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Please report nasty spammers

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I noticed this several times in the past:

Spambot hits the forums and instead reporting that scum immediately people reply to their crap. Honestly what for, increasing your postcount temporary (as the threads sooner or later are deleted)?

Please, report spambots immediately instead replying to their posts.

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Given the fact that it takes some time for mods to respond to reports (and yes I make use of the report feature right away when these things appear), is there anything wrong with replying in the meantime just to identify it as spam so others don't waste time replying to it? Like you said, it's just gonna be deleted anyways.

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Well it's pointless, not more not less. The problem is that (some) of the people recently replied to their crap hasn't reported them at all. At some time there were 4 or 6 replies and not one of them reported it actually - that's what I actually wanted to say. ;)

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I haven't noticed any spam bots on the forums, I see loads of them on stuff like Facepunch (Garrys Mod) and other forums, not on here though:confused:

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:yeahthat:

Once reported and one of us Mods around it takes only seconds to remove the spam and ban the sucker.

That's why it is important everyone reports them instead feeding them. ;)

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Most spam bots as we know them in the automated sense don't make it through the forum's defences, the majority of what you see as "spam bots" are actual people sat somewhere in India/Thailand/China/Africa manually signing up to the forums, making a couple of posts and then "planting" a spammy url in their signature.

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Honestly what for, increasing your postcount temporary (as the threads sooner or later are deleted)?

The lulz I'd imagine.

On a similar vain but from a different perspective, if the thread and all it's posts are going to be deleted, does it really matter if people reply to it?

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The lulz I'd imagine.

On a similar vain but from a different perspective, if the thread and all it's posts are going to be deleted, does it really matter if people reply to it?

That just looks a bit stupid, if someone is replying to any shit like those spamcrap, thats the only thing I´d guess would be the matter. But that wasn´t the point Wolle has stated, it´s just about to report spams, not more and not less. If you want to reply, so have fun with this, but make sure to report those things.

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No forum is immune these days as the term "spambots" is really a misnomer, it's more likely people sat in offices in India and Thailand and China and the like getting paid to manually sign up to forums and post spam.

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No forum is immune these days as the term "spambots" is really a misnomer, it's more likely people sat in offices in India and Thailand and China and the like getting paid to manually sign up to forums and post spam.

Yea but I still call them spambots. :)

And he struck again... same guy I think, well he's posting the same spam at least about Apple Ipads... I bet it's Steve Jobs himself. :rolleyes:

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Probably a template they got and just copy&paste.

Changed the thread title just for Placebo. :p

However I still call them spambots as such a stupid work is inhuman, hence bots. :D

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Probably a template they got and just copy&paste.

Changed the thread title just for Placebo. :p

However I still call them spambots as such a stupid work is inhuman, hence bots. :D

If there's a template, can't you automatically flag up suspicious posts using the commonly used words?

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Or you can also use .htaccess to make rules, using RewriteEngine on, RewriteCond, RewriteRule etc

I.E

# -------------------------------------------
# START of Prevent proxy access
# -------------------------------------------
RewriteCond %{HTTP:VIA}  !^$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:FORWARDED}  !^$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:USERAGENT_VIA}  !^$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:X_FORWARDED_FOR}  !^$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:PROXY_CONNECTION}  !^$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:XPROXY_CONNECTION}  !^$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:HTTP_PC_REMOTE_ADDR} !^$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:HTTP_CLIENT_IP}  !^$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ - [F]
# -------------------------------------------
# END of Prevent proxy access
# ------------------------------------------- 

This one can you just add into the htaccess file:

