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Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on February 07, 2007, 03:39:40 PM
This spam is getting out of hand! They now reply to existing posts! ALL of the newest ones in EVERY forum!!!!!


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: TheAdventMaster on February 07, 2007, 07:42:29 PM
Thus, I should be made moderator.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on February 07, 2007, 07:56:56 PM
It spams every new post!!! This must be illegal! I demand to be made an admin. Then I will drown the spammer's computers with a flood of pings.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on February 07, 2007, 08:01:09 PM
It's using Z!re's account. She must be somehow connected to all this.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: jsmith71 on February 07, 2007, 08:07:02 PM
Almost every forum I visit seems to be getting hit hard by spambots. One forum managed to completely get rid of the problem by having new users answer a random (simple) question during registration.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Mech1031 on February 07, 2007, 08:07:17 PM
the fact that nothing has been done about it so far is only proof that she's involved, if not the person doing it.

...that or she can't login to her account and someone has taken over.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Radical Raccoon on February 07, 2007, 08:09:26 PM
We're doomed!


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: TheAdventMaster on February 07, 2007, 11:00:09 PM
Quote from: "Mech1031"
the fact that nothing has been done about it so far is only proof that she's involved, if not the person doing it.

...that or she can't login to her account and someone has taken over.
Maybe the big post on random sex keywords was a hint.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on February 08, 2007, 12:56:11 AM
I think the fact that she hasn't replied to this post with a torrent of verbal abuse is a hint.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on February 08, 2007, 09:36:18 AM
The bots seem to be ignoring QBNZ- and for good reason. Moneo and I are the only ones there.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Z!re on February 15, 2007, 10:51:29 AM
It's amazing how you retards still dont get it...

I dont do spam, I dont register under other nicknames..
I just dont have any need for that... If I have things to say, I say them..

I thought that was pretty fucking clear by now...

You're all retards...


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on February 15, 2007, 12:49:37 PM
Then maybe you need to change your password.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Anonymous on February 15, 2007, 03:25:48 PM
Quote from: "Z!re"
It's amazing how you retards still dont get it...

I dont do spam, I dont register under other nicknames..
I just dont have any need for that... If I have things to say, I say them..

I thought that was pretty fucking clear by now...

You're all retards...


lies =p


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Z!re on February 15, 2007, 05:31:59 PM
Quote from: "Skyler"
Then maybe you need to change your password.
Maybe you need to shut the fuck up and go kill yourself?

Quote from: "cha0s"
lies =p
Oh if you only knew!


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on February 15, 2007, 07:06:00 PM
Maybe I need to change your password.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Mech1031 on February 15, 2007, 11:38:37 PM
here is something constructive for a change:

Z!re:  Maybe you can turn off access to the forums for un-registered users.  all this spamming nonsense didn't really start until it was turned back on.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Radical Raccoon on February 16, 2007, 01:14:02 AM
What do you mean? Every spam bot that has posted here has been registered.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Mech1031 on February 16, 2007, 01:37:48 AM
right, but the forums can still be seen and searched through by non-members.  If we go back to making it so only registered members can view/search the forums, it should decrease the flow of spam.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Zap on February 16, 2007, 06:45:58 AM
Also, for the record, Z!re is not an admin :P

But yeah, that would be a solution. We guest-access again to hopefully get some more users though... but oh well.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Mech1031 on February 16, 2007, 01:58:15 PM
:P i don't know why i thought she was.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: TheAdventMaster on February 17, 2007, 01:22:45 AM
Quote from: "Zap"
Also, for the record, Z!re is not an admin :P

Quote from: "cha0s"
lies =p
Hey look, I can cook now!

|_**_oo_|---=-=o===(^_^/=d)


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Z!re on February 20, 2007, 09:01:08 PM
Quote from: "Zap"
Also, for the record, Z!re is not an admin :P
Everyone already thinks i am, just make me one and they'll learn to fear me...
Pathetic worms


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Neo on February 23, 2007, 03:00:51 PM
Everyone knows who is best suited to be admin... ;)


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on February 23, 2007, 04:30:24 PM
Me?


