[08-Mar-2012] New SPAM mitigation scheme in place

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Why would someone hammer the internal search? What is achieved by that for them? They just would raise the server load. Wouldn't a time frame for max search sessions be more efficient to prevent that? Like 1 internal search every 30/60 secs max.

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OK, officially confirming the canning of the first spammer on BLF since the new system was implemented. His name was "talk", and he is survived by 102,345,655 fellow spammers, who will be following him to BLF to meet the same fate.

He made his first post at 04:59, and his 11th and last post was at 05:11. At 05:04 he received his first hit, and the KO punch was made by the heavyweight champion "Raccoon City" at 05:12. The spammer received more hits after he was already down, which were probably made to clean up residual posts that he had already made. So notice that he stopped posting 12 minutes after starting, in which time he managed to make 11 posts, and his last post and his time of banning are only one minute apart, which suggests that he would have kept on posting if it weren't for the ban. I'm pretty happy with the results, especially considering that this occurred during one of the lower traffic times at BLF. What do you think?

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Thanks for your efforts SB!  Hope we can get back to normal!

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sb56637 wrote:
What do you think?

Outstanding! Thank you for your efforts.
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Ah, relief at last, thank you!

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sb56637 wrote:

What do you think?

Great Success!!

Ps. Would you please bring back the short quotations in notification emails?

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Great Job!

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Thanks Mr.Admin!

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sb56637 wrote:

What do you think?

Great Success!!

Ps. Would you please bring back the short quotations in notification emails?

Ah, somebody noticed. Smile Unfortunately I can't immediately bring them back. Our host disabled mail sending because the excerpts of the posts by spammer contained spam links, which can cause the entire hosting company to get blacklisted. So I'd have to figure out a way to disable the links in the emails, which I don't know how to do. The only option to get our mail server re-enabled was to disable the comment excerpts. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Thanks for the hard work sb56637 ;)!

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Thank you sb .

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Great job, thanks.  I'm in the mood to go hunting now...

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sb56637 wrote:

OK, officially confirming the canning of the first spammer on BLF since the new system was implemented. His name was "talk", and he is survived by 102,345,655 fellow spammers, who will be following him to BLF to meet the same fate.

He made his first post at 04:59, and his 11th and last post was at 05:11. At 05:04 he received his first hit, and the KO punch was made by the heavyweight champion "Raccoon City" at 05:12. The spammer received more hits after he was already down, which were probably made to clean up residual posts that he had already made. So notice that he stopped posting 12 minutes after starting, in which time he managed to make 11 posts, and his last post and his time of banning are only one minute apart, which suggests that he would have kept on posting if it weren't for the ban. I'm pretty happy with the results, especially considering that this occurred during one of the lower traffic times at BLF. What do you think?

 

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What those other folks said, then + 1!

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OK, no where I'm I going to get the latest info on the fine line of Genuine Authentic replica knock-off Gucci products?

I'm also going to really miss all the mention of "Paisley ".

 

 

 

 

 
 
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SB, thanks again for all of your efforts and making this such an excellent forum! BLF rocks.

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Awesome!

 

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Many thanks to everybody for their kind words! It's a pleasure to be here with you guys.

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Good stuff sb56637. At times you probably have a pretty thankless job. Your welcome to go back to your travelling now. Its also a pleasure to have you as our admin. Cheers. 1 hour to go and its a long weekend here in Vic Aus. Yippee.

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This is great.  Thanks for the hard work. 

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Jack, I have a feeling those will see use from time to time.

 

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Does that gravedigger function really work ? I mean the re-burying of spammed threads.  For example this thread has a post from 02/05/2012 at the end. Therefore it shouldn't be on starting page 2 between posts from 03/09/201.

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Most of the time it works... but as you have pointed out the system isn't perfect.  I think it would be okay to bump any of the threads that got buried.

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If there is a general glitch, the starting pages can easily become useless... even with that spam protection in place. It would be interesting to know under which circumstances it works and under which it doesn't.

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I think the way it works is that thread dates only get reset when Mr. Admin deletes the user rather than when they get blocked by Mark as Spam votes.

 

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