Forum spam

Discussion in 'Community Information and Feedback' started by TacticalNuke, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. TacticalNuke

    TacticalNuke Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,619
    Likes Received:
    363
    Good Morning,

    It appears that there was a large influx of spam posted on the forum this morning, which we have since deleted. We have a number of systems in place to detect, block, and/or remove spam. However, as we continue to develop our tools, the spammers also continue to develop theirs. In this case, we have made several adjustments in an effort to catch more spam before it is posted to the forum.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    -TN
     
  2. corescue59

    corescue59 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    24
    More has shown up in the last 5 minutes.
     
  3. BTCS/USN

    BTCS/USN Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    449
    Well, they Are dedicated
     
    CatHerder likes this.
  4. TacticalNuke

    TacticalNuke Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,619
    Likes Received:
    363
    Thank you for letting us know. It looks like it was taken care of, but if not please post a link here.

    Thank you!

    -TN
     
    THParent and BTCS/USN like this.
  5. justdoit19

    justdoit19 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2017
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    294
    That was crazy! I pictured administrators getting up on a lazy Saturday morning g, grabbing their coffee and saying “here we go again
    Delete
    Delete
    Delete
    Delete


    Actually thought about what a labor of love administering this must be. I’m sure everyone has a real life, job, family, etc....

    Much thanks for all the effort and dedication
     
  6. time2

    time2 10-Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,609
    Likes Received:
    630
    What seems to happen is someone makes up a new profile and immediately starts posting their ads/spam....etc. Perhaps there should be a 1-2 day delay in when you create a profile vs. being allowed to post. Obviously, they get banned once the mods find their useless posts. It seems less likely that someone who has been an active participant for a week/month/year....etc. will suddenly start posting ads.
     
  7. TacticalNuke

    TacticalNuke Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,619
    Likes Received:
    363
    We appreciate the kind words; the moderators do a fantastic job. Our members and moderators are what make this such a great forum.

    Thank you for the feedback and idea. We do have systems in place that are generally good at detecting new spammers. In order to further the forum missions and facilitate discussion, we don't plan to restrict poster for a period of time. However, we will continue to evaluate our detection methods. We are generally good at catching spammers before they are able to post to the forum. Unfortunately, those successes are by definition not visible.

    -TN
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2018
    Falcon A, justdoit19 and THParent like this.