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Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:34 am
by Darlo_Pete
This is getting beyond a joke, someone needs to be deleting all these posts about viagra. Surely whoever wants viagra has already got it by now!!

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:48 am
by theoriginalfatcat
One of these pests sent me a personal message the other day, take them off and ban them.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:43 am
by norwich darlo
Darlo_Pete wrote:This is getting beyond a joke, someone needs to be deleting all these posts about viagra. Surely whoever wants viagra has already got it by now!!
I thought he used to play for Chelsea...

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:13 am
by AndyPark
It’s spam Pete, calm yourself down.

I’m sure when 1 of the mods has time, these posts will be deleted and posters removed.

They have a life barring running this messageboard.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:12 pm
by Darlo_Pete
Then they'll start posting on the other forum's, it's getting beyond a joke. Hopefully something will be done sooner rather than later.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:19 pm
by Spyman
Do you include them in the roll of honour, Pete?

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Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:05 pm
by mikkyx
Darlo_Pete wrote:Then they'll start posting on the other forum's, it's getting beyond a joke. Hopefully something will be done sooner rather than later.
A surprising number of spambots are actually very clever, and they don't post in the top board on a forum as it's usually the most popular one and would therefore attract immediate attention.

Most of the point is to get backlinks from "reputable" (yeah, it's Uncovered...) sources in order to try and bump their scams up in search engines. They don't want to put it front and centre because it would be deleted too quickly to have the desired effect.

You asked a few weeks ago why there are loads of dormant accounts - here's your answer. Sleeper spambots waiting for instructions. I already have all reasonable measures in place to prevent them signing up, which is why a good number of them sign up via normal residental PCs compromised by other means - all we can do is react when they get through and start causing trouble.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:12 pm
by mikkyx
There we go, deleted and banned all those accounts. They were all registered in 2015, by the way - before we really started ramping up the efforts to stop them signing up. Just sat there.

I've half a mind to purge old accounts if I can find something in the admin panel to do that, actually...

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:19 am
by Darlo_Pete
Thanks for that Mike, things look a lot better now.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:38 am
by charlie
I do try and keep an eye out for the spam but I've been working night shifts

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:26 pm
by Darlo_Pete
I've noticed that there hasn't been any new registered posters for quite a while. Is this to stop unwanted posts and if there is a genuine fan how can they registered to post on here?

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:48 pm
by Feethams 1966
Given some of the supercilious responses on this forum Pete, why would they want to?

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:58 pm
by Darlo_Pete
That's a good point.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:17 am
by mikkyx
Darlo_Pete wrote:I've noticed that there hasn't been any new registered posters for quite a while. Is this to stop unwanted posts and if there is a genuine fan how can they registered to post on here?
A DNSBL went rogue and was identifying every new signup as a spammer. It's taken until now for me to figure that out, but hopefully new users can get in now (and the remaining blacklists will work to keep the spammers out)

I'm going to begin purging the database of some of the older signups that were never activated, so the user number might drop over the next few days.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:14 am
by Darlo_Pete
Great work Mike, it's been a whole lot better since they've stopped posting on here. Hopefully new posters will be able to get on and start to post there thoughts.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:33 am
by Darlogramps
Mikkyx- your filter has missed one spambot, which clogs up the board with banal, pointless comments.

Its username is Darlo_Pete.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:18 am
by tezza
Maybe he missed two ?

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:14 am
by Darlogramps
tezza wrote:Maybe he missed two ?
Yep, you're right.

Banal, pointless, unwanted - tezza also seems to have slipped the net.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:03 pm
by banktopp
Darlogramps wrote:
tezza wrote:Maybe he missed two ?
Yep, you're right.

Banal, pointless, unwanted - tezza also seems to have slipped the net.
Must have missed three then.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:25 pm
by AndyPark
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:13 pm
by Darlogramps
banktopp wrote:
Darlogramps wrote:
tezza wrote:Maybe he missed two ?
Yep, you're right.

Banal, pointless, unwanted - tezza also seems to have slipped the net.
Must have missed three then.
Yep, pointless people holding bizarre grudges. That's you banktopp.

Although given tezza recently backed you up in one of the many threads slagging me off, it's unusual for you to say he's a banal, pointless spambot.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:09 am
by Spyman
Darlogramps wrote:
banktopp wrote:
Darlogramps wrote:
tezza wrote:Maybe he missed two ?
Yep, you're right.

Banal, pointless, unwanted - tezza also seems to have slipped the net.
Must have missed three then.
Yep, pointless people holding bizarre grudges. That's you banktopp.

Although given tezza recently backed you up in one of the many threads slagging me off, it's unusual for you to say he's a banal, pointless spambot.
I'll play.

Must've missed four then....

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Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:12 am
by Darlo_Pete
I keep highlighting all the spam on here as it seems to have got worse, but either someone doesn't consider it all spam or nobody that can change things has looked. If this spam isn't removed it will just encourage others to have a go.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:55 pm
by shawry
Darlo_Pete wrote:I keep highlighting all the spam on here as it seems to have got worse, but either someone doesn't consider it all spam or nobody that can change things has looked. If this spam isn't removed it will just encourage others to have a go.
I'd guess it's all automatic so it really doesn't encourage others to have a go.

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Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:13 pm
by Darlo_Pete
Thanks for the posts being removed.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:58 pm
by Darlo_Pete
Well there's plenty to delete now, we've been invaded, brings back memories of our invasions of other clubs MB's on the old rivals network. Those were the days. :wave:

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:01 pm
by Darlo_Pete
Someone's going to a lot of trouble, as the pointless posts continue. :wtf:

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:50 pm
by Feethams 1966
mikkyx wrote:There we go, deleted and banned all those accounts. They were all registered in 2015, by the way - before we really started ramping up the efforts to stop them signing up. Just sat there.

I've half a mind to purge old accounts if I can find something in the admin panel to do that, actually...
Looks like it needs tidying up again; I don't understand all this rubbish appearing but it spoils the site.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:52 pm
by Darlo_Pete
Feethams 1966 wrote:
mikkyx wrote:There we go, deleted and banned all those accounts. They were all registered in 2015, by the way - before we really started ramping up the efforts to stop them signing up. Just sat there.

I've half a mind to purge old accounts if I can find something in the admin panel to do that, actually...
Looks like it needs tidying up again; I don't understand all this rubbish appearing but it spoils the site.
I've never seen so much rubbish, it's usually one or two threads, not dozens and dozens. I'm sure we'll get an explanation as to how this has happened.

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:58 pm
by mikkyx
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Feethams 1966 wrote:
mikkyx wrote:There we go, deleted and banned all those accounts. They were all registered in 2015, by the way - before we really started ramping up the efforts to stop them signing up. Just sat there.

I've half a mind to purge old accounts if I can find something in the admin panel to do that, actually...
Looks like it needs tidying up again; I don't understand all this rubbish appearing but it spoils the site.
I've never seen so much rubbish, it's usually one or two threads, not dozens and dozens. I'm sure we'll get an explanation as to how this has happened.
You're on nearly 11,000 posts now, you tell us ;)

It's automated. I guess we're flavour of the month. I've tidied the board up two or three times already as time allows but it ain't stopping them.