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Gunther

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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2014, 04:39:00 AM »
I thought we were pretty laid back over potential membership, we only allow human beings and selective extra terrestrials but no bots or spammers.

spam bots, spam bots, ... what a mess.

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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2014, 08:42:05 AM »
If you used Linux, they would not be a problem.  :t
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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2014, 01:40:33 AM »
Andy,

If you used Linux, they would not be a problem.  :t

it's a joke, isn't it? What has Linux or BSD or whatever OS to do with those russian spam bots?

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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2014, 07:54:20 PM »
watch the Gattaca movie and see we are all invalids
(invalids there are natural borns, vs genemodified humans)

I watched that movie and liked it   :t
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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2014, 10:33:22 PM »
I thought we were pretty laid back over potential membership, we only allow human beings and selective extra terrestrials but no bots or spammers.

The next spam bot. Location is: Россия Москва, the avatar is stolen. It's a mess.

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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #50 on: September 02, 2014, 03:39:26 AM »
How about deleting all posts with a post=1 count, unless they have registered within a random delay time of accepting ?

Just an idea
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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2014, 04:41:16 AM »
Tony,

How about deleting all posts with a post=1 count, unless they have registered within a random delay time of accepting ?

Just an idea
 ;)

on the other hand we've also some diffident members.

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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2014, 04:44:03 AM »
There should be an automatic function allowing links only after one week of membership. That would stop all "link spammers", because they won't come back after one week to edit their profiles.

Btw at least two of these idiots still have active links - check the middle icon under the avatar. So they do push their google scores.

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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2014, 04:49:56 AM »
Jochen,

Btw at least two of these idiots still have active links - check the middle icon under the avatar. So they do push their google scores.

yes. Points to an online shop for children's toys.

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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2014, 02:24:34 AM »
Reply #22 is almost a year old and still contains a link to some Russian website - it's obvious SEO spam.

The point is to get links pointing to your target website from other websites which already have a good reputation, thus boosting the target website's reputation. So, as long as their links remain, regardless of the state of their profile, it will continue to be a successful tactic. Spammers' profiles need to obliterated, not just disabled and signature removed.

Possible defensive solution: disable setting of signature and website link for members with profiles less than 30 days old, and possibly require a few (valid) posts. Spamming would then require far more dedication than is worth the trouble.
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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2014, 03:33:58 AM »
Hi Tedd,

Possible defensive solution: disable setting of signature and website link for members with profiles less than 30 days old, and possibly require a few (valid) posts. Spamming would then require far more dedication than is worth the trouble.

why not. But there's one prerequisite: Not more work for the moderators. If this is guaranteed, no problem.

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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2014, 12:03:39 PM »
 :biggrin:

> Possible defensive solution: etc etc ....

Ther are many defensive solution but they all need to be coded into the forum software and it won't be done by me.  :badgrin:
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Re: Are you a valid Masm32 Forum member?
« Reply #57 on: September 06, 2014, 05:13:08 AM »
Ther are many defensive solution but they all need to be coded into the forum software and it won't be done by me.  :badgrin:

That was exactly my point. Therefore, the members need to be vigilant in the future.

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