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Spammer Alert

Postby Chris Weimer » Sat May 09, 2009 3:22 am

profilicus is spammer. It's been spamming me with private messages to fake phishing sites.

Just a head's up.
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Re: Spammer Alert

Postby scottS » Sat May 09, 2009 4:05 am

Just got the PM myself. Having run a message board myself in the past I can say these bots are really annoying to users as well as the admins.

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Re: Spammer Alert

Postby Auberon » Sat May 09, 2009 11:57 am

Bots can sign up and send PM's? That seems pretty sophisticated! I thought their functions were less complex.
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Re: Spammer Alert

Postby annis » Sat May 09, 2009 1:41 pm

I've just blotted out that account.

Auberon, when one uses a popular piece of software, such as this forum software (phpBB), the predictability of how a site is laid out makes it easier to program more sophisticated abuses.

I'm pestering Jeff to add a bunch of new board moderators. First, because most of the old set have disappeared — new blood's a good idea in any case. And second, of course, to give a little better coverage to handle the spammers.
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Re: Spammer Alert

Postby Essorant » Sun May 10, 2009 7:18 pm

Whence will he get new moderators?
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Re: Spammer Alert

Postby annis » Sun May 10, 2009 7:25 pm

Essorant wrote:Whence will he get new moderators?


I have recommended about 10 people who have (1) been here a while, (2) are still seen regularly and (3) seem sensible, and a few others whom I see somewhat less often, or whom I have reason to believe might be strapped for time, but might still make good mods. Once people have been contacted and consented to be mods, I'll be retiring my moderatorship.
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Re: Spammer Alert

Postby Chris Weimer » Sun May 10, 2009 8:07 pm

annis wrote:
Essorant wrote:Whence will he get new moderators?


I have recommended about 10 people who have (1) been here a while, (2) are still seen regularly and (3) seem sensible, and a few others whom I see somewhat less often, or whom I have reason to believe might be strapped for time, but might still make good mods. Once people have been contacted and consented to be mods, I'll be retiring my moderatorship.


You mean Jeff's a real person? I just had two emails bounce back from him, and I recall *never* receiving any of my PM's to him returned. That was while I was still active.
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