit (just read on working title only not opinion);
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[*] posted on 25-1-2011 at 12:34


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ezeckial serrial spam destroyer:borg:


Stop typing, that is Ezekiel the son of Chronos.
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[*] posted on 28-1-2011 at 12:10


currently the recommended forum is being raped by spam bots.



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[*] posted on 28-1-2011 at 12:23


LOLLOLOL
maybe if a certain someone actually put a captcha on teh signup process
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[*] posted on 28-1-2011 at 23:19


there is, isnt there? lol
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[*] posted on 29-1-2011 at 00:42


make it harderrrrrr
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[*] posted on 27-4-2011 at 10:15


Just a little reminded as there seems to be an increase of them!

Please report any spam posts. Makes it easier for us to find and delete :)




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[*] posted on 27-4-2011 at 10:24


Have done Will do :thumbup:



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[*] posted on 27-4-2011 at 10:27


That Hangwang paper one is one too :)



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[*] posted on 27-4-2011 at 19:04


I just post about it in the threads themselves, i'll post here



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[*] posted on 27-4-2011 at 20:02


Quickest way for us to find it is if you also hit the report button in the top right hand coner of the post =]



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[*] posted on 28-4-2011 at 10:37


Thanks for the 5 reports today :)
Much quicker to find them that way Bloody spam ninjas




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[*] posted on 28-4-2011 at 16:43


I hadn't noticed the report button...



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[*] posted on 25-11-2011 at 10:36


Spammers seem to be getting more clever nowadays by adding comments to existing threads with a link to product or site in corner of post. Have deleted 6 this morning!



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[*] posted on 25-11-2011 at 13:13


Its because the board is getting stronger and stronger day by day. We are linked in all over the place on the web now. As soon as Pendulum start touring again or bring out a new album ill upgrade the board and reskin to suit. That way it should have updated security against spam bots.



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[*] posted on 29-11-2011 at 14:45


Chris, Thanks for the reports this morning...I have deleted the posts, not sure if they were spam per se but they were odd!



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[*] posted on 29-11-2011 at 18:43


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Chris, Thanks for the reports this morning...I have deleted the posts, not sure if they were spam per se but they were odd!
no problem. they definately wasnt pendulum related so considered them spam



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