Lots of spam posts lately

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  1. TedEH

    TedEH Cromulent

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    Anyone else notice the bunch of spam posts popping up lately? I've been reporting some of them as I see them. Seems like a relatively recent issue- this site it usually pretty solid against that kind of stuff.
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Yeah, I think the moderator team is spread pretty thin, lately, and maybe that's one thing we just have to deal with as a result. Hopefully it's temporary.

    Plus, there are simply more spammers out there than there used to be. This is a fairly active message board, so it makes sense that it'd end up being targeted.

    Furthermore, have you ever considered buying a new set of encyclopedia? Six easy payments and tons of useful knowledge.
     
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    jaxadam SS.org Regular

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    I thought that was pretty good timing, I'm all loaded up on testosterone creme now!
     
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  4. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    just booked my flight to india for medical tourism. Now I can finally look like handsome squidward.
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    So I signed on this morning to ten pages of this:

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    And the "New posts" button was how I stayed up-to-date on threads... I guess now I can't see them unless people posted after this guy logged off. That's pretty brutal, though, to think that this guy (more likely a bot) went and posted in almost every stinking thread on the board with the same spam post.
     
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    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    yeah I don't think we really had this bad of a spam problem with the old software. They should institute captchas and 2 factor authorization or something to stop the spam bots.
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Just have it ask when you log in if you are a robot or not.
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    takotakumi SS.org Regular

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    takotakumi SS.org Regular

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    wait nvm its the same one but now with Monday12 name? Reported 3 so far, its going after old old threads
     
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    Yeah, I clicked ignore after I saw the same post for the third time. All I remember of the user name was Monday-something, and "it" was just posting an enormous list of links. It'd be no problem normally, but "it" clogged up my "New Posts" view so much that I couldn't really see anything else from before "it" took over.
     

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