Spammers...

7 years 5 months ago #21006 by robin.mousley
Spammers... was created by robin.mousley
Made a slight mistake a few days ago.

Usually I have a good instinct about registrations - from the look of the email address used to register, you can tell pretty accurately if it's from a spammer.

You see, because we use email confirmation AND captcha, it's difficult for robots to get through the system, but almost every day I get people signing up manually, and then dropping spam about viagra or iphones and crap like that into the forum.

As you can imagine, it drives me nuts. Anyway, a guy called Marc registered a few days ago with a slightly unusual username and an email address from yahoo (a bad sign) that had seemingly random letters and numbers (usually a clear sign).

Earlier that day, I'd had a couple of definite spammers in the system and had cleared up the mess they left. So when I saw this one, I sent a reply email with two words, something I very seldom do.

Just this morning I got a reply from a bewildered Marc saying that he didn't understand why I'd said what I said, but offering it back! Ooops.

Anyway - if anyone else has mysteriously been deleted off the system or has even had a viciously rude email from me - apologies, chalk it up to the fight against spam and contact me to be reinstated!

And may the true spammers die writhing in never ending agony.

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...
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7 years 5 months ago #21007 by Ric
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:blush:

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7 years 5 months ago #21010 by LaPerouseBay
Replied by LaPerouseBay on topic Spammers...
Ha ha, that's classic.

Thanks for all the hard work to keep the site going!

downwind dilettante

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7 years 5 months ago - 7 years 5 months ago #21015 by rambo
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I'm still fighting the UK kitchen spammer on my GoPro User Forum Rob, impossible to even get this idiot to answer repeated emails.

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7 years 5 months ago #21018 by Davelis
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Hi, I'm from Greece so the name I have and username I choose sound unusual (I have built a kayak ergometer named Tektamos and currently I'm building a wooden surfski intending to name it feve, names from Greek mythology) I'm glad that the misunderstanding is solved.

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7 years 5 months ago #21076 by partymarty
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what platform is this forum built on?

While I'm not a forum spammer, I am an internet marketer, and know a bit more about this subject than the average paddler.

depending on the platform I may be able to sort you out a plugin that will not allow a new members 1st 5 or so posts to get published if they contain words from a list.
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7 years 5 months ago #21077 by robin.mousley
Replied by robin.mousley on topic Spammers...
Thanks Marty, I've emailed you.

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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7 years 5 months ago #21084 by robin.mousley
Replied by robin.mousley on topic Spammers...
We just implemented some extra anti-spammer kit.

If anyone has any problems posting to the forum, please let me know ASAP.

Thanks
Rob

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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