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I'm seeing a flood of spammers

Unread postPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2019, 03:55:59
by Cog
When I click on new posts, I see a flood of spam accounts in tech support. Is there a way to shut this off or not. Is there no account verification going on before these spammers can post?

Re: I'm seeing a flood of spammers

Unread postPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2019, 05:52:08
by Newfie
Cog,

The site has been under attack for a while. I can’t speak to the various protective techniques because I don’t have that technical knowledge. What happens is that the spammers keep adapting so the protective measures need to keep changing. It’s a tiresome game. What you see is just the latest iteration.

Re: I'm seeing a flood of spammers

Unread postPosted: Wed 21 Aug 2019, 16:03:54
by Outcast_Searcher
Newfie wrote:Cog,

The site has been under attack for a while. I can’t speak to the various protective techniques because I don’t have that technical knowledge. What happens is that the spammers keep adapting so the protective measures need to keep changing. It’s a tiresome game. What you see is just the latest iteration.

I think I'm for bringing back old time punishments like time in the stocks for serial malicious spammers, when they're convicted.

Maybe films of such folks being pelted with rotten cabbages, etc. for several hours might convince such folks to take up new hobbies/employment.

But I know, there I go again being all impolitic again. And I know, if it's Russian spammers, the US can't punish them.

The world, just like the economy, is a very mixed bag, re good and bad points, IMO.

Re: I'm seeing a flood of spammers

Unread postPosted: Wed 21 Aug 2019, 16:08:15
by Guest
How about making it so the "Technical Support" forum doesn't show up in "View new posts" and "View active topics"? Without an audience to look at the spam they might stop. At the very least users who frequent "View new posts" and "View active topics" wouldn't have to see this hidden battle being waged.

Re: I'm seeing a flood of spammers

Unread postPosted: Thu 22 Aug 2019, 11:08:55
by Cog
LOL So I start a thread about spammers and get a spammer in my thead. This is truly funny now. I wonder if I could create cold fusion this way.

Re: I'm seeing a flood of spammers

Unread postPosted: Thu 22 Aug 2019, 11:18:43
by Newfie
I’ve no idea what your talking about! :-D