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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:26 pm    Post subject: SPAM hit list Reply with quote

Hi folks,

Many apologies for being so out of it recently, bulletin-board-wise. As some of you know, we've got a infant at home and our older girls had to spend some time in the ER recently (everybody's doing great now).

Besides not being able to properly attend to the many great posts you all have been adding to this board, I've also been missing a lot of not so great SPAM.

Since I think I've got at least a few more weeks of major distraction to contend with, would you mind posting links to any suspected spam postings here in this discussion thread to make it easier for me to zone in on it and so other people know not to waste their time making duplicate reports? I'll post confirmation when I've zapped it.

Thanks so much for putting up with my recent lack of vigilance and hope this hit list will mitigate it a bit!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9044
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got it! Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will do, i have seen a few things this week...
i'm glad your daughters are ok now reinhard, and eagerly awaiting a new during pic with your little boy Smile
wishing you a happy and healthy christmas with your family and all the best to you always Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pigwow on the first page of December Challenge:

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9021

Thank you, Reinhard.

Season's greetings to you and your lovely family.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's one in this thread rein...
profile name "sansandd"

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=8767
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got pigwow and sansandd. Thanks, Too Solid and Deb! Keep em coming. I just set it to "notify me when a reply is posted" so hopefully next time it'll take me less than a week.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9073

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and this one too

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9004

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Is it still spam if it's in the "off-topic" forum? Reply with quote

Is it still spam if it's in the "off-topic" forum?

If it is, then here's another link.
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9087
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! Got them. Thanks Lady Crimson and Heidi.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 more in 'off topic'

[/url]http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9099[url]

and

[/url]http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=127349#127349[url]

[/url]
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got 'em! Thanks, idon'tknow.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and another one!

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9107

Pesky UK kitchens!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it! Thanks. I actually added the term "kitchens" to my spambot registration detector but they must be adding them after registration. Might be time to shake up the logic of my simple phrase completion test since it seems like they've been defeating it with increasing frequency lately... (pity -- it worked like a charm for years).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's another one reinhard...

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9121
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got him! Thanks, Deb!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New spammer - pamsalters

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9207&highlight=

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9206&highlight=
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got pamsalters, thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9215
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9111
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9110

All spam. Curse this kitchen company!

I also suspect users alexjhon and marylin of being some sort of effort to promote some web-site or other. Too odd to be regular Everyday Systems folks in my opinion.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Graham! Got the links... now to scratch my head about alexjhon and marylin.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=8779
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=8670

here are a couple more I missed. I'd write to this company to complain but they'd probably start spamming me too...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got em! Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=130583#130583
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it! Thanks!

Looks like I'm going to have to upgrade my automated spam defenses again soon.

In the meantime I appreciate all the posts here.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you make this a sticky so it's always up top if needed?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea. Done....

I'm going to demote a couple of the lesser viewed stickies because it's getting crowded up there.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9277

go get em rein... Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got em! Thanks, Deb!

Funny how "kitchens" have replaced porn in spambot-land. A positive development, I guess?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's another one reinhard... not sure NoS is what they need... more like NoseS... lol Smile

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=130770#130770
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ps... the uk kitchen guys are still at it in the off topic section...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9273
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9268
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9263

these are 3 "kitchen" spams from the off-topic section today. I wish I could irritate them back the way they irritate me!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9289&sid=370d8a9a74bb94046446b630d3261a47
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops. though my URL was different, I posted one to the same SPAM post on a detox diet.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got em. Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and another one...
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9298
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9300
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9301
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9302
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=131193#131193

this and another posting I couldn't figure out how to highlight on topic "vending machines" from username georgealex who describes himself as an "online service provider" - posts what look like stock paragraphs vaguely relevant to the topic, might be a program rather than a person, irritating **** whatever "he" is.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

two - spammy vending machine comments
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=131204#131204
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9303
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2372
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9298
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9003
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=131438#131438

and another one bites the dust?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that was quite a workout for the trigger finger.

Thanks all!

Upping priority for figuring out improved automated anti-spam mechanism...

