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GeneralRe: Another suggestion on clobbing spammers Pin
Richard MacCutchan20-Mar-19 10:13
protectorRichard MacCutchan20-Mar-19 10:13 
GeneralRe: Another suggestion on clobbing spammers Pin
Jörgen Andersson20-Mar-19 10:14
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GeneralRe: Another suggestion on clobbing spammers Pin
Richard MacCutchan20-Mar-19 10:21
protectorRichard MacCutchan20-Mar-19 10:21 
GeneralRe: Another suggestion on clobbing spammers Pin
Jörgen Andersson20-Mar-19 10:24
protectorJörgen Andersson20-Mar-19 10:24 
BugPossible bug with message count Pin
Tom Deketelaere20-Mar-19 4:21
professionalTom Deketelaere20-Mar-19 4:21 
PraiseRe: Possible bug with message count Pin
Richard Deeming20-Mar-19 12:44
mveRichard Deeming20-Mar-19 12:44 
GeneralRe: Possible bug with message count Pin
Tom Deketelaere20-Mar-19 22:18
professionalTom Deketelaere20-Mar-19 22:18 
SuggestionAnother possibilities to help against the spam waves - Edited (and added) Pin
Nelek20-Mar-19 2:32
protectorNelek20-Mar-19 2:32 
1) This is an english site and the spammers are spamming in oriental language, other spam waves in the past were slavic languages...

When there is a huge rise in the reporting actions (the S&A group start working) or any other kind of trigger point...

could it be possible to block / send to moderation all what it is written using special chars (non roman alphabet) and not being posted in the "Non English language" forums?

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2)
Another idea... a protectors only button for "spam wave" (in S&A Forum?) so that if a number X of protectors click there all messages of users created in the last X days (e.g. 3 days) go directly to moderation


#1 and #2 would give a bit of advantage since in the moderation queue is a couple of clicks and all items of the current list are out instead of 5 clicks per item
and we have everything centralized in a place, instead of having to hunt for them

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3a)
Today's first spammer was Nr. 14188734 and the latest one (by the time of this edit... they are still generating more) was Nr. 14189523 14189641 This means, the spammers have generated almost 1000 users in the last hours.
Would it be possible to put a limit of user generation coming from / by XXXX (whatever that is) per hour? I know this one is a bit tricky / difficult, since the spammers are probably using different IPs when generating users.

3b)
If CP detects an high rate of users generation (I don't know how many users per time unit will be created in usual times when spammers are not active), but (combining with #2) if the "spam wave" status is active, somehow limit the users generation and give a message for possible true users like "we are under a spam attack and the user generation is temporarily under restrictions, please try again later"

That would show the spammers, it is not worth to make such a try
That would show normal users, we take the protection of the site seriously and should not make a big deal to wait for a while until the situation goes back to normal. And if a user gets mad for it the wait... (remember one can read the site as a guest without user generation, login) then... screw him (most probably is going to be a "Gimme code ASAP, is URGENTZZ" user)


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4)
After such a massive user generation, spam wave coming from users that close to each other. A CP-Email asking for a user confirmation to all "still alive" users of that spam wave user range, if no confirmation in X time... user deletion.

this won't help against the spam wave, but at least will clean the mess up a bit


5)
A protector only button per forum to clean up ALL the "message closed" or "message automatically closed" or similar in that forum? This could help to keep the load reduced to only the active spam, making it easier and not so nasty to navigate the pages to report by the normal users. Right now, it is only possible with a staff's big hammer or you have to navigate between hundreds of those "closed" messages or delete them one by one as a protector (with the problem that after 1 deletion you get redirected to the first page of the forum and have to click back to that page to continue where you were)
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modified 20-Mar-19 11:07am.

GeneralRe: Another possibilities to help against the spam waves - Edited (and added) Pin
0x01AA20-Mar-19 9:54
professional0x01AA20-Mar-19 9:54 
BugGeneral Indian Topics is broken Pin
Nitin Sawant20-Mar-19 2:30
professionalNitin Sawant20-Mar-19 2:30 
GeneralRe: General Indian Topics is broken Pin
Nitin Sawant20-Mar-19 2:31
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QuestionRe: General Indian Topics is broken Pin
Richard MacCutchan20-Mar-19 2:34
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AnswerRe: General Indian Topics is broken Pin
Johnny J.20-Mar-19 2:39
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GeneralRe: General Indian Topics is broken Pin
Richard MacCutchan20-Mar-19 2:44
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GeneralRe: General Indian Topics is broken Pin
Nitin Sawant22-Mar-19 4:02
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GeneralRe: General Indian Topics is broken Pin
Richard MacCutchan22-Mar-19 4:21
protectorRichard MacCutchan22-Mar-19 4:21 
GeneralRe: General Indian Topics is broken Pin
thatraja22-Mar-19 7:22
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GeneralRe: General Indian Topics is broken Pin
Richard MacCutchan22-Mar-19 7:44
protectorRichard MacCutchan22-Mar-19 7:44 
GeneralRe: General Indian Topics is broken Pin
thatraja22-Mar-19 8:18
protectorthatraja22-Mar-19 8:18 
GeneralRe: General Indian Topics is broken Pin
thatraja22-Mar-19 8:30
protectorthatraja22-Mar-19 8:30 
SuggestionCould we make the "Confirm" button tab-stoppable ... Pin
OriginalGriff20-Mar-19 2:29
protectorOriginalGriff20-Mar-19 2:29 
BugCan't see where miscreant gets clobbered Pin
User 5924120-Mar-19 1:12
memberUser 5924120-Mar-19 1:12 
GeneralRe: Can't see where miscreant gets clobbered Pin
Nelek20-Mar-19 2:24
protectorNelek20-Mar-19 2:24 
GeneralRe: Can't see where miscreant gets clobbered Pin
User 5924120-Mar-19 2:25
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GeneralRe: Can't see where miscreant gets clobbered Pin
Nelek20-Mar-19 2:40
protectorNelek20-Mar-19 2:40 

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