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Should there be an option where you can send information about spambots to Forumotion?

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Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by SLGray on November 5th 2013, 1:44 pm

I was thinking about the issue of spambots lately because I have had many register on my forum.

My suggestion:

A new option be added to the ban feature where we can send to Forumotion the spambots'  usernames, IP addresses, and email addresses.

Maybe there could be a button on the page after you ban someone that will load a page that you can fill out the information about a spambot or have it where it is automatically filled out.  After filling out the forum, you can press the send button which will add the spambot to your ban list and send a report to Forumotion.

I thought about false reports, too. I would say if Forumotion receives atleast 10 reports about the same person, then the person could be considered a true spambot.


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Post by Ange Tuteur on November 5th 2013, 1:53 pm

That is actually a pretty good Idea, I recently had to take care of a few spam bots that registered to one of my forums. I'm sure it could be handy, but there's also the chance of false reports.

Perhaps if forumotion receives multiple reports of identical information(IP, email, username) from different forums that, could help verify the reports of a spam bot. Whereas false reports would be ignored.

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by SLGray on November 5th 2013, 2:01 pm

I thought about false reports, too. I would say if they receive atleast 10 reports about the same person, then the person could be considered a true spambot.

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by SLGray on November 26th 2013, 10:17 am

Bump

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Post by SLGray on January 7th 2014, 4:50 pm

Bump

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by SLGray on February 24th 2014, 7:23 am

Over the holidays I had to deal with many spambots/spammers.

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by Derri on February 24th 2014, 7:26 am

I think this is a good suggestion, voted yes Very Happy

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by Selvester on February 25th 2014, 2:53 am

Interesting idea. I like it! It has my support!

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by Rhino.Freak on February 28th 2014, 3:39 pm

brilliant idea, spam bots have always annoyed, this system might come in handy in future, voted yep

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by RadioHead on February 28th 2014, 5:52 pm

Due to the confidential nature of this, the company will only allow this to be done via PM. I'd expect a staff member to know this.

This form would be neglected by the devs, and would easily be abused. 
Keeping this to PM's via a Pro-Admin would be best.

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by Derri on February 28th 2014, 7:05 pm

I think Pro-Boards have this feature, where you can report via a page spambots. It has worked well by their account.

Personally I open up my forum to spambots as the spam protection in place is too overpowering. The username option does work but it blocks simple usernames like Fred and Niko.

So personally I would actually welcome this and it would be abused horribly but to be honest if they implemented any system of reporting it would be abused.

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by SLGray on March 1st 2014, 5:35 am

Yes, this could be abused. That is the reason why I edited my first post and add information about false spambots (10 reports).

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by ddoesmc on March 10th 2014, 7:02 am

Very cool and smart idea!

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by SLGray on May 11th 2014, 7:12 am

Thanks to everyone you has so far voted.

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by SLGray on July 31st 2014, 4:12 am

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by APE on August 4th 2014, 11:29 am

I like it I think it's a good tool to have and will help everyone out more on getting the spambots down

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by SLGray on September 17th 2014, 3:50 am

APE wrote:I like it I think it's a good tool to have and will help everyone out more on getting the spambots down
Thanks.   It also could help Forumotion with making a list of spammers/spambots.

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Post by Jadster on September 24th 2014, 1:11 am

I feel that this would be a great idea to implement into ForuMotion forums as this will help people deal with spambots faster and help ForuMotion keep their sites clean. So my vote for this is yes.

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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by SLGray on September 24th 2014, 3:08 am

Jadster wrote:I feel that this would be a great idea to implement into ForuMotion forums as this will help people deal with spambots faster and help ForuMotion keep their sites clean. So my vote for this is yes.
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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by Vanitas on October 9th 2014, 3:03 am

This shouldn't be suggested, it should be done lol, we need to get rid of spambots who take up valuable user space for real users.

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