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Back again. User jhfkhgf posted 87 spam threads in the LabVIEW board.

 

... and counting

Cory K
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It's obviously the same origin...

Lithium should create a special rule where if it detects multiple repeated identical posts, it blocks the user until a moderator reviews the posts. 

It shouldn't be difficult to implement.

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Message 172 of 195
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@Ray.R wrote:

It's obviously the same origin...

Lithium should create a special rule where if it detects multiple repeated identical posts, it blocks the user until a moderator reviews the posts. 

It shouldn't be difficult to implement.


Like posting an identical post once per minute 130 times in a row Smiley Very Happy

Cory K
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Message 173 of 195
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Oh no...

Instead of implementing a solution, lets erase 87 threads per day and act like nothing happened.

It's no big deal and it's way easir than programming some hard stuff.

 

 

Spoiler
Just a bit of sarcasm, which is not necessarily funny. 

 

Mondoni
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There is evidently a filter on posts whose content contains certain words or phrases - for instance, words sounding something like 'ruck bow', 'tall' and 'whirls' 😉 - but nothing on tags. So you can get through the filter by putting in some arbitrary characters into your banned phrase, whilst keeping your original tag, and voila, you have a legal post.

 

That would remove a high proportion of the current posters (one this morning) until they move to their next iteration.

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CLA
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That's what spam filters are all about.. 😄

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Message 176 of 195
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It's more that the filters are applied in one place and then not another. Like buying locks and fitting them to your front door, but not to the back.

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CLA
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Message 177 of 195
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Have we arrived at the point in time where we actually have more posts about the SPAM than the SPAM itself yet?

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Message 178 of 195
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@Intaris wrote:

Have we arrived at the point in time where we actually have more posts about the SPAM than the SPAM itself yet?


Depends how you count it! Smiley Very Happy

 

If you look at the number of posts in this thread and the actual spam posts currently present in the system, then definitely YES. If you talk about all the spam posts that this thread goes about, then NO WAY. A single spam run typically has 100 to 200 spams (sometimes also several hundreds to over a thousend in earlier incidents) before it gets purged. That does not count any of the spam posts that happen during normal office hours too, and typically get removed before more than a few people had a chance to notice.

Rolf Kalbermatter
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Awesome - saw one of the usual spam posts for ladies of the night, went to click on it to report it, and got an error stating the topic was not accessible. Didn't check the timestamp of the initial spam post, but it was cleared within a matter of minutes, for sure. It's no longer present in the board listing.

 

Excellent work.

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CLA
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