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Post by Heather » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:22 am

GRRR!!! More Blerdy Spam, and by the way Ladies please don't be tempted, it has just cost my Brother In Law an absolute fortune after an illegal movie download released a virus that meant an expensive trip to the Computer Shop.

Just out of curiosity, I am wondering if before you can join the board if perhaps having to answer a couple of questions like. How long have you been a fan? What is your favourite Jason Movie? And maybe one other, don't make membership so easy is what I am trying to say, this might deter these people.

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Post by kjshd05 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:48 am

Heather is totally correct...DO NOT open a link that you've never see here before...

we are trying to contain these spammers...please be patient...the admins are working on the problem :cool:

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Post by Marie » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:08 am

A lot of sites now require you to re-type words or describe what you see in a picture before you can post. I wonder if that might be a possibility. It is getting absurd. Damn spammers.

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Post by Angel Tavington » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:33 am

Spammers are annoying like flies at a picnic. nuke.gif


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Post by wolfsaver » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:40 pm

It seems like this became more of a problem when the board's format was changed. Did this open us up to more risk?

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Post by Helen8 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:15 pm

This bears repeating:

DO NOT CLICK ANY LINK by someone whose name you do not recognize as having posted here before.

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Post by SaraR » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:25 pm

You should be able to make the registration process require a CAPTCHA before people can join.
Or, it might be a little more labor intensive, you can make it so the admin has to verify a person's email before they actually are allowed to post.

I know you do have to click a link to complete registration here, but I think, since there isn't really a flood of registrants here, that might be the easiest way to get around it. Plus, if you think about it, a lot of spam accounts are pretty recognizable.

And IMO, downloading movies isn't worth it anyway. I'd rather HAVE the actual DVD or VHS in my hands and be able to watch it on my tv, unless it's a different format, because being stuck at the computer to watch a bad bootleg is NOT worth it.

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Post by Heather » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:10 am

Getting on my nerves now!!! I see the spammer has yet again managed to post their tat again today, what is it about this format? We hardly ever had spam on the old board. :evil:

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Post by Angel Tavington » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:01 am

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Re: Spam Discussion

Post by SaraR » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:18 pm

There's always something, sadly. Spammers just seem to make the rounds. :-(

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Post by marilaine » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:06 am

That's one reason why I'm too scared to get my own pc. SPAM. Grrrrr.ARGH! :rave nuke.gif

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:08 am

Many apologies, ladies, many and heartfelt apologies.
I recently took on a second (but short-lived) job, and have had no time for housekeeping--literal or virtual.

We did *occasionally* get spammers on the old board, but you're right, nothing like now . . . :-( and the only reason to switch was that we kept being told that the new version offered way better security. :evil:
I haven't run through the process of registration (will try that soon), but I believe the board does require that posters respond to a question, e.g., what is 2+2?
But it is plainly not enough.
In another week and a half, I'll have some time to research this properly.

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Re: Spam Discussion

Post by kjshd05 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:31 am

thanx Hilary :hug gratitude (as they say on Spartacus) LOL

Marilaine, using a public computer is much more dangerous...you can send viruses, and not know you are doing so....

Like when you use facebook, and send out all those requests ...I've gotten 2 viruses last year, both times I had to send my
laptop to the Geek Squad...

Be careful out there!!

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:53 am

I just went and looked (after deleting 10 "members,"like this is how I wish to enjoy my Sunday--thanks, gay porn spammers!), and posting on this board requires that
you register an account (filling out the brief form),
you supply a legitimate e-mail address,
you receive a confirmation to that e-mail address to which you must respond,
and you correctly type in the shite in the CAPTCHA jobbie.

So these dudes apparently really really want Jason Isaacs fans to go view their gay porn online. :dunce

Yeah, you guys be careful out there. These people are dedicated in their malice.

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Post by Angel Tavington » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:06 pm

kjshd05 wrote:
Marilaine, using a public computer is much more dangerous...you can send viruses, and not know you are doing so....

Like when you use facebook, and send out all those requests ...I've gotten 2 viruses last year, both times I had to send my
laptop to the Geek Squad...
True! That's one of the risks of using public computers. :shock:


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