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#1 2011-07-01 2:02 pm

dmr
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A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

We just installed the .php script in our phpbb forum, as we've been getting 10-20 nuisance registrations per day.

Within 10 minutes of installing it, it blocked one!

We've been fighting this for 6 months.

Thanks again! smile

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#2 2011-07-01 7:58 pm

pedigree
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

From me who puts all the data together, youre very welcome but the real people to thank are all the people that submit the data.

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#3 2011-07-01 8:56 pm

mbhmirc
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Hi,

I want to say thank you as well!  I've just added my first submision as well.  We're going to see if we can find some time to semi-automate/fully automate them from 10+ spam reports from members of our site.

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#4 2011-07-01 9:48 pm

Charlie
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Registered: 2011-06-25
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Yes, since using this database it has helped my forum a lot to beat the spammers - I also manually added spammers that we had before and banned.

Thanks big_smile

Last edited by Charlie (2011-07-01 9:49 pm)

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#5 2011-07-03 3:23 am

daboggeyman
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

pedigree wrote:

From me who puts all the data together, you're very welcome but the real people to thank are all the people that submit the data.

New here and would like to add one more thanks , you data base makes it easy to identify bots and spammers , we get them registering at our form regular , but your data base make my job just a little easier to identify them . and know who's legit and who' s not. And oh yea I'll be placing them in the data base.

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#6 2011-07-05 11:06 am

dmr
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

pedigree wrote:

From me who puts all the data together, youre very welcome but the real people to thank are all the people that submit the data.

I just made my first submission too, one who was not caught. Put the evidence in, the spamvertized URL that the schmuck tried to post.

I lost count this weekend on the number of attempted spammers who tried to register and were blocked by the lookups on this database.

Thanks again! We've been fighting this for several months now! I think we finally have a fix! smile

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#7 2011-12-09 9:14 am

all-arabian
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Hi, just wanted to say a big thank you,  we have a new forum and have found this site immensely useful smile  spam accounts have slowed to a trickle from a massive flood!

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#8 2011-12-09 5:32 pm

CS3Regina
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Hi there!  Quite useful this site is, isn't it? big_smile

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#9 2011-12-20 7:47 pm

copycat042
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

ditto here, THANK YOU!

installed the SMF mod, and within 20 minutes, I caught 2.

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#10 2012-01-15 12:28 am

kiwi1960
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Just a quick message of support for what this site is all about.

I run a site dedicated to helping parents retrieve their children from a corrupt New Zealand government department, which doesn't appear to be accountable to anyone, and seems to be very corrupt. I accept some children do need to be removed, but thanks to another site of mine, the (New Zealand) Child, Youth and Families service is now paying out millions in compensation each year for wrongs they have committed.

What am I getting at...

Simple... No parent pleading for our help wants to read about Russian porn sites....

Again, thank you for being here.

Kiwi1960

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#11 2012-01-15 10:06 am

pedigree
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Registered: 2008-04-16
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Stick it to the government and thats coming from another kiwi!

You are dead right, firstly because governments are accountable to the people and should be scared of the people... and no one wants to see porn on their site.

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#12 2012-01-15 3:45 pm

busterone
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Welcome kiwi, and I agree, stick it to them hard. smile


yum yum, eat 'em up cool  thedemonsden.com

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#13 2012-01-16 12:13 am

Jinx13
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Just want to say thanks to you guys smile
I found the mod for my IP board and therefore found this site.
As I was under heavy attack.

I submitted manually 8 submissions last night and just checked now and I have 52 submissions in a 24hr period.

And no spam on my forum big_smile

Expect a donation very soon smile

Jinx13

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#14 2012-01-21 9:11 pm

paddy95
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Hi there,

Some days are not in the forum, I'm suddenly a lot of new registered members,
after I've signed up for twitter. Well, I have all the "new" users have added a
specially created user group: "Registered Users inactive" and then "inactive"
forum spamming members on set. In addition, I would like to lock the E-Mail-Adresse
@megatraffictoyourwebsite.info on the administrative functions of my
forum, but also the associated IP addresses.

As I have seen on "Whois", comes the whole spam from Latvia (LV) and
Ukraine (UK).

I hope to get more help here in the forum how to best combat this
forum spam.

greeting

wink

paddy95

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#15 2012-01-21 9:43 pm

Arnel
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

How you block/ban IP addresses and email addresses/domains depends on the forum software you use.

BTW; Ukraine is UA, not UK (United Kingdom)

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#16 2012-02-05 3:01 am

Brengun
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

I would also like to thank this site for being here.
I don't own any forums but do moderate a few and every so often I get a member sign up I am not quite sure about. Nice to be able to double check here, thanks.
Cheers Brenda.

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#17 2012-02-05 5:04 am

Night Hawk
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

I can easily second the notations by the OP and other member here having a major influx of spammers to contend with! With the help of SFS I've been able to identify spammer networks over a period of time. It's a been a large help in various ways having the resources this site offers available. smile

Keep up the good work! SFS There are many of us still in need!

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#18 2012-02-08 1:21 pm

fairx
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Hi, I'm also very new here and like to express my thank for this valuable efforts! and thanks for he API key too! have a good day gentleman..! wink

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#19 2012-02-08 4:36 pm

jkade
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Registered: 2012-02-04
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Me too. It's a great resource for checking out questionable new registrations.

I'm always excited when I get a spammer that's not in the database already, too smile

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#20 2012-02-09 1:10 am

Night Hawk
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

I wouldn't have found out just how spammers share one email address as well as how many email addresses are being shared by spammers from all over without the help of the "Invaiuable Resources" SFS provides!

Once again saving me by keeping my head above spammer waters! Keep up the good work people! smile

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#21 2012-02-09 10:51 pm

frsec
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Basically just wanted to say hello and after using your site manually for quite some time now, I found out you had an add-on so I don't really have to do anything anymore to get rid of the PITA Spammers.

I've just installed it on the new vB board and we're hoping to go live with it in the next 24 hours.

So hopefully I'll be back in a few days to let you know how good it is!

Carl.

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#22 2012-02-09 10:56 pm

Sarisisop
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Registered: 2011-09-03
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Hello Carl.

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#23 2012-02-14 12:32 am

holmes4
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

Thanks from me too.  A forum I run was being flooded with spam before I added a DNS-blacklist add-on. The Stop Forum Spam list is #1 in the sequence and, so far, has blocked 6018 registrations!  A few sneak through and I report them all.

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#24 2012-02-21 5:07 pm

Norm
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Registered: 2010-08-24
Posts: 17

Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

jkade wrote:

Me too. It's a great resource for checking out questionable new registrations.

I'm always excited when I get a spammer that's not in the database already, too smile


If you get one of those also check 'IP ADDRESS.COM'. Chances is they're offshore and potential spammers.

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#25 2012-02-21 6:24 pm

Patti L.
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Posts: 222
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Re: A Thanks to Stop Forum Spam!!

298031 Spammers blocked up until today.


Rolled high intelligence and low wisdom.
"Everything in life is unusual until you get accustomed to it." ~~ Frank L. Baum
Well, at least my vortex is fluffy.

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