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: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 09 July, 2020, 06:57:00 AM
For the mods: as we are undergoing a barrage of spam flack at the moment, what are we supposed to do? Do you need us to report this stuff as it appears so you can delete individual messages and users, or are you combing the forum as a matter of course and it's all in hand?

I notice some is disappearing, so thanks for that! Good luck as you go over the top into spam mans land.

SBT
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Colin YNWA 09 July, 2020, 07:30:52 AM
For the mods: as we are undergoing a barrage of spam flack at the moment, what are we supposed to do? Do you need us to report this stuff as it appears so you can delete individual messages and users, or are you combing the forum as a matter of course and it's all in hand?

I notice some is disappearing, so thanks for that! Good luck as you go over the top into spam mans land.

SBT

Yeah I was wondering about this. I did start reporting them but then wondered as I started to see things disappearing that they were probably all 'We know already leave us alone so we can sort it' so stopped.

Seemed to be in hand last night be noticed a few more this morning.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 09 July, 2020, 07:36:33 AM
Exactly the same here, Colin. I've been reporting all- but then saw them disappearing and thought it all under control- but back this morning. Dont want to overwhelm the lovely mods, but dont knowing they need the reports or not. Clarification would be appreciated.

SBT
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Bolt-01 09 July, 2020, 09:08:39 AM
Aye, 'tis a pain in the robo-derriere.

I think we are currently clear - they do like resurrecting old threads, don't they?
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Colin YNWA 09 July, 2020, 09:24:58 AM
Aye, 'tis a pain in the robo-derriere.

I think we are currently clear - they do like resurrecting old threads, don't they?

Whoops you spoke to soon. There's some very Original Art in the 2000ad Original Art thread alas!
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: IndigoPrime 09 July, 2020, 09:41:32 AM
As with anything else, please report stuff that needs removing.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: sheridan 09 July, 2020, 09:46:33 AM
As with anything else, please report stuff that needs removing.

I've only seen mention of this stuff second-hand, so you and the rest of the admin team are doing sterling work removing it all!
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Jim_Campbell 09 July, 2020, 10:00:11 AM
As with anything else, please report stuff that needs removing.

+++HOT UKRANIAN GIRLS ARE WAITING FOR YOU AT MY ONLINE CASINO WITH CANNABIS GUMMIES AND CRYPTOCURRENCY+++
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: sheridan 09 July, 2020, 10:21:45 AM
There's this Nigerian prince who wants to reprot Vialis pills at low, low priecs.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Colin YNWA 09 July, 2020, 10:28:56 AM
As with anything else, please report stuff that needs removing.

Excellent stuff - will continue to do so and thanks to you Mods for wombling the forum!
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: sheridan 09 July, 2020, 10:35:51 AM
p.s. the reason why spam and phishing emails contain so many 'typos' (https://www.businessinsider.com/why-nigerian-scam-emails-are-obvious-2014-5) - clue: they're not typos, they're put there on purpose.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Greg M. 09 July, 2020, 10:38:16 AM
...thanks to you Mods for wombling the forum!

I'm pretty sure there was a link to that. "See red-hot mods wombling the forum hard!"
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Bolt-01 09 July, 2020, 12:18:47 PM
just wait to see how long that takes to show up in the Damage Report!
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: sheridan 09 July, 2020, 01:13:38 PM
...thanks to you Mods for wombling the forum!

I'm pretty sure there was a link to that. "See red-hot mods wombling the forum hard!"

Ten reasons why you won't believe red-hot mods destroy hard wombles!
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Colin YNWA 09 July, 2020, 02:15:53 PM
Arh I remember the days when being a womble on Wimbledon Common and picking things up was a thing of innocence...
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: sheridan 09 July, 2020, 03:11:33 PM
Hey - no fair, you're getting rid of spam faster than I can report it!
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: sheridan 09 July, 2020, 03:11:50 PM
(and you're giving me a 20 second limit between spam reports)
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 09 July, 2020, 03:16:40 PM
Arh I remember the days when being a womble on Wimbledon Common and picking things up was a thing of innocence...

