Spammers on Steepster

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Cheri select said

Looks like there are a bunch of these back again. Not movies, though. Bummer. I was looking for some good movie links.

Jason admin said

Got em.

Cheri select said

Thanks, Jason! Much appreciated!

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Aaaaand back once again. Though now they’re all on pages 2, 3 & 4. Ugh. I don’t understand the logic of such mass spam bombing like that. Sure it gets attention, but it’s also annoying as f#*k.

Spam bombing just makes me to avoid whatever their add is for.

Jason admin said

Got rid of them. They added a lot of teas and companies…got rid of those too though.

cookies said

They are back with full force. Just wondering, is there any way to repot them?

Cwyn said

This is bad, it ruins the whole relaxing board experience. Unless an admin shows up all we can do is bump topics.

Jason if you are subscribed to this, we are covered up again.

Jason admin said

Got rid of them again. Unfortunately we don’t have a report feature now, so posting here or emailing me directly is the best way right now. If they continue to attack the boards and teas like this, we’ll have to look into a more permanent solution. Thanks for bearing with us in the mean time.

Thanks Jason, we do realize this is not an easy situation to deal with for you…

Jason admin said

Thanks. And I’m happy to deal with them, it’s just harder when they attack while I’m sleeping :)

Superman sleeps? ;)

Jason admin said

After a long day of protecting our community I do take the occassional 8-ish hour nap.

Lol, get your beauty rest Jason, we need your daytime protection ;-)

Cwyn said

Just a suggestion to choose a few moderators in different time zones. I moderated a gaming forum for a number of years, we had mods in time zones worldwide, so when something came up we had people online.

I talked with him about that, their system isn’t set up to allow remote access for people, or something like that.

Jason admin said

Yea, I’d love to start allowing people to help moderate, it makes my life a lot easier! We just don’t have the tools or system setup to do that, and we’re constantly weighing that against all the other things we’re trying to build/add to the site, so it’s hard to find the time. But if they continue attacking us like this we’ll definitely have to find a better, longer term solution.

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yyz said

They’re back at it. Currently they’re adding ‘teas’.

What’s the user name?

yyz said

Ahli Service Solahart

It really just defies common sense. They don’t even post anything compelling. Is it because the links in their posts have viruses?

Jason admin said

Yea, I’m keeping an eye on that one. Gathering info about the user and behavior so we can better prevent it in the future. I’ll be sure to get rid of all the spam teas/companies/discussions once we’ve gathered all the info we need.

yyz said

They seem to be advertising air conditioning, and water heater service related things. The current places are in Jakarta, and other places in Indonesia, they seem to be spamming a lot of sites at the moment whether the links contain viruses or not I have no idea. I wouldn’t be surprised.

Jason admin said

It’s most likely just an attempt to boost their search ranking. But it’s a really ineffective way of doing so, which is why crappy spammers do it mostly.

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Last night, I tried to keep some tea topics above the spam. It didn’t really work that well (as there was only one of me), and then I fell asleep.

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Looks like there are some more. And they now seem to be commenting on their own threads? Interesting.

Jason admin said

They’re slowly evolving…

Uniquity said

Maybe some day they will evolve to talking about tea. :)

Jason admin said

My hope is they’ll somehow all signup for Select :)

Cheri select said

I admit it. I really did laugh out loud at that.

Lynxiebrat said

Chortles So did I.

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They seem to be back again. Or at least some new ones.

Jason admin said

You turn your back for one second…

Current Status: Removing jerks from steepster.

Thank you, kind sir.

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lolainred said

They are a really persistent bunch. Like a mosquito.

Jason admin said

Yep, I just gotta get better at swatting them faster.

Oh no, I’m moving to Malaysia and need an air conditioner, now what will I do? You took down all of my leads!

Jason admin said

Got the latest spammer.

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Cheri select said

They’re back again…only a few posts, but still. Blah.

Jason admin said

Should be all gone. They really went after teas/companies this time, but they’re no match for my powers of administration!

Cheri select said

Thanks! I don’t really see the mess they make in the teas unless I’m looking for a tea, but I definitely appreciate your cleaning up their mess.

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carol who said

Thanks! You are awesome!

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Alert alert!

Jason admin said

Got em.

apt said

rip

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