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Message 3105 - Posted: 22 May 2014, 20:46:08 UTC

Please guys
Do something against this awful spammer who's around Enigma.

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Whats on with the work generator and the transitioner? After Pentathlon all broken?
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Message 3111 - Posted: 23 May 2014, 4:19:03 UTC

It seems that a good solution to protect the forums from spam would be for the project admin to enable or configure some of the built-in protections mechanisms: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ProtectionFromSpam. I particularly like the Akismet system which allows users to post even if they have no credit, which could be helpful to someone having trouble getting started.

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Message 3112 - Posted: 23 May 2014, 5:49:14 UTC - in response to Message 3111.
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It seems that a good solution to protect the forums from spam would be for the project admin to enable or configure some of the built-in protections mechanisms: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ProtectionFromSpam. I particularly like the Akismet system which allows users to post even if they have no credit, which could be helpful to someone having trouble getting started.


It just does not work. Akismet didn't work at all so I switched it off (we have the same problem at Radioactive@Home, akismet is still enabled there yet every few days we have spam wave coming in).
Recaptcha limits the number of spam accounts, but some of them are still able to register. I highly suspect they're not bots, but actually humans hired to post this crap.

I'm going to block [url] tag for accounts with no hosts attached.
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Message 3113 - Posted: 23 May 2014, 7:55:42 UTC - in response to Message 3105.


Whats on with the work generator and the transitioner? After Pentathlon all broken?
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The work generator is listed as stopped/paused because I changed the way it works, so it's now partially incompatible with server_status (and it has been like that for quite some time).

The transitioner stops due to an unknown bug, it crashes on certain WUs which have app_version_id assigned to an app for which the host that returned the WU has no record in the host_app_version table. I have no idea how it is possible, I suspect that it might be a bug in the server code version I use here. And yes, it usually happens during or after races or other events.


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Message 3114 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 3:05:44 UTC

I've never understood the whole concept behind many forms of spam... Do people actually buy junk through spam? I see the kind of junk they post in the forums as pretty high-risk for malware, scams, etc. I can't see them having a very high success rate, but I suppose it only takes a few suckers. Just imagine if all the time and energy spent on spamming/scamming people were spent on a more worthy endeavor.
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Message 3148 - Posted: 9 Jun 2014, 23:57:53 UTC - in response to Message 3112.

I'm going to block [url] tag for accounts with no hosts attached.


It seems that this is not working: http://www.enigmaathome.net/forum_thread.php?id=547

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Message 3159 - Posted: 14 Jun 2014, 6:13:22 UTC - in response to Message 3112.

FRESH WAVE OF SPAMMER / SCAMMER POSTINGS NEED TO BE BANISHED/PURGED
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Message 3160 - Posted: 14 Jun 2014, 7:22:21 UTC - in response to Message 3148.

I'm going to block [url] tag for accounts with no hosts attached.


It seems that this is not working: http://www.enigmaathome.net/forum_thread.php?id=547




Yep, I found a bug, hopefully it's fixed now.

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Message 3171 - Posted: 20 Jun 2014, 2:14:49 UTC - in response to Message 3160.


Yep, I found a bug, hopefully it's fixed now.


It still doesn't seem fixed. Maybe you could block it for accounts under 30 days old, or with a low RAC.

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Message 3173 - Posted: 20 Jun 2014, 9:59:06 UTC - in response to Message 3171.

It still doesn't seem fixed.


Yep, I noticed. I'll review the code again, it should block users with no host attached from posting URL tags.


Maybe you could block it for accounts under 30 days old


It won't work, they're smart enough to register accounts first and then use them at later time.



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Message 3184 - Posted: 24 Jun 2014, 15:59:23 UTC - in response to Message 3173.

TJM, new batch of spammers - see the PM I sent you. None of them have attached hosts.

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Message 3324 - Posted: 1 Feb 2015, 7:36:45 UTC

30+ DAYS AFTER REPORTING MANY SPAM POSTS TO THE PROJECT OWNER/ADMIN AND THE SPAMMERS POSTS AND ACCOUNTS ARE STILL ACTIVE!

WHERE THE HELL IS THE PROJECT OWNER/ADMIN (TJM)??????

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Message 3364 - Posted: 23 Mar 2015, 1:19:57 UTC

TJM... WHY HAS THE SPAMMER NOT BEEN BANISHED YET?
http://www.enigmaathome.net/forum_thread.php?id=601
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Message 3457 - Posted: 5 Jun 2015, 1:48:52 UTC

New Spammer: "onli8ne" in NEWS forum...
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Message 3462 - Posted: 12 Jun 2015, 0:31:48 UTC - in response to Message 3457.

SPAMMERS......

http://www.enigmaathome.net/forum_thread.php?id=601&postid=3356 Posted: 7 Mar 2015, 17:37:28 UTC

********* AND *********

http://www.enigmaathome.net/forum_thread.php?id=289&postid=3444 Posted: 26 May 2015, 10:36:52 UTC


WHY HAVE THEY NOT BEEN REMOVED?
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Message 3469 - Posted: 16 Jun 2015, 3:10:46 UTC - in response to Message 3462.

WHERE the HELL IS TJM?
SPAM NOTED BELOW STILL PRESENT


SPAMMERS......

http://www.enigmaathome.net/forum_thread.php?id=601&postid=3356 Posted: 7 Mar 2015, 17:37:28 UTC

********* AND *********

http://www.enigmaathome.net/forum_thread.php?id=289&postid=3444 Posted: 26 May 2015, 10:36:52 UTC


WHY HAVE THEY NOT BEEN REMOVED?


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Message 3475 - Posted: 18 Jun 2015, 13:27:29 UTC - in response to Message 3469.

Sorry guys, since I started working at the local hospital I barely had the time to keep the server running. Recently thing were even worse because I'm struggling with personal problems. I hope I'll be able to return to active development in a few weeks.
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Message 3476 - Posted: 18 Jun 2015, 14:43:06 UTC

SPAMMER ACCOUNT NOW WITH 4 POSTS
http://www.enigmaathome.net/show_user.php?userid=76403
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Message 3477 - Posted: 18 Jun 2015, 17:01:54 UTC - in response to Message 3105.
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Please guys
Do something against this awful spammer who's around Enigma.

btt
Whats on with the work generator and the transitioner? After Pentathlon all broken?
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Spammers are an BOINC (and any forums, too) wide problem.
The normal ReCaptcha has an little bug in it (which I reported some month ago). It´s possible that an bot can skip the Captcha.
[Server sends an Captcha-ID (which is given for each combination) If someone build an Captcha-Database with ID´s and the combination you have an very little change to auto-skip it.]
(NOTE: It wasn´t the up-to-date Captcha.)


Well, the most spam accounts are posting shit; but no links. This is very good.

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Message 3496 - Posted: 9 Jul 2015, 23:26:41 UTC

All cleaned up for now. Wish TJM could give me delete powers. Goes quicker. :)
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