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Offline embx61

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A bot is active on the forums.
« on: August 19, 2017, 07:07:08 AM »
I see a bunch of spam messages.

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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 07:10:54 AM »
Need a mod/admin....how do you stop it?
Born in 1965. Got my first computer 1984 when it was all dos. Been playing computer games and internet surfing since. SOOO much has changed!! lol.

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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 07:20:04 AM »
I have deleted the user and am now deleting the spam posts. Might take a little bit.

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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2017, 07:28:52 AM »
This forum is now clean... 8)

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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2017, 07:30:03 AM »
yeah, that moron luckily only posted 22 spam messages.

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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 04:11:40 AM »
That asshole is back again with his spam crap.  >:(
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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 02:10:39 PM »
account deleted
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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 02:14:09 PM »
Thanks @RedKetchup   I'm at work and wasn't able to get to the spam.

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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 02:18:21 PM »
Thanks @RedKetchup   I'm at work and wasn't able to get to the spam.

dont worry, we cannot be here 24hrs/24 !
thats normal there are some hours nor you nor me is here ^^
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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 02:19:17 PM »
good job. that sure was a mess.

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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 02:32:14 PM »
if he comes back, pick up his IP, i will ban his IP range.
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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 02:56:18 PM »
It is that same dude from about a week ago.

Luckily he apparently cannot count further then 22 as he posted today 22 spam and last week 22 too LOL

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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 03:09:34 AM »
if he comes back, pick up his IP, i will ban his IP range.

Instead of only deleting his account and posts, when you are in the mod controls, can't you do a full ban first- email, account name and IP, and then delete the account and posts?  That's what I can do on my forum that uses this Simple Machines program.  Of course, those spammers eventually find some other IP address, but it can help slow things down.

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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2017, 09:16:38 AM »
Yet another bot account deleted.

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Re: A bot is active on the forums.
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2017, 10:11:42 AM »
I hate it when people do that. Same person/org (from India?) left spam on BlackLiquidSoftware.com this a.m.  Fortunately, all I have to do is go to their account and mark them as a Spammer. It automatically makes all of their posts not seen by the regular members and marks their account so they can't post anymore.  Wonderfully simple.