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Offline Endshiftresign!

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Ezine Spammers - Something has to be done
« on: December 04, 2010, 06:22:48 AM »
andami na nila eh...di na nakakatuwa...   :x

i happen to rewrite ezine-type articles as a raket (yes, i understand i am biting the hand that feeds me in a way) and i know how these spam machines make their money...they stuff up a 300 to 500 word article with keywords then post the article on numerous bulletin boards, or create soulless blogsites, all with one thing in mind...search engine spamming.

di ba pwedeng i-IP ban yung mga spammers na yan?  the latest spam attack is seemingly geared towards athletic shoes, particularly nike...


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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 03:04:58 PM »
Clicking the 'report to moderator' button... Does it help reduce spambots/spam threads?  I think I'm over-eager at times, but they're definitely all over the place.
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 03:57:49 PM »
We do our own checks and remove most of them, but some do get through. Notify the moderators or even me if you do see one.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010, 03:59:41 PM »
I see.  Glad to know the mods are always on the lookout.  I'll be sure to report every single one I see.  Thanks!  :-)!
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Re: Ezine Spammers - Something has to be done
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 07:32:33 AM »
madaming ip ang shared among several users. banning an ip is not a solution.


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Re: Ezine Spammers - Something has to be done
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 01:40:00 AM »
madaming ip ang shared among several users. banning an ip is not a solution.

hmmmm...sa bagay.  they may be doing their dirty work in a net cafe (that is, kung taga-pilipinas sila) and there may be other philmusic users who frequent that cafe na madadamay kung ma-IP ban.

i guess we'll just have to grin and bear it when it comes to the keyword/ezine spam.  sana lang madelete kaagad para hindi sayang sa bandwidth...
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Re: Ezine Spammers - Something has to be done
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 11:12:53 AM »
Just be vigilant bro.  Help natin yung mga mods by clicking the 'report to moderator' button whenever spam gets through.  :-)  And also to ignore them by not replying to those threads, kung matitiis!  :-D
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 01:48:57 AM »
Andami kong nakikita these days na post na related sa porn yung title. :| iisang user lang lahat, kalat-kalat sa mga room.
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 03:52:11 PM »
Andami kong nakikita these days na post na related sa porn yung title. :| iisang user lang lahat, kalat-kalat sa mga room.


We do remove them but these spammers are getting more devious everyday.
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2010, 09:01:43 PM »
And apart from the spammers/scammers, there are astroturfers. They are bordering to being spammers. Posting for their "favorite band" in multiple sub-forums.


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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2010, 08:45:27 AM »
And apart from the spammers/scammers, there are astroturfers. They are bordering to being spammers. Posting for their "favorite band" in multiple sub-forums.

These are harder to detect but just let us know and we'll merge all their 'extraneous' posts.
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 11:04:51 AM »
I'll join, sige sali ako sa spam hunting  :-)
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2010, 12:47:14 AM »
bakit ba may mga ganito? kumikita ba sila dito? :D

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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2010, 09:27:57 AM »
bakit ba may mga ganito? kumikita ba sila dito? :D

Yes.

@ARTificial - we are on top of most of these on a daily basis, but a few do get through. If you see one that has been up for more than a few days, then let us know here.
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2010, 09:24:23 PM »
Yes.

@ARTificial - we are on top of most of these on a daily basis, but a few do get through. If you see one that has been up for more than a few days, then let us know here.

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Re: SPAM
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2010, 09:47:01 PM »
suggestion lang mga mods, sana may "Captcha" yung registration form para iwas-spambots...


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Re: SPAM
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2010, 08:01:00 AM »
and to think i might be feeding these jerks with ezine/blog-type articles through my raket...   :-(

then again, i don't think so.  sobra namang keyword spam yung sa kanila...and i rewrite "wholesome" articles (no sarcasm or irony here) for a target audience of americans 40 and above, baby boomers included...
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2011, 11:49:16 PM »
up ko ulit dahil dumadami na naman ang mga spambot sa PM.  i'd say a good percentage (maybe 25%) of the new posts i'm seeing are from spambots.   :-(
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2011, 10:56:48 AM »
My alterego has beaten me to it. Which is good since I'm unable to go online much for now. Just keep on reporting these and we'll get on it asap.
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2011, 08:43:12 AM »
I get about 70 emails from report abuses and spams everyday. Sometimes, 3 or 4 users report the same spam. This is so tedious so bear with us.   
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2011, 09:25:33 AM »
It would help us greatly if no one posts after a spam post. It can get very difficult for us to find these particular posts since they easily get hidden in the woodwork. If you spy one that the mods probably have missed, just PM the link to us or post it here. We normally act on these asap but we're only human... we do have sleeping hours.
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2011, 08:27:46 AM »
bumping this thread because they're back and worse than ever.   :x
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Re: SPAM
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2011, 08:30:30 AM »
Thank you!

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