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Anonymous on February 28, 2007, 01:01:26 PM
my postie =(


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Zap on February 28, 2007, 01:49:17 PM
your what?


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Anonymous on February 28, 2007, 02:10:03 PM
*pupils get big suddenly, staring out into space*

I said.... that nothing... ever happened......

*convulses on the ground as the LSD from Zap's blowgun into my neck starts to take hold*


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Zap on February 28, 2007, 04:35:13 PM
Everybody move along. Nothing happening here!


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on February 28, 2007, 04:56:00 PM
Excuse me, I am a doctor. It appears that this man needs medical attention.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Anonymous on February 28, 2007, 10:13:32 PM
*pukes a pile of tree leaves*



 :wow: Where am I :wow:


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on March 01, 2007, 12:28:04 AM
You are in Sickbay. Don't worry, you are going to be fine- as long as you stop trying to get off that biobed.

*roughly pushes cha0s back onto the biobed*


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Anonymous on March 01, 2007, 12:50:54 AM
After enduring many dignity violating (and unwarranted I might add!!) cavity probings, I fully recovered. The end.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on March 01, 2007, 01:06:11 AM
Wait! I haven't finished my positron tomographic...

Never mind.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on March 17, 2007, 02:12:42 PM
Happy Birthday!!!


 :lol:


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: RADIUM-V Interactive on March 24, 2007, 04:30:36 PM
I have a suggestion.

Archive the board and clean up what currently exists, and convert from PHPBB (which this board's version is really outdated) and get the new SMF. The true members will return and start a new life for QB.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Zap on March 24, 2007, 05:13:49 PM
Maybe just archive and lock the entire forum :P It hasn't had a decent thread for months anyway.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Dio on March 24, 2007, 07:18:07 PM
Great. then i'll have to find another forum to screw around on.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on March 24, 2007, 09:39:46 PM
Then again, maybe it would be a good idea to just rename the forum... "The Spam Magnet"


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Dio on March 25, 2007, 05:33:01 PM
Seconded.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Anonymous on March 25, 2007, 10:18:23 PM
Change it to FreeBASIC news =)


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: RADIUM-V Interactive on March 25, 2007, 11:48:38 PM
SMF (http://www.simplemachines.org/) offers more advanced features, and has recently been updated. My friend made a forum two months ago and the spammers haven't gotten to it yet.

Just archive this board as it is, and put SMF in a new directory or something. This board has needed a fresh start for a while now.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on March 26, 2007, 12:20:23 AM
Quote from: "cha0s"
Change it to FreeBASIC news =)


That's the best idea I've heard so far. ;)


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Zap on March 26, 2007, 08:45:21 AM
Radium: Upgrading this board to the newest version would also fix the spam problem. The question isn't really what to do, but more if it's worth it.

And while changing to a freebasic site would make sense, I'm wondering wether there are enough fb users to support it. Also it would need some fresh people, I've run my share of forums for now :P


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: DrV on March 26, 2007, 11:27:41 AM
I don't think making this "FB News" or whatever would make sense; that would just split up people from the official FB forums, if anything, which doesn't seem productive to me.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: RADIUM-V Interactive on March 26, 2007, 01:56:22 PM
Let's just make it The BASIC News, focusing on the code rather than the compiler, and split it into 3 categories: QBASIC, FreeBASIC, and other variations of BASIC. Isn't that what it kinda is now?


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on March 26, 2007, 03:58:03 PM
Uhh... yeah, as a matter of fact, that is what it is now.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Dio on March 26, 2007, 05:11:09 PM
Seconded.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on March 26, 2007, 05:13:33 PM
Thirded.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on March 26, 2007, 06:54:04 PM
Quote from: "DrV"
I don't think making this "FB News" or whatever would make sense; that would just split up people from the official FB forums, if anything, which doesn't seem productive to me.


Well, you may be right about that. I just know that there is no way I'm going to stop goig to the official FB forums, so long as they exsist. I guess other people might though. I didn't really think about that.  :???:


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Anonymous on March 26, 2007, 09:02:36 PM
I think this place has the fluff and or breathing space that lots of people want that go to FB forum. That's just my 2 cents.

