Chianimefreak and other advertising accounts...
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Just wondering what's being done about those accounts that are used primarily for advertising. Do they ever get banned? If so, is an IP ban possible? Who's in charge of spam accounts and banning?
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Yeah im tired of them really im on crunchyroll im not going no where this is my fave anime/whatever site haven't found better site yet
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Posted 8/30/11

JoeSurf wrote:

Just wondering what's being done about those accounts that are used primarily for advertising. Do they ever get banned? If so, is an IP ban possible? Who's in charge of spam accounts and banning?


hmm well it's hard to ip ban after being here for 4 years I have never seen a ip ban just account bans and i will admit it's annoying but ip bans are easy to avoid like account bans if you are tech savy.
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It's better than trying nothing to prevent those who aren't 'tech savvy'. Regradless, something needs to be done about it. Try it anyways and if they end up coming back under the same name, ban the name. Also, some moderation of incoming members, of those who are FREE accounts, would be of great help.
Posted 8/30/11

I say kill it with fire. Probably a bot? I wonder.



Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote:


JoeSurf wrote:

Just wondering what's being done about those accounts that are used primarily for advertising. Do they ever get banned? If so, is an IP ban possible? Who's in charge of spam accounts and banning?


hmm well it's hard to ip ban after being here for 4 years I have never seen a ip ban just account bans and i will admit it's annoying but ip bans are easy to avoid like account bans if you are tech savy.


Please, do continue. I think people will benefit from your knowledge Cecil.
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Posted 8/30/11
Lol, i'm tired of that spambot too!
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Posted 8/30/11

Lauriet wrote:


I say kill it with fire. Probably a bot? I wonder.



Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote:


JoeSurf wrote:

Just wondering what's being done about those accounts that are used primarily for advertising. Do they ever get banned? If so, is an IP ban possible? Who's in charge of spam accounts and banning?


hmm well it's hard to ip ban after being here for 4 years I have never seen a ip ban just account bans and i will admit it's annoying but ip bans are easy to avoid like account bans if you are tech savy.


Please, do continue. I think people will benefit from your knowledge Cecil.


/sarcasm... hmm well the best solution for a troll or bot like this " i should know" is not to feed or to allow them to get to you. The best thing you can do is just ignore the bot/troll and not allow them to piss you off that's what they want from you. On ip bans well.. take this one for example below "it's as old as the net by now"

you can use proxies or custom ip servers but even then it's tricky... wait a minute... heh.. well what the op stated banning the name is also a slippery slope why due in part, why should they ban a name because some jack ass is using it for that purpose?? That would be like banning my name or naruto or even shinji's name because some douche bag is abusing the name and some new comer can not make a profile because of that then that would cut down on new users coming here. Eh.. I don't really know a solution for the problem but one thing I do know is this, it's just some jerk-off living in his mom's basement looking for some attention.
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Posted 8/30/11
Since most of these are spamming some website, automatically submitting messages for moderation from new users containing anything that looks like a website address or an image, and keeping them hidden until approved could cramp their style.

Of course, where there is a security measure in place, there is a way around it. We would then likely see text only spam with addresses like:

w w w . m y s p a m s i t e . com

Such methods would also add inconvenience for new users that might want to post a link to a YouTube video or news article, or an image (i.e., a mot in /AMP/). It is a truism in computer security that increasing security (in this case, against spamming) decreases convenience.
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Posted 8/30/11

Serenity_07 wrote:

Lol, i'm tired of that spambot too!


An easy fix for this would be to limit new users from being able to post for at least a month or purchasing premium.
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Yes, I figured there'd be something risky like that. Thanks for confirming.
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Posted 8/31/11
Why were my other posts deleted? If it took up that much space then mix it in one post. Who deleted my last two posts after "Yes, I figured there'd be something risky like that."???
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report them get them banned and they come back, they even go through the trouble of linking to a facebook account. as annoying as they are no real way of stopping them until they just get bored.
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Posted 9/1/11 , edited 9/1/11
There they go again.



Can this specific account atleast be banned?
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Posted 9/2/11
More spam again when I logged on a couple of minutes ago, and I noticed they are shown as online while I type this. Too bad I am not a moderator.
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How about they get auto-banned if they say the exact thing which has been in the spam posts? Lol.
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