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Two new types of spam in the forum
« on: October 18, 2020, 12:17:04 PM »
I have noticed two new types of spam in the forum that are more covert that the spam we used to receive.

The first type is much more subtle and appears to be written by bots. They make a new account and post a reply to a very old post. The reply doesn't usually make much sense but it sometimes related to the topic. Look at the last post in this thread to see an example: http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=22050.msg17825

The second type is much less subtle and I think it is much worse in the long run. An inactive users account was compromised and most of his posts were replaced with a link. http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=722

If anyone notices either of these two types of posts, please report it.

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Re: Two new types of spam in the forum
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 12:30:05 PM »
Thanks for making people more aware of this as I had just found some examples of these...
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Re: Two new types of spam in the forum
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 12:42:40 PM »
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?action=stats
Looks like it happened here also...Look under top 10 posters.
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Re: Two new types of spam in the forum
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 01:23:25 PM »
You forgot about the third type...and you know what I am talking about. Lol
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Re: Two new types of spam in the forum
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 01:39:37 PM »
A paint forum i chat on, recently made editing posts not an option for noobs for a few posts & time so they can't pass inspection & re-edit.
Also links not allowed till post 5 or 10.
Hope that helps.

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Re: THREE new types of spam in the forum
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 02:10:11 PM »
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« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 03:17:38 PM by Jaboticaba45 »
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Re: Two new types of spam in the forum
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 02:22:30 PM »
You forgot about the third type...and you know what I am talking about. Lol
Yup.
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Re: Two new types of spam in the forum
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 04:35:23 PM »
If there is a 3rd there has to be a 4th...

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Re: Two new types of spam in the forum
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2020, 04:52:38 PM »
A paint forum i chat on, recently made editing posts not an option for noobs for a few posts & time so they can't pass inspection & re-edit.
Also links not allowed till post 5 or 10.
Hope that helps.

I never re edit posts to get approval, I do them becuase I am get ''nervous'' about what I am writing.

Links with positive intent.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 06:28:09 PM by mangomadness »
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