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What's going on?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Spoiltdiva, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. #1
    There seems to be a rash of disruptive trollism/spamism going on as of late. A bunch of misfits constantly changing usernames and inundating the forums with what appears to be Chinese words.
    Often a particular university will be highlighted. They get deleted/banned and they reappear quickly like a mushroom patch.

    Anyone know what's going on? Can it not be stopped somehow, or is DP helpless to stop it?
    SEMrush
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
    Spoiltdiva, Nov 16, 2018 IP
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  2. malky66

    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    #2
    They're difficult to stop, what we need is more mods to clean that crap up quicker, @Smyrl and @sarahk do a great job, the rest of them don't do anything as far as I can tell, not mentioning any names but what's the point of a mod who hasn't been here since 2014 or one who hasn't logged in since 2015??
    Sad to say but the forum's dying on it's arse, most of the decent members have gone.....
     
    malky66, Nov 16, 2018 IP
  3. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #3
    I'm thinking it's a member(s) with a grudge or an axe to grind. No doubt someone who got banned and didn't agree with the decision. I notice they post when there are no mods on duty. Must make for extra work having to constantly and almost daily delete/clean up their mess.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Nov 16, 2018 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #4
    It's Chinese spam I doubt it has anything to do with a grudge.
     
    dcristo, Nov 16, 2018 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    You could be right, the posts appear to be flogging universities. What I find odd is that these universities are all over the world, not just in China. This is what lead me to believe that it was just a case of disruptive vindictiveness.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Nov 16, 2018 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Yeah I've seen Australian universities being spammed all the time. It's probably some type of scam, international students pay a lot of money so would be targets.
     
    dcristo, Nov 16, 2018 IP
  7. malky66

    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    #7
    They are a scam, selling fake uni diplomas, graduation certificates and bachelor degrees etc. This what the title of one of the threads translates as
     
    malky66, Nov 16, 2018 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    Very good detective work! Sherlock Holmes has nothing on you.:cool:
     
    Spoiltdiva, Nov 16, 2018 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #9
    They post when we're here too, we just clean it up more quickly.
     
    sarahk, Nov 16, 2018 IP
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    #10
    Right now (7:45 am EST) it's a nightmare here. Spam filters is the way to go. Even something as simple as this will do the job:

    
    $post = mb_strtolower($_POST['message'], 'UTF-8');
    $spamw = array('成功的产品经理','内部审计与反舞弊实务','从技术走向管理','2018年时间安排','劳务派遣','特殊用工协议','实地参观','总裁论道');
    foreach ($spamw as $spamwords) {
    if (preg_match("/$spamwords+/u", $post)) {
        $err = 'Something went wrong. Please, try again.';
      }
    }
    
    Code (markup):
     
    qwikad.com, Nov 17, 2018 IP
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    SpacePhoenix Well-Known Member

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    Could it be setup so that if a member gets reported by an established member, their posts get hidden from everyone but mods and admins pending a review of their posts by a mod or admin?
     
    SpacePhoenix, Nov 17, 2018 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    May God bless all conspiracy theorists.:rolleyes:
     
    Spoiltdiva, Nov 17, 2018 IP
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    FreeFun4Every1 Prominent Member

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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Not for me to answer that one, I'm just a moderator. @digitalpoint makes all the tech decisions.
     
    sarahk, Nov 23, 2018 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    THIS ^^^ is called passing the buck.;).............:)
     
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    SpacePhoenix Well-Known Member

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    Why would it be when AFAIK only @digitalpoint has access to the server?
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #17
    Not quite as simple as installing an addon... :) Spam is always a bit of a cat and mouse game. Some new stuff was just put in place that should prevent at least that sort of spam going forward.
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 23, 2018 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #18
    You lack a sense of humor and do not comprehend sarcasm in it's most innocent form.;) Everyone (including me) fully understands that only @digitalpoint can make these type of alterations.
     
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    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    #19
    It didn't work:
    screenshot-forums.digitalpoint.com-2018.11.25-08-57-31.jpg
     
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    DigglerJo Peon

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    Hello everyone!
     
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