Spammers on Steepster

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Jason admin said

Hopefully that will hold them for the night…

Unfortunately not. Back again…and replying to themselves. Guess they’re getting lonely? XD

looseTman said

Apparently, they think you have nothing better to do with your time than to clean up after them.

Did we ever get any Alert Vipers?

Jason admin said

Luckily I was still up.

Unfortunately, Cheif is still fixing up all the alert vipers. Spinning up the FTL tho…

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They’ve eaten the forum again.

They’re also adding fake teas again.

Yes. In the last 10 minutes also, as I see from the explore tab.

Jason admin said

Cleared out everything. Also working on some additional spam prevention measures.

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It’s starting again…

Jason admin said

We released a few new spam prevention features just as those threads started up, and they stopped right after. Fingers crossed that the new features will help keep it under control.

Here’s hoping.

Nope. They’ve completely overwhelmed the forum.

Ugh… the gypsum people.

It’s even worst than ever and steepster is completely paralized now, (dashboard frozen also.)

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Ugh. Back again. With self replies again. _

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oh these g*ddamned spammers!!

Yes. They have paralyzed everything again…dashboard also frozen for the past 4 hours!!! Same old story. Except that it’s getting worse.

Cleanup, aisle 1 please!

mj said

I feel so bad for the Steepster moderators. They never get a break!

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Cheri select said

And they’re back….sigh.

Jen M said

so much for spam prevention features… ;)

I’m impressed at how many boards they manage to get up in such a short time. Browse here, browse another website, come back here and WHA-BAM. Spam everywhere.

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Jason admin said

Testing the new spam removal…

Yay!!!

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Yikes. I wish they wouldn’t use the flavours portion. Messes up the tea page for everyone.

Yipes, didn’t even think about that.

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Possible anti-spam feature that’s in use in another forum that I use. I don’t know if you’d be able to implement it here but I’ll share it.

Have a (Report) or similar button on posts or tealogs or teas or all and after a certain number of entries (one per person) it automatically hides it for everyone and puts themselves in a queue for you to look at and deal with.

Jason admin said

Yea, that’s one route we’ve considered. It’s a bit more expensive to build, but definitely an option moving forward.

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Jason admin said

FYI, we recently added the ability to create moderators who can remove spammers and their content. It’s not much, but should help keep the forums cleaner and make it so you don’t have to wait around for me. I’ll be posting more info on it shortly.

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