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Every night chinese spam here since weeks!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Paule, May 21, 2020.

  1. Dansmescordesfr

    Dansmescordesfr NI Product Owner

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    Any idea what the spam is all about? Are they trying to get something out of the community? Out of NI?
    Or is it just for the sake of annoyance?
     
  2. Paule

    Paule NI Product Owner

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    Selling Doctor and Professor titles in some cases.
    If you see one use google translator for the content.
     
  3. ALDREAD

    ALDREAD NI Product Owner

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    Then they can get a job as a doctor!
     
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  4. Reefius

    Reefius NI Product Owner

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    Isn't is possible to add a captcha next to the 'POST REPLY' button for everyone with less than 10 posts? Something like 'select all images with traffic lights'.
     
  5. Kymeia

    Kymeia NI Product Owner

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    Well I was thinking it could just be applied to new users, like there's a honeymoon period for new users where they need to demonstrate they are legit posters
     
  6. Mutis

    Mutis NI Product Owner

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    ...or just update the forum itself? Maybe a forum+ ...

    :mrgreen:
     
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  7. Tony Jones

    Tony Jones NI Product Owner

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    Lots of other forums do something similar until you have posted 10 or even more posts
     
  8. Mick @ NI

    Mick @ NI Banaholic NI Team

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    They already pass the captcha during sign up, so serving a captcha when posting doesn't make a difference

    As already mentioned in this thread, this is what we are currently looking into. We are now talking to multiple companies to see which solution is the best fit
     
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  9. Reefius

    Reefius NI Product Owner

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    Maybe they sign up manually and then start a bot to spam? I think if they need to solve a captcha for every post they will soon give up.

    Another solution is to make it so that the first 5 or 10 posts of every new user need to be approved by a mod, but this will of course give the mods a lot more work.
     
  10. Mick @ NI

    Mick @ NI Banaholic NI Team

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    Have you watched the video I have shared twice in this thread? This is all automated and apparently very advanced. Seems there are big bucks to be made with fake diploma's :D
     
  11. Reefius

    Reefius NI Product Owner

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    I just find it strange that I don't see this on other forums that don't even use such a strong captcha.

    You can always create your own captcha, so spambots don't know how it works :D Google captcha is too well known, which makes it a playground for spammers.
     
  12. D-One

    D-One Moderator Moderator

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    I'm buying a fake diploma and applying to be the next NI CEO!
     
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  13. Paule

    Paule NI Product Owner

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    In the year 2525?
     
  14. D-One

    D-One Moderator Moderator

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    Depends... If they also sell fake time machines i might apply in 1998
     
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  15. Kymeia

    Kymeia NI Product Owner

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    Exactly
     
  16. Paule

    Paule NI Product Owner

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    Just again bots with chinese characters by adwafadadw02.
    EDIT 5:30 p.m.: The user adwafadadw02 is banned
     
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  17. ALDREAD

    ALDREAD NI Product Owner

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    Im thinking this is the solution , add a Chinese spam sub forum :D
     
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  18. Reefius

    Reefius NI Product Owner

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    It's not spam if they are allowed to post there :p
     
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  19. ALDREAD

    ALDREAD NI Product Owner

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  20. D-One

    D-One Moderator Moderator

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    Mick @ NI Has anything changed in the forum? I've got a couple of messages from new users saying they are unable to post due to spam protection or insufficient privileges