| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:45 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:04 pm 
Offline
Level 7 Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:50 pm
Posts: 1498
Location: NJ -> Bristol UK
there are two accounts (one in the Foyer, the other in the general Food forum) that are churning out ridiculous numbers of posts. i must've flagged at least 40 of them in he last 20 minutes.

i'm guessing making a new forum post isn't proper protocol, but i didn't really know what else to do.

_________________
vegan cheese bigamy is not allowed. - LisaPunk

I'm going to put my cats in a baby bjorn and be like, "LOOK WE CAN STILL HANG OUT LOOK WE'RE HAVING A PLAYDATE." - bathsheba


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:09 pm 
Offline
Built this city on rock and roll
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:58 pm
Posts: 1208
I think they have been taken care of.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:11 pm 
Offline
A Bad Person
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:24 pm
Posts: 3035
Location: Soy City
What spam?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:18 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:47 pm
Posts: 1868
Location: NC
One was so bizarre it was almost poetic. I'm kinda sad that one is gone.

Also, thanks to you awesome people who got it taken care of!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:51 pm 
Offline
Lime and a Coconut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:42 am
Posts: 3604
Location: Smugville, CA
If I flag it and it tells me it's already been flagged, there's nothing else I can do. Sometimes mods are off making food or sitting on the throne or having a life and can't jump on the spam situation ASAFP. Just ignore the spammers, they will be taken care of.

_________________
Crazy rating: Double plus crazytown bananapants ~Jordanpattern
Too much woo, you guys. Too much woo ~Tofulish
Sews Before Bros


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:56 pm 
Offline
Dying from Nooch Lung
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:01 am
Posts: 3382
Location: Chandler, AZ
But don't you want to make money from home while enlarging your penis?

_________________
Half the lies I tell are not true.
"luckily us vegans dont go into cardiac arrest...but we do go into food comas" - Adam Crisis


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:57 pm 
Offline
Vegan Since Before There Were Vegetables
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:43 pm
Posts: 10675
Location: Astoria, NY by way of San Diego, CA
Thanks, erika! We've been deleting spammers like crazy, but they keep popping back up in droves. We're definitely looking into it, but yeah, sometimes we're out or don't see it right away or whatever.

_________________
I am not a troll. I am TELLING YOU THE ******GOD'S TRUTH****** AND YOU JUST DON'T WANT THE HEAR IT DO YOU?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:06 pm 
Offline
Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:46 pm
Posts: 4302
Location: 5 mi east of philly
*high fives*

i've only seen one today. (but i have been busy elsewhere)

_________________
I solved it for once and for all -- and for everyone -- by intentionally leaving behind some 9-lives burritos... ~Lorelei4mc
supercarrot.com, vegan groupony things, vegan coupons


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:16 pm 
Offline
Level 7 Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:50 pm
Posts: 1498
Location: NJ -> Bristol UK
i recognize that people in charge of the forums have their own lives, ans i wasn't trying to reprimand anyone for not taking action. it's basically an expression of "god damn there are some extremely prolific spammers today and i don't know what to do about it and i'm slightly troubled by it".

and yes, thank you to the mods for taking care of them.

_________________
vegan cheese bigamy is not allowed. - LisaPunk

I'm going to put my cats in a baby bjorn and be like, "LOOK WE CAN STILL HANG OUT LOOK WE'RE HAVING A PLAYDATE." - bathsheba


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:40 pm 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:12 am
Posts: 498
Location: Eugene, OR
I looked at the profile of the one who was posting a bunch of Uggs and other shopping links, and under 'Occupation' it said 'Human', which made me smile.

_________________
http://sisterlegumes.com Vegans sisters, a city apart.
Our baby looked like a bean, so now we are pro-life. And we don't eat beans. -Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:40 pm 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:31 pm
Posts: 1435
yes I noticed earlier there was loads of spam. Thanks, mods, for taking care of it! I don't recall ever seeing this much spam during the daytime, which is probably why it stood out.

_________________
Again, you are all brilliant and sexy. And I am lavender-laden and secure in my masculinity. - Sir Brancis Facon

bird noises | book of faces


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:44 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:47 pm
Posts: 1868
Location: NC
sisterlegume wrote:
I looked at the profile of the one who was posting a bunch of Uggs and other shopping links, and under 'Occupation' it said 'Human', which made me smile.


