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Losbot
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Re: Welcome!

Postby Losbot » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:10 pm

The spam bots don't have a board to post in now either. Site's down. Domain is "parked" according to the site.

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Re: Welcome!

Postby FlyingPenguin » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:14 pm

Awwww. I was enjoying them trying to spam each other :P

We get 5 - 7 Russian or Ukranian spambots trying to register here every week. Most of them are run by idiots. They make it easy for me: If your email address ends in .RU you get deleted. If your IP is from Ukraine or Russia (or pretty much any country in that region), you get deleted. These guys also use pretty stupid algorithms to generate user names that stick out like a sore thumb.

Occasionally there's a smart one that uses a VPN but that's easy enough to check using an IP Lookup. And as a last resort, there's an extensive database of spambot emails, IPs, and usernames here that I search:
https://stopforumspam.com/search

It's actually pretty easy here. No one really ever wants to register here legitimately. We're off the radar. So all registrations are highly suspect unless otherwise proven innocent. :)

I spend about 5 minutes a week nuking them.
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