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Old December 24th 11, 18:35   #1
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If I wasn't already a vegetarian, this much spam would make me one.

I just wanted to let any actual living beings who're trying to visit this forum know that I am totally aware of the spam infestation currently underway. A larger fix beyond my capabilities needs to be implemented to stop it, but I'm doing what I can to try to delete as many threads as I can until then. It is overwhelming. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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Old December 25th 11, 16:20   #2
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Re: If I wasn't already a vegetarian, this much spam would make me one.

Holy crap!!!! there's over 15 pages of this shit!!!! Is there some way to delete all postings by a "member"? Or maybe place a limit on # of posts per day by a new "member"?
Good luck!!!
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Old December 25th 11, 21:30   #3
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Re: If I wasn't already a vegetarian, this much spam would make me one.

That's how many pages you can see; the literal thousands of posts I've deleted aren't visible to you. Just for fun, I went and hunted down the current page (that I can see) that the first post from these spam bots is on; it's page 280. So that makes it well over 5000 spam posts that these bots have made.
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Old December 25th 11, 21:43   #4
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Re: If I wasn't already a vegetarian, this much spam would make me one.

VL, the forum I moderate is on Vbulletin, too and I'm able to delete all posts by a poster and ban them at the same time. Any idea if that would work for you? The first poster I clicked on had 570 posts so that might speed things up? Unless you're doing it that way already, in which case you've got my sympathies!

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Old December 25th 11, 21:46   #5
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Re: If I wasn't already a vegetarian, this much spam would make me one.

From the best I've been able to find, I can delete threads to a maximum of 200 at a time but don't have any banning abilities being just a moderator (that's for the administrators), unless I've missed something somewhere.

Edit: Well, I think I've got all of the posts deleted now.

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Old December 25th 11, 22:57   #6
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Re: If I wasn't already a vegetarian, this much spam would make me one.

Good luck staying ahead of them then. Sounds like they may need to close registration for a while.

Merry Christmas anyway!
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Old December 27th 11, 14:14   #7
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Re: If I wasn't already a vegetarian, this much spam would make me one.

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Good luck staying ahead of them then. Sounds like they may need to close registration for a while.

Merry Christmas anyway!
Sounds like we need a Holodemon to go after them and destroy their means of well....everything.
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Old December 28th 11, 01:23   #8
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Re: If I wasn't already a vegetarian, this much spam would make me one.

I don't have much of a problem with spam in Babbleon. Occasionally a spam thread will show up and I just delete it. Now, Babbleon can be a scary place because there's so much insanity that goes on there. It scares regular members here, so it probably scares spammers too.
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Old December 29th 11, 02:33   #9
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Re: If I wasn't already a vegetarian, this much spam would make me one.

It seems as if the spambots have been blasted, so I'm de-stickying this thread. I deleted thousands of spam posts, but if I missed any that you can see, please let me know.
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Old December 29th 11, 17:49   #10
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The third thread down, and the next 15 -20 all appear to be Spam
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