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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#31 Post by Alera » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:37 am

OtomeWeekend wrote:this might be impossible i dunno and this might be a bother to the admins but why not try that the VERY first posts should be reviewed by admins first before it could appear in the forums just to avoid spammers i mean. ^^" I know it was quite impossible but just tried asking.
That would be quite troublesome. It's like to wait and be accepted by the admins to be in the forums. I've seen forums do that bust most of those are private ones.

@LVUER's idea doesn't sound bad though...
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#32 Post by OtomeWeekend » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:45 am

and i said that might be impossible. :) since admins aren't that free too. just tried saying it.
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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#33 Post by PyTom » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:15 am

I don't like the idea of blocking hyperlink tags - they're just too useful to not allow people to use them. Signatures are something we can do with out - it's just a little bit of personal expression. But I don't want someone to not be able to share a game because the forum won't let them.
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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#34 Post by Fawn » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:55 pm

One of the buggers has just posted 4 new topics about jerseys (or, if taken literally, about collecting Brazil. I didn't know you could collect countries!) . I have to say, there's some pretty funny google translate english in there.

Has it been suggested that new members have a "lurk time" yet? Like you can't post until you've been a member the forums for a few days. I've been to forums like this before, and I have to say it seems very beneficial. Not only could it protect against spammers, but it could help new members learn to use the search feature to find answers to their questions before making new (unneeded) topics.

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#35 Post by OtomeWeekend » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:06 am

ugh, another spammer appeared and APPARENTLY it replied on topics and threads, now I'm lost if i should reply there anymore... :(

If we shouldn't reply on spammers, does this mean we need to close that certain thread or topic or we just need for admins to remove the said comment? ._.
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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#36 Post by Taleweaver » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:11 am

OtomeWeekend wrote:ugh, another spammer appeared and APPARENTLY it replied on topics and threads, now I'm lost if i should reply there anymore... :(

If we shouldn't reply on spammers, does this mean we need to close that certain thread or topic or we just need for admins to remove the said comment? ._.
The admins remove the offending post and then it's okay to post in the thread again. Just report the spampost with the (!) if it hasn't been reported already.
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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#37 Post by PyTom » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:21 am

The spam bots shouldn't prevent you from replying to a non-spam post. We just don't want to see a posts like:
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Hey, that's spam. What's spam doing on this forum!
If you reply like that, we then have to go and edit your post to remove the spam links. Also, if you reply at all, once we remove the spam, your post won't make sense, and might even seem to accuse a previous poster of spamming.
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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#38 Post by OtomeWeekend » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:35 am

no, no, what i meant was i intend to ignore the spammer but he was the previous replier. Taleweaver already answered so...
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#39 Post by HigurashiKira » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:10 pm

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#40 Post by LVUER » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:04 pm

Spam rush, a cheap strategy using cheap resources called spambot.
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#41 Post by OtomeWeekend » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:19 am

those kind of spambots are the reason why i stopped using ymail >:T
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#42 Post by LVUER » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:46 am

And why is that? YMail have a good spamshield. They blocked everything... I mean EVERYTHING, including a normal email that should go into your inbox...
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#43 Post by OtomeWeekend » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:13 am

one day, i just received almost 1,000 spam mail about things like "you won etc. etc. or other stuff that you can call spam". How's that?
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#44 Post by LVUER » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:21 am

In one day o_O It's time to change your email address!!! You live in Japan, right? And I thought Japan's net is the cleanest internet in the world (clean from spam, I mean). Do you use international YMail or Japan YMail?

Anyway, it doesn't matter if you use YMail, GMail, XMail, or ZMail... you WILL get spammed. Now about why you get so many... I don't know... Perhaps one of the sites you usually visit sell your email address or get hacked/stolen.

Note: I also get spam message from time to time. From ad for products like viagra to rolex, winning a lottery that I never participate in, a donation from some good guys, to invitation to court since I violate some US traffic laws... WHILE I LIVE IN INDONESIA!!!
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#45 Post by OtomeWeekend » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:38 am

LVUER wrote: Note: I also get spam message from time to time. From ad for products like viagra to rolex, winning a lottery that I never participate in, a donation from some good guys, to invitation to court since I violate some US traffic laws... WHILE I LIVE IN INDONESIA!!!
VERY SAME! ...I was still living in the Philippines when the spam crisis happened. I use gmail right now, so far was never spammed. :) I dunno if i was using yahoo philippines or international back then but.... I'm sure that right now, i rarely ever use international sites and stick jp ones(which is a pain cause TT.TT even if i search an english word, it will come out in japanese)
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