How to eliminate this barrage of crap for $1,000,000

Posted: 7/3/2014 11:18:01 AM
Thierry

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

I'm not sure if Jason's anti-spam tool works... Just flagged and then nuked another 7 spam posts, this time from Bamenda, Cameroon. More info here. It's also an ip address with bad reputation.

For the moment it's more work than before, because every single spam posting has to be flagged before the whole stuff can be nuked with a single mouse click. I'm not satisfied!

Posted: 7/3/2014 1:42:38 PM
Amethyste

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

 

Thierry ~

Would it alleviate your work load by reporting these offensive posts? If so, I'd be glad to do that for you :)

Posted: 7/3/2014 2:38:00 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

That's a great idea, and I will work on it next.

I don't know why the filter is letting these posts through, but I suspect there is a problem with the site actually calling the filter. I will send you more notes in mail, Thierry.

Posted: 7/3/2014 2:48:20 PM
Thierry

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

And again... 12 spam posts from Dallas/USA this time. Details here

I feel somewhat bothered...

Posted: 7/3/2014 2:51:32 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Please do not delete the posts. Mark them as spam so they disappear from public view, but don't delete. I need thr data to debug why the filter is not working.

Posted: 7/3/2014 2:54:26 PM
Thierry

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

That's what I wanted to do. But while I flagged 7 of his posts he spammed another 10. So I used the nuke function, sorry. I will see how I can prevent these morons from continuing without deleting the user profile.

Posted: 7/3/2014 3:00:50 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

You could ban him, which should prevent further posts or logging in.

Posted: 7/3/2014 3:50:33 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Showing how difficult this problem is, Reputation Authority flag the Google indexer as having the same level of bad reputation as that Cameroon spammer.

Posted: 7/3/2014 6:27:55 PM
Rokitman

From: Burlington, Kentucky

Joined: 5/9/2014

Are these all coming from the same IP address? If so, it should be an easy matter to report and ban, shouldn't it? Also, can filters be setup to bounce flagged Spam back to the sender?

Some time ago I discovered a website with hundreds of mailing lists that can be sent with a few mouse clicks. Nice deterrent for repeat Spammers and the recipient must opt-out to stop receiving them. Fight Spam with Spam?

Posted: 7/3/2014 9:27:52 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

From what I have seen, they come from a wide range of IP addresses. I will be adding an IP address blocking filter for the site next though.

By the way, I know about all the comment spam and will be dealing with that next.

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