Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby Laemkral on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:26 am

VinnieD wrote:Click submit and you've now banned an entire group if IP addresses. Now this is a rather scorched earth approach, so I wouldn't do it with any spam coming out of North America or Western Europe. I mostly use this for Russian and Eastern European spammers, who are typically non-English speakers who's neighbors are very unlikely to be using my own boards.


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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby Risky on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:54 am

Laemkral wrote:
VinnieD wrote:Click submit and you've now banned an entire group if IP addresses. Now this is a rather scorched earth approach, so I wouldn't do it with any spam coming out of North America or Western Europe. I mostly use this for Russian and Eastern European spammers, who are typically non-English speakers who's neighbors are very unlikely to be using my own boards.


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Postby Cope on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:24 am

Clearly, mcDuffies needs to move west.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby Terotrous on Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:54 pm

VinnieD wrote:Something a little more powerful you can do if you see the same spammer coming back is to ban their dynamic range (essentially every IP address their ISP can assign them). Click "Administrate User," then click "Who is" Under their IP. You'll see two numbers with a dash between them. Copy those.

Click "users and groups" at the top tab, then "Ban IPs" on the left side. Then paste that number in there. Be VERY sure you got it exactly right and that there are NO SPACES in it. Leaving in a space can break the board.

Click submit and you've now banned an entire group if IP addresses. Now this is a rather scorched earth approach, so I wouldn't do it with any spam coming out of North America or Western Europe. I mostly use this for Russian and Eastern European spammers, who are typically non-English speakers who's neighbors are very unlikely to be using my own boards.

Sadly this is going to get MUCH harder to do when IPv6 rolls out and IP addresses become more plentiful.

I don't think I'd recommend going this far, at least not yet. If regular bannings don't work then we'll see about upping our firepower.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:28 pm

McDuffies is the internet. He can't be banned.

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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby Tim on Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:38 pm

We are McDuffies, and he is us.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby MariaAndMichelle on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:35 am

Now let us drink the Kool-Aid.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby Bustertheclown on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:44 am

Just water for me, thanks. I've got the flu.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby McDuffies on Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:45 pm

Terotrous wrote:
VinnieD wrote:Something a little more powerful you can do if you see the same spammer coming back is to ban their dynamic range (essentially every IP address their ISP can assign them). Click "Administrate User," then click "Who is" Under their IP. You'll see two numbers with a dash between them. Copy those.

Click "users and groups" at the top tab, then "Ban IPs" on the left side. Then paste that number in there. Be VERY sure you got it exactly right and that there are NO SPACES in it. Leaving in a space can break the board.

Click submit and you've now banned an entire group if IP addresses. Now this is a rather scorched earth approach, so I wouldn't do it with any spam coming out of North America or Western Europe. I mostly use this for Russian and Eastern European spammers, who are typically non-English speakers who's neighbors are very unlikely to be using my own boards.

Sadly this is going to get MUCH harder to do when IPv6 rolls out and IP addresses become more plentiful.

I don't think I'd recommend going this far, at least not yet. If regular bannings don't work then we'll see about upping our firepower.

Yeah... I certainly wouldn't like liberally banning Eastern European spammers, I for one hate when I go to some site for the first time and find that IP from which I'm coming has been banned (anyways most of people in Eastern Europe and Russia do speak english though granted, odds of them visiting smaller forums aren't too high). If the need arises, I'll leave that kind of stuff to admins.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby Procelis on Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:36 pm

They've made some moves outside of general Discussion it seems. The almost unused forum games section of the forums has suffered a few attacks.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby McDuffies on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:28 am

Other forums have been attacked for a long time, Games was actually the first one to get spammed.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:04 pm

McDuffies, could you just take a month out of your real life and walk around all of Eastern Europe beating up anybody that looks like they're running a spam operation? I think this could prove to be our most effective option.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby MariaAndMichelle on Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:12 pm

Quick, someone call Ruff McDuff!
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby McDuffies on Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:12 am

EXTREEEEMEEE!~!!
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby Bustertheclown on Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:19 am

WTF? Now the spammers have avatars?
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby NeoDaedalus on Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:07 pm

VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:McDuffies, could you just take a month out of your real life and walk around all of Eastern Europe beating up anybody that looks like they're running a spam operation? I think this could prove to be our most effective option.


If this isn't already the premise of a cheesy action movie, it needs to be.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby McDuffies on Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:23 pm

I'll accept noone playing me but steven seagal.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby NeoDaedalus on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:34 pm

Well, Seagal does add star power and rugged manliness, but then you run the risk of the movie ending in a thirty-minute monologue on the dangers of improperly disposing of old Captain Planet videos.
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby McDuffies on Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:01 am

Yeah, that would only be the greatest thing evar!!!
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Re: Comicgenesis in Spam Apocalypse?

Postby Bustertheclown on Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:56 pm

Holy crap. Two solid pages of spam posts. It seems that our fears of a Terminator-style robot onslaught have been realized.
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