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Old 02-03-2009, 12:02 PM
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Like the title says, something needs to be done. Maybe alter the way accounts are created by using a different captcha method. Either way, the spam here is far worse than any other board I'm on.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:06 PM
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I think some of these are human spammers now, just looking at how their methods have changed. Maybe have moderators approve new accounts, so that they can review profiles and see who is suspicious and who just looks like a spammer maybe?
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:12 PM
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I've seen some that looked possibly human. I don't think the majority of them are, though.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:25 PM
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Whatever is going on, we must remind them (if they are human) that what they are doing is illegal. Maybe "The Cop" can look into this? Because we are clearly being targeted.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:28 PM
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We should maybe also look into having moderators that approve threads before they actually go public on the site maybe. Then you can't have some new guy that thinks the link is okay and his computer gets taken over because no one approved the thread before it got started.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:29 PM
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We should maybe also look into having moderators that approve threads before they actually go public on the site maybe. Then you can't have some new guy that thinks the link is okay and his computer gets taken over because no one approved the thread before it got started.
No, that's just going to be a pain in the *** for everyone, mods included. Plus, a lot of the spammers have just been posting in 4 year old threads anyway.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:35 PM
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We need the admins to give a few select members who are on regularly and will not abuse the power limited ban hammer abilitys to fight these spammers
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:36 PM
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No, that's just going to be a pain in the *** for everyone, mods included. Plus, a lot of the spammers have just been posting in 4 year old threads anyway.
well recently they have been starting threads
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:53 PM
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Ill be your spam guy. hahaha
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:13 PM
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Bestow upon us the ban hammer and we shalt use it well

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Old 02-03-2009, 01:15 PM
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:50 PM
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Here's a vbulletin mod that might help:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...highlight=spam
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:50 PM
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well, at least sonmone is posting on here
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:57 PM
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i just banned about 7 more spammers.

they all have the same IP address, i dont know if we can ban IP, i cant find any options for it.

we will see what we can do
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:01 PM
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The top admin should have those abilities in vbulletin. I know that in older models they had that feature, not too sure about this version.
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damn spammers
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:21 AM
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I'm with Ben's (Lazer's) suggestion. This **** is getting outrageous. Not only are these *** plugs bringing up old threads, they're making new ones. Too bad they can't just die.
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There is one making a thread in the gen tech forum right now.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:26 AM
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there is another one of these fuckwads registering right now. the guy making the gen tech thread is gone...i pm'ed the **** out of him...hopefully that got him to leave
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:48 AM
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i have seen two thread of spam all ready today. we need more mods and a new host with better security.

before you know it the mustangboards is going to be hack again.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:19 PM
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I think the Mods hands are tied, the "admins" don't do anything for the site with upkeep or to update the vBulletin software so after a while it gets like this. Without the updates the spammers learn how to hack the old software and start spamming the **** out of the board. Eventually the forum will crash and the "admins" will suddenly appear and go through another round of updates. The site will be OK for a couple of months after then it will all start again.. It's a cycle that hs been continuing for years.

Just one of the problems that come along with having a corporately owned forum, all that they worry about is paying the bill to keep the forum running and do nothing to make sure that it functions correctly.

Just yet another reason why the old mods need to be flushed and have active replacements put in their place to help restore order, Chris and Dustin can't be on here all the time.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:23 PM
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I think the Mods hands are tied, the "admins" don't do anything for the site with upkeep or to update the vBulletin software so after a while it gets like this. Without the updates the spammers learn how to hack the old software and start spamming the **** out of the board. Eventually the forum will crash and the "admins" will suddenly appear and go through another round of updates. The site will be OK for a couple of months after then it will all start again.. It's a cycle that hs been continuing for years.

Just one of the problems that come along with having a corporately owned forum, all that they worry about is paying the bill to keep the forum running and do nothing to make sure that it functions correctly.

Just yet another reason why the old mods need to be flushed and have active replacements put in their place to help restore order, Chris and Dustin can't be on here all the time.
You hit the nail on the head at least in what you said in the first paragraph.

To be honest, this site would be a lot better off if it were hosted on a privately owned shared server. That way the admins could do some proper upkeep. A server that could handle this board would only run $40 per month.
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Just yet another reason why the old mods need to be flushed and have active replacements put in their place to help restore order, Chris and Dustin can't be on here all the time.
Damn you saying that made me look into the mod list and theres a few who havn't been here in years
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:01 PM
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I agree with what spike said in another thread. If you guys really want to fix the problem click on the contact us link and ask them to fix the problem(s) or give the admins more privileges.

I just sent them a message so should everyone else.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:06 PM
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I agree with what spike said in another thread. If you guys really want to fix the problem click on the contact us link and ask them to fix the problem(s) or give the admins more privileges.

I just sent them a message so should everyone else.
I'm doin that right now.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:24 PM
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I agree with what spike said in another thread. If you guys really want to fix the problem click on the contact us link and ask them to fix the problem(s) or give the admins more privileges.

I just sent them a message so should everyone else.

Did that today.
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