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JPDeckers
February 24th, 2009, 02:14 AM
I noticed recently more and more spam topics. I've seen hardcore porn, a gazillion posts for DVD ripping software and quite a lot for electronic gadgets.

Might be an idea to install something to limit inclusion of external images & links for newly registered users with < X posts, like this vBulleting plugin (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=178611)?

marcel
February 24th, 2009, 02:56 AM
nice idea ..just shows how popular boxee is :)

Kiggold
February 24th, 2009, 12:38 PM
I agree, boxee is getting much more popular and the spam is increasing...something must be done to put a stop to this!

subvertbeats
February 24th, 2009, 01:32 PM
agreed, having to delete lots of spam posts daily now....

JPDeckers
March 18th, 2009, 08:49 AM
Please note that there now is lots of purely SPAM messages. In a very nasty way:

They ask 'random' questions, kinda related to the forum topic.
Language isn;t that good (mostly). Nature of question mostly gives more feedback, thus google c.s. think the question is more valuable, thus spam will work.

Which spam?! Check the signature...

Same for the answer above (random link), and 'invisible' signatures.
Check out these posts:
* All posts from http://forum.boxee.tv/search.php?do=finduser&u=18348
* This user (leveup2): http://forum.boxee.tv/search.php?do=finduser&u=18245

And many, many more (like the daily DVD ripping software post)

PLEASE boxee, add the anti-spam mod to disallow ppl from polacing links in their message & signature for the first X posts.

[ Will crosspost this message to my anti-spam message ]

DPK
March 18th, 2009, 10:37 AM
agreed, having to delete lots of spam posts daily now....

Same, in the past few days I've banned quite a few spammers. It's getting ridiculous.

Kiggold
March 18th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Same, in the past few days I've banned quite a few spammers. It's getting ridiculous.

I think someone should give me banning/deleting power ... :D, unless im stupid and I cant find the button...

DPK
March 18th, 2009, 07:02 PM
I think someone should give me banning/deleting power ... :D, unless im stupid and I cant find the button...

Check your private messages. I sent you one explaining how to do it. :D

marcel
March 19th, 2009, 02:33 AM
thanks guy carry on exterminating the spammers..will look into this issue..

unisonband
March 19th, 2009, 05:40 PM
I recently received a PM with a spam link, unacceptable!

DPK
March 21st, 2009, 05:37 AM
The bots are getting kind of crafty asking questions about stuff like sim cards and phone recommendations. I found one bot on here that was posting questions and then about 4-5 hours later on average a followup bot would answer the original bots question with a spam/virus link in its post.

The bot users were Ware and Rebecca. Both are now perm-banned.