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Offline Alex

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No more SPAM!
« on: September 01, 2010, 06:08:52 am »
Hey everyone,

Great news! SMFNew is building a database of hundreds of spammers. This bans them globally from the whole of SMFNew including your forum, so they do not bother you again. We already have a list of 1,254,760 blacklisted IPs known to be used by spammers. If a spammer posts a link in any SMFNew forum, it will be checked against our databases and banned.

Occasionally the system may be triggered by normal users, for this we have implemented an easy ban appeal which will put them on a 'white list' to not be banned again.

We are currently banning a spammer every 10 minutes, including one spammer who has hit the new banned page (which they see when banned) over 1000 times in 12 hours. That is 1000 less spam posts on SMFNew.

Just one extra thing that keeps SMFNew above all other forum hosts,

Alex.


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Spammers count: http://www.smfnew.com/more/spam/index.php
How we do it: http://www.smfnew.com/more/spam/how.php
« Last Edit: September 01, 2010, 06:45:50 am by Alex »

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Re: No more SPAM!
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 08:55:13 am »
This is fantastic news theres nothing worse than user who justs come to spam all over the place and disrupt us. This is why i think smfnew are the best free hosts on the net. Because thay care  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: No more SPAM!
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 10:46:49 am »
Thanks Trax :)

I've been monitoring the bans now for the past day and I'm very happy with it.

We hope you enjoy this service, and please, do let us know if you notice a change in the amount of spam bots.
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Re: No more SPAM!
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 07:52:53 pm »
I have to say, this is a fantastic idea and I hope it clears off all them rotten spammers.

P.S. Matt: Remember to update my title pwease?
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Re: No more SPAM!
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010, 10:00:03 am »
Thanks for this Alex and Matt, it should keep the spammers to a minimum.
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Re: No more SPAM!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 10:07:54 am »
Great thing, tnx :)

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Re: No more SPAM!
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010, 05:30:23 pm »
Is this still working ? as I seem to be getting lots of spam bots joining up over the past week or so, I have deleted the accounts and today 10 joined up, here are the IP's they are using.

173.234.183.183
196.201.65.20
67.214.168.158
87.206.44.50
188.165.217.107
24.19.99.242
88.226.189.198
173.208.95.39

I have disabled registration until the issue is fixed.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2010, 09:05:05 pm by Boostland »

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Re: No more SPAM!
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2010, 07:43:32 pm »
I have had over 1000 spammers join :O
Does anyone wanna make a forum with me about History, for example : A forum that includes Canadian and American History and International History. If you want to , pm me ASAP :P Thanks :D

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Re: No more SPAM!
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2010, 04:55:30 am »
Are they posting? We only detect posts.

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Re: No more SPAM!
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2010, 07:13:55 am »
Yeah you should have all gotten an increase, I removed the full website block. Instead it only bans IP's from posting. I will add it to the registration form on forums aswel, kind of silly for me to forget that..
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