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  • Morans on the Rampage

    Today I have the same twit spamming two of my boards. I can tell it's one idiot because of the email address he uses to register. I don't think he knows that I'm running both of the boards though.

    What set him off this morning is that after a the first set of spam, I sent him a nasty email from a garbled address. Since then he has come back 6 times and posted more spam. It's become an obsession for him.

    In the meantime, I just delete and ban within a minute. No need to get the blood pressure up.

    Ever get a complete loser like this?



    BTW, his spam keeps changing from porn to investment opps to pills.

    Is this his job? Is he employed to do this?

    Why on earth would he go to all this effort when his spam is gone in minutes everytime?
    Last edited by Floris; Tue 8 Aug '06, 1:56pm.

  • #2
    Every time he comes back, what is his IP address? Is it the same each time? You could ban by IP if it is

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    • #3
      Originally posted by centris View Post
      Every time he comes back, what is his IP address? Is it the same each time? You could ban by IP if it is

      He keeps changing IPs now. This morning he spammed both boards with the same email address and IP. Since then he has been changing IPs and email addresses everytime because I keep banning his ass.

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      • #4
        His IP may be changing because it's not static. Lots of people have dynamic IPs.
        TNT for me!

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        • #5
          What's a "moran"?
          "CREEPSHOW CREEPS ONLINE" - The first & best online resource dead-icated to Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic!!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Igmond Pop View Post
            He keeps changing IPs now. This morning he spammed both boards with the same email address and IP. Since then he has been changing IPs and email addresses everytime because I keep banning his ass.
            Cool, you have more then one vBulletin board, or is the other one running a different software?

            Spammers are just bots usually, even if they appear human. Just keep banning them.

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            • #7
              It's a "moron" squared.

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              • #8
                Yes but you should notice that they are from the same block, mostly its the last two that changes on mine, first two are always the same. Have you moderation on for new member registrations, may help in spotting him before he is allowed to post.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Igmond Pop View Post
                  It's a "moron" squared.
                  I see.
                  "CREEPSHOW CREEPS ONLINE" - The first & best online resource dead-icated to Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Floris View Post
                    Cool, you have more then one vBulletin board, or is the other one running a different software?

                    Spammers are just bots usually, even if they appear human. Just keep banning them.

                    The other is a phpbb.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Igmond Pop View Post
                      The other is a phpbb.
                      Cool, how many boards do you run in total?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by centris View Post
                        Yes but you should notice that they are from the same block, mostly its the last two that changes on mine, first two are always the same. Have you moderation on for new member registrations, may help in spotting him before he is allowed to post.

                        These guys use proxies from all over the globe. Sometimes it's a number from Holland, other times from France, or the USA, and sometimes Russia. I have lost track.

                        Originally posted by Floris View Post
                        Cool, how many boards do you run in total?

                        Just the two.

                        The twit is back on my phpBB board using the same name as on the vB.

                        Gotta go ban and delete.
                        Last edited by Floris; Tue 8 Aug '06, 1:57pm.

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                        • #13
                          The point being if moderation is on and you have it set that new members need to activate via email that the system sends I doubt if you will get a reply.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by centris View Post
                            The point being if moderation is on and you have it set that new members need to activate via email that the system sends I doubt if you will get a reply.

                            I might have to do that.

                            Can a bot read the phpBB graphic that people are required to type in at registration? Could this persistent idiot be a bot?

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                            • #15
                              Yes,

                              vBulletin 3.6 has great captcha support and makes it reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally hard to be read by a bot.

                              You can also make a custom field that says:
                              If you are human what is 2+2 - and a plugin code to only allow the number 4 to be correct as answer upon registration (check with vborg)

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