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#1 2017-12-20 12:13:03

NitroHedgehog
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Registered: 2017-06-25
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SPAM Bots on Skeetendo?

I just came back from work, and when I went to see the GB(C) Hacks, there were at least 8 spammy topics talking about Nike Shoes or Pandora Charms (what is that?) on the GBC Hacks forum subsection. No replies to any of these topics have been made, topic starting users does not seem to have been warned or something... Here are the profiles of those I suspect to be SPAM bots:

https://hax.iimarckus.org/user/15498/
https://hax.iimarckus.org/user/15500/

... and their SPAM topics.

https://hax.iimarckus.org/topic/7304/
https://hax.iimarckus.org/topic/7305/
https://hax.iimarckus.org/topic/7306/
https://hax.iimarckus.org/topic/7307/
https://hax.iimarckus.org/topic/7308/
https://hax.iimarckus.org/topic/7309/
https://hax.iimarckus.org/topic/7310/
https://hax.iimarckus.org/topic/7311/
https://hax.iimarckus.org/topic/7312/

Could something be done?

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#2 2017-12-20 16:49:23

RadonUsedMimic
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Registered: 2016-11-22
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Re: SPAM Bots on Skeetendo?

I'm not an admin on this site by any means, but this have going on about this site for a pretty long time. There have been messages like these on my questions. I opened up my Gmail account one day and i got 16 emails from the Skeetendo Mailer from this user named wty126, or whatever, and he posted I don't know how many links to false surveys in one message. He posted the same message to the last 16 questions I posted. Whatever it may be that's causing this, it mostly seems to be resonating in the Help/Question section of this forum. I'm pretty sure IIMarckus is aware of this, though.

Pandora Charms is a jewelry brand, by the way.


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#3 2017-12-20 18:50:20

Sawakita
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Registered: 2010-10-16
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Re: SPAM Bots on Skeetendo?

NitroHedgehog wrote:

I just came back from work, and when I went to see the GB(C) Hacks, there were at least 8 spammy topics talking about Nike Shoes or Pandora Charms (what is that?) on the GBC Hacks forum subsection. No replies to any of these topics have been made, topic starting users does not seem to have been warned or something...

Hello NitroHedgehog, thank you for pointing these out, I have deleted the posts and banned those users.

NitroHedgehog wrote:

Could something be done?

The best thing is to report them so a moderator can take care of cleaning up.
As for preventive measures there is a captcha on the registration form, and an additional verification step; with increased effort on the maintenance side there might be additional protections to put in place, I'm not sure how viable they are.

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