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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby Lunkhead » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:39 am

So, any progress report on spam prevention steps? Who exactly is doing what to try to deal with the recent spam thing? fluffy? Spud? Other? Is there anything anybody else can do to help out? It's getting pretty annoying and it seems like we get a spree of spams every other day practically. Manually deleting them seems pretty futile.
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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby fluffy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:58 am

Well, I'm still not a forum admin, so if I were to install any of those mods it'd remain unconfigured and therefore probably not do what we want.
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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby Lunkhead » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:01 pm

OK, spam bombed again today, awesome. JB is very busy these days, so it's kinda like we're down to 1 admin. Maybe it's time to draft somebody else to have admin access to the boards to configure some of the anti-spam mods that could be installed...? fluffy sounds like he's volunteering, and he's already got command line access. ;)
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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby Spud » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:58 pm

This is not my call. If you would point me to the spam, I would gladly remove it.

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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby jast » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:54 pm

FWIW, in phpBB there is no such thing as "installing mods". In phpBB, mods are files that describe which of the phpBB files to edit and how (open file X, find text Y, insert Z before/after, etc.). It's pretty much the polar opposite of maintainable.
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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby jb » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:55 pm

I delete the spamming users (and all their posts) whenever I see them. Deleted one today.

There are moderators on every forum, can they not delete posts?

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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby jast » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:55 pm

Moderators can delete posts but they can't necessarily block the spam bots from posting more.
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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby jb » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:59 pm

User "fluffy" is now a forum admin.
User "lunkhead" is now a "users and groups" admin.

Administrate wisely, fellows.

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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:03 pm

Congrats fluffy and Lunk. :D
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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby fluffy » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:52 pm

dangit :P
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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby fluffy » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:01 pm

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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby fluffy » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:03 pm

Hey jb, it looks like the version of phpBB that's installed is out of date, but I don't have access to the primary dreamhost account (the fightmaster account doesn't have one-click install capability). Could you set the phpBB one-click installer to automatically upgrade phpBB?
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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby fluffy » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:20 pm

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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby Manhattan Glutton » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:35 am

I'm getting this occasionally, FYI. Looks like someone added forum spam blocking, but something is not quite right.
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/session.php on line 1136: include(mods/stopforumspan-ban.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/session.php on line 1136: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'mods/stopforumspan-ban.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/local/php5/lib/pear')
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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby fluffy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:36 am

Yeah, unfortunately these things are hard to test well. I'll work on it some more. It's weird that it's only showing up occasionally though.

I installed both of the antispam mods found in this thread (both do different things) but for some reason the config for the auto-ban one isn't showing up on the admin panel, either. I hate phpBB.
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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby fluffy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:39 am

Although it helps to spell "spam" correctly (and not like "span").
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Re: Yep, there's a lot of spam lately

Postby fluffy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:26 am

Also apparently BLT got autobanned by the anti-spam script. Hilarious and ironic, but also unintentional. Sigh.

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