Like remember the call for a challenges forum there? It was decided that was gonna be the "official" forum but this place? Has a challenge forum alreayd built in. Crap like that.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: anarky on March 26, 2007, 10:08:23 PM
I have to agree there. I say we put it to a vote.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Anonymous on March 26, 2007, 10:31:33 PM
Well tbh this isn't a democracy :P We can hold a vote but not like it really holds water. Whoever owns it, owns it.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: anarky on March 26, 2007, 10:33:58 PM
No shit, Sherlock.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Anonymous on March 26, 2007, 10:35:03 PM
Kiss my ass, King Ding-a-Ling


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Deleter on March 26, 2007, 10:45:59 PM
hey look a fire breathing chipmunk  :o


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: DrV on March 26, 2007, 11:42:27 PM
Quote from: "cha0s"
I think this place has the fluff and or breathing space that lots of people want that go to FB forum. That's just my 2 cents.

Like remember the call for a challenges forum there? It was decided that was gonna be the "official" forum but this place? Has a challenge forum alreayd built in. Crap like that.


When's the last time we had a decent challenge here? :P They always end up as "hm, maybe I'll write this later" and nothing ever comes of it.

Also, less fluff is a Good Thing imho...  The less I see photoshopped dead people and "Hello My Dear QBASIC/FreeBASIC Friends I Love d=:D=b bbcode", the better.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Neo on March 27, 2007, 08:39:03 AM
Yep it got pretty quiet in this place... ^^


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Dio on March 27, 2007, 05:21:46 PM
Quote from: "Skyler"
Thirded.

I seconded your thirded and my seconded.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on March 27, 2007, 06:42:11 PM
I second that.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Deleter on March 27, 2007, 08:39:56 PM
I zeroeth it  :whitetiger:


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on March 27, 2007, 11:24:31 PM
I add 2 to that and raise it to the 100th power.

Wait, what were we seconding again?


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Dio on March 28, 2007, 05:11:20 PM
my first second-ed-ing. I think... :???:


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on April 03, 2007, 11:23:40 AM
Is there a setting to prevent users from posting links/pictures until they've made at least 5 posts? Some other forums have that feature.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: RADIUM-V Interactive on April 04, 2007, 10:53:34 PM
There are boards that limit the number of posts, limit where n00bs can post, automatic discard triggers, no TEA (temporary email addresses), block IP, block IP Network, CAPTCHA on login, CAPTCHA on post, etc. SMF is the best I've found so far, and has most of these features.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Kevin_theprogrammer on April 06, 2007, 07:20:05 PM
Quote from: "RADIUM-V Interactive"
There are boards that limit the number of posts, limit where n00bs can post, automatic discard triggers, no TEA (temporary email addresses), block IP, block IP Network, CAPTCHA on login, CAPTCHA on post, etc. SMF is the best I've found so far, and has most of these features.

The only reason why we're getting spam posts is because phpBB's captcha is a piece of shit. All we have to do is setup something similar to what I have in osFree's forum (http://www.osfree.org/forum/) registration script with myVIPcode, and the spammers will stop provided that you prevent guest posting in all forums, of course.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: Skyler on April 06, 2007, 11:34:03 PM
A double captcha. You know, you could just use one captcha with a bunch of words followed by the captcha. Then the bots would have a terrible time extracting it. For example:

"Enter the word alpha followed by the number 234 in the box below."


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: GordonSweet on May 26, 2007, 07:23:24 AM
I use ADaware occasionaly to remove Spyware, which I understand helps generate the Spam. But now and agin I get fed up with all the Cookies dumped on me, and I just delete the lot. Friends of mine always delete all the cookies after everytime they go online. What do you think?

The only disadvantage I can see in removing cookies is you need to log in in full next time with forums such as this. So pehaps someone could produce a program that removes all cookies automatically.

Gordon


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: anarky on May 26, 2007, 10:13:41 AM
Go through the settings of your browser. They can get deleted every time that way.


Title: SPAM!!!
Post by: GordonSweet on May 26, 2007, 10:38:10 AM
Thanks Anarky.

Even at 73 I still got lots to learn

Gordon

http://sionet.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/QB/QBASIC.htm