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DigiTan
Unregistered HyperCam 2


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Joined: 10 Nov 2003
Posts: 4468

Posted: 15 Jun 2007 02:11:45 pm    Post subject:

I just deleted a spambot topic from Calculator Tech Support that seems to have gotten past our bot trap. http://www.unitedti.org/index.php?showtopic=6885&hl=

Is this the first bot to slip through the cracks since our bot trap was set up? Or have we just been able to keep up with them all along?
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DarkerLine
ceci n'est pas une |


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Joined: 04 Nov 2003
Posts: 8328

Posted: 15 Jun 2007 02:30:49 pm    Post subject:

I'm fairly sure it's the first one. It's slipped through because it didn't post in the announcements forum like all the other ones did.

Let's see if it was a stray or the first of many more, and what we can do about it if it's the latter.


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Weregoose
Authentic INTJ


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Joined: 25 Nov 2004
Posts: 3976

Posted: 02 Nov 2009 11:10:57 pm    Post subject:

I'm opening this back up.

Aside from the "aaaaaaaaaaaa" spambot (now gone), one other entity has been getting through the forum's filter: its messages have consisted of essay portions interspersed with links to RPG power-leveling sites, and these were all posted by either 58.17.146.142 or in the range 123.145.* (which encompasses the Chongqing province under China Unicom). I just now blocked these addresses from viewing the forums. This will likely do away with our existing source of spam.


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Weregoose
Authentic INTJ


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Joined: 25 Nov 2004
Posts: 3976

Posted: 05 Mar 2010 12:26:48 pm    Post subject:

"!!over*!!" banned and four accounts deleted.
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Sven.Thomas0


Active Member


Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 520

Posted: 11 Dec 2011 06:27:36 pm    Post subject:

Okee dokey, there have been quite a few more spambots posting-- enough that there was one week where I deleted in the realm of 200 spam posts (sometimes 40 a day). I wanted to run my current technique for handling spambots/posts:

Most of the bots have the number 143040 recurring. For example, the Yahoo account, Likes, and Skype account are 143040.
When I see these I typically flag them as spammers even if they have yet to spam.
When a spam post is submitted and I come across it, I delete the post (not just remove like I used to do) and flag the account as a spam account.

Is this okay? Also, I may as well point out that I may or may not have internet until mid January after this week...

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Weregoose
Authentic INTJ


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Joined: 25 Nov 2004
Posts: 3976

Posted: 25 Dec 2011 01:43:12 am    Post subject:

I just banned three spambots that made over a hundred posts on Dec 21st. I'll keep a better vigil over the report system for a while.
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Sven.Thomas0


Active Member


Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 520

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 07:02:10 pm    Post subject:

In the past week, one bot made 372 posts in the 13 hour period from when I went to sleep until I got done with my morning classes. Another one made over 150 posts in a similar time frame. I was also informed by another user that a spambot posted on their wall and and I had a spambot join me as one of my friends.
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