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Offline The Shadow Man

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Spam comment on my profile
« on: October 07, 2018, 02:45:10 AM »
I have received a spam advertisement comment on my profile.

There is only two options for this comment, delete or reply.
I feel like there should be a report button.

Also reporting so mods are aware of the spam account.



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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 09:12:57 PM »
Thanks for letting us know, I deleted the comment and banned the account. I hope this doesn't become more of an issue, but encourage anyone who experiences this to let one of us know in this thread.

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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 10:42:44 PM »
Planet Vampire has always seemed to be free of this sort of thing.  I appreciate the response and reaction Signothorn, keep up the good work.

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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 01:18:49 PM »
It happened to me too :/ I hope it won't turn out as a forum I loved overruned by spambots and completely deleted from the internet

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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 03:55:28 PM »
And again. Second spam today. WTF?

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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 01:01:01 AM »
They were all coming from the same ip. I banned the ip. Thanks for keeping me updated.

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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 11:39:00 AM »
Seems I got one too only moments ago. Attempting to report the offending account to admin, but doesn't seem to be going through. Another interesting thing, sender shows as "Notifier"....???
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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 08:08:54 PM »
Allow comments for friends only, that will solve the problem.

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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 09:58:31 PM »
There were 3 bots using the same ip, and came from a domain that was likely compromised, so I banned the domain too. We had something similar happen a couple years ago, and I changed the questions used when you sign up for a PV forum account and that solved the problem. I might do that again if this doesn't fix the issue.

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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 03:50:10 AM »
Speaking of bans, my static IP was also banned for some reason, registered here through Tor. It seems than blacklists' authors have a dislike for Ukrainian IPs. Once asked samspin to unban it, without any answer.
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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 02:53:51 PM »
Allow comments for friends only, that will solve the problem.

All good, I just checked 'ignore' for that account, and haven't had a re-occurrence. I guess I'd prefer to know if it happens so admin can be advised of the issue and help prevent it from happening to anyone else.

There were 3 bots using the same ip, and came from a domain that was likely compromised, so I banned the domain too.

Thanks for that. I don't know whether or not the offending account was hacked, but figured I'd mention it just in case. I don't want to unnecessarily get anyone on here in trouble if it they weren't even in control of their own account.

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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2018, 06:07:35 PM »
Speaking of bans, my static IP was also banned for some reason, registered here through Tor. It seems than blacklists' authors have a dislike for Ukrainian IPs. Once asked samspin to unban it, without any answer.

Only thing I can do is look to see if the ip is banned in some way on the forum end, but I'm happy to check. If it's blacklisted on the server side, Sam will need to look into it. You can PM me with details and copy Samspin on it.

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Re: Spam comment on my profile
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2018, 11:19:09 PM »
The spam bot continued to be a problem up until last night. I banned the accounts involved, but also added a 3rd registration question that requires the person to copy and paste a word for the answer. I hope that fixes the issue, let me know if it continues after this message.

 

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