# Chinese (CN) IP addresses follow:
deny from 27.8.0.0/13 27.16.0.0/12 27.36.0.0/14 27.40.0.0/13 58.16.0.0/15 58.20.0.0/16 58.21.0.0/16 58.22.0.0/15 58.34.0.0/16 58.37.0.0/16 58.38.0.0/16 58.44.0.0/14 58.56.0.0/15 58.58.0.0/16 58.59.0.0/17 58.60.0.0/14 58.82.0.0/15 58.208.0.0/12 58.246.0.0/15 58.248.0.0/13 59.32.0.0/13 59.40.0.0/15 59.42.0.0/16 59.44.0.0/14 59.51.0.0/16 59.52.0.0/14 59.56.0.0/13 59.108.0.0/15 60.0.0.0/13 60.11.0.0/16 60.12.0.0/16 60.28.0.0/15 60.160.0.0/11 60.194.0.0/15 60.208.0.0/13 60.216.0.0/15 60.220.0.0/14 61.4.64.0/20 61.4.80.0/22 61.48.0.0/13 61.128.0.0/10 61.135.0.0/16 61.136.0.0/18 61.145.73.208/28 61.160.0.0/16 61.162.0.0/15 61.164.0.0/16 61.177.0.0/16 61.179.0.0/16 61.183.0.0/16 61.184.0.0/16 61.185.219.232/29 61.187.0.0/16 61.188.0.0/16 61.191.0.0/16 61.232.0.0/14 61.236.0.0/15 110.6.0.0/15 110.96.0.0/11 110.240.0.0/12 111.0.0.0/10 112.0.0.0/10 112.64.0.0/14 113.0.0.0/13 113.8.0.0/15 114.28.0.0/16 114.104.0.0/14 114.216.0.0/13 114.224.0.0/11 115.24.0.0/15 115.32.0.0/14 115.48.0.0/12 115.84.0.0/18 115.100.0.0/15 115.168.0.0/14 116.1.0.0/16 116.2.0.0/15 116.4.0.0/14 116.8.0.0/14 116.16.0.0/12 116.76.0.0/15 116.208.0.0/14 117.21.0.0/16 117.22.0.0/15 117.24.0.0/13 117.32.0.0/13 117.40.0.0/14 117.44.0.0/15 117.80.0.0/12 118.72.0.0/13 118.112.0.0/13 118.132.0.0/14 118.144.0.0/14 118.180.0.0/14 118.192.0.0/16 118.248.0.0/13 119.0.0.0/13 119.8.0.0/15 119.10.0.0/17 119.18.192.0/20 119.88.0.0/14 119.120.0.0/13 119.128.0.0/12 119.144.0.0/14 119.164.0.0/14 120.0.0.0/12 120.32.0.0/13 121.0.16.0/20 121.8.0.0/13 121.16.0.0/12 121.32.0.0/14 121.60.0.0/14 121.76.0.0/15 121.204.0.0/14 122.51.128.0/17 122.64.0.0/11 122.136.0.0/13 122.156.0.0/14 122.198.0.0/16 122.200.64.0/18 122.224.0.0/12 123.4.0.0/14 123.52.0.0/14 123.64.0.0/11 123.97.128.0/17 123.100.0.0/19 123.112.0.0/12 123.128.0.0/13 123.152.0.0/13 123.164.0.0/14 123.184.0.0/14 123.232.0.0/14 124.42.64.0/18 124.64.0.0/15 124.114.0.0/15 124.128.0.0/13 124.163.0.0/16 124.200.0.0/13 124.236.0.0/14 124.248.0.0/17 125.40.0.0/13 125.64.0.0/13 125.80.0.0/13 125.88.0.0/13 125.115.0.0/16 159.226.0.0/16 182.112.0.0/12 202.43.144.0/22 202.66.0.0/16 202.96.0.0/12 202.111.160.0/19 202.112.0.0/14 202.165.176.0/20 203.69.0.0/16 203.93.0.0/16 203.169.160.0/19 210.5.0.0/19 210.14.128.0/19 210.21.0.0/16 210.32.0.0/14 210.51.0.0/16 210.52.0.0/15 210.192.96.0/19 211.76.96.0/20 211.78.208.0/20 211.90.0.0/15 211.136.0.0/13 211.144.12.0/22 211.144.160.0/20 211.147.208.0/20 211.152.14.0/24 211.154.128.0/19 211.155.24.0/22 211.157.32.0/19 211.160.0.0/13 211.233.70.0/24 218.0.0.0/11 218.56.0.0/13 218.64.0.0/11 218.88.0.0/13 218.96.0.0/14 218.102.0.0/16 218.104.0.0/14 218.194.80.0/20 218.240.0.0/13 219.128.0.0/11 219.232.0.0/16 219.154.0.0/15 220.160.0.0/11 220.181.0.0/16 220.192.0.0/12 220.228.70.0/24 220.248.0.0/14 220.250.0.0/19 220.252.0.0/16 221.0.0.0/12 221.122.0.0/15 221.176.0.0/13 221.192.0.0/14 221.200.0.0/14 221.204.0.0/15 221.207.0.0/16 221.208.0.0/14 221.212.0.0/16 221.214.0.0/15 221.216.0.0/13 221.224.0.0/13 221.228.0.0/14 221.238.0.0/15 222.32.0.0/11 222.64.0.0/12 222.80.0.0/12 222.132.0.0/14 222.136.0.0/13 222.166.0.0/16 222.168.0.0/13 222.172.222.0/24 222.176.0.0/13 222.184.0.0/13 222.241.0.0/19

