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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby vermeer » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:24 am

The total amount (135; if i am counting correctly) of foes beginning with:
A: 9
B: 8
C: 6
D: 7
E: 13
F: 5
G: 2
H: 4
I: 2
J: 4
K: 4
L: 6
M: 8
N: 9
O: 4
P: 5
Q: -
R: 4
S: 15
T: 2
U: 3
V: 4
W: 7
X: 1
Y: 2
Z: 1

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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby Crazy Bob » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:01 am

Nerzhul wrote:I think what we really need is one or two active, capable forum admins. The existing admins are all inactive (Craco, HNL), not interested (avij) or unable to actually administrate the forum (me).

So if anybody is interested and able to help, let me know.

If nobody else steps in, I'm available. However, as said, I'm a complete zero when it comes to phpBB, although I suppose one can learn...
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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby Phaseolus » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:12 am

Nerzhul wrote:I think what we really need is one or two active, capable forum admins. The existing admins are all inactive (Craco, HNL), not interested (avij) or unable to actually administrate the forum (me).

So if anybody is interested and able to help, let me know.


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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby Nerzhul » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:36 am

Maybe I should clarify since I already got a couple of PMs. We're looking for a phpBB admin in order to fight the masses of spam with technical solutions.

You will be able to delete users (which is what I'm already doing every day), but what we really need is technical expertise in handling users and groups, installing language packs, styles, plugins and upgrades of the forum software.
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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby MDeen » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:56 am

I'm sure I can do that. If you can set up a wiki or a photo gallery then a phpBB forum is quite similar.
Apart from that, I am a programmer IRL.

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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby eddydevries » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:13 am

I can't give you that kind of help, but maybe I can moderating more forums?
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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby eddydevries » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:15 pm

Could you please block this user?
He's posting almost each half an hour (other spammers once or twice a day max.).
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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby Montgomery Burns » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:39 pm

It's really bad today, there are three, four different "users" posting crap in Off-topic. :x

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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby Adela.Merchan » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:15 pm

Montgomery Burns wrote:It's really bad today, there are three, four different "users" posting crap in Off-topic. :x

And not only that forum. I'm following EBT Users forum and I'm receiving new messages notifications very frequently. Yesterday, Spanish forum was also spammers' victim. Although programming is not one of my best skills, in the interim, I could help moderating some forums if it is not a complex task :roll: .
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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby eddydevries » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:42 pm

Now it looks like it's really working 8) .
Some still coming don't get permission to post, the others don't even try no more.

Sometimes one is passed through, but is deleted quite soon.

So now it's nice to be on the forum again :lol: .
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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby Montgomery Burns » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:13 pm

Yeah, whatever you guys did seems to be working, past few days have been great. :)

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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby Craco » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:32 pm

There were indeed some tweakings done. I'm glad that you are noticing some results.
There might be still some spam coming through, since there is a lot of spam accounts left and some clean up work to be done.

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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby googlejaps » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:43 pm

I want to help make this forum better. I don't have actual expertise in PHPBB administering, but I'm a software consultant, so I think this is not something that I can learn quite quickly.

Please let me know if my help is wanted here.

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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby MDeen » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:56 pm

It looks like someone has slipped through again and all the administrators are on holiday, because his posts are not being deleted.
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Re: What to do if you see a spam message on EBTF

Postby Craco » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:34 pm

Thanks - Cleaned up.


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