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Vietnamese Spambots

Postby omundovaigirando » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:51 pm

A lot of the newer members seem to be Vietnamese spambots. Is there a way to get rid of them?
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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby deHavilland » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:42 pm

Vietnamese Spambots can love Les Mis, too.

Typically when she notices, Acaila deletes them.
"Quand vous aurez besoin de Bahorel, capitaine, Bahorel est là! Je sais faire trébucher tous les chevaux du garde-corps avec une ficelle... Rien qu'une petite ficelle. Enfin, pensez à Bahorel du Café Musain!"

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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby omundovaigirando » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:33 am

Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby Acaila » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:40 pm

Yeah, we've had an issue with them for a while. There is verification at sign up, but evidently they've found a way past that....
I always check new posts first, but you can report them using the post report function, and I usually pick them up within a couple of days, or Mme Javert does sometimes too.
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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby MmeJavert » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:10 am

So the spambots may have actually forced my host to disable Abaissé.

The last day or so apparently the site has been disabled due to Abaissé causing instability on my database server, which is shared because hell if i'm paying for a dedicated server ;)
The best guess is there is a huge amount of spam activity coming here which I am going to attempt to cut down on. I'm not exactly an expert in all this but I'm going to do my best!

My host has threatened to permanently delete Abaissé if it continues now that I've gotten the site re-enabled, but I remain rather, um, skeptical that I can actually stop it entirely.
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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:22 pm

Thank you for your bringing it back and your efforts to keep it.
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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby deHavilland » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:12 pm

I have notIced in recent weeks that the number of online users has been through the roof, presumably 99% of them spam bots. Thanks for being on top of it, MmeJ!
"Quand vous aurez besoin de Bahorel, capitaine, Bahorel est là! Je sais faire trébucher tous les chevaux du garde-corps avec une ficelle... Rien qu'une petite ficelle. Enfin, pensez à Bahorel du Café Musain!"

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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby MmeJavert » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:24 am

I've moved on to IP banning.

With the site being disabled yet again, the only way to do it is to ban IPs that seem to hit the site excessively. This is going to take some time; i've banned several already that are associated with spam accounts, but it's gonna take some time to identify them all.

That said, if I accidentally ban someone who is just overzealous about visiting I, uh, am not really sorry, exactly, but it can be corrected. ;)
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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby omundovaigirando » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:31 am

Aw, man! Thought the number of online users meant that people were active again. :(

Thank you for everything you're doing for Abaissé, MmeJavert. Good luck with the IP bans.

(I AM pretty overzealous about visiting, but I've been pretty busy lately, no time to go on here, so hopefully I'm not a spambot.)
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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby deHavilland » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:02 pm

Looking way more normal now! Thanks, MmeJ!

In total there are 23 users online :: 3 registered, 0 hidden and 20 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 734 on Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:36 pm
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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby Acaila » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:41 am

Seem to have had a nastily persistent Dutch one today - at least the Vietnamese bots tended to keep their posts to single figures :shock:
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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby Acaila » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:31 am

I'm modding via phone at the moment due to a borked laptop, but had a quick look at the newest end of the member list as the spam from the last couple of days seems to be coming from late November registrations. There are still a lot of spammy looking new users there - can anyone see if they're banned or still potentially active?
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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:56 pm

Spambot "ClydeLox" still has a post up in brick meta which is spam. Other than that I can't identify more.
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Re: Vietnamese Spambots

Postby Acaila » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:39 am

Thanks, got rid of those :)
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