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What's the deal with the Chinese spammer?


RobRatt
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Moderators, what's going on with this guy who keeps spamming this forum every night?  That must be a pain for you guys.  He posts so many, and doesn't seem to have a clue that (1) they get deleted almost immediately, and (2) not very many people here read Chinese, if any, so it's a complete waste of time.

 

Thanks for keeping things clean.  :)

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That's what people call a spambot. Those accounts are made by automated programs that are designed to flood various sites with posts containing dubious links. Why these programs are made in the first place is beyond me, but that question can also be posed to the existence of spam as a whole.

 

In any case, good on the forum mods for erasing them as soon as they come up.

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Most of the bots I've seen recently actually spam in Korean. I know this info doesn't really help you, but I figured I might as well tell you regardless ;).

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Most of the bots I've seen recently actually spam in Korean. I know this info doesn't really help you, but I figured I might as well tell you regardless ;).

 

And indeed those messages were in Korean. At least the two I checked. Something about wool suits and universities and... who knows. And who cares :lol:

 

Good job by mods.

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Hi Trainers,

 

If you see one that we miss, it can sometimes be helpful to report the user's post to bring it to our attention.

 

Thanks! 

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Wow.  He (or they) went completely crazy tonight, filling up the front page of almost every section, and then some.

 

Any way you guys can block their IP address (or range) at some point?  That'd save some headaches for you.

 

Is there anything we can do to help, besides reporting the occasionally missed one?  Is it possible to give a couple trusted members the "limited" ability to delete spam?

 

P.S.  Disregard if necessary. ^^  Just throwing out ideas. ;)

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Wow.  He (or they) went completely crazy tonight, filling up the front page of almost every section, and then some.

 

Any way you guys can block their IP address (or range) at some point?  That'd save some headaches for you.

 

Is there anything we can do to help, besides reporting the occasionally missed one?  Is it possible to give a couple trusted members the "limited" ability to delete spam?

 

P.S.  Disregard if necessary. ^^  Just throwing out ideas. ;)

It would be a good idea, but they probably use VPN. Anyone in their right mind would when doing something like that.

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Thank you all for being so eager in keeping our forum free of spam! We are doing our best to deal with this! Your interest is appreciated!

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(2) not very many people here read Chinese, if any, so it's a complete waste of time.

any people, who has Chrome-based brousers can use translator addon and see, what the SpamBots actually posting.

 

for example, i use Avast Secure brouser, based on Chrome, and have translator addon. Bots are actually posting topics about graduation diploma of colleges, universeties and something else.

 

 

Is there anything we can do to help, besides reporting the occasionally missed one?  Is it possible to give a couple trusted members the "limited" ability to delete spam?

if we can't help, they (moderators) can update captcha formula: add, for example, some challenges which bots can't solve it ('cause we, people, can do that).

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Hi  Max_L_SpecTeam,

 

Thank you for the suggestion! I've passed that along for further review. 

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