Spam Control Please

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  1. r055co

    r055co VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    IP and email banning is also a whack a mole, ISP's and network range from actively maintained global blacklists is much, much more effective. That and also heuristics which I'm not sure this forum software has it.
     
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    First salvo of (unfiltered) spam appeared right now. It's 11AM down here, same timing as always.
    They do know the forum manually cleans up spam, it can't be a coincidence.
     
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  3. KingPin!

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    Yep I see 5 spam posts on first page of new posts now
     
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    Found some spam for y'all...Cheers!

     
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  5. 5150sick

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    No wonder it was 5:13 in the fucking morning.
    What do you expect?
    Us to stay up all night every night to assure you that there is no spam between 4am and 7am?

    You could tag people that may actually be able to do something about it like this:


    @VU Senior Leadership
     
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  6. Markw4mms

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    Even though I'm an all nighter most days, even I doze some on my off days. I do kill spam every chance I get, but I ain't gonna lose sleep over it.
     
  7. SMOKIE

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    They know it is spam, and it will be taken care of in a few hours so just report it, and move on.
     
  8. KingPin!

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    Take a chill pill wasn't an attack just an observation ...Maybe for you it was not everyone who uses on the forum lives in the US! I posted that at 10:15 am BST or (GMT+1)
     
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  9. r055co

    r055co VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    No, just implement some anti spam measures that doesn't depend totally on manual intervention by Mod's which is ineffective ;)
     
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    We have never been able to find someone in a time zone other than the east coast (or central which is only one hour difference) to stay active enough to help us out.

    WE had a guy from London back in the day be he could no longer stay active and told us he was leaving. londonbro (or something close) was his screen name.
    He pretty much vanished after that.
     
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    I am not the person who can implement this.
    I tagged those that may listen.;)
     
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    You said what I wanted to say but you were much nicer about it.
    Back to news and media for me where it's all good to call "ANTZ and public health" bad names:)
     
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    What forum software does the VU use?
     
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    Xenforo
     
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  15. r055co

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    Thanks, appreciate this.

    We're not being dicks about this, we care about VU and would hate to see it go down the shitter
     
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  16. KingPin!

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    This^^
     
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    You had someone who smashed all that spam , I'll remind you, and your reply to king was very rude, the forum says you are on 24/7 whats with that little trick? Maybe you can kill a few or I am sure enlist some mods that are on at that time that WANT to help out.
     
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    for all those asking about a global spam black list from my knowledge the one VU uses is a global list. but all it takes to beat that is a new ip and email address that you use to open an account and come back later to. then you use your bot to mass post and mass create and its all over again.

    when i was invited to join staff i did suggest stopforumspam and the boss man @VaporJoe said the system they use did the same thing.
     
  19. r055co

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    Question, what is the one being used? From personal experience and knowledge from other forums I know Stop Forum Spam is one of if not the best available.
     
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    that information was not shared with me at the time.
     
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    No spam today?
     
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    Spam's always light on the overnight Sat to Sun. They watch Mod Envy, like many vapers do.
     
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  23. snake94115

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    Is that still a thing?
    Odd I remember it getting an obituary 2 years ago...Very Odd!
    I'm kidding of course...LMAO!
     
  24. 5150sick

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    It's way more fun now that there are only 200 people in the chat instead of 2000 back in the day.

    Plus the YouTube live platform is way better than that Vaughn tv thing
     
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    I agree on both counts.

    Vaughn TV sucked ass mostly due to the fact the the lead programmer (Mark Vaughn) couldn't program his way out of a wet paper bag!
    So the site got bugs glitches and random viruses galore!
     
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  26. Whiskey

    Whiskey Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    And today?
     
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    Indeed, back to normal today
     
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    :giggle: Very good
     
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    This is what I can see this morning lol sorry I'm not going to individually report all off of them so here's a screenshot

    ...I know it's ridiculously early now in US

    ...for me it's approaching 9AM have a catch up and read time for breakfast :)

    IMG_1529.jpg
     
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    I have been gone too long, time to start reporting (hahaha)
     
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    Today even more unfiltered spam than usual... Tell me you've got a plan to fix this...
     
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    In my time zone it was 3:30am
    So yea I totally get it.
    That would be a huge pain in the ass to someone that is logged in at 8:30 - 9am to have to get through.

    I never understood WHY posting links to skincare products, bodybuilding supplements, and boner pills that are going to be there for a maximum of 4 hours before someone deletes it could be at all helpful to these people (spammers)?

    If they were smart they would make an account and ask a stupid question about vaping or start an introduction post then come back a few days later and edit it to the spam.

    I hope they don't ever think of that.:facepalm:
     
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    I think they do so just because they can, and possibly if enough people see their spam links inevitably someone will end up clicking on it.
    Even the occasional click here and there, multiplied by the thousands posts per day on who knows how many forums, may net them something I'm afraid.
    It's all about the numbers
     
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  38. 5150sick

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    Yea, I guess that makes sense (kinda) :(
     
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    I dunno but since I've been seeing this I've gained 5 inches changed my name to Diggler, got pecs and abs that would allow me to feature in the next 300 movie and a silky smooth ass to suit

    All I had to do was click a few links fill out a questionnaire take a pill and pay some guy named wang $5000 ....bargain!
     
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    Seriously though, it's as easy to get rid of, as a good spam block add on, just sayin
     
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  42. Ms. Trixy

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    I read earlier in this thread that there was the 10 second rule. I've received that a few times. But it's only when I'm posting music, movies or in contests. Guess I'll take my time from now on.

    That's a pretty ugly list of spammers a few posts up.
     
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    Why?
    Seriously?
     
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    Hi all,
    I have been vaping for a few months using an aspire CF VV with an aspire nautilus tank. I would like to upgrade to a mod for bigger clouds, longer battery life and, an RBA. HALP !!!
     

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    Firstly let me just say a quick Hey and welcome.
    Next I think you should probably ask around in the Help Section or Ask An Expert.

    http://vapingunderground.com/forums/help-topics.15/

    http://vapingunderground.com/forums/ask-an-expert.18/

    Just start up a new thread in either section.

    Describe as best you can exactly what you are looking for and why...Good Luck!
     
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    Thank you so much snake94115 !
     
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    Madness today on the spam there's a shit ton of them more than I've ever seen in fact

    There's a whole load of reports heading your way
     
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    26 spam threads reported!!
     

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