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NEWS, NOTICES & THE FORUM => Forum Notices & Issues => Topic started by: Pegasus on August 15, 2016, 10:32:07 pm

Title: Bloody spammers
Post by: Pegasus on August 15, 2016, 10:32:07 pm
Hi Folks,

Looks like we have a spammer messing about with the forum.

Will get onto 'Q' first thing to sort it - apologies.....Pegasus
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: EwanCameron on August 16, 2016, 07:04:42 am
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Love a fried spam sandwich with chilli sauce lived on them when I was 16




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Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: Pegasus on August 16, 2016, 10:48:38 am
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Love a fried spam sandwich with chilli sauce lived on them when I was 16





 :lol: :lol:

Sadly 'Q' is out of the office today - don't blame him, sun is shining - he'll hopefully fix the forum tomorrow - bloody spammers or whoever they are  >:(

Thanks for your patience folks  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: EwanCameron on August 16, 2016, 10:54:57 am
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Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: crickleymal on August 16, 2016, 12:12:16 pm
I can't say I've noticed anything  :shrug:
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: royfellows on August 16, 2016, 01:17:00 pm
Opening the site does nothing so I doubt that the DNS has been hacked. I have seen this happen elsewhere, the spam pages open when you click an internal hyperlink. Unsure how they do this as its not my field. Hope that the site isn't hacked.
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: Roger W on August 16, 2016, 01:35:09 pm
Haven't noticed any problem myself - I obviously haven't clicked on the offending link.

I have to admit I misread the title of the thread at first (I know  - old age and all that!) and thought someone was objecting to the need for a Derbyshire key somewhere.    :-[
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: royfellows on August 16, 2016, 01:44:36 pm
I get it on all internal links using Chrome, spam page opens as a new tab as well as the link target page. And its only the links on the home page.
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: royfellows on August 16, 2016, 02:02:07 pm
I have just been playing about with it and am getting virus download sites as well the phoney Windows messages that are really off the web.

Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: enki_ck on August 16, 2016, 08:31:59 pm
Hm, do you use StopForumSpam to filter out the new members durring the registration process. I'm a mod on a largish forum (+5k active members and way over million posts) and we haven't had a single spammer get threw in ages thanks to it. We also use a captcha to filter out spambots and it works great.
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: bograt on August 16, 2016, 10:31:19 pm
Hm, do you use StopForumSpam to filter out the new members durring the registration process. I'm a mod on a largish forum (+5k active members and way over million posts) and we haven't had a single spammer get threw in ages thanks to it. We also use a captcha to filter out spambots and it works great.


Call me old fashioned, but I would expect a mod on a forum that size to be better at spelling----- :-\
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: ianball11 on August 16, 2016, 10:36:33 pm
Perhaps the 5k+ forum is in a language other than English?   :-\
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: EwanCameron on August 16, 2016, 10:39:16 pm
Sorry I seem to be on the wrong forum this must be

Grammar & Spelling Police UK Forum 


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Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: enki_ck on August 16, 2016, 11:19:36 pm
Hehe, well English isn't my first language, not even my second, and I am/was on my phone so no spelling checker to correct me. ;)

It's an international forum though so better to have mods from all over the globe to keep an eye on it.

But point taken, I'll take a better look before I hit post next time. :D
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: Pegasus on August 17, 2016, 09:56:59 am
Hm, do you use StopForumSpam to filter out the new members durring the registration process. I'm a mod on a largish forum (+5k active members and way over million posts) and we haven't had a single spammer get threw in ages thanks to it. We also use a captcha to filter out spambots and it works great.


Call me old fashioned, but I would expect a mod on a forum that size to be better at spelling----- :-\

Bograt!   :spank:  ;D
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: EwanCameron on August 17, 2016, 10:00:05 am
I'm no lefty tree hugger and the world has gone PC mad but I see a hint of casual bigotry towards the uneducated and people that lack in grammar

Good job people don't take a fence (you see what I did there)


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Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: Q on August 17, 2016, 10:26:15 am
I've just disabled the Flickr plugin on the homepage (again). Seems to have fixed things for me - anyone else still having problems??

Thanks,
Q
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: Trogger on August 17, 2016, 10:42:14 am
Seems to have fixed it for me, not getting those very annoying spam adverts now - thanks Q!
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: royfellows on August 17, 2016, 10:47:25 am

Good job people don't take a fence


This is what worries me. I have had artefacts and ropes removed, but no one has gone that far yet
 :lol:
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: EwanCameron on August 17, 2016, 11:01:30 am
it would be hard to get the posts up


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Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: Alex on August 17, 2016, 11:27:52 am
Depending on how you rig Pasture gill you may end up taking a fence there!
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: EwanCameron on August 17, 2016, 11:56:41 am
Depending on how you rig Pasture gill you may end up taking a fence there!



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Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: Pitlamp on August 21, 2016, 07:14:02 am
Not had any spam problems for several days; looks like it's OK now (thanks).
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: EwanCameron on August 21, 2016, 08:29:03 am
Not had any spam problems for several days; looks like it's OK now (thanks).

Sadly not the same here all I've eaten for days I'm developing an addiction to the stuff


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Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: Pete K on June 10, 2017, 05:38:57 pm
I think you have another spammer on board. Scott Green. T-shirt adverts in post signature and replies are generic and bot-like.
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: Pegasus on June 11, 2017, 08:28:20 pm
Thanks Pete (and all those who let us know)  :thumbsup: Spammer has now been banned  :spank:
Title: Re: Bloody spammers
Post by: RobinGriffiths on June 11, 2017, 10:44:44 pm
I think you have another spammer on board. Scott Green. T-shirt adverts in post signature and replies are generic and bot-like.

Maybe it's Theresa ?