list of spammers

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  • #35335

    l3eXe
    Member

    Hi

    my Help question was not answered yet, instead i see a lot of spam on the forums. I made the effort to locate the spammers.
    Perhaps the current captcha should be replaced by a math-captcha? Not sure if the spammers keep logged in or manually solve the captchas. Anyway, it is pretty annoying.

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  • #35343

    Ignacio Gros
    Keymaster

    Thank you! Those users have been removed. But you’re right: There’s a lot of spam… I also think that having another captcha method will be better. I’ll ask the administrators.

  • #35362

    l3eXe
    Member

    Hola Ignacio,

    appreciated. Here is an update of the spammers i located today 2020-09-01
    majority of these spammers is from the thread

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    • #35367

      Ignacio Gros
      Keymaster

      Thank you very much! We’ll keep checking. There’s a lot to clean up.

  • #35518

    l3eXe
    Member

    Here are some ideas to reduce the spam.

    1) do not allow the upload of user-picture for new user accounts. This is misused for spam-logos

    2) introduce a cool down phase: New users cannot immediately start posting but only after x hours

    3) Add to the captcha a question related to eXeLearning which the simple minded spammer does not know to answer:
    3a Something related to the eXeLearning GUI for example. Pretty sure the spammers are not willing to learn this.
    the following questions are encrypted with ROT13:

    juvpu yvprafr zbqry qbrf rKrYrneavat unf?
    jurer qvq rKrYrneavat bevtvangr?
    jurer vf VAGRS ybpngrq?
    jung qbrf BRE fgnaq sbe?
    jub pna pbagevohgr gb gur fbhepr pbqr?

    I am sure we can develop together a long list of questions to challenge them.

    • This reply was modified Hace 12 meses by  l3eXe.
    • #35525

      Ignacio Gros
      Keymaster

      We’ll study all of them. Thank you very much!

  • #35519

    l3eXe
    Member

    forgot this: do not allow URLs in the Profile Biographical Info.

    • This reply was modified Hace 12 meses by  l3eXe.
  • #36440

    Anónimo

    To me it looks like the spammers are posting manually, so changing the captcha might not make much difference.

    I suggest recruiting a team of moderators to actively remove spam posts and suspend repeated offenders.

    Could also try some regexp filter so that new users cannot post URLs to any site until they reach a minimum or say 10 posts.

    Lastly do not allow anonymous/guest posts, although that doesn’t appear to be an option for normal users anyway which seems suspect…… perhaps the spam is actually a feature.

    • #36446

      Ignacio Gros
      Keymaster

      Hi,
      You’re right. They seem to be posting manually. We’ll try to fix this as soon as possible. Just to many things to fix right now… Thank you very much for your suggestions.

  • #39013

    Avika Ethan
    Member

    I suggest recruiting a team of moderators to actively remove spam posts and suspend repeated offenders.

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