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#1 2012-09-06 19:33:51

louis
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From: UK
Registered: 2008-03-24
Posts: 5,339

Spamming

Seems like this site is lost...no spam control. Sad.

Feel free to post here if you want to create a website dedicated to Mars colonisation.

http://marstrack.blogspot.co.uk/p/fast- … ction.html


Let's Go to Mars...Google on: Fast Track to Mars blogspot.com

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#2 2012-09-07 00:31:48

Josh Cryer
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Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: Spamming

Eh, I try to get them but I can't access the .php files to modify the forums to install better filters.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#3 2012-09-07 17:10:33

Koeng
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Registered: 2012-09-05
Posts: 48
Website

Re: Spamming

Hi louis!

I wanted to say that I made a website called www.TerraformingForum.com which is about micro rovers/satellites and is mostly about all the planets OTHER then Mars because you can just post here or Marsdrive.
smile

-Koeng


Lets terraform today!

www.terraformingforum.com

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#4 2012-10-13 04:03:33

falkor
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From: Surrey
Registered: 2004-08-21
Posts: 112

Re: Spamming

Spam seems well controlled now to my eyes but Q+A Captcha seems the solution in 2012 - 2013 :-)

no need to create a different website, just use Q+A Captcha, Webmaster what is your opinion?

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#5 2014-01-02 18:54:27

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

Announcement: In order to combat spam, all users who have never posted are removed after 90 days

This is the best news ever in combatting the sleepers that are on this forum. Hopefully other forums will follow newmars lead and do likewise.

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#6 2014-11-06 23:02:00

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

I see that we are still being hit with the onslaught new users (new spam accounts) lists zero posts. I assume that the names are being left in place to slow or block account creation...

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#7 2015-06-12 20:59:47

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

Found another that is reporting them selves in oder to post there spam to the forum.... Reported by emersonetem is a sports spammer ....

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#8 2016-06-23 19:30:43

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

Here are a few more spammers reporting themselves in order to make the post entry in the reports....
gardenarteu
rohnsonmario
and you guessed it a repeat offender gardenarteu

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#9 2017-04-21 15:54:04

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

Thanks again Oldfart1939 for the heads up on this poster Afriepsy as he had the time to create a new topic and make 26 posts all about the same thing......
I think that the front end spam guard may need to be put back up or add some more moderators for making sure that the forum stay protected more hours of the day than I am on.....

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#10 2017-04-21 17:14:05

Oldfart1939
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Registered: 2016-11-26
Posts: 1,796

Re: Spamming

SpaceNut-

This is a much more serious and professional forum than most. It therefore doubly annoys me to see this sort of crap pop up here.

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#11 2017-04-22 16:22:36

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

I do try to keep it going that way but I can not say the same for all of the members with how they post.

To get to Mars will take a team that is diverse in capabilities to not only aid in making it happen but also for the crew that goes as we will need all types of skills.

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#12 2017-04-24 15:51:43

SpaceNut
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

Admin's can you give me an upgrade as I am not able to delete posts in the Meta New Mars forum for the spammers Emeldatup and Butler

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#13 2017-04-24 16:19:36

SpaceNut
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

Sorry guy's I saw that these spammer had trashed the board but due to being at work I could not do anything about it until I got home.

I repeat my request again from post #9

I think that the front end spam guard may need to be put back up or add some more moderators for making sure that the forum stay protected more hours of the day than I am on.....

This could damage the forums files system if this continues, so I hope back ups are being done regularly....

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#14 2017-04-25 10:47:59

GW Johnson
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From: McGregor, Texas USA
Registered: 2011-12-04
Posts: 3,756
Website

Re: Spamming

Spacenut:

The rest of us very much appreciate your efforts to deal with spammers.  There is definitely an upsurge in this activity.  I notice at least some is coming from Russia.  One of them is obsessed with pineapples,  of all things. 

GW


GW Johnson
McGregor,  Texas

"There is nothing as expensive as a dead crew,  especially one dead from a bad management decision"

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#15 2017-04-25 11:17:31

RobertDyck
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From: Winnipeg, Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 5,862
Website

Re: Spamming

GW Johnson wrote:

The rest of us very much appreciate your efforts to deal with spammers.  There is definitely an upsurge in this activity.  I notice at least some is coming from Russia.  One of them is obsessed with pineapples,  of all things.

I second the appreciation. And I also noticed the pineapples. Why? Was that just a test to see if we were able to read it?

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#16 2017-04-25 17:13:46

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

Thanks to both of you as its appreciated.

Last edited by SpaceNut (2017-04-25 17:14:26)

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#17 2017-04-26 03:09:24

elderflower
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Registered: 2016-06-19
Posts: 1,149

Re: Spamming

I would like to add my appreciation to our moderators as well. Thanks guys.

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#18 2017-04-26 06:52:16

Oldfart1939
Member
Registered: 2016-11-26
Posts: 1,796

Re: Spamming

I too, appreciate our moderators keeping this forum free of spam.

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#19 2017-04-26 16:01:43

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

Thanks
This time EssayFEm only created 2 topics with a single post in each to remove..Claiming to be from the US but has a timezone of afganastan gee not fooling any body.....

Last edited by SpaceNut (2017-04-26 16:04:42)

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#20 2017-04-27 02:51:57

elderflower
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Registered: 2016-06-19
Posts: 1,149

Re: Spamming

Maybe you shouldn't tell them how not to do it next time.

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#21 2017-06-12 16:34:21

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

Thanks for the double spam notification of "what is the importance of education essay?" thank you...

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#22 2017-07-12 18:33:34

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,390

Re: Spamming

Sorry about the porn spammer "Marcelbrefe" but could not do anything until I got home from working....

I think that its time again for a daytime mod for catching these guy's....

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