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Unbelievable the ammount of spam that comes on every time around the same period of the year.

Reporting all of it, is impossible at the moment as it's just too much.

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Yisc said:

Unbelievable the ammount of spam that comes on every time around the same period of the year.

Reporting all of it, is impossible at the moment as it's just too much.

Reporting isn't needed, we can see it, don't worry! The only problem is that the Codies staff aren't here (it is Christmas Eve) and us three moderators only have basic tools with which to deal with it.

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fIsince08 said:
Yisc said:

Unbelievable the ammount of spam that comes on every time around the same period of the year.

Reporting all of it, is impossible at the moment as it's just too much.

Reporting isn't needed, we can see it, don't worry! The only problem is that the Codies staff aren't here (it is Christmas Eve) and us three moderators only have basic tools with which to deal with it.

Ah, thanks for mentioning that, saves me a lot of clicking.

Merry Christmas to you and all other mods, Codies staff and forum visitors.

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"Recent Discussions" has become pretty useless with all the spam. First 8 pages just spam, before you get to the first non-spam post.

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I'm afraid it's a bit beyond what we're capable of dealing with, we don't get any admin tools to use in situations like this so it depends when the staff get back as to when it's dealt with.

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We were here for 4 hours after my last post, deleting and banning another 30 pages of accounts

Half an hour later and the site looked like we hadn't done anything, again.

If it was down to me I'd be messaging a few of the companies the spammer is working for, asking them how their adverts for their North American universities ended up being adverstised on an English gaming website, in Korean. Korean speaking gamers in the US must be a huge market...

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I don't know if anyone is in the position to arrange it, but I am willing to help cleaning the forum.

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Yisc said:
I don't know if anyone is in the position to arrange it, but I am willing to help cleaning the forum.
None of us can organise that and it's somewhat pointless anyway - we can delete all of the spam but until Codies get the prevention working it's a losing battle.

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I'm back now, and sorry for inactive for ages due to real-life job.

That's unbelievable when I see a lot of spams in this forums. :( It also happened to the other forums where I was a moderator, and keep fighting against spammers. I hope Codies will do something to stop it asap. We will never give up until the spammers are defeated.

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I'm back now, and sorry for inactive for ages due to real-life job.

That's unbelievable when I see a lot of spams in this forums. :( It also happened to the other forums where I was a moderator, and keep fighting against spammers. I hope Codies will do something to stop it asap. We will never give up until the spammers are defeated.
We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

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fIsince08 said:
I'm back now, and sorry for inactive for ages due to real-life job.

That's unbelievable when I see a lot of spams in this forums. :( It also happened to the other forums where I was a moderator, and keep fighting against spammers. I hope Codies will do something to stop it asap. We will never give up until the spammers are defeated.
We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
We're working on it, and we know it's an issue. The clean-up this side begins - thanks to everyone who's been helping out.

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Can any admins or community founder just ban their IP?
Yes, the banning can be done based on IP - but we don't have the option to remove all banned user by IP content as an action... So that's all manual. You should see it drastically reducing! And as Didzis said, the IPs keep changing... 

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The spam is back :( Also, you missed GRID Technical Assistance, there's still 4 pages of spam from December

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Didzis said:
The spam is back :( Also, you missed GRID Technical Assistance, there's still 4 pages of spam from December
Gone. Most of the spam in the GRID TA section had actually been banned, just not deleted.

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Well you could use an IP blacklist e.g. Stop Forum Spam amongst others. That can cut down on spam registrations significantly from what I can attest.

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Add a captcha or something, it's way too easy to register a new account here. You don't even need an e-mail confirmation before you can post a comment, I mean c'mon
Well you could use an IP blacklist e.g. Stop Forum Spam amongst others. That can cut down on spam registrations significantly from what I can attest.
IP blacklist won't do anything against a dynamic IP

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Yeah captcha and email confirmation would be great ways to try to fight against spam.

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Didzis said:
Add a captcha or something, it's way too easy to register a new account here. You don't even need an e-mail confirmation before you can post a comment, I mean c'mon
Well you could use an IP blacklist e.g. Stop Forum Spam amongst others. That can cut down on spam registrations significantly from what I can attest.
IP blacklist won't do anything against a dynamic IP
Explain this then:

I have an IP blacklist installed on my forum and it cut down on spam registrations significantly, to the point that I rarely even get junk registrations at all. Also to consider are suggestions outlined here at MediaWiki: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Combating_spam#IP_address_blacklists

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Spam again. I would've thought there would be a permanent solution by now.

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Why don't you make the first post a new user types checked manually? If the post is not complaining about a bug, demanding a new future to be implemented in a patch that has to come out in 2 weeks or else or asking about pre-orders it's a fake account  :p

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