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Mike Zeidler
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Since: 27.6.02

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.42
Just got a spam message from user Hernandez99. Anyone else?



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lotjx
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Since: 5.9.08

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.24
Yep. PM the boss about it.



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pieman
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Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.30


Got one from Mitchell26.







redsoxnation
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Since: 24.7.02

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.78
    Originally posted by pieman
    Got one from Mitchell26.










same.
AWArulz
Knackwurst








Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.05
Mine was from Hernandez99 - just deleted it



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Reverend J Shaft
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Since: 25.6.03
From: Home of The Big House

Since last post: 12 days
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.52
Damn, I should check the threads before reporting this stuff.... Oh well.

Me, too. From Mitchell26.
dunkndollaz
Banger
Back to Back Survivor








Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.39
mine was from coordination45



I think my kids are trying to kill me

El Nastio
Andouille








Since: 14.1.02
From: Ottawa Ontario, by way of Walkerton

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.41
    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    mine was from coordination45


But I thought coordination45 was going to make me the chosen one!

dMr
Andouille








Since: 2.11.02
From: Edinburgh, Scotland

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.59
    Originally posted by El Nastio
      Originally posted by dunkndollaz
      mine was from coordination45


    But I thought coordination45 was going to make me the chosen one!


He told me I was a Real Trooper and I thought I was special

dunkndollaz
Banger
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Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.39
    Originally posted by dMr
      Originally posted by El Nastio
        Originally posted by dunkndollaz
        mine was from coordination45


      But I thought coordination45 was going to make me the chosen one!


    He told me I was a Real Trooper and I thought I was special



I was "Very Thoughtful" - obviously doesn't know me



I think my kids are trying to kill me

drjayphd
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Since: 22.4.02
From: Long Island

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.38
It looks like there's only four users spamming right now, so I pulled the plug on their accounts. I'd still PM CRZ et al.





You wanted the best, you got... the Out of Context Quote of the Week.

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BigDaddyLoco
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Since: 2.1.02

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.13
I got one for boys socks, probably the most unexciting spam ever
CRZ
Big Brother
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Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.39
Looks like about 2000 messages were sent. I'm completely baffled as to what purpose sending everybody a PM serves (beyond annoying us for about a minute), but it was done.

I've added some new Chinese IP space to the restricted list and have deleted all the messages, and the users, and so on. We'll have to rewrite the PM stuff so that a robot can't bomb it, I guess.

(I only got one spam, but you all sent me a lot of spam ABOUT the spam. ;-) )

Thanks to the mods for acting first.

(edited by CRZ on 10.5.12 1237)


Mr. Boffo
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Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.96
In a way it's amazing that the forum has gone this long without automated spam bots. Hardly any site lets you register without a CAPTCHA nowadays.
CRZ
Big Brother
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Since: 9.12.01
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.39
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    In a way it's amazing that the forum has gone this long without automated spam bots. Hardly any site lets you register without a CAPTCHA nowadays.
It's not amazing - Guru unwittingly came up with our own CAPTCHA years ago when he made people check a box saying they were 13 or older before their registration would go through. We have had over 85,000 failed registration attempts logged since 2004 and of those, over 97% of our registration attempts miss that step.

(I can tell you all this here because none of the spam registration people will ever read this post)



(edited by CRZ on 10.5.12 1255)


Mike Zeidler
Pepperoni








Since: 27.6.02

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.42
That's amazing.

I have to wonder why more site don't do something that simple.

Good job Guru!



"Tattoos are the mullets of the aughts." - Mike Naimark

"Hasa diga eebowai!" - Ugandan saying
DJ FrostyFreeze
Knackwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.24
Read it and weep, fella


    Originally posted by CRZ
    We have had over 85,000 failed registration attempts logged since 2004 and of those, over 97% of our registration attempts miss that step.
Why did the other 3% fail?



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CRZ
Big Brother
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Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.39
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Originally posted by CRZ
      We have had over 85,000 failed registration attempts logged since 2004 and of those, over 97% of our registration attempts miss that step.
    Why did the other 3% fail?
Without looking and just going off the top of my head, they probably left out a required field, or put different passwords in the password fields, or left the password blank, or picked a username already in use, or most likely tried to do one of some other things spammers typically do which we check for before allowing a registration to succeed. (Some stuff we keep secret, believe it or not.)



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