Argh, now you've done it. You see, I have a little song I sing to myself everytime I hang up the washing on the rack in our kitchen- and every time i find myself singing it i get the urge to post it to the Board. Much like the "Judge Dredd theme tune" i had as a kid ("Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd, his costume is a brilliant red", etc- which prompted a board member to draw me a picture) this one is firmly fixed in my head as the "washing song". And now, by mentioning wombles, you've brought about its manifestation here.

(To the tune of The Wombles theme song)

Underpants, overpants, pants that are free
Pants left on Wimbledon Common for me.
Making good use of the pants that we find
The pants that the everyday folk leave behind.

SBT
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: IndigoPrime 09 July, 2020, 03:36:03 PM
It’s like playing whack-a-mole today. I’ve no idea what the hell is going on.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Tjm86 09 July, 2020, 04:45:28 PM
"spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, beans and spam ..."
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Colin YNWA 09 July, 2020, 08:04:02 PM

(To the tune of The Wombles theme song)

Underpants, overpants, pants that are free
Pants left on Wimbledon Common for me.
Making good use of the pants that we find
The pants that the everyday folk leave behind.


Oh round of applause sir - bravo!
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Dandontdare 10 July, 2020, 04:11:12 AM
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: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: broodblik 10 July, 2020, 06:18:57 AM
I see another thread has been hijacked
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: sheridan 10 July, 2020, 09:44:54 AM
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: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Leigh S 10 July, 2020, 12:44:21 PM
Without wishing to sound paranoid, is it coincidence teh latest forum member is Sim.Bot!  :lol:

More seriously, how do they get by - thought you had to be granted privileges to post to stop that sort of thing?
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: IndigoPrime 10 July, 2020, 01:13:31 PM
Not sure how this is happening. In theory, any new member only has the means to post in a very limited number of threads.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Funt Solo 10 July, 2020, 04:20:15 PM
Not sure how this is happening. In theory, any new member only has the means to post in a very limited number of threads.

I guess a few things to check would be (in order of probability):

 - Forum software: is it updated? Is it secure?
 - Admin accounts: are they all secure?
 - Server: is it secure?

At the bottom of here it says SMF 2.0.15, but a quick check of simplemachines.org says that the newest stable release is 2.0.17.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: DrJomster 10 July, 2020, 10:03:03 PM
Some more just in. Reported!
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Mister Pops 10 July, 2020, 10:46:37 PM
I'm no tech wizz, but I'd say the "firewall" needs repointing or somesuch.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Funt Solo 12 July, 2020, 12:22:26 AM
Similar issue being discussed here back in 2015: Admin approval of new members issue (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=541676.0).

TL;DR - it says to change the passwords on all admin. accounts. (And to make sure your forum software is running the latest version.)
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: NapalmKev 12 July, 2020, 07:16:36 AM
Without wishing to sound paranoid, is it coincidence teh latest forum member is Sim.Bot!  :lol:

More seriously, how do they get by - thought you had to be granted privileges to post to stop that sort of thing?

Not to cast aspersions but on Sim.Bot's profile it has him/her/they listed as an Administrator. Either this is genuine or it may be how the bots are getting into the forum.

I really don't know and if Sim.Bot is genuine then i apologize!

Cheers

: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: broodblik 12 July, 2020, 08:41:06 AM
I have a suggestion to make and it is when you create a profile that you must first type in a random generated letters for you to continue. This is done mostly to stop bots and not humans. 
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: sheridan 12 July, 2020, 03:57:20 PM
I'm no tech wizz, but I'd say the "firewall" needs repointing or somesuch.

Can't knock it through, it's a load-bearing firewall :-)
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Funt Solo 12 July, 2020, 03:59:52 PM
Without wishing to sound paranoid, is it coincidence teh latest forum member is Sim.Bot!  :lol:

More seriously, how do they get by - thought you had to be granted privileges to post to stop that sort of thing?

Not to cast aspersions but on Sim.Bot's profile it has him/her/they listed as an Administrator. Either this is genuine or it may be how the bots are getting into the forum.

I really don't know and if Sim.Bot is genuine then i apologize!