I'd love to be able to upgrade the entire phpbb but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to tap into the new login mechanism to keep habitcal working.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9325
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=132065#132065

last post
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got em. Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait, did you get rid of the entire thread? It was about a young woman who lost around 60 pounds and ended her BED. The spam post was just the last one...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9336
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9329

2 more from the spawn of satan...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Wait, did you get rid of the entire thread? It was about a young woman who lost around 60 pounds and ended her BED. The spam post was just the last one...


Ooops. Misfire...

Time to test my backup system.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I think the thread is OK... (double checking now). The link above is a "post" link (to a deleted post) but I think the thread is still there. I'll post here when I dig up what I think it was just to make sure.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the thread, right?

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=6562
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got your two (and just your two!), Graham, thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's the thread. I don't know why I couldn't find it this afternoon. Sorry for panicking. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9341
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it. Thanks, SpiritSong!

No worries about the panic, oolala53. Good reminder to me to be careful.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=132432#132432
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=132373#132373
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got em, thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=133149#133149 ????

I think.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: re the latest spam suspect Reply with quote

Re: oolala53's spam suspect:

Spotting Spam is getting trickier, as spammers are getting trickier. I notice this "member" "Maaria" has posted 4 suspect posts, 3 with urls which are probably the point of the posts, with a bit of pseudo-content to avoid being easily caught. I note the "occupations" "Online service provider" or "Internet content provider" in the user profile are hallmarks of this new type of on-line dross producer.

How to deal with this? I note, from the members list, there are many "new members" at least one of whom is a probable spammer who hasn't posted yet (clue the web address "kitchen-display uk").

Is there some theory out there that getting your url onto a discussion group, no matter how irrelevant to the topic, is somehow going to pay off?

One thing I am sure of, this sort of fake member activity will be harder to monitor on an automated basis than older styles of spam, and i guess that's why it has been invented.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=133151#133151

as I trawled the new members on the members list, I spotted this. Desperately poor product placement....
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=129870#129870

and is angelblue63 another one?

I identify 1. odd barely relevant text, plus 2. obvious advertising links.

Should links to our business interests be excluded from the No S site? This would be an easy way to frustrate the spammers, though it might limit legitimate members from mentioning their occupations.

Just a thought..
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again, guys.

I think what I might do is have a script that runs regularly looking for suspicious content and blasting it (an anti spam bot).

The trick is how to avoid collateral damage... but it's getting to the point where draconian tactics are required.

Please do keep posting here -- it definitely helps me kinda sorta keep on top of it in the meantime.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed another whole discussion "Weight Loss with Organic Food" in the off-topic section which, in retrospect looks like it was started by a spammish psuedo-member (look at how his url relates to the topic he posted) and concluded by several others (2 "guests", presumably ex-members, disbarred? plus a contributor with a totally non-relevant url for ED treatment)

What should be the response to someone who posts once, with a vaguely relevant topic, with a url advertising a totally irrelevant service/product who never posts again? What was that? Was it spamming, was it "networking" - do we care? Want it gone? Leave it sitting there? A knotty issue. Off topic is particularly vulnerable to postings which may be pure advertising copy - or is it an acceptable use of the off-topic section? I don't like it myself, but how does one describe what is wrong with it, and devise rules to prevent it?

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it oolala53, thanks!

Graham -- I think I'm going to err on the side of crushing this stuff. If I'm a wee bit careful, I think it's extremely unlikely that legitimate users should be affected.

My suspicion is that the pattern you describe is completely bot generated. And even if not, I have no compunctions about nuking such posts and such users. If you're a human being who fails the turing test, we don't want you here. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Reinhard,

fit2page Paul077 and Protheus look like the kind of spambot/ members we're talking about.

One problem is that sometimes genuine members don't report spam here but leave a "reply" to the spammer saying "spam" or "spambot" and that message remains after you've removed the offending message, keeping the topic heading alive, an irritating perpetual residue.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to remove responses to a spammer as well as the sapm if they are just there to notify you, to completely remove all trace of the bogus topic?

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a tricker issue...

