Spammers

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Spammers

Postby kokko » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:46 am

Thanks Greenlake.
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Re: Spammers

Postby GreenLake » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:34 pm

Always welcome
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Re: Spammers

Postby GreenLake » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:53 pm

Have deleted all 60 pending new accounts. Their usernames looked rather like all the other spammer names. Sorry if there was one or the other legit user hiding among them.
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Re: Spammers

Postby TIM WEBB » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:31 am

Damn - that was one particularly vicious attack! Would it help to put something on the daysailer.org site alerting potential new forum members that they may have been deleted? Or would that just attract more spammers?
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Re: Spammers

Postby GreenLake » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:31 pm

Most of the registrations had clear indicators that they were spammers, and I kept one registration where I couldn't tell. The names that real people use are just different from "generic" ones favored by spammers. (Some spammers can't help picking Russian/Slavic patterns in their names, that's a dead give away :) ).
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Re: Spammers

Postby GreenLake » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:45 pm

And the latest wave isn't over...
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Re: Spammers

Postby TIM WEBB » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:00 pm

Don't give up - can't let those rat bastards win! ;-P
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