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IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« on: December 23, 2013, 05:22:30 PM »
Due to the massive increase in spam-bot traffic I have been forced to implement some fairly broad IP block bans for both Russia and the Ukraine (and probably more to come).  If this broad action has affected any "real" users please pass along their usernames and IPs so they may be added to a white list.
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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 09:36:05 PM »
Nuke them from orbit!
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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 09:43:38 PM »
Perestroika, bitches.
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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 09:54:00 PM »
If this broad action has affected any "real" users please pass along their usernames and IPs so they may be added to a white list.
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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 10:31:28 PM »
That was my only concern.
Isn't 3/4 of our playerbase Russian?

One set of spammers ruin it for everyone in an entire country.
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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2013, 11:11:56 PM »
Thank god, it was getting really stupid.
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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 12:13:17 AM »
I think Leer may have noticed I was filling the ban-list with racial slurs.
The daily "cleansing" was getting old.
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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2013, 08:11:16 AM »
I think Leer may have noticed I was filling the ban-list with racial slurs.
The daily "cleansing" was getting old.

Blocking the IP is like whipping the furious ocean and expect it to calm down. The Members list is flooded with bots. Next you'll need to block the entire Asiatic IP range, at least according to the stats I've seen lately, then again it may be seasonal reactivation, who knows.
   

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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2013, 09:44:21 PM »
Well, I am still here... However, I hope you would find some better ways to deal with bots. C'on, why other forums don't have to implement bans?

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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2013, 09:49:39 PM »
Because we are on Simple Machines Forum and we can't easily update our version to include some of the more advanced anti-spam features.  If we were on vBulletin (and had root access to the server) we could keep better pace with the spam-tech out there.
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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 08:30:11 AM »
This is getting really fapping stupid.  >:(
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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 08:57:03 AM »
This is getting really fapping stupid.  >:(

Yep, and it was so close I nearly deleted this toothpick too :P

Because we are on Simple Machines Forum and we can't easily update our version to include some of the more advanced anti-spam features.  If we were on vBulletin (and had root access to the server) we could keep better pace with the spam-tech out there.

There are not much advantage in elevating the security, if you are not flushing the bots signed up on the board in the first place.
   

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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 10:31:12 AM »
I was thinking, may be we should start a community created.. err community ;), under a new domain. Though without root access to this current server, we can't even easily forward users to the new site. And I suppose we do not have access to the DNS configuration of the domain either.

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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2014, 05:47:39 PM »
If anyone is interested in doing that, they can use my mw-ll.org domain.

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Re: IP Block Bans - Russia, Ukraine spam
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2014, 09:26:36 PM »
Protection seems forum broken. Anybody watching the correct operation of the forum?
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