A bunch of the time I guess it would be unproblematic to delete the whole thread, but sometimes spam prompts a genuine, even thoughtful response. It takes a bit of judgement to make the call as to whether it's worth preserving. But it is a problem, you're right, to just consistently leave the "irritating residue." Not 100% sure what the best policy is, but I'll continue to agonize over it and hopefully settle on something more satisfactory.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

posted on the thread "when you fail"

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Didn't know how else to alert you since it was in the middle of other authentic posts. However, doesn't look like anyone fell for it, so not an emergency.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9386
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=133345#133345
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=133343&highlight=#133343

jingle. spammer.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=133290#133290
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got em. Thanks again. I need to budget a day to upgrade the bulletin board, figure out how to pluging the login with habitcal, etc. I made a few stabs already but it's been trickier than anticipated.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=133368&highlight=#133368

DavidSmith789's url is a link to a weight-loss scam. Again the almost relevant text, but not quite - spambot? I'm interested to note it was good enough to generate 2 real respondents!. Tricky stuff.

Is there a way to spot and block advertising?

PS, is there a way to highlight the message I mean, or do I just show the url for the thread and name the suspect post by member name?
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Graham.

Yes, DavidSmith789 is part of a new breed of spambots. It's very clever -- they copy bits of text that have already been posted to the target bulletin board. So in a sense, it's real, (semi-) relevant content -- just plagiarised. At a quick glance it seems to fit, but usually when you look closely you see it's slightly out of context (and has a spam link).

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8235&sid=29505941e61c679695bfc10b81ac4fea
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blasted this shortly after you reported it -- sorry for the delayed acknowledgement here!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spam alert-new "testamonial" . . . NOT! promising a mucus free life!

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=133885#133885
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, LA_Loser! (and welcome back!)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9433

will they never stop?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it! Thanks. No, they'll never stop... though they do seem to have slowed down a bit. Probably just a lull before another major offensive. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:55 am    Post subject: Alert... Reply with quote

Alert... "What to do this long weekend"
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9445

this too by the same person.

A question: if the spammer has already been outed, is there any need for me/anyone to identify other postings by that person or would you, Reinhard, do that as a matter of course?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got em. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toothpaste hawker

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ex toothpaste hawker. (thanks!)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now it's toothbrushes.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it! Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grrrrrr....


http://www.everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=134730&sid=cae7a7f3e5814787439fb1997aee6c9e#134730

The good news about this is that you have a Norwegian following, Reinhard
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it! And yes, I guess that is good news in a way! When the Norwegians start spamming you, you know you've made it. Smile

(Sorry for the delayed response -- was on vacation with very poor connectivity)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:59 am    Post subject: Spammish storyteller Reply with quote

Three irrelevant posts by new user casmillehouse. . . Hawking coins I guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it that the spambots are telling jokes now! Guess they still have to learn the different between "funny once" and "funny always," though. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, this one is a definite: http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9510 oh and this too since the 22nd! http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=135225&highlight=#135225 how did that slip under the radar?

But what about this one? http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9500

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" (dammit!)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Graham. Got em.

Quote:
But what about this one?


No mercy for the spambots. When in doubt, vaporize. There are two requirements for participating in this forum: be civil, and pass the turing test.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2658

posting by licdfjk "Guest" seems to be spam but how does a guest get to post to a topic?

OK, I'm guessing, did this person post while they were a member, then they posted a spam and their membership got removed, but this post wasn't spotted?

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=125694#125694 - is this post by macmilon555 another example?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Puzzled by the non No S relevance of all 5 posts by GGIPunjab - is "he" a spambot of some sort? this posting is the oddest example: http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=135412&highlight=#135412
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the guest posts are orphan posts whose spambot authors have been vaporized. Would be nice if phpbb got rid of the posts automatically, but it doesn't. Gone now!

GGIPunjab looks spambotty enough to be vaporized. He also makes contradictory claims in a post (says he's a student) and his sig (says he's an executive director). In any case, gone now.

[ blowing smoke off his death ray ]

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

flowwebdesign01 all 3 posts: http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=136401&highlight=#136401 http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=136327&highlight=#136327
http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=136401&highlight=#136401

jorgea too, blatant excess : http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=136396&highlight=#136396

bigshoe is another: http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=8760

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorretahenry posting : http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=8975
looks like a bogus question to get a spammer's "answer"
frickle_4 looks dodgy too: http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=134918#134918

woof!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again, Graham!

Got em all (except bigshoe, who is actually legit).

I really appreciate your continued vigilance!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reinhard wrote:

Got em all (except bigshoe, who is actually legit).

Reinhard


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got him. Thanks!
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