Author Topic: Playing Whack-A-Mole with Spammers  (Read 8159 times)

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Re: Playing Whack-A-Mole with Spammers
« Reply #45: October 28, 2011, 08:15:00 PM »
Huh. Bots are capable of learning?

Have you never watched the documentaries "Terminator" and "The Matrix"??

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Re: Playing Whack-A-Mole with Spammers
« Reply #47: November 28, 2011, 06:02:47 AM »
http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/User:Wowo123

New spambot.

Indeed, and from the looks of the pages it created, it could have been tailored against our wiki specifically. Of course given that it is only 1 user so far, it is possible it is a manual spammer too.
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Re: Playing Whack-A-Mole with Spammers
« Reply #48: November 28, 2011, 11:41:07 AM »
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Re: Playing Whack-A-Mole with Spammers
« Reply #49: February 15, 2012, 01:33:27 AM »
They are back.

(Block log); 14:51 . . Indirik (Talk | contribs) blocked Crienx033 (Talk | contribs) with an expiry time of infinite (account creation disabled, autoblock disabled) (Spamming links to external sites)
(Block log); 14:51 . . Indirik (Talk | contribs) blocked Kioxer673 (Talk | contribs) with an expiry time of infinite (account creation disabled, autoblock disabled) (Spamming links to external sites)
(Block log); 14:51 . . Indirik (Talk | contribs) blocked Niwer389 (Talk | contribs) with an expiry time of infinite (account creation disabled, autoblock disabled) (Spamming links to external sites)
(Block log); 14:51 . . Indirik (Talk | contribs) blocked Garex289 (Talk | contribs) with an expiry time of infinite (account creation disabled, autoblock disabled) (Spamming links to external sites)
(Block log); 14:51 . . Indirik (Talk | contribs) blocked Rinax840 (Talk | contribs) with an expiry time of infinite (account creation disabled, autoblock disabled) (Spamming links to external sites)


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Re: Playing Whack-A-Mole with Spammers
« Reply #50: February 15, 2012, 09:05:03 AM »
Looks like more are popping up again.

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Re: Playing Whack-A-Mole with Spammers
« Reply #51: February 15, 2012, 11:32:26 AM »
I've updated Bad Behaviour to the current version (2.2.1 instead of our very old 2.0.45).

Let me know if this changes anything.

Another quick fix would be to disallow numbers in usernames. I don't think anyone with a real username uses them anyways.


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Re: Playing Whack-A-Mole with Spammers
« Reply #52: February 15, 2012, 05:46:37 PM »
We do have a couple of legitimate users with numbers in their username.
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Re: Playing Whack-A-Mole with Spammers
« Reply #53: February 15, 2012, 06:37:29 PM »
We do have a couple of legitimate users with numbers in their username.

But nobody would die if we disallow it for new registrations, right?

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Re: Playing Whack-A-Mole with Spammers
« Reply #54: February 15, 2012, 06:43:57 PM »
Probably not.
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