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What's with all the spammers?
« on: February 05, 2009, 04:06:57 PM »
Why do we all of a sudden have dozens of spammers on the forums? By spammers, I mean the people advertising cheap Viagra and pharmacy crap, and that one guy (or bot) who posts like 4 links per post.


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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 04:19:03 PM »
I haven't noticed anything like that.

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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 04:25:06 PM »
Yeah, me either.


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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 05:15:34 PM »
Its in the welcome forums.

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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 05:16:42 PM »
Yeah, it's all in the welcome forum.  I dunno where they came from but its weird.
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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 05:20:59 PM »
We're doing the best we can to delete them as they get posted and stay on top of the situation.

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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009, 05:41:41 PM »
Yeah I wonder whats going on with that.  ???
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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009, 05:47:46 PM »
Can you just IP Ban them?
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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009, 06:07:56 PM »
Yeah, this is stupid. Either spammers have found APK or someones getting revenge for being banned (anyone thinking what I'm thinking?)

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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2009, 06:13:08 PM »
Start with a D and end with a Y?
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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2009, 06:14:16 PM »
Start with a D and end with a Y?

And probably rhymes with Baly.


Edit: Hmmm. Sorry for jumping to conclusions...
« Last Edit: February 05, 2009, 06:54:33 PM by Zooomz »

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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009, 06:15:47 PM »
Oh ho it better not be. If it's him.... grrrrrr.

If not, I still say grrrrr. We're a parkour site, not a pharmacy club!  :-\

Oh well. The administraters will figure out something soon enough, I'm sure.
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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2009, 06:31:20 PM »
We are IP banning them. We think it might be a security issue with the forums since we're not upgraded to the latest version. We'll get it taken care of soon enough. Thanks for noticing tho  :) Luckily they are only posting in the Welcome boards!!
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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2009, 06:41:44 PM »
Yeah. I was all excited when I found out that I could get free Viagra, Cialis and Crystal Meth, but then I realized it was just spam.
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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2009, 06:46:40 PM »
Weird... spammers usually post in the last board of forums since it is usually the off topic board.


It was fun at my laser forum because once a person put up a spam post, we jumped in and filled it with pictures of lolcats and lolruses.
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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2009, 09:21:23 PM »
Luckily they are only posting in the Welcome boards!!

Nope. There was one in General Fitness and one in Training Logs. They've been taken care of, though.

Kudos to the admins for getting rid of them so fast!
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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2009, 09:21:40 PM »
*claps*
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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2009, 12:43:03 AM »
OMG!!!!!!  There is porn now!!!!

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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2009, 06:46:14 AM »
Yeah, I'm having second thoughts about deleting some of those...

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Re: What's with all the spammers?
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2009, 07:06:30 AM »
Why don't you just create a group of guys you trust on this site to form a group called S.P.A.M: Spamisa((so you don't have extra words floating around I made a new one)) Pretty Amazing Meat... then they would go and kill the spamming posts... which are not amazing.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2009, 07:09:26 AM by Ryan Nicolai »


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