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ajez
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Post by ajez » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:37

about the spam, i dunno if this guide may help our admins :D

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=427852
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Post by wolfden » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:50

$ su
$ password: ***********
# emerge -u ajez moderator

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ajez
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Post by ajez » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:56

wolfden wrote:$ su
$ password: ***********
# emerge -u ajez moderator

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[blocks B ] =sys-admin/lxnay-* (is blocking sys-moderator/ajez-*)

:lol: :twisted: :shock:
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Appleman1234
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Post by Appleman1234 » Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:34

We have a wiki-spammer with login Torke, I will try and remove his spam but some moderator needs to ban or block his ip and account.
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Post by ed » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:55

Blocking a single IP or banning one account is not a good solution. You need a preemptive method. Forum spam is (largely) not posted by real people but by bots. Having a worthwhile forum is something that can make or break a Linux distro and you've got to keep the spam out. I've seen spam attacks elsewhere cause distinguished community members desert projects just because of spam. I'd rather not see this happen here as I believe SabayonLinux to be the best distro and it needs a forum to match. The spam must go.

Things to do:
1. Enable the email link activation option in phpBB. This has almost eradicated the spam attack on oooforum.org.
2. Use this mod to block some spam bot registrations:
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.ph ... sc&start=0
I have a more powerful customised version that I'd be happy to share.
3. Enable a posting verification mod:
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=210055
Again, I have a better version (thanks to a guy called Terry who I'm very grateful for his work) that I'd be happy to share but some of it needs to be kept non-public in case the spammers try to understand it.

I'll send an email to lxnay with some more details.

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Post by ajez » Tue Jan 02, 2007 13:01

ed wrote:Blocking a single IP or banning one account is not a good solution. You need a preemptive method. Forum spam is (largely) not posted by real people but by bots. Having a worthwhile forum is something that can make or break a Linux distro and you've got to keep the spam out. I've seen spam attacks elsewhere cause distinguished community members desert projects just because of spam. I'd rather not see this happen here as I believe SabayonLinux to be the best distro and it needs a forum to match. The spam must go.

Things to do:
1. Enable the email link activation option in phpBB. This has almost eradicated the spam attack on oooforum.org.
2. Use this mod to block some spam bot registrations:
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.ph ... sc&start=0
I have a more powerful customised version that I'd be happy to share.
3. Enable a posting verification mod:
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=210055
Again, I have a better version (thanks to a guy called Terry who I'm very grateful for his work) that I'd be happy to share but some of it needs to be kept non-public in case the spammers try to understand it.

I'll send an email to lxnay with some more details.
lxnay will tell you to speak to cvill :p send the email to cvill :D
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Post by Appleman1234 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:57

What is happening regarding wiki spam ?
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Post by frogimus » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:17

I am seriously considering using a vampire on these spammers. Say what you will about fighting sleazy with sleazy. One of my sites got porned the other day:twisted:

A less sleazy tool to use is http://www.projecthoneypot.org/about_us.php . They also have a database of "known" email harvester IP's

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Post by Appleman1234 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 14:09

I am deleting spam in these forums, but am wondering if there is a tool we can use to identify and delete spam users.
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Post by frogimus » Mon Feb 05, 2007 20:18

http://www.bbprotection.net/support/for ... .php?t=104

1. This onlyy works with phpBB.

2. It's free up to 12,000 posts per month

3. There is always the risk that it might block a valid user registration or valid topic occasionally

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