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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosaic View Post
    At the moment probably a good 75 to 90% are spammers. Yesterday 40-45 spammers to 2 legit I think it was, today ( so far) around 26 spammers 0 legit.

    When it is quiet maybe 5 -8 spammers to every 1 legit.

    Other forums are being hit with around 95% spammer regos, & at the moment 100 to 400 spammer registrations day, they must be very active forums. I would curl up & die at 100 a day
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    Wow, that's *really* a big pain in the neck for the mods! And all of this is AFTER the captcha was installed? So this is how many are making it through the captcha?

    Once again, a big THANK YOU to all the moderators for your efforts in keeping the spammers out!

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    You are welcome. Just keep those cards and letters coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanazel View Post
    As it is do you only curl up and cry?
    A bit of hair tearing out, a few choice expletives (quite few), then tears of frustration, haven't curled up yet!
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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand the last two posts are an example of what we've been discussing here. -_- I noticed he was triple-banned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farasha Hanem View Post
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand the last two posts are an example of what we've been discussing here. -_- I noticed he was triple-banned!
    Yeah, it came through on my Blackberry. Talk about doo-doo... Wait, that wasn't doo-doo, that was SH** !!!

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    Is it my imagination or do oriental dance sites seem to be in someone's crosshairs? Bhuz also appears to have higher flooding than usual, and Leila of Cairo's site got hacked.

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    I must admit to noticing the same thing. I wonder if it's the same person. Can an IP address be banned or do they just change them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ariadne View Post
    I must admit to noticing the same thing. I wonder if it's the same person. Can an IP address be banned or do they just change them?
    I'm guessing it is just a few persons and/or bots attacking us.
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    I've just blasted some more spammers!! Nobody messes up my youtube section with spam!

    I'm not sure there is much we can to to keep all spammers off the site. We will always have to deal with the real people spammers who get through any automatic filters we have.

    The best thing is for all members to help us by flagging spam as soon as you see it. The mods will get a message about it and either the forum mod or a global mod will get it hopefully right away. There are enough of us around the world that normally someone is awake in a time zone to deal with it. For example, I was able to ban a spammer in the middle of his spamming spree cause someone flag the spam in my forum section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheart View Post
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    The best thing is for all members to help us by flagging spam as soon as you see it. The mods will get a message about it and either the forum mod or a global mod will get it hopefully right away. There are enough of us around the world that normally someone is awake in a time zone to deal with it. For example, I was able to ban a spammer in the middle of his spamming spree cause someone flag the spam in my forum section.
    This is key, IMHO. All of us need to take some responsibility. If you see it, flag it, and one of the mods will review it. Not sure? Flag it.

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