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margaret
16-10-2020, 03:01 PM
Latest member, MarinaSud spammer from Kentucky.
Cash for properties.
1355 Bardstown Rd Suite 251 Louisville KY

Lex
16-10-2020, 07:48 PM
Done away with!

margaret
24-11-2020, 08:41 AM
We seem to have a happy spammer onboard! :cool:

rebbonk
24-11-2020, 12:44 PM
Several of the b*ggers!

All gone for now.

margaret
24-11-2020, 12:50 PM
Several of the b*ggers!

All gone for now.



I don't know why they bother since they only get the boot!

:)

Lex
24-11-2020, 05:58 PM
Been a while since we had many; took me a while to remember how to delete accounts en masse.

margaret
24-11-2020, 07:30 PM
HI lex I have received a pm, for a spammer for bot , AccfroHydra. but I won't open it. Just deleted it.

Seems a bit problematic with spam at the moment still on the forum.

.

rebbonk
24-11-2020, 07:35 PM
I've just removed a few more.

I also had a PM, full of garbage.

margaret
24-11-2020, 07:36 PM
Rebbonk, did you open the messages?

I still have one pending, but don't want to open it.

rebbonk
24-11-2020, 07:42 PM
I did open it. It'll unlikely hurt opening, Margaret, but don't click any links.

margaret
24-11-2020, 07:44 PM
I managed to delete the thug without opening the message.

rochelleri60 , spam and link to disgusting material.

margaret
24-11-2020, 08:28 PM
rochelleri60 , spam and link to disgusting material.

rebbonk
24-11-2020, 08:40 PM
He's now banned for life, Margaret.

margaret
25-11-2020, 04:12 AM
Spam is like a cupboard jam packed with junk, open the door and everything tumbles forth!

:D

margaret
26-11-2020, 01:34 PM
deleted

Lex
26-11-2020, 06:34 PM
Spam account registration seems to have quietened down over the last few hours. I'll (and I'm sure Rebbonk will too) will keep monitoring the situation.

rebbonk
26-11-2020, 06:55 PM
Happy to carry on. ;)

Lex
27-11-2020, 04:26 PM
Thanks Rebbonk! :thumbs2:

rebbonk
27-11-2020, 05:41 PM
I think I've removed 25 posts today.

Lex
28-11-2020, 11:05 PM
Right; the spammers with the email suffixes:

forcemix.online
selovin.art
yagoo.website
yandex.com
***.ua
***.ru

give up, because we're not going to get bored of deleting your accounts as spam.

rebbonk
10-12-2020, 10:05 PM
I've done a little digging...

We are currently using an issue of Vbulletin that is no longer supported. The spammers have likely found a way in and whereas before Vbulletin would issue a patch, that isn't going to happen.

I see two possible options...

1) upgrade to the latest issue of Vbulletin. - That will likely have cost implications.

2) vet new members before they are allowed to post. - My assumptions are that we can actually do that (from memory we should be able to) and that the spammers aren't using a backdoor.

Lex
11-12-2020, 04:26 PM
Thanks Rebbonk. Admin Will & I have discussed upgrading to a newer version of VBulletin, and it's on the agenda - just a matter of finding time in busy lives to do it!

Dodgy posts are automatically submitted for moderation, so we can vet/delete them before they can be generally viewed.

Again, thanks for your ongoing efforts, Rebbonk! :D