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Re: Chinese spam

Post by tiltbillings » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:18 pm

manas wrote:
Ben wrote: On a more serious note, I just want to publicly acknowledge the work of Tilt and some of our other staff members who have been tirelessly eliminating spam accounts. Without whose efforts, we would be drowning in spam.
kind regards,

Ben
Sometimes we ordinary members don't realise (or forget) how much goes on behind the scenes to keep Dhamma Wheel not only going, but a nice clean place to visit. So, yes a big thank you to Tilt, and to all involved.

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And thank you for the kind words. It is a team effort.
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Re: Chinese spam

Post by Mojo » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:29 pm

James the Giant wrote:I'm inspired to buy some spam and make that hawaiian thing. Or spam and eggs.
I'm not a big fan of the original, because I think it's to salty, but I do like the reduced sodium, lite, and turkey varieties. The stuff is kind of expensive now so if I buy a can once every few years, I'm ok. Turkey spam and over easy eggs is pretty boss!

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Re: Chinese spam

Post by Dmytro » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:33 pm

Hi Tilt,

Thank you for your work.
tiltbillings wrote:That might happen again, and we will try to stop it as quickly as we can. In the meantime, as the spammers logon, they are being blocked both by name and IP, though that is something of a finger in the dike.
I faced such a problem when I maintained PhpBB forum.

Eventually I converted the forum to SMF, with KeyCAPTCHA mod, and now I am free as a wind.

It's available for PhpBB as well: https://www.keycaptcha.com/captcha-for-cms/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

For additional security, I use CrawlProtect.

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Re: Chinese spam

Post by m0rl0ck » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:40 pm

Dmytro wrote:Hi Tilt,

Thank you for your work.
tiltbillings wrote:That might happen again, and we will try to stop it as quickly as we can. In the meantime, as the spammers logon, they are being blocked both by name and IP, though that is something of a finger in the dike.
I faced such a problem when I maintained PhpBB forum.

Eventually I converted the forum to SMF, with KeyCAPTCHA mod, and now I am free as a wind.

It's available for PhpBB as well: https://www.keycaptcha.com/captcha-for-cms/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

For additional security, I use CrawlProtect.

:anjali:
I cant speak for anyone else, but i absolutely despise those captcha things. Half the time i cant read them.
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Chinese spam

Post by Dmytro » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:03 am

Hi m0rl0ck,
m0rl0ck wrote:I cant speak for anyone else, but i absolutely despise those captcha things. Half the time i cant read them.
The textual captcha has a lot of shortcomings. This thing is different, it's visual.

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Re: Chinese spam

Post by James the Giant » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:13 am

But that wouldn't stop these guys anyway, they are real live people with the ability to solve captchas , not just computers.
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Re: Chinese spam

Post by Kim OHara » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:35 am

James the Giant wrote:But that wouldn't stop these guys anyway, they are real live people with the ability to solve captchas , not just computers.
Maybe ... but how would you go with captchas in foreign language and script?

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Re: Chinese spam

Post by Dmytro » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:55 am

Hi James,
James the Giant wrote:But that wouldn't stop these guys anyway, they are real live people with the ability to solve captchas , not just computers.
In my experience, it does stop 99% of them. It's just unprofitable for them to spend much time on each registration, - they do it with automatic registration software to get the mass coverage.

These programs are able to solve common captchas.


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Re: Chinese spam

Post by Dmytro » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:20 am

Hi Tilt,
tiltbillings wrote:This might be of interest. If one goes to the member section http://www.dhammawheel.com/memberlist.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; the last page, as of this writing, is 277, and looking at page 277 and working forward one will see what are almost exclusively, for pages, Chinese spammers. From what I understand is that this is not the result of bots; rather, it is the result of human drones at work.
This is most probably done with automatic registration software.

I would recommend to delete all accounts that were not used for a year and left no posts, and also those with unreadable names, so that they will have no inroads into the upcoming forum.

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Re: Chinese spam

Post by BlackBird » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:41 am

The garlic spam actually looks kind of tasty.
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Re: Chinese spam

Post by LonesomeYogurt » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:33 pm

BlackBird wrote:The garlic spam actually looks kind of tasty.
Don't be fooled!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.

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Re: Chinese spam

Post by m0rl0ck » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:32 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:
BlackBird wrote:The garlic spam actually looks kind of tasty.
Don't be fooled!
You mean its fake spam :o ??? :o
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Chinese spam

Post by Kim OHara » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:01 pm

m0rl0ck wrote:
LonesomeYogurt wrote:
BlackBird wrote:The garlic spam actually looks kind of tasty.
Don't be fooled!
You mean its fake spam :o ??? :o
No, not fake - but it's only one pixel thick and not at all nutritious.

:popcorn:
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