Topic: Spammers

Can we please do something about the flood of spam accounts the forums are getting?  I have reported user "gamegold" or something 5 or 6 times for spam and he/she/it is still around.  And now we have more spambots.  Please please ban these accounts as soon as possible.

Thanks again for all your hard work.

-Arvis

Re: Spammers

How are you reporting users for spam? Usually it's best to message me the usernames of the spammers and then I can delete their accounts.

Re: Spammers

I'm clicking "Report" at the bottom right of each post, next to "Quote" and in the box typing "spam" as the reason I'm Reporting.  Does that function not work?

I can start posting the names in this thread, if you like.  But it's also optimal to erase the spam threads as well as delete the accounts, which is why I was using the "Report" function.

-Arvis

Re: Spammers

It looks like you are having an impact on the spammers, as I can't find any posts from "gamegold". I don't get any notifications when you click Report, but I'm glad it's working.

Re: Spammers

The forum still thinks I am posting when I use "Report" so I get an error if I don't wait 60 seconds between Reporting, which is discouraging.

If you just take a quick look at the different subforums, the spam threads are obvious, so it should only take you a minute or two to delete the threads and the accounts that started them.

-Arvis

Re: Spammers

Spam Users:

zhangqin
libaidufu123
cccc123159
cleanlove
gamegold2014
hawthorne
Eliza
goldeye014

- 12 spam threads in "Australian Open" subforum
- 5 spam threads in "French Open" subforum
- 1 spam thread in "US Open" subforum
- 2 spam threads in "Other Tournaments"
- Most of the "Grand Slam Travel Experiences & Advice" subforum is spam
- 4 spam threads in "Off Topic"

Re: Spammers

All removed, thanks!

Re: Spammers

Username "priya" is a spambot

Re: Spammers

Deleted, thanks.

Re: Spammers

Here are a few more spammers:
ccc520
wxy1123
XXX520
ZZZ520

Isn't there a way to prevent the spambots to create accounts in the first place?

Re: Spammers

Charles, there are also about 3 billion new spam threads in the "Australian Open" subforum created by those users that hundredtennisstats just posted above.

-Arvis

Re: Spammers

Thanks guys. Those users are deleted.

We do have some anti-spam measures in place, but I'll make a note to make them stronger when we do the site update.

Re: Spammers

"mcdonald25"
Two new spam posts in Australian Open subforum

Re: Spammers

Deleted, thanks.

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"hairwigs"

One thread in Australian Open and one in Other Tournaments

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"demonlee"

Another thread in the Other Tournaments subforum

Re: Spammers

"kazumi1118" and "qqq520" with several spam threads in Australian Open subforum

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"emalee"
Has a couple spam threads in Australian Open

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"good"
In the Male Players subforum

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"dfdf"
In Australian Open

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"qqq123"
Other Tournaments

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"xiaoxiao114926"
"aaa123"

Re: Spammers

"evasky"

Last edited by HundredTennisStats (Aug. 23, 2014 12:36pm)

Re: Spammers

evasky  ditto

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Re: Spammers

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16 Wimbledon 14 US Open Yoda Cup
16 Wimbledon 14 French Open Alpha Cup
12, 13 & 16 King Droid
15 Naboo Cup 14 Lord Vader- RU