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Thanks to the guys who let me know about the Spam attack on the forum, all deleted and banned now :wink:


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18 Jan 2010, 13:08
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I'm glad it was just spam they attacked us with as stones, bullets or missiles may have smashed my pc's screen. :shock: :cry:

Thanks from Denis. :D

PS. My membership card arrived, Thank you! 8)


18 Jan 2010, 18:24
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Denis wrote:
I'm glad it was just spam they attacked us with as stones, bullets or missiles may have smashed my pc's screen. :shock: :cry:

Thanks from Denis. :D

PS. My membership card arrived, Thank you! 8)


Yes could have been nasty if they had not taken it oot the tin ! :shock: :lol:

Glad to hear you have your membership Denis & hope to see you on the bank this year :wink: :D

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18 Jan 2010, 19:06
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Saul wrote:
Denis wrote:
I'm glad it was just spam they attacked us with as stones, bullets or missiles may have smashed my pc's screen. :shock: :cry:

Thanks from Denis. :D

PS. My membership card arrived, Thank you! 8)


Yes could have been nasty if they had not taken it oot the tin ! :shock: :lol:

Glad to hear you have your membership Denis & hope to see you on the bank this year :wink: :D

ive got mine as well now thanks.
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20 Jan 2010, 20:25
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Hi All

Thanks again :wink: :) to the forum members who have recently reported users who have been posting Spam and Porn etc on the site :x scumbags :evil:

Your help is appreciated.

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06 Feb 2010, 18:50
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Damn....you beat me to it Saul !

May need to look at the anti-spam aspects of the forum again.


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I think every 'keyword' got through....The banned list of words can't be very large.

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Our banned word list is OK; I got pooled for using censored in a joke the other day. If we tighten it up to much the site will be more like a Free Church Meeting place.

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07 Feb 2010, 09:14
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The problem I find with spammers nowadays is that they do not automate account registrations. Instead, they manually register the account (or hundreds of them!) and then spam using bot software.

This makes it very difficult to moderate and put anti-spam methods in place. On this forum, we have captcha for registration plus a load of other systems in place where you have to prove you are human.

The best we can do is be vigilant and ban IPs as they spam. We can ban members coming in from certain countries such as russia, china, japan, malysia, hong kong etc...they are the ones that are most likely to spam.


07 Feb 2010, 16:37
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Because of the spamming a band list of countries might be the way to go. This list is about Scottish carping and Scottish waters, we do exchange information on waters in the UK and continental visits are well reported, but it is primarily for people fishing in Scotland and surrounding countries.

Have we ever had reasonable input from people living in the countries that the spam comes from; if not, lets ban them before something really nasty sneaks on to the list.

Pat


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Maybe we should ban English IP's :o :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Only joking :wink: :lol: :lol:

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I'll suggest pat and saul's ideas at the cross burning tonight! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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ban any reply that has the word viagra in it :lol:

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