Major Dumping of Spam Posts - needs attention ASAP

Discussion in 'Bugs, Glitches and Miscellaneous Forum Problems' started by forluvofsmoke, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Moderators: check your forums for new posts. When I opened the new posts pages, I found approx. 14 pages of Spam. I can't read the language, but I suspect it is from a malicious group, the name of which I will not mention, so it won't be tracked to this site by tags.

    I reported approx 2 pages of them, but more seem to appearing...PLEASE jump on this ASAP.


    Last edited: Jun 11, 2015
  2. Hello.   Easy buddy.  Take a breath.  Open a cold one and relax a bit.  [​IMG]  Frustration can get the better of all of us.  We are all angry over this cr**.  The Mods. are actually doing a GREAT job..  You know that as well as I.  The site is being bombarded by these fools.  The Mods. are clearing the cr** as quickly as they can.  You have over 4000 posts.  You are NOT a newbie by ANY means.  You are a VALUED  member!  Ride it out buddy.  We will get through.  I feel ya brother.

  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's takin care of
  4. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hi, Danny! Yes, the Mods do have a tough job at times, and they handle things very well. I just wasn't sure if they were getting alerts, as it seemed the posts were in nearly every sub-forum, and there were very few of the posts that had any views at all...they popped up so many, so fast. I figured after posting this thread that they probably had their hands full clicking buttons to shut the idiots down.

    Hey brother, we go back a while...not complaining about the site or mods. has a HUGE membership now-days, and things can get buried fast, so keeping up is a challenge for any of us, especially the mods. I didn't really feel frustrated over this...felt more of a sense of urgency. Hate is a strong word, but I hate what they do to site like this...everyone who is active here is effected.
    THANK YOU, SIR!!! You da MAN!!!
  5. Heck.  I knew you were on the fightin side all along!  [​IMG]   Be safe buddy.  I hope you and those you love are well.  Keep Smokin!

  6. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ah, those Jerks...I didn't see it until right now...they hit us again on the 12th...all in Roll Call...about a dozen and a half or so posts.

  7. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There must be a software solution like the "flood control" on many boards where members can't post multiple messages within a set period of time.

    I'm an admin on a car board and I nuke spammers almost every day. Back when the board software and the spambots were simpler, I was able to block a large portion of them simply by editing the signup page. The spammers ran an automated script that filled out the VBulletin signup form, so simply using the HTML "comment" tabs to hide one of the fields threw off the script and the automated signups failed.

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