This made me laugh way too hard.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:14 pm 
Offline
Should Write a Goddam Book Already
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:51 am
Posts: 1000
Location: RI
I liked the one that said "procure worthless prescription drugs!" i think it was badly translated and trying to offer something free rather than worthless.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:18 pm 
Offline
Queen Bitch of Self-Righteous Veganville
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 10535
Location: Illinoize
I was taking a nap. I'm not sorry.

_________________
"The Tree is His Penis"

The tree is his penis // it's very exciting // when held up to his mouth // the lights are all lighting // his eyes start a-bulging // in unbridled glee // the tree is his penis // its beauty, effulgent -amandabear


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:44 pm 
Offline
Level 7 Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:50 pm
Posts: 1498
Location: NJ -> Bristol UK
napping is a wholly worthwhile activity.

_________________
vegan cheese bigamy is not allowed. - LisaPunk

I'm going to put my cats in a baby bjorn and be like, "LOOK WE CAN STILL HANG OUT LOOK WE'RE HAVING A PLAYDATE." - bathsheba


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:15 pm 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:58 pm
Posts: 4718
Location: Santa Cruz whoop whoop
sisterlegume wrote:
I looked at the profile of the one who was posting a bunch of Uggs and other shopping links, and under 'Occupation' it said 'Human', which made me smile.


Yup, it's a job. At the end of the day, it's just a script...

_________________
"Trolling an internet message board, The Greatest Activism Of All." - pandacookie
Вы такие сексапильные, когда злитесь


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:47 pm 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:11 pm
Posts: 474
It's the spammer apocalypse. I'd almost prefer zombies.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:50 pm 
Offline
Venomous Head of Veganism
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:21 pm
Posts: 8592
In the fight against spam, we lost anything posted today in the late morning/early afternoon. I think we're gonna try again tonight to update the software and see if that helps/

_________________
"You guys are a little bit fast to identify as not-mumbles. " ~ mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:53 pm 
Offline
Moving To Sheepshead Bay
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:39 pm
Posts: 5973
Could the spam apocalypse and the missing morning be related? (I was slacking off and working all morning and didn't even make it on the boards today until recently.)

_________________
"I'm no elephant, but now I want molasses." -Moon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:15 pm 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:11 pm
Posts: 474
I think I'd shut down registration temporarily and add email verification to the registration process.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:32 pm 
Offline
Level 7 Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:50 pm
Posts: 1498
Location: NJ -> Bristol UK
...and here they come again!

*puts on helmet*

_________________
vegan cheese bigamy is not allowed. - LisaPunk

I'm going to put my cats in a baby bjorn and be like, "LOOK WE CAN STILL HANG OUT LOOK WE'RE HAVING A PLAYDATE." - bathsheba


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:34 pm 
Offline
Plays The Sims 2 religiously
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:20 pm
Posts: 7410
Location: Portland, OR
"You are required to get pleasure"

That's what I'm always trying to say!

_________________
i would schmear marmite on a moist scrotum for Mars. - interrobang?!
"Not everything." ~ mumbles (1973-2013) - mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:37 pm 
Offline
Dead by dawn
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:54 pm
Posts: 7881
Location: Seattle
Holy crepe, one of them has 28 posts! Spam from Cameroon!

Spameroon!

_________________
facebook
"The PPK: Come for the pie; stay for the croissants." - tinglepants!
"Cockblocked by Richard Branson- again!" - Erika Soyf*cker


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:48 pm 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:31 pm
Posts: 1435
monkeytoes wrote:
Holy crepe, one of them has 28 posts! Spam from Cameroon!

Spameroon!


We need a catapult with KAPOP LOAF to ward off the spammers. Someone call Pandacookie!

_________________
Again, you are all brilliant and sexy. And I am lavender-laden and secure in my masculinity. - Sir Brancis Facon

bird noises | book of faces


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: hammered with spammers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:03 pm 
Offline
Has it on Blue Vinyl
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:40 pm
Posts: 2145
It's raining spam!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 32 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer