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Re: New spam bot, now in Spam-o-vision

Unread postby Eoraptor » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:11 am

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Unread postby Love Robin » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:32 am

Hrodwulf123 wrote:manga_adaptation
I would not be surprised. This is one of the registrations I allow through to SEE IF it is a spammer. But I don't see any posts, even ones removed by a Mod. What did you see?
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Unread postby Eoraptor » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:30 pm

Andrea is hocking her wares on the Anouncements thread.
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Unread postby Eoraptor » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:50 pm

beat me too it.
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Unread postby The Supreme One » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:59 pm

So that's what a spammer looks like
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Unread postby Love Robin » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:01 am

Hrodwulf123 wrote:animationbatman
This member has not yet even *visited* after activation, much less post anything spam or otherwise. What makes you report them?

Not that I'll be surprised they may be a spammer, though I'll be disappointed as the name is kewl, but one has to *prove* their intentions.
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Unread postby Hrodwulf123 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:05 pm

Because you can tell if this is a person or a spambot just by looking at such ludicrous name. We already had several spambots that had the word "animation" in their names.
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Unread postby Love Robin » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:35 pm

I can only tell by track records. The ones I kill without activation I cross-ref by name, email address, and ISP. When one comes along which is neither of these, and a word in a name is not enough unless it is something like "Viagra" or "uggboots", I may let them through to show their colors.

As I've mentioned before, alone any 1 or 2 of the criteria I use in pre-activation screening would have prevented more than a few members who've proven to be active. I'd rather allow several through than prevent even 1 valid registration. For example, the one you reported before this, manga_adaptation, while I suspect will prove to be spam, has yet to post a single thing despite visiting several times.

So what it all means is occasionally I'll let one through to see what it is. I also keep an eye on it.
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Unread postby Harberst » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:59 pm

I'm not going to be the one to click the post and be sure, but meersicle over in announcements looks spammy.
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Unread postby AmericanGecko » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:01 pm

^ this

The post is in one of the Asian languages, I think.
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Unread postby Love Robin » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:16 pm

Was one of the suspect ones.
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Re: New spam bot, now in Spam-o-vision

Unread postby Eoraptor » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:15 am

jenifer doesn't seem to be advertising anything, but given the foreign language and the placement in the ananouncement section, I imagine it's a sophisticated bot trying to look legitimate before dropping its real payload
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