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kuehlschrank Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

Spammers:
https://userscripts-mirror.org/users/383051
https://userscripts-mirror.org/users/383111
https://userscripts-mirror.org/users/383067

Making new users enter a reCAPTCHA for their first 10 posts/reviews/comments
I like this idea.

 
blablubbb Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

Spammer:
https://userscripts-mirror.org/users/318120
His scripts are also either malware or al least very strange (scripts are applied at other pages than in the description, loads flash, listen to key-strokes and send http-requests to servers... I am too lazy to read all of the code and figure out and not stupid enough to just try and install...)

 
Alex35 Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

Alex35 wrote:
You should create a system to automatically suspend... illegitimate users [who] make multiple posts with identical content...
UnicornSpamK... wrote:
@sparkybigp and @alex35 We feel your pain... Rather than hard coding rules for 10 spammers, we want to somehow empower the community so we can concentrate on keeping the site running for our users.
Jesse Andrews wrote:
What we want to do is put the power in the hands of the community. We have been working on a system that lets people flag posts/people as spammers. If the community agrees the reporters karma goes up. If the community disagrees, the reporters karma gets cut in half...
Thanks for the feedback! Personally, I'm just glad to hear that you, the admins are developing a better anti-spam system. Also, glad that you are incorporating a Karma feature.

I completely agree that any anti-spam rules you create should not be hard coded. Expanding on my original idea, for optimal spam prevention, I suggest that you implement an IP blacklist, in addition to a community-driven system in which users can flag posts as spam.

I also agree with sparkybigp and Mainline421 that links should be part of the picture. In developing an effective anti-spam system, please consider the following. On the submission of new posts, your system could evaluate any external links in the posts to automatically detect possible spam, since most spam posts contain duplicate content and links.
sparkybigp wrote:
I can spot spam all day! theres too much.  ...you need to block people from posting links to websites. It would prevent lots of spam because all the spam are links to websites. Spammers are coming in and... They keep coming back. You guys need anti-spam really bad!!
 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

Sarah Millon posted this spam.


lflb70 posted this spam.


RightGadgets... posted this spam.

 
SparkysBigPa... User
ChromeWindows

lflb21 posted this spam.

 
kuehlschrank Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

Spammers:
https://userscripts-mirror.org/users/383515
https://userscripts-mirror.org/users/383500

 
Alex35 Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

tgtgtgggg posted this spam.


jipob90gfds posted this spam and this spam.
lals65 posted this spam.
Admins:
PLEASE implement a temporary measure until the new anti-spam system is completed! I'm getting a little desperate.
UnicornSpamK... wrote:
Rather than hard coding rules for 10 spammers, we want to somehow empower the community...
I agree, in fact in my last post I said:
I completely agree that any anti-spam rules you create should not be hard coded.
However, for the time being please consider just hard-coding anti-spam rules or some other temporary quick-fix until the completion of the new anti-spam system!

 
Takato Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

zhongoul posted this spam.

 
SparkysBigPa... User
ChromeWindows

lals65 posted this spam.

tgtgtgggg posted this spam.

zhongoul posted this spam.

They keep spamming my favorite script! Will it ever stop?!!

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

lals24 posted this spam.


anthonygn1 posted this spam.
happy209991 posted this spam.
tgtgtggg posted this spam.
lble50r posted this spam.
sdfw6110 posted this spam.
bfd9sa posted this spam.
zhonglud posted this spam.

 
Takato Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

lals86 posted this spam.

 
Alesa Dam Scriptwright
ChromeX11

bfd9sa posts nothing but spam

 
Takato Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

lls55 posted this spam.

 
jesus2099 Scriptwright
OperaWindows

All rfrfrfff reviews are spam.

 
Takato Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

lals95 posted this spam.

 
HAGRID Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

lelb40 posted this spam.


Arpita Sarkar posted this spam.


rightlavamo posted this spam.

 
Mainline421 Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

UnicornSpamK... wrote:
Thanks for finding spammers. Honestly guys, we have an average of 600 new users a day and over 2.5 million unique visitors a month. We already have anti-spam features in place, but some folks do sneak through, usually no more than 10 users a day. This does not mean its not annoying and disruptive and we thank you for posting the users.
Fighting spammers is a cold war. Re-CAPTCHA is one idea to fight spammers among the options out there. Right now, we are hesitant to add tools like Re-CAPTCHA everytime users want to comment, review, add a topic, etc. Tools like this could be seen as burdensome for the entire community for an average of 10 spammers. We are looking into putting in other measures, like limiting the number of comments, posts, topics, and reviews per new user for a defined time period instead. Suggestions are welcome.
Also, please just identify the spammer, much like the format Marti and Jefferson use. We investigate each case and worried we are setting the incorrect expectation of we will delete a user because they are listed here. In a very small number of cases, we get false positives or scriptwriters who may not agree with a review or comment so then identify a user as a spammer.
Many thanks!
Cheers,
Unicorn
I don't think limiting the number comments, posts, Topics and reviews spammers would just create more accounts and it could annoy other users.

Mainline421 wrote:
I think using a system that reads links in a users first 10 posts would stop most spam so if a user posts 3 links the same in there first 10 posts the user is automatically deleted but the posts recorded so if the user has not posted spam they just contact an admin who could check posts and re open the account if not spam.
Also it could be made so that it is impossible to post links to spam websites (most spam I have seen is the same websites)

 
Mainline421 Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

lsl94 posted this spam.

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

lflb56 posted this spam.


precytauzon posted this spam.
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lelb40r posted this spam.
linxiao posted this spam.
shucai66 posted this spam.
llzzmm6 posted this spam.
zhongrri posted this spam.
dfgrvzdf posted this spam.
sxsxxxxx posted this spam.

 
Takato Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

lsl70 posted this spam.


bklogf9d0sg posted this spam.

 
HAGRID Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

lls97 posted this spam.


lhle80 posted this spam.

 
caseyoriordan User
FirefoxWindows

Here's a user, and apparently they want to "facelift bar" with you... :d
lhle80
https://userscripts-mirror.org/users/385719

 
Takato Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

bnkof9ds0 posted this spam.

 
Takato Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

ksjkdlfl posted this spam.

 
Takato Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

lsla46 posted this spam.