A pox upon this new porn spam!

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A pox upon this new porn spam!

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These spammers are vile and evil.

Now they are actually posting pictures to their posts and using names that have nothing to do with porn, i.e. U.S. Navy Uniform History.
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Tell me about it

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also they have different titles for the same set of recycled pics

this is tiring
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...

. . .

You've been checking?


Sorry. xD Couldn't help asking.
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Well

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Well since I have moderatorship I have been fighting with the pr0n left and right.

frankly it seems like it is winning, massive cleaning twice today
so yes I open each post so I can delete it, only place to do so.

so yes I am noticing it is the same 4 or so sets of pics
I want to ban the posters too
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tadk wrote:Well since I have moderatorship I have been fighting with the pr0n left and right.

frankly it seems like it is winning, massive cleaning twice today
so yes I open each post so I can delete it, only place to do so.

so yes I am noticing it is the same 4 or so sets of pics
I want to ban the posters too
I would really suggest changing the registration process for the boards, so that users must be manually approved.

It's more of a hassle initially for everyone involved, unfortunately, but if it eliminates these ludicrous spam postings, it's worth it.
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Post by fathead »

I've also seen some boards ask the person registering to answer a random question...that helps avoid spam bots.
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Post by ynnen »

It's sadly a limitation of the current board format/version... Upgrading would be a great idea when time/resources collide properly, I'm sure... I also moderate these boards, and some days find myself deleting 25+ posts just to keep these forums PG-13...

We are working within the confines of the current system as best we can to eliminate/reduce the amount of spam (especially pornographic spam). Please be patient with us.
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Is there any means you could use to ban certain user names?

Like, say, anything that has "Horny" in it?

::just looked at the most recently-joined member's name::
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Post by Jengenritz »

Yes, we can, and most iterations of For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge are already banned, as are many other words (like tramadol, viagra, etc.).

I usually ban them as they come up, but some people might actually use "Horny" in a legit username...guy I know goes by "Horny_Goatweed" on a board, and he's not a spammer.

It's a balancing act between inoculating the board against spammers and pre-emptively ban-hammering legit people.
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So of 85 new posts 84 were porn spam

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And 2 of the spammers are on the forum right now

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Re: A pox upon this new porn spam!

Post by Seben-PistonRager »

Yay! new forum! and no spam! at least not right now....way to go!
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Re: A pox upon this new porn spam!

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On the plus side, there is an option to block Images in posts now, so I activated that since I surf the site while I am at work!

I can actually feel safe leaving the Etherscope forums! Yay me!
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