Users without ME interest

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Sfan
Posts: 141
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:59 am
Location: Königswinter, Germany

Users without ME interest

Post by Sfan »

Hi folks,

lately there are some new user which seem to have no real interest in ME. If you have a look at their homepages you will see how I mean.

Stefan

zarathustra
Posts: 671
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:26 pm

Post by zarathustra »

If you're talking about the spam-bots -- we already know. We're trying to keep tabs on new users by, for example, monitoring their websites.
http://www.alfanos.org

Sfan
Posts: 141
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:59 am
Location: Königswinter, Germany

Post by Sfan »

What about members # 85, 09, 91, 92? If they aren't spybot I don't know.

We shall make a announcement in the Policy Forum that people with www-links to bets and sex sites are banned. This would kicked the numbers above.

Manuel
Posts: 295
Joined: Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:31 am

Post by Manuel »

Sfan wrote: We shall make a announcement in the Policy Forum that people with www-links to bets and sex sites are banned. This would kicked the numbers above.
I agree with Sfan on this point.

*Manuel sadly removes all links to porn webs from his signature*

Ringbearer
Posts: 471
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:39 pm

Post by Ringbearer »

Will you make an exception for Dam and miguel?
"I used to roll the dice, feel the fear in my enemies eyes."
- Coldplay, Viva la Vida.

Gaming is life, the rest is just dice rolls.
- John Kovalic, Dork Tower

Sfan
Posts: 141
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:59 am
Location: Königswinter, Germany

Post by Sfan »

From 1th of May on there are some new members with links to bet and sex homepages.

zarathustra
Posts: 671
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:26 pm

Post by zarathustra »

Thanks Sfan. We are trying to keep tabs on these.
http://www.alfanos.org

Ringbearer
Posts: 471
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:39 pm

Post by Ringbearer »

And again quite some spambot-added members.
"I used to roll the dice, feel the fear in my enemies eyes."
- Coldplay, Viva la Vida.

Gaming is life, the rest is just dice rolls.
- John Kovalic, Dork Tower

jhunholz
Posts: 206
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:24 pm

Post by jhunholz »

Yeah, I'll try to remove them tonight or this weekend. I've been watching it. I'm also planning to move to the next version of the forum software soon, and I'm hoping that will help with this problem.

DainII
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:05 pm

phpbb spam problem

Post by DainII »

Hi @all,

I had spam problems in the Lure Of MECCG and in the austrian forum, too. Some month ago I did a few things that helped solving the spam
problem. I did those changes to this forum and I hope it will help:

- Enable visual confirmation (some spambots can read them :( )
- Create blacklist for usernames: usernames containing spam keywords are now disallowed
- Modification of registration html/php code: I renamed the field 'username' to 'coe_reg', so spambots will have problems to register.
Files: includes/usercp_register.php and templates/subsilver/profile_add_body.tpl
- I disabled the field 'website' at registration. You can change the website later in your profile settings. Spambots have no chance to post weblinks to their registration.

Let's see if those changes will help.

Steffen

DainII
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:05 pm

Spam users

Post by DainII »

I started to delete spam users:

They normally have a odd username, 0 posts, a www link to a non-meccg site and interests like golf :)

I hope I will not delete 'real' users ;)

UPDATE: Already 100 spam user registrations removed.
UPDATE: removed 60 spam user registrations.

Greets, Steffen

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