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Postby Chris_CE » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:05 pm

Yep, we're under attack right now, big time.

I, as well as the mods, will address a better security system once the 1.0.8 patch (which is imminent) is released. Until then, please just report the posts, and someone will delete them

Thanks!

Potty edit : please report only one post from each spam bot. It makes our work harder if you notify all of their posts, and we have to check each of the ~300 notifications. Thanks :)
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Re: Spam

Postby wantfastcars » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:38 am

Will do, Chris!

Also, 1.0.8 is imminent, yussssssss
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Re: Spam

Postby Similii » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:57 am

1.08 today for my birthday?? :D
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Re: Spam

Postby Cybruiser57Péter » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:50 am

Chris_CE wrote:Yep, we're under attack right now, big time.

I, as well as the mods, will address a better security system once the 1.0.8 patch (which is imminent) is released. Until then, please just report the posts, and someone will delete them

Thanks!

Riporting one by one is not gone work we have over 300 posts of spam and I see the 3 @..hole on now and they still and new spams as I make this message.
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Re: Spam

Postby Cybruiser57Péter » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:53 am

Forget the last one all off them has been reported, so don't even bother it's done.
let's hope they don't come back.
god f*cking damn it, it was tough
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Re: Spam

Postby Django » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:02 am

Its not over. The Offtopic section is full of spam right now. One of the spambots made over 100 Posts already.

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Re: Spam

Postby Broscar » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:52 am

Just report one of their posts and we'll delete all of it one fell swoop.

After tonight's change, you guys won't ever see spam again.
To quote from the abandoned Rollcage steam group forums we're most likely gonna steal the system from:
Newly registered users are newbs. They cannot change their avatar, they can't PM people and their posts have to be approved by a moderator before they show up for other users.
After their first post is approved, their account is automatically moved to the regular members group and they will no longer have these restrictions placed on them. Regular members can change their avatar, can PM and their posts don't need to be approved.
This system is in place to keep the forum absolutely 100% bot/spam free, unless a moderator accidentally approves a spam account.
The only downside to this, is that it might deter new users from posting, but they'll receive a notification by mail once their post is approved. We just gotta make sure the mods check the approval queue frequently.

I'm sorry you beautiful people had to deal with this scriptkiddie madness.

Edit: Notification by mail is turned off by default. Will try to fix that later.
Just glad the system is in place now :D

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Re: Spam

Postby Cybruiser57Péter » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:20 am

Django wrote:Its not over. The Offtopic section is full of spam right now. One of the spambots made over 100 Posts already.

I just reported them that's all I can do nothing else.
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Re: Spam

Postby Chris_CE » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:01 am

Thanks for the dedicated reporting Cybruiser. You da real MVP

Though, as Broscar said, just try to report one post from each account for now, and then mods can delete them and their posts in one shot.

I'll try to get the better security in soon
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Re: Spam

Postby Muskylounger » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:31 pm

On a side note, Chris its your one thousand one hundred and eleventh post! I dont really know the significance but it looks cool and is a lot, good work! haha

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Postby potterman28wxcv » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:06 pm

Muskylounger wrote:On a side note, Chris its your one thousand one hundred and eleventh post! I dont really know the significance but it looks cool and is a lot, good work! haha

Gotta get the 2222 now ! :P
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Re: Spam

Postby Chris_CE » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:21 pm

Ah I blew it now.. magic number no more
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Re: Spam

Postby Broscar » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:13 pm

1337, here we come.

OT: The occasional spambot might still pop up for you guys, but that's because those were dormant accounts that had registered before the new system was implemented, so that system does not apply to them. I could sort them out manually, but that's labour-intensive, error-prone and simply put they'll show their true nature sooner or later anyway.

And when that happens...
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Re: Spam

Postby SpikeX » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:18 pm

Pathetic fool.. U shall not harm this strong community >:)

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Re: Spam

Postby Broscar » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:42 am

Hey guys. Sorry for the few bits of spam that managed to get through; as I said before, those were accounts that registered before the new system was in place.
Glad they keep their trash to the off-topic section of the forum ;D

Shoutout to the people reporting them. Keep up the good work!

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Re: Spam

Postby Broscar » Wed May 18, 2016 7:52 pm

19th of May '16 update:
We managed to keep the forum almost completely spam-free for users since switching to the [new users' posts need moderator approval] system, but it placed a heavy burden on the few moderators who tried to manage the approval requests list. It worked in the short-term, but eventually it proved to be too labour-intensive a task for manual processing.

I'm happy to share with you all that we've successfully switched to a commercial anti-spam solution, thus freeing up the time of everyone involved, allowing us staffers to be more active on the forums again. The approval system will be kept in place for some time to allow us to test the capabilities of the commercial anti-spam solution without risking spambots slipping through, but I'm fairly sure we can get rid of it in a few weeks time.

Edit: The forum should be a bit faster now as well. Made some behind-the-scenes changes, but the big one is gzip compression. Some dumdum *cough* forgot to enable it.

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Re: Spam

Postby potterman28wxcv » Thu May 19, 2016 7:12 am

Broscar wrote:19th of May '16 update:
We managed to keep the forum almost completely spam-free for users since switching to the [new users' posts need moderator approval] system, but it placed a heavy burden on the few moderators who tried to manage the approval requests list. It worked in the short-term, but eventually it proved to be too labour-intensive a task for manual processing.

I'm happy to share with you all that we've successfully switched to a commercial anti-spam solution, thus freeing up the time of everyone involved, allowing us staffers to be more active on the forums again. The approval system will be kept in place for some time to allow us to test the capabilities of the commercial anti-spam solution without risking spambots slipping through, but I'm fairly sure we can get rid of it in a few weeks time.

Edit: The forum should be a bit faster now as well. Made some behind-the-scenes changes, but the big one is gzip compression. Some dumdum *cough* forgot to enable it.

All hail Broscar ! \o/
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Re: Spam

Postby TheOnLY » Thu May 19, 2016 7:50 am

potterman28wxcv wrote:All hail Broscar ! \o/
(now that we don't have to delete every single bot, imagine the possibilities !)

I guess you are officially allowed to sleep now. :D

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Re: Spam

Postby Queadah » Thu May 19, 2016 12:55 pm

Good job man :)

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Re: Spam

Postby Chris_CE » Fri May 20, 2016 12:16 am

Broscar is da real MVP
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