Spam issue

  • this is insane. woke up to 500 emails!

  • if you unsubscribed, there are still emails already in the pipeline. He stopped any new tutorials yesterday so there should not be any new tutorial emails joining the queue.

  • R0J0hound .

    This nostalgia. Castlevania2 and his message ( just awful ) that comes up all the time. ^^

  • Scirra

    How about adding something like: when 3 licensed members report a profile, the reported profiles posting abilities gets halted until checked by staff ?

  • I've never experienced such a spam infestation of this kind before. If I was a suspicious person, I could almost imagine it being a deliberate attack from, for instance, a recently banned user.

    Just turn off new user registrations for a few days. It will hardly be that much of an issue to new legitimate users, as long as a message informs them of the reason.

  • I've never experienced such a spam infestation of this kind before. If I was a suspicious person, I could almost imagine it being a deliberate attack from, for instance, a recently banned user.

    Just turn off new user registrations for a few days. It will hardly be that much of an issue to new legitimate users, as long as a message informs them of the reason.

    Looking at the posting frequency, it is automated, constantly 2 sets of 2 posts a minute, then a set of 3 posts a minute.

    It looks like it is automated advertising for the developer/owner of the sites involved.

    The head lines from the subject pop up in google too.

    Its been spamming ubi, battle.net, and several others.

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  • Yea, I know. It wasn't really a serious suggestion - just a mini bout of frustration :/

  • So I suppose it will have to wait till Tom gets back to resolve the issue.

    In the mean time shall we name our new spam buddy? I vote for something simple like Carl. All in favor?

    When the scirra office closes for the day the forum should change to a darker appearance with the message

    "What a horrible night to have a curse..."

    Bonus if they can get this music playing in the background.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7tNQXwjAlI0

    Yeah, Carl sounds great. Why don't we try and monetize it? We could all band together and make a game, call it say, 'attack of the carls'.

  • In absolute seriousness now - just set the Newly Registered Users group to "Can ignore flood limit" - "Never".

    Set flood limit to something like an hour.

  • Whaha, apparently, it's spamming the shiznit out of youtube too.

  • Scirra

    After some research, it looks like this happened last February too on a global scale for a wide variety of forums.

    I saw some reports of having success blocking this thing automatically by the use of Mollom.

    https://www.mollom.com/

    Apparently you can train this content monitoring program (by blocking things) to stop things like this from happening.

    Here is a drupal related site thread with some information: https://www.drupal.org/node/2434091

    Comment #13 looks promising

  • It appears the emails have finally stopped *touches wood*

  • This must be what we get for watching The Interview.

  • Well, I think the spam has been lessening even with the waves. The website response time seems to be faster today than the last few days, where it would take up to 4 seconds to load anything.

  • How about shadow banning these dummy accounts while purging all their messages in one go?

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