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charlie101 10-11-2011 06:04 AM

hi all
 
I am new here.

just to say hello to everyone!

it seams that I finally found what I've been looking for a while

Dragoon 10-11-2011 06:09 PM

This post seems oddly familiar. Two people using the same spambot settings, or one person who decided to hit the same mostly-dead forum twice in a week?

Edit: I just realized that nearly all of the activity on Nexodyne is now driven by spambots and our responses to their threads. They're pretty much the only thing keeping this place even remotely active. Depressing.

01Aaron 03-20-2012 12:12 AM

Welcome! :D
You will like it here.

Dragoon 03-20-2012 09:47 PM

Spammers spamming spammers.

screaminmonkee 04-08-2012 05:14 PM

Hahhaha, what it is they are using a program called "XRumer" basically it searches the internet for forums and they post. If you notice, in their signature there's links to their website. When Google is crawling this page, they see their links in their signature and Google automatically assumes it's important and it ranks their page higher in the rankings. For example, that fucker wants to rank his WoW goldselling site. Best way to beat this bullshit is to add "If you are a human, what color is your shit" something very random that everyone knows the answer to.

Jakub 04-08-2012 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by screaminmonkee
Hahhaha, what it is they are using a program called "XRumer" basically it searches the internet for forums and they post. If you notice, in their signature there's links to their website. When Google is crawling this page, they see their links in their signature and Google automatically assumes it's important and it ranks their page higher in the rankings. For example, that fucker wants to rank his WoW goldselling site. Best way to beat this bullshit is to add "If you are a human, what color is your shit" something very random that everyone knows the answer to.

Would this be a part of the whole marketing thing?

Dragoon 04-09-2012 01:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by screaminmonkee
Hahhaha, what it is they are using a program called "XRumer" basically it searches the internet for forums and they post. If you notice, in their signature there's links to their website. When Google is crawling this page, they see their links in their signature and Google automatically assumes it's important and it ranks their page higher in the rankings. For example, that fucker wants to rank his WoW goldselling site. Best way to beat this bullshit is to add "If you are a human, what color is your shit" something very random that everyone knows the answer to.


Speaking of which...

Anyway, most of these posts appear to be from real humans anyway so I don't know how well a humanity-verification question would work. For the time being, I'd say it's not a big enough issue to be worth the effort of stopping it.

Edit: Although, as a thought, perhaps we could disable signatures and links for anyone who doesn't have, say, 10 posts? I'm sure there's a vB addon out there that does this.

screaminmonkee 04-09-2012 05:27 AM

They appear to be real humans anyways, but they aren't. Unless they have ALOT, and I mean ALOT of time on their hands. For example the TV show thread where those fuckers are posting their favorite tv shows, it's actually lulzworthy cause it looks legit, but probably the program they are using has tags, for tv shows, posts this, for books, post this, for welcome thread, post this...catch my drift? One thing you could do, it won't stop them but you'll troll them is to make all the links on the board nofollow, so google won't index them. That way, the spammers aren't getting no benefit from spamming this forum. Ayyyy? That'll teach em.

Also OCR, nowadays all OCR can be broken, even Google's recaptcha, they say the russian mafia is who owns Xrumer (the software is like 6-700 dollars) and they employ russians to break any OCR out there. So the best thing you can do, is have a human verification question....something off the wall because now the spamming bots are catching onto them to, before "what's 1+1=?" used to suffice, now you gotta ask, what color is space or something along those lines lol.

screaminmonkee 04-09-2012 05:53 AM

They appear to be real humans anyways, but they aren't. Unless they have ALOT, and I mean ALOT of time on their hands. For example the TV show thread where those fuckers are posting their favorite tv shows, it's actually lulzworthy cause it looks legit, but probably the program they are using has tags, for tv shows, posts this, for books, post this, for welcome thread, post this...catch my drift? One thing you could do, it won't stop them but you'll troll them is to make all the links on the board nofollow, so google won't index them. That way, the spammers aren't getting no benefit from spamming this forum. Ayyyy? That'll teach em.

Also OCR, nowadays all OCR can be broken, even Google's recaptcha, they say the russian mafia is who owns Xrumer (the software is like 6-700 dollars) and they employ russians to break any OCR out there. So the best thing you can do, is have a human verification question....something off the wall because now the spamming bots are catching onto them to, before "what's 1+1=?" used to suffice, now you gotta ask, what color is space or something along those lines lol.

Dragoon 04-09-2012 11:14 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by screaminmonkee
They appear to be real humans anyways, but they aren't. Unless they have ALOT, and I mean ALOT of time on their hands. For example the TV show thread where those fuckers are posting their favorite tv shows, it's actually lulzworthy cause it looks legit, but probably the program they are using has tags, for tv shows, posts this, for books, post this, for welcome thread, post this...catch my drift? One thing you could do, it won't stop them but you'll troll them is to make all the links on the board nofollow, so google won't index them. That way, the spammers aren't getting no benefit from spamming this forum. Ayyyy? That'll teach em.

Also OCR, nowadays all OCR can be broken, even Google's recaptcha, they say the russian mafia is who owns Xrumer (the software is like 6-700 dollars) and they employ russians to break any OCR out there. So the best thing you can do, is have a human verification question....something off the wall because now the spamming bots are catching onto them to, before "what's 1+1=?" used to suffice, now you gotta ask, what color is space or something along those lines lol.


I use Captcha Trader for download sites (with JDownloader). I imagine it wouldn't be too hard to use Captcha Trader, or another such site, in a spam bot.

And some, though certainly not all, of the posters do seem to be legitimate humans. The guy who replied to my word generator thread was far too specific about the context, and I really doubt there are enough people out there making and posting about word generator scripts for the spammers to have a stock post ready for that. And he did actually click an ad--he, or the proxy he used, was in Michigan.

Iridium 04-14-2012 04:35 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragoon
Speaking of which...

Anyway, most of these posts appear to be from real humans anyway so I don't know how well a humanity-verification question would work. For the time being, I'd say it's not a big enough issue to be worth the effort of stopping it.

Edit: Although, as a thought, perhaps we could disable signatures and links for anyone who doesn't have, say, 10 posts? I'm sure there's a vB addon out there that does this.


New users (under like 10 or so posts) can't post any messages with links in them (although signatures still can).

The way I implemented it, if a new user posts a message with a link, it doesn't given any error, but the posts just doesn't appear. This possibly explains the occasional "test" posts, presumably by such people trying to work out whether the site is broken after their posts with ad. links in never appear.

kareldsouza 04-25-2012 05:27 AM

Hello friends,
I am new in this forum. please tell me something about this forum........

Dragoon 04-25-2012 06:43 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by kareldsouza
Hello friends,
I am new in this forum. please tell me something about this forum........


It's at least half spam bots, so you'll fit in.

JohnColleen 07-20-2012 06:36 AM

Hi...

I am a new member...
I wish i will be a good part of this community..

Dragoon 07-20-2012 09:14 PM

Hello spambot.


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