Cheers

Oh, and their account was created the same day this thread was. Chicken or egg?
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: sintec 12 July, 2020, 05:07:52 PM
And now Russian well drilling spam - I guess it makes a change from hot teens (e.t.c.). Seems like a rather niche service to spam though. I'm guessing that stack of links may be unwholesome and nothing to do with Well Drilling, I''m certainly not gonna click em to find out.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Tjm86 12 July, 2020, 06:35:43 PM
Chicken or egg?

I'm voting 'egg' ...
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Funt Solo 12 July, 2020, 06:56:31 PM
Chicken or egg?

I'm voting 'egg' ...

 :lol:
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: IndigoPrime 12 July, 2020, 08:05:16 PM
Sim.Bot is a Rebellion droid.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Colin YNWA 13 July, 2020, 08:45:07 AM
Links to Porn and 'Red Hit Babes' I understand - let's avoid talking about how much - but Abyssian Water Well Repair - that's some damned specific spamming!
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: sheridan 13 July, 2020, 12:58:35 PM
Links to Porn and 'Red Hit Babes' I understand - let's avoid talking about how much - but Abyssian Water Well Repair - that's some damned specific spamming!

Yeah, right?  It's Bengal Water Wells this year - they should get with the times!
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Leigh S 16 July, 2020, 03:54:01 PM
for the love of Grud, is there nothing that can be done to stop this?
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: IndigoPrime 16 July, 2020, 03:56:17 PM
We’re clearing it up when it arrives. The web team has been notified, but the forum is not a priority, and there are loads of other things they’re dealing with ATM. Please just keep messaging mods/admins if something doesn’t get spotted, or mention infringing user accounts here.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Bolt-01 16 July, 2020, 04:54:05 PM
As soon as it is seen it is removed, if any of you see something in a thread for more than a couple of hours - report it, please.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Colin YNWA 16 July, 2020, 06:17:23 PM
Been meaning to say stirling job mobs. Its been pretty sustained attack but nothing seems to last long so seriously thanks for keeping on keeping on.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: TordelBack 17 July, 2020, 03:03:47 AM
Been meaning to say stirling job mobs. Its been pretty sustained attack but nothing seems to last long so seriously thanks for keeping on keeping on.

Seconded.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Bolt-01 17 July, 2020, 09:22:19 AM
Morning porn-sweep complete. Think I've gotten it all. sigh.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 17 July, 2020, 09:47:51 AM
Can I just add my thanks to the mods/technical monkeys (in their hats) who are defending the forum from all this. Hope you get to the bottom of it soonest, and we can go back to discussing the wholesome delights of 2000AD, cheese-based IT solutions, bumsex girl, whether we want to look at women's underware and all the other amazing things this brilliant place has provided over the decades.

SBT
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Mister Pops 18 July, 2020, 10:39:40 PM
I would also like to thank the mods.

I think I should point out that when I usually try to log on here with my VPN still on I usually get notified that I have been permabanned. Then I have to turn off the VPN and clear my cookies before I can log in again. This hasn't happened in a while now, and I'm only after realising. Is this useful information?
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Tjm86 04 August, 2020, 06:51:32 PM
I have to be honest, the pornspam is getting bloody weird .... :o
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: TordelBack 04 August, 2020, 08:12:58 PM
I have to be honest, the pornspam is getting bloody weird .... :o

Just means the bots are closing in on the aggregate tastes of the Forum demographic. Expect Sally James, Nigel Kneale and Fighting Fantasy gamebooks to feature heavily.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: M.I.K. 04 August, 2020, 10:18:30 PM
I can't imagine how the likes of Quatermass could be adapted for that kind of... (suddenly remembers the existence of the 1985 film, "Lifeforce").

Ah.

Never mind.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Tjm86 05 August, 2020, 04:39:50 PM
Ah well, on the plus side, the pornspam seems to be back to the more salacious Benny Hill kind ...
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Hawkmumbler 08 August, 2020, 11:55:05 AM
I can't imagine how the likes of Quatermass could be adapted for that kind of... (suddenly remembers the existence of the 1985 film, "Lifeforce").

