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Beware Porn Spammers Here

The newest member to the board has the username streaming porno salope. I glanced at his profile and his\her signature had obscene words. Hope the mods will remove it soon. Looks like even porn spammers are attacking our site.

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03-15-2011 08:57 AM
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RE: Beware Porn Spammers Here

Couldn't get rid of him fast enough, Bang. Even though it was in French it was pretty clear. Horrible!

We do get porn spammers but usually we find them out before they get to put up a bio or signature. This one signed on early this morning before I or the sun was up. I felt I needed a hot bath after looking at the material he put up in his bio. (note to self -- pick up some epsom salts at the store!)

Out of 7 that signed on in the last day, 4 were spammers, including the one you spotted. 3 of the new ones seem genuine but we do watch them to make sure.

Thanks for your vigilance, my dear bro!

rez

Note to board: You may want to avoid the profiles of new sign-ons for at least a day unless you have a strong stomach. That gives us a chance to make sure they're clean.


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03-15-2011 02:49 PM
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RE: Beware Porn Spammers Here

Thanks Sis Rez.

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03-16-2011 08:56 AM
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RE: Beware Porn Spammers Here

There is a service I use on my forum when a new member just doesn't click. It's called "Stop Forum Spam" and you can search by name, email or I.P. address. http://www.stopforumspam.com/


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03-21-2011 11:47 AM
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RE: Beware Porn Spammers Here

RR144 Wrote:
There is a service I use on my forum when a new member just doesn't click. It's called "Stop Forum Spam" and you can search by name, email or I.P. address. http://www.stopforumspam.com/


Us too, Rolando. Stop Forum Spam has proved very helpful, as has Project Honeypot which does IP lookups (only).

There are a couple of other things we do but that require lengthier effort. The thing is, when these spammers have been caught, they get a new IP and/or email addy and start over. They also have different ways of obtaining new user names, often stealing others' identities from business listings and social network pages.

We're generally very careful that we don't ban genuine people who register. Not easy, is it....

rez


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