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Postby AmorphousGamer » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:28 pm

So I've noticed a huge surge of spam + russian posts + russian spam suddenly. Any idea where it's coming from and why? I just disapproved probably 10 posts at once.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby akazi » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:40 pm

probably someone trying to pirate something and it asks you to spam a link to a list of sites. And so that is most likely what they are doing.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Endoperez » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:03 am

Preorderers got the power to disapprove posts because this sort of thing was happening. It will quiet down at some point, and we'll return back to our spam-free existence.


If you think this is bad, imagine how much spam everyone else is removing ( = about as much as you, most probably), and imagine it all being normal posts on page 1 of the forum, and a moderator needs to remove them by hand. Yeah....
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Korban3 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:21 pm

Yeah, just did 5 myself.
Only speak a little Russian though.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Phoenixwarrior141 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:37 pm

Bing Translate for the win

I guess we need to take it down, thread by thread
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby akazi » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:00 pm

Just clicked on one and it was a virus. Image
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Phoenixwarrior141 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:22 pm

Best get an antivirus and quick my friend
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby akazi » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:33 pm

Phoenixwarrior141 wrote:Best get an antivirus and quick my friend

lol, good thing I do. 8) Glad I disapproved the post fast.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby AmorphousGamer » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:51 pm

akazi wrote:Just clicked on one and it was a virus. Image

On one of the russian ones I copy-pasted the link into my browser just to see what it would do (I find my system's security pretty trustworthy). It refused to load, and a couple minutes later my antivirus yelled at me. So yeah, can confirm, do not click those. :P
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Phoenixwarrior141 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:57 pm

Don't ever click links, until this stops at least
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby BlackHole » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:34 am

Clicking the links they post is no problem if you know what you're doing (using proper precautions and possessing the know-how of fixing your computer if all goes wrong).

It's quite typical. I've seen these waves of spammers come and go on various of my own forums, and if I recall correctly it has happened here before. Just keep disapproving them and it'll go away eventually.

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If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby EPR89 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:02 am

BlackHole wrote:Clicking the links they post is no problem if you know what you're doing (using proper precautions and possessing the know-how of fixing your computer if all goes wrong).

The proper precautions for stuff like this is not to click it, flag and ignore.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Freshbite » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:05 pm

I am here to provide further aid on this matter. You are safe now.
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby Endoperez » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:32 am

Oh, there's a moderator queue where multiple posts can be disapproved! Silly me. I
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Re: Sudden surge of spam

Postby MadCatMax » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:06 am

All of the ads are for mail order brides
WTF
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