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michaelp



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: so much spam! Reply with quote

It seems like that there has been a lot of spam posts recently.
When I looked at my 'View new posts', the 6 things I saw were all spam. Majority of spam seems to be in the Derelict section.
I can't remember now, but do you have to do any sort of verification for registering? Captcha, e-mail verification, etc. If not, there should be.
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brad
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found one user, three posts, all in Bindings project. Hardly a lot of spam. Anyway, thanks for the heads-up. We do have a captcha, but I appreciate the heads-up (emails to admin@dsource.org work, too).

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jcc7



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: so much spam! Reply with quote

michaelp wrote:
It seems like that there has been a lot of spam posts recently.


I've noticed that the spammers typically add 5 or 6 junk posts at a time. I watch the RSS feed for new forum posts activity. When I suddenly see 5 posts for Mango, DSP, or Bindings, that usually means it's spam. I zap them as quickly as I can, but sometimes I don't notice the problem for a few days.
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michaelp



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big bump, I know, but I still notice a fairly large amount of spam.

Posts/topics with spam:

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5553&highlight=

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5551&highlight=

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5550&highlight=

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5546&highlight=

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2392 (See last post in that thread)

You can usually tell by the signature as well, if they have links pointing to random places, such as the poster in the last link I posted has links to front door websites in their signature.

Also, large bumps are common with these spammers.
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michaelp



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 more:

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1121&highlight=

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5565&highlight=

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=655&highlight=
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phoenix



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one in DDL was pretty smart Surprised
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michaelp



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, almost useful! But the big bump and the signature give it away.

Anyways, two more:

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3143&highlight=

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3750

See the latest post in both of these threads.
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michaelp



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are beginning to answer their own posts!

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5573&highlight=
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jcc7



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These spammers certainly are persistent.

I think I deleted all of the spam that you've pointed out. Unfortunately, I know some of the spammers will be back. If you want to continue notifying me about the spammers in this thread, it'll now send me an e-mail when a new message is added to this thread.

I'll try to get to them faster in the future. Thanks for bringing the spam to my attention.
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michaelp



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, glad you've got those spammers removed! Very Happy
I will gladly continue to report any spam cases in this thread.
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michaelp



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one:

http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4429&highlight=
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jcc7



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

michaelp wrote:
Here's one:

http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4429&highlight=


Thanks for the tip!
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michaelp



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure this is one: (See last post)
http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3750&highlight=

It is almost a normal comment, except for their signature and the big bump.
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jcc7



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

michaelp wrote:
Pretty sure this is one: (See last post)
http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3750&highlight=

It is almost a normal comment, except for their signature and the big bump.
I agree that's spam. That "member" and that post were deleted.
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michaelp



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another spam post in the Mango section:

http://dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3750&highlight=
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