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Stop forum spam website!
« on: June 13, 2011, 11:20:41 PM »
http://www.stopforumspam.com/

For anyone with a forum.  Great place to find out if someone registering is a known baddie.

Added MOD to this forum that automatically checks the people that register against known spammers.
Denies the registration if on the bad-guy list.

One of the accounts I banned has tried 15296 times to post pharmacy related spam in the past 2 weeks!
What a waste of resources!
« Last Edit: June 14, 2011, 12:51:41 AM by Samrc »
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Re: Stop forum spam website!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 02:41:06 AM »
Good find Sami  ;)
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Re: Stop forum spam website!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 09:39:28 AM »
When I searched their list, I found several of the baddies that I already recognize.
I spent a couple hours yesterday dealing with spam.  Had to do something. 
Hoping the mod will help.
 
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Re: Stop forum spam website!
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 08:43:16 PM »
WOW... This connection continues to work well.    :clapping: :TUP: :clapping:

I have had more than 3100 new registrants in just 10 days.  All spammers.  And blocked by this lovely add-on connection.  If you know anyone else running SMF forum, they should consider connecting their forum too.

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Re: Stop forum spam website!
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 03:50:25 AM »
Sami, do you think that commercial Spam works? I mean, are there people that really still trust what they read in a spam message or click the link proposed to know more about? When I find or read a spam, all my internal alarms sound like crazy!!
So, what is the real intention of a spam? to sale? virus? Do they get any profit doing that?
The last thing I would do to my customers would be boring them with publicity or spam messages.

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Re: Stop forum spam website!
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 07:29:19 PM »
The REAL purpose for their spam posts on forums is for SEO. 
People pay SEO companies a lot of money.
Many bad SEO companies use nasty tricks to lift rankings.
Some have have people and software that troll for forums and post.
As google and other search engines crawl forums, they find links.

A lot of incoming links from forums can lift your site up in rankings a long way up the list.
So spam on forum posts is expected nasty reality.
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Re: Stop forum spam website!
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 03:36:53 PM »
Good going Sami!

SWCF has integrity that deserves to be applauded.  :clapping:


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Re: Stop forum spam website!
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 09:48:42 AM »
I don't like spam posts. But I wouldn't have minded a few now and then.

But there is a limit to tolerance. Sheer numbers of spam bots. And certainly for content. I connected the forum to that antispam site when I got several large images and links posted in several boards on this forum to sites with EXTREME violent "adult" content. I had to find a way to stop those from appearing in the forum, even if it cost me a few new legitimate visitors.


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Re: Stop forum spam website!
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2014, 10:50:50 AM »
Update...
315746 known Spammer addresses blocked up until today
on THIS forum alone by this using forum add-on! 
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