Please remove these spambots

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Please remove these spambots

Post by vegax87 » November 22nd, 2015, 4:10 pm

Tosbase suddenly got a boost in user base: Total members 9853 but I wonder how many spambots are there because the first one is a polish spam bot that is infesting every section of this forum.
You should install some antispam plugin like Akismet.
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Re: Please remove these spambots

Post by Flash » November 22nd, 2015, 6:15 pm

We already have anti spam plugins installed but you will always have spam bots that bypass them. I also don't think that there are many spam bots that registered in the forum recently.
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Re: Please remove these spambots

Post by Zhon » June 14th, 2016, 6:11 am

Now it's almost daily. :pif:

Any plans about expanding the moderator team?
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Re: Please remove these spambots

Post by Flash » June 15th, 2016, 10:39 pm

The spam has been pretty consistent over the last few month. There are some extreme days with multiple spam bots and some days without any spam. I guess the main issue is that I'm currently very busy and unable to delete the spam as fast as I used to but it should be better in a couple of weeks when my exams are done.

Moderators can't do too much about the spam as they have to delete posts manually and can' prevent the bots from spamming. Only Admins can delete the user and all posts in a single action and ban those bots by email / IP.
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