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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, 4:44 am

First topic message reminder :

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

Post by azwiz on August 8th 2015, 11:05 am

I often see bots listed as being online . I thought they are harmless . Is a spambot different ? Or something of concern ?

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

Post by brandon_g on August 8th 2015, 2:18 pm

@azwiz wrote:I often see bots listed as being online . I thought they are harmless . Is a spambot different ? Or something of concern ?


Hi azwiz,


The bots you are talking about are the search engine bots, indeed they are harmless and only wish to index (learn more about) your forum for search engines. The bots in question are different bots, very malicious and serve no purpose other then to throw their useless spammy posts around the forum. They will appear as a registered user. You will know when you have one, based on the post and even most likely their email address which is usually verg long and has a ton of periods.


As for the suggestion at hand, I vote 100% yes. I hate spambots with a passion. Feature is needed.


As for what you said SLGray about them jumping onto our forums via the profile link, let them come, I have got an awesome, active staff that trained to deal with spambots and would find pleasure with dealing with them. Instanta ban! How we do it, then just move one of the posts to the dump and delete the rest. Spambot never to be heard from again. Bring it on spambot, me and my staff are prepared for anything and if its a war you want, its a war you'll get. You wont get that far though, our staff are VERY active Razz.


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

Post by azwiz on August 8th 2015, 4:50 pm

Got it . Havn't run into a spambot yet .
Thank you
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Re: Add An Option To Send Information About Spambots To Forumotion

Post by brandon_g on August 8th 2015, 6:05 pm

Your welcome azwiz and that is a good thing Wink Very Happy.


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

Post by Russel on August 18th 2015, 9:17 am

Bump this post for more votes. Evil or Very Mad

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

Post by azwiz on August 18th 2015, 9:48 am



Cute little bumper huh ? Anyone is welcome to copy and paste it for future bumping .

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

Post by SLGray on October 7th 2015, 7:39 pm

Bumping for more votes.


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

Post by Zed is Not Dead on October 7th 2015, 7:59 pm

if this were a thing you could potentially use it to cancel out Proxy users, which are essentially people who go on a proxy site to change the IP Address of themselves constantly at a fast pace which pings them all over and makes it impossible to IP Ban, if this feature was implicated it could prevent this so I for one am for it

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

Post by SLGray on December 14th 2015, 8:47 pm

Bumping to move this suggestion to the first page.


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

Post by SLGray on January 20th 2016, 2:35 am

Spmbots are spammers. Search engine bots are different.

Bumping for more votes.


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

Post by SLGray on February 17th 2016, 2:59 am

Bump


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

Post by Genesis on February 19th 2016, 6:44 am

Voted yes!

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

Post by SLGray on March 13th 2016, 8:47 pm

Thanks to everyone who has voted.


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

Post by Norton on March 13th 2016, 8:54 pm

Grrreat suggestion! Anything to eliminate spambots.

I vote "Yes"

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

Post by SLGray on April 17th 2016, 10:33 pm

Bumping to move this suggestion to the first page.


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

Post by SLGray on July 2nd 2016, 10:08 pm

Bumping to move this suggestion to the first page.


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