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Old 05-21-2008, 09:03 AM
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Mods... how can we block these stupid spammers without making it more difficult for new members to sign up? Usually email / admin activations work best, but that seems like a hassle. Maybe they have a common IP address?
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:25 AM
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Not the same IP or the same crappy email address.

But I can get you a deal on some CHINA turbochargers
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:22 PM
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if i were mod this wouldnt happen.... lol. yeah just do like hybridz and have them type in a code on registration and reply to e-mail confirmation

you know like the code that says type the letters you see in this box and the letters are all jumbled and broken so they are even hard for humans to read. lol.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:17 PM
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snw actually makes sense just a little filter wouldn't hurt. for example would you not join a forum because it asks you to type in 7-10 random numbers and/or letters? i think not so i guess:
snw:1
nismo:0
bleach:0
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by tonsoffun300zx
snw actually makes sense just a little filter wouldn't hurt. for example would you not join a forum because it asks you to type in 7-10 random numbers and/or letters? i think not so i guess:
snw:1
nismo:0
bleach:0
Speaking of spammers....

PS... for you n00b's it's called "CAPTCHA IMAGE VERIFICATION" which may cut down on spammers and may not... since humans can enter what they see... and most spammers are... HUMAN.

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Old 05-21-2008, 08:24 PM
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hahaha, maybe they have a spammer who can sell tons a kick *** turbo that needs no oil or coolant. i hear those are making a come back >_< or maybe the turbo sound exhaust
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by tonsoffun300zx
snw:1
nismo:0
bleach:0
Hahah, whatever dude...

New ideas: 0

Power to change the forum login procedure: Silverhand & Godzilla
Power to ban people over and over and do nothing else: Bleach & every other Admin/Moderator



Also, Zdriver DOES have an email confirmation sent out. So these spammers do have legit gmail accounts.

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Old 05-23-2008, 03:52 PM
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It'd be funny if one of their spam responses were in here hahaha
(they're back again... again)
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:56 PM
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i [email protected]@@@@@ how is there so many all of a sudden!!!! does hybridz get this problem? I've never seen it over there, but i don't frequent it.... so yeah. its ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:30 PM
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no way, if you were a spammer would you post on that forum with all those jerks?? I don't think so
they scurrrrred!
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:22 AM
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lol, irony.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:30 PM
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its getting bad !!!! ******* **** spam.... i didnt know blech was all up on the entronets like that!!!
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 280zx2by2
its getting bad !!!! ******* **** spam.... i didnt know blech was all up on the entronets like that!!!
What's blech and why were you clicking on the links and looking at those websites?
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:17 PM
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Maybe make a spam section so these ***** post in there or so at least the first post of a noob goes there for review as spam...then just print out all the spam and snail mail it to Snw's place...with a bra and panties...he likes that stuff.
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:32 AM
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you sonofa!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:06 AM
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What? LOL!!
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:50 AM
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:09 AM
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I get less spam email than Zdriver gets in posts.
Hot Damn.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:41 PM
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we have made it big time!!!! PORNO SPAM!!! reminds me of the time my myspace got hacked... those were the days...
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:09 PM
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MailLaunder is failing us. This is ridiculous
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:46 PM
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I've contacted Silvrhand several times about it and got a message from him last week saying he'd work on it... apparently not yet so I PM'd GodZilla on My350z. Though I doubt that will work either because I've heard "through the Z vine" that my350z.com was sold to someone else.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:19 PM
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Godzilla is probably on the beach in Hawaii laughing at all those people wasting their time on automotive forums.
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:46 PM
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Bump... for our new Admin O NO.

Spammers are still a daily nuisance.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleach
Godzilla is probably on the beach in Hawaii laughing at all those people wasting their time on automotive forums.
ORLY

I didn't hear ne beach noise in the background.
I'll mention this to him next time we speak

Now for the spam issues the site has been having.........

I've done some (alot really) work in the backend and appears the spam has stopped for awhile atleast. This site seemed to be a spam magnet but hopefully it will be a thing of the past and all can enjoy the site again. We haven't received these kind of attacks on three other sites I admin but what is in place now should slow it all down considerably. Spam won't ever be eliminated but we can try our best to reduce it. The last two months or so there has been a new wave and process of the attackers coming from outside the country.

With that said, part of keeping spam off the forum is up to the community here too. You all are the eyes for the mod/admins as you are in all the sub forums. If you come across a thread or post of any nature that you feel should not be allowed please report it. It is a very simple process for you. At the bottom left of every post there is a red triangle icon. Please click that icon and report the post you feel should not be on the site. When you do this an email is sent to all mods/admins to bring it to their attention. By doing this it will help keep the spammers off the site.

TIA for all your help with this.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:39 PM
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i think you have fixed the spam problem... thank you O NO
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