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Postby MusicRecords » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:04 am

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I feel sorry for the mods, really.
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Thanks for clearing it, mods
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Postby DOSSOME » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:29 am

BlueScorpion wrote:Whole page filled :o

I feel sorry for the mods, really.
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Postby Goldmoney » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:22 am

Some things will never change :cry:
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Postby DOSSOME » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:11 am

They're here :roll:
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Postby BlueScorpion » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:14 am

On Mad Abou.... I mean, General Music Discussion!

They've almost filled 2 pages, it's a big attack. :o
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Postby Nippian93 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:19 am

There is a huge mess in "Games" and "Sport".
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Postby Hugo » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:19 am

I need a mod to come solve it like

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Postby MusicRecords » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:28 am

Hugo wrote:I need a mod to come solve it like

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Wannabe mod notice:

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Postby spiritboy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:53 am

Mess at those spammers. Maybe you guys stop signing up new members for a while? Maybe they'll give up?
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Postby DOSSOME » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:59 am

spiritboy wrote:Mess at those spammers. Maybe you guys stop signing up new members for a while ? Maybe they'll give up?
I agree... with "a while" being no less than 3 months
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Postby Wayne » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:02 pm

Doesn’t work - these bots are clever, they google search the answers to our security questions.

I’ll change the questions again later, currently removing all of the spam.
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Postby MusicRecords » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:20 pm

I have a brilliant idea..how about members who want to register instead of signing up by themselves and post immediately will have to wait 1-2 days for the Ukmkx administration team to check/verify their profiles before they can start posting? Like making sure their username doesn’t resemble that of a bot and In between that wait time the new user will answer a short survey just asking them what they want from ukmix or why they want to join :P you can even make them fill up (open answer) the survey during the pre-signup as a requirement to submit their request to signup to the forum 8-) I don’t think bots would take the time to answer complete sentences and pick good usernames

I was thinking that maybe newcomers could also email the administration team first expressing their interest I signing up and then having a secret link to a signup page but maybe that’s a little too advanced for ukmkx? :lol: or even the administration manually signing them up but that would be a lot of work plus a mess since it’s best for the user to pick his/her username and make sure it’s available etc
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Postby Wayne » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:26 pm

^ That option is possible, but manual verification takes a while when you're getting 50+ registrations per day - it would take an admin an average 2 mins + to make an informed judgement (checking email address, IP details) - some users are easier to spot, some aren't.

I'll change the registration questions - just need to make them a bit more difficult.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:04 pm

Nick's idea is good at the same time knowing of how smart these bots are I wonder if they can pick up on more "ordinary" usernames than the obvious ones they get?
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Postby MusicRecords » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:07 pm

BlueScorpion wrote:Nick's idea is good at the same time knowing of how smart these bots are I wonder if they can pick up on more "ordinary" usernames than the obvious ones they get?
That’s why the survey thing asking them to type answers would be like a second layer of security :) but who knows how smart they can get
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:10 am

They are very active in the General Music Discussion forum every night.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:38 am

Nippian93 wrote:They are very active in the General Music Discussion forum every night.
So I'll presume the mods have been doing a very effective work because I haven't seen these bots in a while, I thought they were pretty much controlled.
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:41 am

BlueScorpion wrote:
Nippian93 wrote:They are very active in the General Music Discussion forum every night.
So I'll presume the mods have been doing a very effective work because I haven't seen these bots in a while, I thought they were pretty much controlled.
I only see them at night and in that particular subforum.
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Postby Goldmoney » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:45 am

At least it’s subsiding a lil’ bit.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:20 am

GAD, now :-?
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Postby JSparksFan » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:20 am

BlueScorpion wrote:GAD, now :-?
They're gone. :)
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Postby BlueScorpion » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:22 am

Great job! That was really quick. :o :lol:
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Postby Nippian93 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:47 am

BlueScorpion wrote:Great job! That was really quick. :o :lol:
They are back, again in GAD.

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Postby BlueScorpion » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:44 pm

The newly registered username is highly suspicious.
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Postby flopho » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:25 pm

all these copycats :cry:
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