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RE: Spam alert - 2/12/2010 11:01:43 AM   
keaneye

 

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Reporting on this forum was exactly what I did though.  That's what is so annoying!

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RE: Spam alert - 2/12/2010 11:08:57 AM   
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Not reporting Keaneye (which we do appreciate) - posting on it. Not posting to news items on the main site, but coming into the forum and posting in the Movie News thread here.

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RE: Spam alert - 2/12/2010 9:43:56 PM   
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megamind review. Get them - they deserve it as they ignored my megamind review and only did it on the Empire one

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RE: Spam alert - 3/12/2010 1:47:41 PM   
darth silas


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Why is the forum littered with these idiots selling their bullshit and why are they not banned from the site? latest is mowu7 who posted on The Mechanic movie news section.

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RE: Spam alert - 3/12/2010 2:23:25 PM   
sharkboy


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They are banned, just as soon as they come to our attention.  They're spam bots, and in between the (sometimes) minutes between being registered and being banned, they can post many times (I think the record so far is about 60 posts in 3 minutes).  It's a site loophole that the Admin team are aware of and are trying to address.

Meanwhile, just keep reporting them to us via this thread or Moderator Tickets

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RE: Spam alert - 5/12/2010 9:41:54 AM   
sanchia


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http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=29643

A spam bomb has exploded. Spam is everywhere. It is horrible. Think of the children!

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RE: Spam alert - 6/12/2010 8:49:48 AM   
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why not add a system where to post a comment you need to input a 4 digit code or a random word.  That might stop the spams!!

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RE: Spam alert - 6/12/2010 9:37:03 AM   
Felix

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: dougtherugg

why not add a system where to post a comment you need to input a 4 digit code or a random word.  That might stop the spams!!


We've requested it and Bauer's IT department will eventually get round to it. We hope. Until then its a case of posting on the forum, not the comment section of the site, that seems to help your posts remain when we cull the spammers.

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RE: Spam alert - 8/12/2010 3:32:03 PM   
Invader_Ace


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They have that over at Chud and they still get spammed out.
Meanwhile, legit posters complain about not being able to post.

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RE: Spam alert - 9/12/2010 10:44:31 AM   
DancingClown


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The Simon Pegg thread in Empire Magazine has been infiltrated by an enemy drone...i.e, a twat.

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RE: Spam alert - 9/12/2010 10:59:53 AM   
sharkboy


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Thanks again DC, we had a mini invasion there!  Hopefully we've got them all for now

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RE: Spam alert - 9/12/2010 12:20:49 PM   
lukeyboy


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When removing the spam posts how come i am often seeing my own comments removed as well? Half of what i add to the forum is admittedly not Mark Kermode-esque critiques on fim - but that's half the fun of posting on a forum isn't it, so i can be juvenile and tell people how much i fucking hate Mark Whalberg etc.....

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RE: Spam alert - 9/12/2010 12:24:06 PM   
shool


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Its because the method we use to delete the posts also deletes any reply to comments that come up further down the thread.

Sometimes the Spammers have done as many as 30 spam posts by the time we catch them which would take too long to delete individually. Nuking the site from orbit unfortunately has some collateral damage with it.


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RE: Spam alert - 9/12/2010 12:25:27 PM   
lukeyboy


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quote:

ORIGINAL: shool

Its because the method we use to delete the posts also deletes any reply to comments that come up further down the thread.

Sometimes the Spammers have done as many as 30 spam posts by the time we catch them which would take too long to delete individually. Nuking the site from orbit unfortunately has some collateral damage with it.


I guess it's the only way to be sure.......

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RE: Spam alert - 9/12/2010 12:26:45 PM   
shool


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quote:

ORIGINAL: lukeyboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: shool

Its because the method we use to delete the posts also deletes any reply to comments that come up further down the thread.

Sometimes the Spammers have done as many as 30 spam posts by the time we catch them which would take too long to delete individually. Nuking the site from orbit unfortunately has some collateral damage with it.


I guess it's the only way to be sure.......





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RE: Spam alert - 9/12/2010 12:30:09 PM   
elab49


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It doesn't delete all comments though. This has been answered a few times in this thread Lukeyboy, if you look up - posting from the main news site will ensure you lose your comments. But if you post in the forum thread, and don't reply to the spammer, then your post normally stays. That's why not all the posts disappear. It isn't perfect (and it's normally because you are inadvertently posting a reply to the spammer), but it retains most of your posts in our experience.

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Spam alert - 9/12/2010 12:32:29 PM   
lukeyboy


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quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

It doesn't delete all comments though. This has been answered a few times in this thread Lukeyboy, if you look up - posting from the main news site will ensure you lose your comments. But if you post in the forum thread, and don't reply to the spammer, then your post normally stays. That's why not all the posts disappear. It isn't perfect (and it's normally because you are inadvertently posting a reply to the spammer), but it retains most of your posts in our experience.


Ahh,...gotcha! Sorry for my laziness in not reading through the thread.

Thanks for that....

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RE: Spam alert - 9/12/2010 12:36:17 PM   
elab49


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We really hope Bauer sort this out soon with some kind of registration hurdle though - it is amazingly annoying

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Spam alert - 9/12/2010 3:29:59 PM   
paul.mccluskey


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Spam in Killing Bono News thread.

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RE: Spam alert - 10/12/2010 12:17:40 PM   
shool


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Thanks. got it.

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RE: Spam alert - 10/12/2010 4:27:29 PM   
Invader_Ace


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The Luc Besson News story is all spam.  As is the Real Steal Thread.

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RE: Spam alert - 10/12/2010 4:33:13 PM   
Hobbitonlass

 

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Cheers IA.  bit of a Friday afternoon splurge there....

If you're wondering what I've edited about your post it was the title as it was still showing the spam title 

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RE: Spam alert - 10/12/2010 11:25:39 PM   
sanchia


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Those damned dirty spammers are back. Waving their spam covered bits whilst laughing in a manic manner.

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=2947184

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RE: Spam alert - 11/12/2010 8:53:23 AM   
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They're back, once again with the ill behaviour,

lxxsumi8 seems to be spreading some Baseball related spam

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RE: Spam alert - 11/12/2010 12:45:06 PM   
sanchia


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The oiks have spewed some more spam into the Thor teaser thread.

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=2947559

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RE: Spam alert - 11/12/2010 1:09:57 PM   
elab49


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Ta

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RE: Spam alert - 12/12/2010 12:24:18 PM   
sanchia


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It looks like they cam back to the Thor Teaser thread with a nuclear spam bomb this time.

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=29704

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RE: Spam alert - 12/12/2010 12:57:27 PM   
elab49


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Site total about 700 posts - this is why we mass delete

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Spam alert - 14/12/2010 7:30:20 AM   
grucl

 

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The Pirates of the Caribbean 4 trailer thread in Movie News is under heavy attack from spammers.

2 pages already...

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RE: Spam alert - 14/12/2010 9:29:32 AM   
elab49


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I think they've multiplied their bots at the moment - you log in in the morning to a page of new IDs and hundreds upon hundreds of post

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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