Ah.

Never mind.

Ah god bless Matilda May.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: DrJomster 18 August, 2020, 10:11:31 AM
Very suspicious Russian language post in the Top Dredd Epics Results thread. By a new user with one post. I wouldn’t click on any of that, if I were you!
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Bolt-01 18 August, 2020, 01:04:47 PM
Cheers DrJ-- All gone now.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Tomwe 18 August, 2020, 01:29:17 PM
More on "BARGAINS/DEALS THREAD (?)"
Much appreciation for the mods handling this craziness.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Bolt-01 18 August, 2020, 02:01:55 PM
Think I got that earlier today... Just checked the last three pages and I didn't see anything inappropriate there.

Obviously, if any of you find any that is there for more than 24hrs let us know.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: IndigoPrime 18 August, 2020, 02:49:22 PM
I nuked that. Killed the account.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: broodblik 18 August, 2020, 02:54:41 PM
I nuked that. Killed the account.

Kill, destroy and annihilate them all, show them no mercy
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: IndigoPrime 18 August, 2020, 03:07:32 PM
They’re all bots anyway, so: yep. I can’t recall having ever deleted a standard account from here. (Even bans are vanishingly rare.)
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: broodblik 18 August, 2020, 03:33:56 PM
Yes I know those pesky bots.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: rogue69 19 August, 2020, 12:02:20 AM
one just turned up in last movie watched
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: paddykafka 19 August, 2020, 07:00:48 PM
And also on the RIP thread.
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: The Legendary Shark 27 August, 2020, 05:58:05 PM
I don't know, I flounce off in a huff for a while and when I bob back in for a quick lurk there's somebody apparently selling Russian magic beans on the "Altered Carbon cancelled by Netflix" thread and the offer of fake Swiss passports on the "Current TV Boxset Addiction" thread.

I liked it better when I was the board's resident pain in the arse...

: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: Dandontdare 27 August, 2020, 10:37:04 PM
It amuses me how all these new profiles offering teen sex pics are all "never nude"
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: lincnashOZ 08 September, 2020, 03:24:20 AM
I thought Orlok was dead, but there is definitely infiltration by Sov filth columnists on the board.
With Covid, Block Mania may be making a comeback.
I'M FIGHTING FOR ROWDY YATES BLOCK, WHO YOU SUPPORTING???

I like to alert the mods with the "report" button.
Hopefully I give them a smile with many Monty Python Spam, spam, spam, eggs, coffee and spam quotes in the message field.
;-)
: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: JayzusB.Christ 15 November, 2020, 12:28:44 AM
("Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd, his costume is a brilliant red", etc- which prompted a board member to draw me a picture) ]

Alright, I've had a couple of Zoom sessions with beers, and tried to get to sleep, but your Judge Dredd theme tune is stuck in my head and I had to look it up. 
Lyrics, if I remember correctly:

'Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd,
His costume is a brilliant red,
He always knows when danger's about;
He always knows just when to shout:
JUDGE DREDD!'

You might think that everyone's forgotten this, but it's been kind of an earworm, albeit with my own tune, for me since you first said it, and it must be about 15 years ago.  Is there any way you can let me know the real tune?




: Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 15 November, 2020, 11:19:16 AM
: JayzusB.Christ link=topic=46607.msg1044311#msg1044311

Alright, I've had a couple of Zoom sessions with beers, and tried to get to sleep, but your Judge Dredd theme tune is stuck in my head and I had to look it up. 
Lyrics, if I remember correctly:

'Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd,
His costume is a brilliant red,
He always knows when danger's about;
He always knows just when to shout:
JUDGE DREDD!'

You might think that everyone's forgotten this, but it's been kind of an earworm, albeit with my own tune, for me since you first said it, and it must be about 15 years ago.  Is there any way you can let me know the real tune?

Oh absolutely-

mm-HM, mm-HM
mmhmhmhumman-mummanum NUM
mm hm hm hm hm hm hm hm
Hm hmmmhm hm bom bom bom BOM

(bom)

BUM-BUM!

I trust that is now clear.

SBT