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Author Topic: Changes to catch tricky spammers -- let me know any problems posting/modifying  (Read 3635 times)


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We've recently seen some very clever little trickeroos employed by spammers..

One particularly clever tricky goes like this:
  • They make a post that seems harmless enough (no spamlinks, no bad signature, etc.)
  • Then a month later and after the post is quiet without new replies, they come back and either edit the post or add a spam signature to their profile (which shows up on ALL of their posts even ones they made a long time ago).

The reason this is so sneaky is that regular forum members wont ever look at the old threads/posts and so won't notice the change and spam addition to the thread. But anyone new visiting the forum thread due to a search will see it.

SO.. i've added some new alerts that send us mods emails whenever there is a suspicious looking post or profile/signature modification, so we can have a look if it seems spammy. :)

Anyway -- let me know if i broke anything in the process..
« Last Edit: May 25, 2009, 10:36 PM by mouser »


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Cool! spammers suck.
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