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Spammers listed here: blairkaty

Here´s the latest talent/s

blairkaty

Reported earlier:

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Yeah, i just noticed him, very annoying! I think that this thread is a good idea Smile .
I sure hope they don't have to turn of the comments + forum like they had to with the old site.
Thank Goodness that we have admins/mods to deal with them.
Oh yeah, kind of off topic, how about an update on the transition to a new server, balrog.

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I sure hope they don't have to turn of the comments + forum like they had to with the old site.

On the old site, no admin was available in old site's last months (or years?) ,
and Dax and me, we only was able to watch, nothing more.

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drew hause seems to be going to every game and app in order and writing a comment that say something like "_______ Looks fun and exciting" or "Thanks for the information about _____"
What i always say, once a spammer/troll always a spammer/troll.
Do you guys/gals think that this person is a spammer or a person with a disorder?(no offense Wink -couldn't think of a better word)
EDIT: He is a spammer, take a look at macgarden's home page.
I Say he should have his account deleted!

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I was waiting for "Microsoft Word 6 looks fun and exciting, visit my lame website. I am 11".

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Sort of expecting these talents to show up in this thread too. Mainly because of sharing thoughts of their expected age and maturity with nmz502 and bertyboy.

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maybe on the new Mac Garden the admins can implement a system where users can flag a posting or a user and if e. g. five users flagged it as "spam", it gets automatically deleted?

That way it's not all depending on the admins and we could get rid of those spammers rather quick? (same goes for article vandalism)

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But what do you do if spammers use the five vote device to kick out regular members? By using five diifferent IP adresses from five different internet cafes, and five different web based email accounts one person can act like five members! The same is true if you try to delete spammers' accounts. They just open up a new one with no problems. I also can imagine that they take any action by admins as a challenge to enforce their spamming activities. Some people just like war. Maybe the best way to deal with spammers is to ignore them so that they loose interest.

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Ignore them is what in reality happened on the old MG and how that ended is common knowledge. Sad
There's the Captcha solution, which deals more with bots than the 'alive' spammer/troll.
Bolkonskij's suggestion is in the abscence of 'real' mods/admins a good proposition. The spammer uses multiple boards and to concentrate on one there must a big gain. The troll is a totally different piece of work.
You could introduce Captchas to registering membership and each comment and as a honey trap a totally free topic which is emptied automagically each 6th hour or so. The users frequenting that topic can be questioned as worthy members or not.
(this is my ramblings without any deeper knowledge of PHP, data bases or the darker parts of www culture)

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Where I've had to deal with spammers before, what worked for us was to mark the accounts as spam and ignore their posts, so they would post but nothing would be recorded / subsequently displayed.

If you have the ability to run periodic jobs, ie. backups, physically delete logically deleted posts and threads, you could allow the spam posts to be recorded and displayed until the job would come along and clean it up. This option was a lot more work, so we didn't porsue it any further.

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One thing just struck me after viewing another epic post from the travelling talents; how about disabling HREF-tags in topics/comments? Else I´m all for bertyboys invisible (IIUC) suggestion.

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Invisible, or Ignore - when an account marked as a "spammer" presses the "Save" button, the post is ignored, nothing is saved, not even the fact that they have tried to make a post.
IIRC we called it the FOADYCSWPOSS protocol. FOAD and WPOS stand for what you think they stand for, the final S is for Spammer, CS you can guess when it's taken in context.

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Hows about having a button called 'Spam' that after say 5 people have clicked on that person get temporarily banned until a moderator/admin can check the places where its marked as spam and decide to perma ban or let them back in to MG; I know this sounds like a lot of work but just think how rewarding it would be to smack some 11 year old with a perma ban every day/ week/ hour Laughing out loud

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Thought for a minute it was calm but realized it´s summer and even the institutions letting their inmates go; new one for the talent list: applep

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Perhaps I shouldn't say this (it just feels a little too evil), but an effective way of dealing with live spammers/trolls is to build the system so that once their account is flagged as spam, the system does not display their comments or edits to anyone -- except them. Alternatively, we could hide their comments only for logged on users (again except for them), so at least we wouldn't have to endure it. Think of it as an added bonus for registering/logging-in. In either senario, I would never give the power of the 'spam flag' to anyone but a dev/mod.

