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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby Hotoven » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:50 am

Ehhh its probably a fake account and its not worth stooping to her level.
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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby Hotoven » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:13 pm

Just Saw this person today, looked fishy.

http://www.summitpost.org/users/patagonicas/71061
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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby Bob Sihler » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:17 pm

Hotoven wrote:Just Saw this person today, looked fishy.

http://www.summitpost.org/users/patagonicas/71061


Just saw it, too. That fish has been removed from the sea.
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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby Arthur Digbee » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:49 pm

Article is just an ad:
http://www.summitpost.org/peruvian-mountains/737033

And the author is basically the same.
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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby Josh Lewis » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:27 pm

It certainly seems commercial, but at least they have a decent profile pic. :)
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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby Buz Groshong » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:46 pm

Arthur Digbee wrote:Article is just an ad:
http://www.summitpost.org/peruvian-mountains/737033

And the author is basically the same.


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Re: New person needs elf check

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Re: New person needs elf check

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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby kamil » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:13 am

Looks like a massive spammers' attack, see most of new profiles from yesterday and today...
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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby Marmaduke » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:29 pm

Being there have been such a deluge of spammers/trolls recently, has there been any thought to making the process of becoming a member a little more onerous? Maybe requiring more personal information, downloading of some photos, etc? Adding a few more "steps" so that it isn't a 15 second process might help.
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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby SoCalHiker » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:22 pm

Marmaduke wrote:Being there have been such a deluge of spammers/trolls recently, has there been any thought to making the process of becoming a member a little more onerous? Maybe requiring more personal information, downloading of some photos, etc? Adding a few more "steps" so that it isn't a 15 second process might help.


That's exactly what we are discussing for weeks and will implement as we speak :wink:
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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby Josh Lewis » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:32 pm

I've seen other sites have a slider bar which one would have to slide to register. Pretty much only a real person could get past the easy slide bar. :wink:
I think requiring a download is a bad idea considering that many would be paranoid of what it might be. What needs to be added in my opinion is simple stuff that is hard for a bot and easy on the user. This kind of software exists and is common. 8)
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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby Hotoven » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:21 pm

Yeah I have noticed many spammers joining SP lately. Not really cool if you ask me.
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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby Bob Sihler » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:04 pm

Some things have been implemented to slow the spamming down, and I think most of the obvious spam accounts recently have now been deleted.

However, we've known for about a week that it's not a bot and rather someone doing it manually, so a determined person will keep at it. Maybe once the person or people see that the game has changed, they'll go somewhere else.

In the meantime, we'll keep an eye out. It will also be a great help if members can use this thread to report obvious spammers.
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Re: New person needs elf check

Postby Hotoven » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:31 pm

This person keeps trying to troll me. Why am I always the target! They send me stupid little messages. They are always sexual in nature. I have them saved if an elf needs to see them.

http://www.summitpost.org/users/megs/74112
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