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Post by BLaHiTiS » 03 Oct 2006 15:16

when, did that happen ? i got notice of that this morning in msn, i disabled those 2 usernames that rezemble eachother already
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Post by Legor » 03 Oct 2006 15:29

FYI i received a spam MP from "j2006"

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Post by BLaHiTiS » 03 Oct 2006 15:34

still now ? whats the last hour you guys received it on.. i banned that user somewhere between 11 and 12 am/pm
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Post by Daiima » 04 Oct 2006 11:20

Got it at 12:11
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Post by Digital Anime » 19 May 2007 11:19

What might be another idea is to create a small plugin yourself for PHPbb, if you use standard plugins where you need to enter the correct text seen on the picture for example there is a big chance that bots have somtething against that already, because anyone can get to that source. A friend of mine created a plugin himself which requests the number of a random math question like for example: 4 + 6 = ?.

There is less chance that the ones creating bots can get throug those when the code for the plugin is not spread over the world wide web.

So if you have someone in the group who can create somthing like this and add it to the part where you need to register it will save you lot's of work searching for new spambots.

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Post by racing-pig » 06 Jun 2007 16:36

Daiima wrote:There's a new name to ban...

j2006
It sends Private Messages with spam in:

From Julliet Egbe Good Day Dear.
Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire.
West Africa.

Good Day Dear.

Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into long time relatioship and financial transaction for our mutual benefits hence I write with due respect.
My name is Miss Julliet Egbe and I inherited an important sum of money from my late father Mr Joseph Egbe who died in a recent crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. I wish to request for your assistance in investing this money in a lucrative venture under your directives and guidiance in your country.
I want you to assist me for the transfer of the sum of Ten million five hundred thousand American Dollar ($10.5m) into your designated bank account hence I will give you the contact of the bank where the money is been deposited by my late father so that you can contact them immediately and discuss with them since I am only 22 years of age and do not know much about financial issues.
I will give you some reasonable percentage from the total sum for your assistance while I pray that you do not betray me at last.
Please it is important you contact me immediately for more details on the next step since it is my wish to relocate to your country as soon as this transaction is concluded.

God bless you.

Julliet Egbe.
hmm i got the exact same email
SPAM SPAM SPAM
lol that is a really obvious piece of spam but hey some stupid people might fall for it

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Post by Rax » 06 Jun 2007 20:28

heh its the n**** prince from nigeria who wants you to move his cash :P

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Post by Killa5o9 » 10 Jun 2007 08:07

i hate spambots
the whole make ur own plugin is a good idea.
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Re: Disallowed usernames

Post by MrA » 26 Jul 2007 05:40

This post post was way funnier when the text was the same colour as the background ;)
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Re: Disallowed usernames

Post by SilPho » 29 Jul 2007 11:51

I checked out the member list out of curiosity a few minutes ago, nearly 50% of the registered users on this forum haven't posted a single thing. I know some of those are genuine people who just haven't found the right time to post something, but surely some of them are just not needed and are clogging up the database.

Over 4000 names with 0 posts, I don't know if it's worth the effort of cleaning it out, but I thought it was worth mentioning at least.
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Post by BLaHiTiS » 29 Jul 2007 18:46

It's easy to clean them out with the new pruning option in the acp. However we need to be able to search for more citeria, there's also a bunch of inactives that didn't even bother to reply to the email (or could not, because they sent to a wrong email)... You just don't know if it's because they couldnt, or because they didn't bother.. thene there will be those spammers.

How do you delete these. searching on the 'occupation' field gives all kind of results and typically it starts with marketing, or buy, or sell, or pills.

If i have energy enough I can deal with that. But throwing away half the database means suddenly having 'a smaller' forum. And looks are very important :P
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Post by m&o » 09 Oct 2007 15:59

what about this
Registered users: BRT BigBurns, CavalierDeVache, Google [Bot], ICEMD, m&o, Yahoo [Bot]
I think that are bots^^:P(not all only copy past it) and there is also msn bot....
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Re: Disallowed usernames

Post by lee13 » 26 Nov 2007 19:33

i see an australian using ****! how??
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Re: Disallowed usernames

Post by Zooz » 26 Nov 2007 20:56

Either he signed up before this measure was taken, or an admin specifically changed his name to that (unlikely), or these filters no longer work / are no longer in use since the forums switched to phpbb 3.

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Post by thek142 » 16 Apr 2008 04:52

Racemaniac wrote:i'd add moxley and zhadum to the list
why ban the leaderof my team (kofs team)
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