Joined: 11 Apr 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
|Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:45 pm Post subject: Link Pharmers take note
|There has been a gradual, persistent rise in blogspammers on wintertapestries, and I finally have a little time to start to deal with them.
Until now, we've been purging upwards of 20 spammers per day from our userlist- mostly Russian creeps peddling fake pharmaceuticals and porn - and it's got to the annoying stage. Just for excitement, a couple of the sites also attempted to install spyware/malware.
Don't worry, dear spammers - none of your accounts has remained present for more than a few hours - but we've decided to enter the race.
So Winter and I have resolved to tackle these parasites, and have started modifying the board to slow the "bots" that provide these false registrations. Earlier this year we instituted sysop validation before users can post - this has stopped the direct spamming of the message base in it's tracks, but the use of the user "memberlist" display function to provide "link pharms" to pump their search rating in google etc. has continued.
So we've fired off the first volley - let's see what the spammers do next
~ Winter ~