# Hong Kong (HK)
deny from 58.65.232.0/21 59.148.0.0/15 112.121.160.0/19 113.252.0.0/14 121.127.224.0/19 123.242.229.0/24 202.69.64.0/19 202.85.128.0/19 202.133.8.0/21 210.176.0.0/19 210.176.48.0/20 210.176.64.0/18 210.176.128.0/17 210.177.0.0/16 218.103.0.0/16 218.252.0.0/14 219.76.0.0/14 222.166.0.0/16

# India (IN) and Pakistan (PK)
deny from 59.88.0.0/13 59.96.0.0/14 59.164.0.0/16 9.176.0.0/13 59.184.0.0/15 61.247.238.0/24 112.110.40.0/21 115.108.0.0/14 115.240.0.0/12 116.72.0.0/14 117.192.0.0/10 193.53.87.0/24 121.240.0.0/13 122.160.0.0/16 122.164.0.0/15 122.167.0.0/16 122.170.0.0/17 122.174.0.0/16 202.63.160.0/19 202.154.224.0/24 203.115.80.0/20 203.197.0.0/16 218.248.0.0/20

# Indonesia (ID)
deny from 110.136.176.0/20 125.164.64.0/19

# Japan (JP) (hacking, scraping, or spamming)
deny from 58.188.0.0/14 59.146.0.0/15 61.112.0.0/12 118.0.0.0/12 118.86.0.0/15 118.106.0.0/16 122.200.192.0/18 122.208.0.0/12 123.216.0.0/13 126.0.0.0/8 150.70.84.41 210.248.0.0/13 211.19.0.0/16 218.216.0.0/13 218.224.0.0/13 219.94.128.0/17 219.96.0.0/11 221.121.160.0/20 222.144.0.0/13

# Korea (KR) IP addresses follow:
deny from 58.72.0.0/13 58.120.0.0/13 58.140.0.0/14 58.148.0.0/14 58.180.40.0/21 58.224.0.0/12 59.0.0.0/11 59.86.192.0/18 59.186.0.0/15 61.32.0.0/13 61.72.0.0/14 61.76.0.0/15 61.96.0.0/12 61.110.16.0/20 61.248.0.0/13 110.8.0.0/13 110.45.0.0/16 112.159.224.0/20 113.30.64.0/18 114.29.0.0/17 114.108.128.0/18 114.200.0.0/13 115.0.0.0/12 115.16.0.0/13 115.40.0.0/15 115.88.0.0/13 116.40.0.0/16 116.45.176.0/20 116.93.192.0/19 116.120.0.0/13 117.110.0.0/15 118.32.0.0/11 118.128.0.0/14 118.216.0.0/13 119.64.0.0/13 119.192.0.0/11 121.88.0.0/16 121.101.224.0/19 121.127.64.0/18 121.127.128.0/18 121.128.0.0/10 121.254.0.0/16 122.44.112.0/20 122.99.128.0/17 123.111.0.0/16 123.140.0.0/14 123.248.0.0/16 124.0.0.0/15 124.50.87.161 124.136.0.0/14 125.128.0.0/11 125.176.0.0/12 125.240.0.0/13 125.248.0.0/14 143.248.0.0/16 166.104.0.0/16 168.188.0.0/16 175.112.0.0/12 202.30.0.0/15 202.133.16.0/20 202.179.176.0/21 203.226.0.0/15 203.228.0.0/14 203.244.0.0/14 203.248.0.0/14 210.93.0.0/16 210.94.0.0/15 210.108.0.0/14 210.112.0.0/14 210.117.128.0/18 210.118.216.192/26 210.124.0.0/14 210.178.0.0/15 210.180.0.0/15 210.204.0.0/15 210.219.0.0/16 210.220.0.0/14 211.32.0.0/12 211.48.0.0/15 211.50.0.0/15 211.52.0.0/16 211.62.35.0/24 211.104.0.0/13 211.112.0.0/13 211.168.0.0/13 211.176.0.0/12 211.192.0.0/12 211.208.0.0/14 211.216.0.0/13 211.224.0.0/13 211.232.0.0/13 211.240.0.0/12 218.36.0.0/14 218.48.0.0/13 218.144.0.0/12 218.209.0.0/16 218.232.0.0/14 218.236.0.0/14 219.240.0.0/15 219.248.0.0/13 219.250.88.0/21 220.72.0.0/13 220.80.0.0/13 220.95.88.0/24 220.118.0.0/16 220.119.0.0/16 221.128.0.0/12 221.144.0.0/12 221.160.0.0/13 221.168.0.0/16 221.163.46.0/24 222.96.0.0/12 222.112.0.0/13 222.120.0.0/15 222.122.0.0/16 222.231.0.0/18 222.232.0.0/13

