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xtremelow
03-20-2011, 11:53 PM
Lately there has been a huge wave of SPAM posts. I am sure Dave and Steven have deleted a few, I know I have deleted close to 30 now.

If you find one don't post to it just let it fall off the radar, or send a quick link to myself if you want and I will delete it, assuming it isn't in a section I am unable to edit.

Thank X

iman501
03-20-2011, 11:59 PM
Haha im sorry extream, just being bored and trying to get my post count up haha

bfletcher
03-21-2011, 12:39 AM
So you don't want me to post about my ray ban, prada, exhaust thinga ma jig?!? This motorcycle forum is BS!!!!!

xtremelow
03-21-2011, 01:28 AM
No not Prada, have some class or at least some dignity. Get some Shutter Shades or those sweet Holographic lens glasses.

Stevenc150
03-21-2011, 09:23 AM
Problem is when they're posted in a thread we don't have Mod rights' to.
X,Dave,anyone contacted Jeremy about getting us the access to those?

MotoPhreke
03-21-2011, 09:24 AM
Yanno? Spam ain't so bad if it's cooked just right.. :D

xtremelow
03-21-2011, 11:43 AM
I contacted Jeremy and he said shoot him an email with links for those we can't edit. [up]

Stevenc150
03-21-2011, 12:54 PM
Crud I was wanting to be able to get rid of the crap as soon as I see it.

xtremelow
03-21-2011, 01:05 PM
With ya, but I think the areas are new sections and it has something to do with the programing to the site.

xtremelow
03-25-2011, 12:25 AM
See it is back so BUMP

Livers
03-25-2011, 04:47 AM
Time to start blocking Chinese IP addresses.

xxspudxx
03-25-2011, 05:49 AM
Why not add captcha to the reregistration process?

Solve the problem, dont sweep it under the rug. [up]

konarider94
03-25-2011, 12:08 PM
Why not add captcha to the reregistration process?

Solve the problem, dont sweep it under the rug.

BUMP...make it happen

nativeXb12Rbuell
03-28-2011, 09:16 PM
just a reminder to you all .BUELLs live, and let the dang spam DIE DIE DIE [mad][mad][mad]

konarider94
03-29-2011, 05:34 AM
are there any steps being taken to prevent this, other than adding more mods to delete the spam?

xxspudxx
03-29-2011, 05:45 AM
Doubtful. Im not sure why either. Its not that difficult to resolve this issue..

WALLSXB
03-29-2011, 08:03 AM
Bump

mirkvid
03-29-2011, 08:06 AM
http://www.buellxb.com/Buell-XB-Forum/Buell-Firebolt-XB12-XB9/authentic-cheap-armani-shoesclothingt-shirtsjeansjackets

and

http://www.buellxb.com/Buell-XB-Forum/Buell-Ulysses-XB12x/We-are-a-foreign-trade

pm sent:)

mirkvid
03-29-2011, 08:45 AM
[up] to the mods for deleting all that crap this morning!

theoctopus
03-29-2011, 08:57 AM
Nothing quite like rolling out of bed, and getting on the spam hunt...

Last night was brutal too. I think I spent about 20 minutes hunting down each and every spam post I could find.

xxspudxx
03-29-2011, 09:28 AM
Its all cause and effect. The spam will stop when the bots are not able to register any more.

Captcha, how does it work?

But, we all appreciate yalls effort to delete and stay on top of the spam while a fix is being worked on. (I hope)

[up]

konarider94
04-04-2011, 05:26 AM
is anyone going to look at this thread and tell us if there is a plan to stop the spam or no.

if we ignore this thread long enough everyone will forget there is actually a way to stop spam.

look at the forum today, clearly something needs to change in the registration process.

thunderstormgrowl
04-04-2011, 05:31 AM
I agree Kona. I do appreciate the work the mods are doing to get ride of the spam posts.

MAGIC
04-04-2011, 05:36 AM
Man there is like 20 spam threads on the front page... Something needs to be done soon. Ban the current spamers, employ the captcha thing, whatever - it drives me crazy...

BTW thanks mods for trying to keep up killing spam [up]

BuellerPilot
04-04-2011, 05:47 AM
Holy f'in SPAM Batman, the spammers dropped a SPAM NUKE on us!

anrkizm95
04-04-2011, 06:45 AM
Man there is like 20 spam threads on the front page... Something needs to be done soon. Ban the current spamers, employ the captcha thing, whatever - it drives me crazy... about 20 more mods would do

sidefx
04-04-2011, 07:09 AM
Isn't there a way we can have a validation code like those word quizzes you have to input before a new post is made?

I wouldn't mind filling that in if it stops the spam.

konarider94
04-04-2011, 07:32 AM
sidefx. that's what we are talking about only put it in the registration process so we don't have to type it in every time.

maybe "they" don't mind the extra hits from all the spam to boost ad sales.

firebolt020283
04-04-2011, 07:43 AM
it seems like it keeps getting worse and worse every night...

firebolt020283
04-04-2011, 07:44 AM
and why hasen't nikeshoes001 been banned yet?

lokatwhaticando
04-04-2011, 07:48 AM
WTF nikeshoes001 SPAMED the hell out of the board!

Stevenc150
04-04-2011, 07:54 AM
[mad] - Yeah, just deleted 17 threads that piece of crap posted up. I'll PM Jeremy the IP address.

lokatwhaticando
04-04-2011, 08:01 AM
Thanks for cleaning up the garbage on the board[up]

buellxb
05-08-2011, 09:07 AM
I just want you all to know that I'm not ignoring the spam issue. We added a couple new mods months ago to help us keep up our manual efforts. I've personally been banning users and IP addresses in addition to deleting spam if I happen to catch it before our awesome mod team.

Captcha is old technology that doesn't really stop much. Popular forum spam software like Xrumer can easily work around some of the most advanced captchas, automatically create fake email addresses and validate those emails. It's really insane. Also, real humans that want to spam our forum will always be able to do so regardless of the actions I take.

I do have a developer working on a custom solution that will hopefully slow down the spam. Keep in mind that all popular forums experience spam. It comes with the territory.

Thank you all for your patience.

Nuage420b
05-08-2011, 10:13 AM
Thanks for your diligence [up]

Bullxb12r
05-08-2011, 10:36 AM
Yes, thank you indeed[up]

d_adams
07-04-2013, 07:48 AM
Bump, just so you guys know to pm a moderator so these types can be removed. If we for some reason miss it, send us a link, but don't bother posting in the thread, it will be deleted asap.

BuddhaBuell
07-04-2013, 09:03 AM
Thanks Dean [up]

thrstrmech
07-04-2013, 10:12 AM
[up]

Negative
07-04-2013, 10:54 AM
Just to throw out a genuine compliment... The mods here do a really great job at keeping this place clear of spam... I've only seen a few spammers manage to make any headway at all since I've been on here... The other two forums I'm on are ATE UP with that crap... So seriously, good job keeping this place straight...

BuddhaBuell
07-04-2013, 11:00 AM
since I've been on here

last year was epic for spammers, each day you'd log in to see **** for golf clubs, running shoes, designer ****..tons of crap!
Jeremy (BuellXB) did his best with the mods help to clean it up and it's been great since then, seems like they've found a way to worm themselves into our corner of the interwebs again.
[smirk]

Negative
07-04-2013, 11:06 AM
Lol i still say this particular forum is very very clean of spam comparatively... =)... Too bad I wasn't on here to annoy people last year and make fun of the spam with everybody...