Chinese/Korean Spam!

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  1. Billwill

    Billwill Full Access Member

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    Can someone please do something about these idiots/bots clogging up this Forum!
    I am finding it pretty near impossible to do anything here and there are some members that I am trying to help out here with their issues.
     
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  2. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey Bill, I share your frustrations.
    I'm doing the best I can to keep em out.
    This is now the 4th batch tonight.
    The bots are truly a P ITA.
    Instead of looking at the side recent Threads ,
    Look for today's or new posts from the top header or /drop down menu beside media, if on a smart phone.
     
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    Report the post, then click on the posters name and choose ignore on the users profile page and you won't see those posts
     
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    wonder why this board, or xenforo in general, is having such a problem with this. none of the other (too many!) boards i'm on have this level of constant spam problem.
     
  5. Jeremy-WI

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    That depends on the number of active moderators. One site I am a mod on, we have 23 from all parts of the world. Even Microsoft technet saw this spam at one time
     
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    i've seen the same issues on other forums.
     
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    I have found signs of this same spam going back to 2015, I wonder if stopforumspam.com has a plugin for this forum

    It seems there is some built in support for stopforumspam.com in the forums software, it might not be enabled or these bots are using IP/email address/user names not in their database
     
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  8. Billwill

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    It is not any single spammer that I need to report.....the whole Index page is covered in this Spam.

    I am about 7 hours ahead of the USA so when I log on in the morning I see all this Spam while the USA is sleeping....maybe if I sign in later in the day the Experts here on this site will have already fixed the issue!

    LostJeeps also Has a problem!:mad:
     
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    I usually just report one post, then put the poster on ignore
     
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    Manually accept all new users.
     
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    someone give Bill moderator privileges!!
    so when I wake up I don't have to see the spam :D
     
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  12. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    They did not last long!
    It's gone.
     
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    There is a known Microsoft issue with a link in an Outlook signature block in an email originating with an iPhone. It generates text that looks like Chinese or Korean, but really isn't. Not having personally seen an example of what folks are talking about, I wonder if that may have been what's going on.