# Yahoo-Korea (provides free email services used by some spammers)
deny from 123.0.0.0/20

# Neighboring Asian countries:

# Malaysia (MY)
deny from 60.48.0.0/14 60.52.0.0/15 60.54.0.0/16 112.137.160.0/20 113.23.128.0/17 115.132.0.0/14 116.197.0.0/17 116.206.0.0/16 120.50.48.0/20 120.140.0.0/15 124.82.0.0/16 124.217.224.0/19 202.58.80.0/20 202.71.96.0/20 202.75.32.0/19 203.106.0.0/16 203.223.128.0/19 210.187.49.0/25 218.111.0.0/16 218.208.12.64/27

# Philippines (PH)
deny from 85.92.152.0/21 120.28.64.0/18 125.60.128.0/17 202.133.192.0/24 222.127.32.0/19 222.127.64.0/19

# Singapore (SG)
deny from 59.189.0.0/16 116.14.0.0/15 121.6.0.0/15 165.21.0.0/16 192.169.40.0/23 203.92.64.0/18 203.117.0.0/24 218.186.0.0/16 218.212.0.0/16 219.74.0.0/15 219.75.0.0/17

# Taiwan (TW)
deny from 59.124.0.0/14 60.249.0.0/16 60.250.0.0/15 61.31.0.0/16 61.67.128.0/17 61.220.0.0/14 61.224.0.0/14 61.228.0.0/14 110.50.128.0/18 111.240.0.0/12 114.24.0.0/14 114.32.0.0/12 115.80.0.0/14 115.85.144.0/20 118.160.0.0/13 122.116.0.0/15 122.120.0.0/13 123.240.0.0/15 140.109.0.0/16 140.110.0.0/15 140.112.0.0/12 140.128.0.0/13 140.136.0.0/15 140.138.0.0/16 203.64.0.0/14 203.71.0.0/16 203.72.0.0/16 210.59.0.0/17 211.21.0.0/16 211.23.0.0/16 211.75.0.0/16 211.76.160.0/20 211.79.32.0/20 218.160.0.0/12 219.84.0.0/15 220.128.0.0/12

# Thailand (TH)
deny from 58.8.0.0/16 58.9.0.0/16 58.137.13.0/24 61.19.64.0/18 61.47.0.0/17 113.53.0.0/17 115.87.128.0/17 117.47.0.0/16 118.172.0.0/14 124.120.0.0/16 124.121.0.0/16 124.122.0.0/16 202.28.0.0/15 202.44.135.0/24 202.133.128.0/18 202.143.128.0/18 203.107.142.0/24 203.113.0.0/17 203.130.149.0/24 203.144.128.0/17 203.148.128.0/17 203.149.0.0/18 203.150.128.0/17 203.151.38.0/24 203.155.0.0/16 203.158.96.0/19 203.158.128.0/17 203.172.128.0/17 203.185.128.0/19 210.213.0.0/18 222.123.0.0/16

# Vietnam (VN)
deny from 58.186.0.0/16 58.187.96.0/20 58.187.112.0/20 112.213.80.0/20 113.22.0.0/16 113.23.0.0/17 113.160.0.0/11 115.72.0.0/13 115.84.176.0/22 116.96.0.0/12 117.0.0.0/13 118.68.0.0/14 123.16.0.0/12 125.234.0.0/15 203.113.128.0/18 203.162.0.0/16 203.210.192.0/18 210.245.80.0/21 220.231.124.0/22 222.252.0.0/14

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Just let me know if you need more ;)

Edited by MJK-Ranger

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No forum is immune these days as the term "spambots" is really a misnomer, it's more likely people sat in offices in India and Thailand and China and the like getting paid to manually sign up to forums and post spam.

If only the job paid more than a buck 50 it would be every slacker's dream job. :p

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The spammers of today's wave of spammers were atrocious. I offered multiple to send my credit card details via PM, but got no reply.

Children these days just don't work for the money like they used to.

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Hehe I reported one last night. There was one about some HTC evolution phone. I was like wtf is this?. Clikced report post and all i said was spam. User google1000 is now dead lol

*New Word for Spamming Humans* = Spumans (Sepew - mans)

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. Clikced report post and all i said was spam.

Me too. Oddly, we are spamming Placbo with spam reports.

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Me too. Oddly, we are spamming Placbo with spam reports.

lol, I would send him a sorry letter, but then I don't want to spam him with those also:D

Sorry for Spamming you with Spam bot Placebo

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I still call them spambots myself ya know ;) I was just pointing out that technically many are not bots as such these days :)

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let's classify them ... spampads ...

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Spampads? That makes them sound like some kind of feminine hygiene product! ;) A worse name than "red river" FPDR

;)

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O, I c wut u did thar, Placebo. :p

I think spambots still applies perfectly to someone so robot-like that they spend their time posting spam on forums and getting paid $1 a month. :rolleyes:

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