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Spammer
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: July 31, 2006 11:07AM

I am continuously deleting posts by a spammer (if the spammer in question is reading it: there's no point, we have several moderators, and your posts will be removed as you place them).

Should you see a subject brought to the top by him or that you like, don't hesitate to bump it (add a post of your own). I will remove the spam, and the post will disappear otherwise. And sometimes it's nice to read something from the good old days ;-)

Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2006 01:41AM by lg.


Re: spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: July 31, 2006 11:25AM

It probably takes 2 minutes to post each spam, since the author has to type in a different name each time. It takes us less than 2 seconds to delete the post.

I do hope that the restoration of the site filter is coming along.

Les


Re: spammer
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: July 31, 2006 11:56AM

Oh, will the removal of the spam then "un-bump" the post back to it's old location? I didn't know that, or didn't pay attention.

ok will do...I've been saying that whoever is doing this seems to have excellent taste in which thread is being bumped.


Re: spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: July 31, 2006 01:30PM

Oh, will the removal of the spam then "un-bump" the post back to it's old location?

Yes, the posts on all forums are prioritized from top to bottom by DATE, the most recent ones on top. Hence, it's easy for us moderators to spot the spam, by just checking the most recent posts on any given forum. I usually stop by the website 3 or 4 times daily.


Les


Re: spammer
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: July 31, 2006 03:21PM

"I usually stop by the website 3 or 4 times daily."

me too!


Re: spammer
Posted by: StephenFryer (Moderator)
Date: July 31, 2006 04:43PM

Oh well, thing is, in the mornings, I'm usually having a nap. Then, after lunch, it's a nap for me. I tend to have a nap early evenings; then it's time for bed, me being tired and all. So this moderating business, well, you know ...


Re: spammer
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: July 31, 2006 04:45PM

Stephen, if I didn't know better, I'd think one of my cats posted the above.


Re: spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: July 31, 2006 04:51PM

It's ok, Stephen, considering the remuneration that we moderators receive, I'd say you're definitely earning your keep here.

Les


Re: spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: July 31, 2006 04:51PM

Johnny, could you train one of your cats to recognize "spam"?

Les


Re: spammer
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: July 31, 2006 07:51PM

I will attempt to do so !


Re: Spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: August 01, 2006 11:58PM

Kevin is there any way, with the current equipment, that we can ban the spammer, and anyone who supports them, by banning posts from their web address, or internet provider? In my mind, the only reason I see for spamming this site might be to generate hits for a particular ip address. Can we ban that address?

Les

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2006 12:19AM by lg.


Re: Spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: August 02, 2006 12:09AM

There is an interesting proposal here: [www.chauy.com] />
Les


Re: Spammer
Posted by: kevin (Moderator)
Date: August 02, 2006 01:12AM

I'll have to do some research, I'm sure I can track them down by the time of the post and the ip address.


Re: Spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: August 02, 2006 01:30AM

I'm sure I can track them down by the time of the post and the ip address.

Great, thanks for the prompt response.


Les


Re: Spammer
Posted by: marian2 (192.168.128.---)
Date: August 02, 2006 03:31AM

Les- there's one on the Lost Quotes forum this morning, as well as the one under Dusk here.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2006 03:34AM by marian2.


Re: Spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: August 02, 2006 03:39AM

Thanks Marian, Desi, will stop by soon and swoosh them away.

Les

p.s. Couldn't find any spam on the Dusk thread. Unless you mean the conversation between Linda and myself concerning the weather. lol

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2006 04:12AM by lg.


Re: Spammer
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: August 02, 2006 11:55AM

Looking at the page source for one of the links spammed above produces:

08/02/06 08:43:23 whois [www.subBlue.com] /> .com is a domain of USA & International Commercial
Searches for .com can be run at [www.crsnic.net] />
whois -h whois.crsnic.net subblue.com ...
Redirecting to NAMESDIRECT.COM, INC.

whois -h whois.namesdirect.com subblue.com ...

Registrant:
Tom Beddard
144 Bailielands
Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 7LG
GB

Registrar: NAMESDIRECT
Domain Name: SUBBLUE.COM
Created on: 15-OCT-01
Expires on: 19-OCT-07
Last Updated on: 26-FEB-06

Administrative, Technical Contact:
Beddard, Tom enquiries@subblue.com
144 Bailielands
Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 7LG
GB
01506 204476


Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.DREAMHOST.COM
NS2.DREAMHOST.COM
NS3.DREAMHOST.COM

End of Whois Information

Perhaps complaints to the ISP of subblue.com might be of value?

OrgName: New Dream Network, LLC
OrgID: NDN
Address: 10 Pointe Drive
Address: Suite 235
City: Brea
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 92821
Country: US

NetRange: 208.97.128.0 - 208.97.191.255
CIDR: 208.97.128.0/18
NetName: DREAMHOST-BLK5
NetHandle: NET-208-97-128-0-1
Parent: NET-208-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS1.DREAMHOST.COM
NameServer: NS2.DREAMHOST.COM
NameServer: NS3.DREAMHOST.COM
Comment:
RegDate: 2006-01-11
Updated: 2006-04-12
OrgAbuseHandle: DAT5-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: DreamHost Abuse Team
OrgAbusePhone: +1-714-706-4182
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@dreamhost.com

OrgTechHandle: ZD69-ARIN
OrgTechName: Network Operations
OrgTechPhone: +1-714-706-4182
OrgTechEmail: netops@dreamhost.com


That is to say, abuse@dreamhost.com


Re: Spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: August 02, 2006 12:10PM

Thanks Hugh, I checked out another site and got a completely different webhost based in Texas. I still believe that blocking the spam from the E-mule end would be the most effective means of stopping it.

Les


Re: Spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: August 02, 2006 11:45PM

Here's some encouraging news: [www.virusbtn.com] />
[www.usdoj.gov] />
[www.internetnews.com] />
[news.softpedia.com] />

Les


Re: Spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: August 02, 2006 11:48PM

Enter the dragon: [news.softpedia.com] />
Les


Re: Spammer
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: August 03, 2006 12:18AM

Linlithgow Ballet School


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Re: Spammer
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: August 04, 2006 12:57AM

I don't get it Johnny, you think the spammer's a ballet dancer?

Les


Re: Spammer
Posted by: Talia (192.168.128.---)
Date: August 04, 2006 01:19AM

Who needs CSI? You guys' investigating skills are entertainment enough. Keep up the good work.


Re: Spammer
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: August 04, 2006 09:41AM

yeah, they're always frolicking around to that Spam Lake hoobiejoobie




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