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yaledoc
03-01-2016, 01:44 PM
What is with some of these recent, very annoying titles like "I really need a fake degree", and "Packers and movers" ??? They need to get the heave-ho !!!

St. Clown
03-01-2016, 01:47 PM
They're not hackers, they're spammers. Firewalls and various other site security protocols are not being subverted here. They're making these threads to improve their companies' Google search results rankings. The rankings go up by people clicking into threads that contain their links. If people would just not click into those spamming threads, the spammers would move on to a different vBulletin board and leave this one be.

Tater
03-01-2016, 01:50 PM
If people would just not click into those spamming threads, the spammers would move on to a different vBulletin board and leave this one be.

Evidently 34 people felt the need to click on a link on how to move from Mumbai to Kolkata. :confused:

walrus655321
03-01-2016, 02:40 PM
Evidently 34 people felt the need to click on a link on how to move from Mumbai to Kolkata. :confused:

Well, I hear Kolkata is really gentrifying and I'm always looking for a good real estate investment.

St. Clown
03-01-2016, 02:55 PM
Evidently 34 people felt the need to click on a link on how to move from Mumbai to Kolkata. :confused:

For all we know, and perhaps only someone with access to the site's server logs could tell us, but it may very well be the person starting those threads that's accessing them repeatedly while everybody else grouses about them.

joecct
03-01-2016, 02:59 PM
Cement is big in India

Middle Street
03-01-2016, 03:20 PM
Cement is big in India

The last time this happened you almost got banned because the spammers were promoting pirated movie streams and you created the 'Watch college hockey online for free' thread which is now a sticky. :D

I could have sworn the admins added a challenge question or something to the registration process in order to filter these out, but maybe the spammers caught on?

St. Clown
03-01-2016, 03:42 PM
The last time this happened you almost got banned because the spammers were promoting pirated movie streams and you created the 'Watch college hockey online for free' thread which is now a sticky. :D

I could have sworn the admins added a challenge question or something to the registration process in order to filter these out, but maybe the spammers caught on?

Spammers caught on. And I don't think the admin has time to monitor the site the way some here would expect it to be monitored. They have the their 40-hour/week jobs at the GAP (or wherever), then their free time is spent running this here site.

ticapnews
03-01-2016, 04:42 PM
I don't know who is moderator(s) on the site now, but when I was a moderator the challenge system was easy to defeat. I tried to make it more of a challenge but it didn't take spammers long to catch on and defeat that system as well. Since I have loads of free time I instituted a process where I would have to approve every member before they could post. I won't go into detail how I determined if the user in question was a spambot or an actual human, but it kept the spammers at bay. I don't think we had a single spam post after I instituted the policy. However, it requires an incredible investment of time and as others have said, the people who administer the board mostly have limited time to devote and there are responsibilities that come before hunting for spambots.

riverchief1
03-01-2016, 05:33 PM
Spammers caught on. And I don't think the admin has time to monitor the site the way some here would expect it to be monitored. They have the their 40-hour/week jobs at the GAP (or wherever), then their free time is spent running this here site.

Hear ya but with the surge in spam posts this morning, you'd think someone could take five minutes at lunch to delete them and ban the posters. Very annoying to have almost a full page of this junk.

blackswampboy
03-01-2016, 05:47 PM
in the meantime...
just don't give the spam views, and especially don't bump them with witty replies.
let's help them sink into page two oblivion as fast as possible.

ticapnews
03-01-2016, 06:01 PM
Hear ya but with the surge in spam posts this morning, you'd think someone could take five minutes at lunch to delete them and ban the posters. Very annoying to have almost a full page of this junk.

I still have access so I got rid of a bunch of them. I left one because people enjoyed replying to the thread. I just cut out the link and contact information :)

FlagDUDE08
03-01-2016, 09:55 PM
Kindly do the needful in using packers and movers in Bangalore.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-01-2016, 10:59 PM
in the meantime...
just don't give the spam views, and especially don't bump them with witty replies.
let's help them sink into page two oblivion as fast as possible.

Stop telling them to die in a fire. Gotcha.

jsmithe
03-02-2016, 02:01 AM
A couple more just popped up, so doing my part to keep this thread up and bump theirs down.

riverchief1
03-02-2016, 07:40 AM
12 more just showed up this morning. Please delete them all USCHO and no one click on them as some people evidently are from some ridiculous reason.

BU2K
03-02-2016, 08:11 AM
no one click on them as some people evidently are from some ridiculous reason.

Those people probably went to a state school. :)

UML Puck Hawk
03-02-2016, 08:24 AM
Those people probably went to a state school. :)

Nah, probably since catholic institution. Just doing their charitable duty for the less fortunate.

Tater
03-02-2016, 09:00 AM
Should be start taking bets on what Indian city the Packers and Movers will be moving from tomorrow? :D

Nick Papagiorgio
03-02-2016, 09:02 AM
12 more just showed up this morning. Please delete them all USCHO and no one click on them as some people evidently are from some ridiculous reason.

Wow this is really bad. College hockey fans must really be a key demographic to movers in Bangalore.