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Massive spam attack   Administrative Issues

Started 1/19/20 by Gimmie Chocolate Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 1588 views.

I think it is, funny though I think it's someone I know as I haven't heard of anyone else having massive span;  I recently left a forum and I think it's a certain person, I'll PM you who I think it is

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

2/9/20

My GOD!

I just looked at your list of forums!

I thought I was insane.

ROFL!!!!!!!  I am totally nuts; most I ran out of ideas for, about 20 are in varying degrees of activity.  

YWN666

From: YWN666

Feb-17

I have been having a problem on my moderated forum with a chronic spammer who gets locked out and reappears with a new name which is the same basic name with a new number tacked on to the end of it.  Is there any way to ban this individual from creating more accounts?  It doesn't happen every day but it is annoying to have to continuously delete the posts and lock him out only to see another one appear.

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Gaelspirit

From: Gaelspirit

Feb-17

I am having the same thing going on that YWN666 posted about, the last couple days at forums I assist at, as well as my own. Very annoying.

 

gunter

From: gunter

Feb-17

It's not possible to stop someone from opening a new account with a valid email address. We do email a confirming access code to new accounts. Blocking a name combo wouldn't help, they simply switch to another name.

It's a constant annoyance on the Internet and that's why moderation exists.

YWN666

From: YWN666

Feb-18

Might be the same person!

More than likely it's the "same type" of person. It's really sad that with all the information to be had and learned from on the Internet...that some people have nothing better to do than to be a thorn in someone's side.

YWN666

From: YWN666

Feb-19

In their eyes, negative attention is better than none at all.  Yes, it IS sad.  I had a horrible experience with a troll a few years back where this individual created over 200 fake accounts over a few weeks time.  Each time I blocked the latest account, another one appeared minutes later.  That's why my forum was put on moderation and will remain there.  It's more effort on my part but at least the regulars don't have to dodge trolls and their spam in order to have a normal conversation.

When we were a new forum, 20 years ago, we had a few trolls stop by to test the waters. My guys just loved chewin' on trolls. Within a few months...the trolling stopped. Visiting other forums through their promo's...I noticed that certain types of forums got more trolls than others, especially anything religious or political.

My condolences to those forums who are accosted by trolls. But...in that I find a little bit of solace; at least they aren't outside bothering people who are creating a better country. They've come to realize where they fit in the world.

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