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I think the nest way to implement spam report is have the function were regular users can mark a post or a profile as a spam. I think that would really be a more efficient way to do it. Though it could be abused to report users you are not in good terms with, but it still has to be reviewed by the moderator before any action would be dealt.

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on my board (which is kinda just for experiments) 95% of all spam accounts are either registered with (insert 2 digit num here)@businessinfoservicess.com or (insert 2 digit num here)@backlinks.we.bs, the most effective way i found to deal with it is to delete the spam account then if 2 or more spam accounts are signed up from one domain i ban the hole domain

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What do you think about
slayer1983

staind outside ecard
family values ecard
crystal method ecard

has been classified has HyperCard, but it is Flash Player, and it is useless stuff,
like most of his uploads.

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I think he's pretty harmless. I don't think he's the greatest of communicators as envisaged by his lack of any detail in every upload. And I do wish he'd bunch a whole heap of stuff under the one title instead of one page for every similar single item. e.g; "Startup Screens". But I don't think that he's a spammer.

His screen saver upload "ghost ship os9" is OK. I helped him out a little with that one. But again, he put the OS X version of the same thing onto another page. Which is bit of a pain.

It'd be nice if he'd ask a question or two. Perhaps an admin can have a friendly word with him privately.

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Perhaps an admin can have a friendly word with him privately.

Native english speakers, first, please. Wink

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Recycling I guess, but the lack of inspiration, amongst many other things, suits my idea of the spammer quite good actually! Wink

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Just a question, someone who uploads Macintosh old software with no use is considered a spammer?

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Not unless it has a virus or something. "Spam" is usually to sell you stuff, like black market drugs (usually prescription), or porn. If any software *is* spam, I bet there's spyware involved.
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If we keep getting spambots, maybe it's time to fix the account creation page.
Here's a trick they'll love: Have one of those read-this-text images, but instead of random gobbledegook, it says "Leave this box blank." Spambots will get it wrong, but humans won't.

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Here is another one:

katecollins

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Another one: latiabook

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Ex-Latiobook now, thanks.

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Laughing out loud

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Our big-hearted joseymlbto seems to exercise the usually leaky conversation were the links to obscure services never fails to appear.

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*.* My first spam report in MG!

MikeTomTom's picture
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Heh. Just noticed an ancient piece of spam that seems to have passed under the radar, from a "DamiL", posted back in 2010 in "Adobe Illustrator 5.5" You need to scroll down page to see it.

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Ouch. And still a member. Wonder how many comments he/she has done over the years?
Well, managed to find a place for him too. Just for old time's sake… Wink

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Found "DamiL" in the member list and killed it.

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Fresh meat:

-----> simonkobel <-----

In this thread.

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I was just going to post that one....They do like to post nonsense and nothing to do with the actual thread before posting the spam link...haha..

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Guess the sap is rising even in the sp@mmers when light grows brighter and the temperature rises. Wink

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cheapmac

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Thanks, killed.

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…and this bright and warm season drives all the pre-school minds to gather round their keyboards. Wink

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Thanks, Mrdav, your latest reports has been deleted.

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Yeah, a "report spam" button sounds good. Will see what I can do. How's everything going around here anyway? Feel like life's passed me by.

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Hi Maedi. Some recent site update requests were posted in here... Nice to see that you're about.

A "report spam" button tho' might only be really useful if it could link the spammer ID directly to the button report somehow.

This "sticky" suffices OK, I just wish IIGS_User wasn't so diligent in removing the reporting of those spammers - along with the spammers - I like it very much that he does remove the actual spammers if notified about them in here... tho' I'd like to see the reporting of them left intact.

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tho' I'd like to see the reporting of them left intact.

Thanks, noted. Smile

Feel like life's passed me by.

Seeing the msg "Member for 4 Years some month" now, when logging in.
The only difference since then, I'm just older now.

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JeleScexjef

hatadiontaism

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bumping this so it does not get lost

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asmithkv

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DiegoJ

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Haven't had one for a week or so...

So please remove the flyby gogosago

Posted in "Guides" today.

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adelaroger

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----> albertoderio <----

In "PCSX2 - Playstation 2 Emulator" ... and he seems so sincere, too...

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hpqpivqi - new spammer.

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hpqpivqi - ex spammer. Smile