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On 14-Jan-2018 Chockstone Moderator wrote:
>Todayís new UserID young23 pre-emptively disabled due having 10 prior spamming offences recorded on SFS. I did the check and got him while he was still logged on at the time. Wouldíve loved to have seen the look on his face when his log-in failed after having just been accepted by the registration process!
Hmm. So what happens if a spammer also happens to be a climber, or have some other legitimate reason for joining Chockstone?
Are they forever barred due to the sin of their line of 'work'?
Fair enough, and thanks for the detailed reply Mod.
On 14-Jan-2018 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 14-Jan-2018 Chockstone Moderator wrote:
>>Todayís new UserID young23 pre-emptively disabled due having 10 prior
>spamming offences recorded on SFS. I did the check and got him while he
>was still logged on at the time. Wouldíve loved to have seen the look on
>his face when his log-in failed after having just been accepted by the
>Hmm. So what happens if a spammer also happens to be a climber, or have
>some other legitimate reason for joining Chockstone?
I check more than just the banned email address as registered with Stop Forum Spam due it belonging to a known spammer of other sites.
In the case of young23 for example; his registration detail on Chockstone indicates he comes from London, however the IP address that was used to register with us was a Spanish one.
Those who want anonymity don't usually lie about such things if they legitimately want to use this Site when their email address is obscure anyway.
Those that I have given the benefit of the doubt too, and waited to see how events unfold, have spammed us down the track; or remained as sleepers for some time and then used the PM feature to spam other individuals registered on this Site through the legitimate email addresses of those members.
>Are they forever barred due to the sin of their line of 'work'?
Almost always the answer is yes.
Our spam policy is quite clear so they have no excuse to do it to us under the banner of "work".
If they choose to have their situation reviewed then they are free to contact Site Author by email and have their situation reviewed in light of additional evidence in their favour.
So far, none have, so they remain disabled.
We have the option of putting code into the registration process for this Site, which would automatically disable the attempted registration of known spammers. So far the numbers involved have not warranted this action, and by having a manual filtering process (Moderators), it is perhaps fairer to spammers, because there are some registrations that do receive the benefit of the doubt.
If a spammer who also happens to be a climber wants to legitimately use this Site, then they need only register using legitimate non-spamming information, and if they subsequently abuse that privilege then we will deal with it appropriately at that time.
Some necromancy/spam happening here: http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=DisplayTopic&ForumID=5&MessageID=8280&Replies=14#NewPost
[Moderator edit: Registration 8081 UserID shashank16997 disabled and the spam link that was posted has now been deleted from their post. User registrations 8082, 8083 & 8084 also checked with SFS tool and cleared as ok.]
Todayís (24-Jan-2018) new UserID xiao12345 disabled due having 3 prior spamming offences recorded on SFS. Their innocuous two word introductory post of saying "Hello everyone", was deleted too. They claimed to be from Victoria Australia but were posting us from Macao.
New registrations up to number 8091 of 31/01/18 checked OK with SFS tool.
Early hours* of a new month and another new User disabled. This time ID amywoods (registration 8092) and their toolbox spam (2008 thread resurrection) post deleted.
Afterwards the disablement was confirmed with SFS as having two prior convictions.
(*Chockstone time stamp is still 3 hours slow but Site Author has been unable to change that since Site migration to the new platform).
Post edit: Registration 8093 checked OK with SFS.
Another early hour spammer disabled. This time 8094 registration ID dvdgett3 and their computer software spam deleted.
They tried the subterfuge of at least posting it in the For Sale section, but under the title of Textiles for sale!
It didnít work.
A secondary check showed 3 offences recorded on SFS for it too.
Post edit 05/02/18: New registration 8095 SFS checked OK.
Post edit 06/02/18: New registration 8096 SFS checked OK.
Post edit 07/02/18: New registrations 8097, 8098 SFS checked OK
divinocert and bamamadoum2017 disabled and Passport SPAM deleted 12/02/2018
[Moderator edits-ongoing: Five and one offences for the above registrations 8100 and 8101 respectively, on SFS.
Registrations 8099, 8102, 8103, 8104, 8105, 8106, 8107, 8108, 8109, 8110, 8111, 8112, 8113 checked as SFS ok.]
New User 8114 ID DesertSafari of today disabled, and the Media Review post that they made under the title of 'book' about their tours deleted.
Full marks to them for being sneaky and posting their spam in an unusual section, but it didn't work, even though they also passed the SFS test!
Post edit 26/02/18: New registration of 8115 checked SFS ok.
Registration 8116 User ID qizhen10001 has 8 offences on SFS and was pre-emptively disabled. This User tried the trick of creating a new email account, but it didnít work.
Edit 28/02/18: New User-registration (8117), ID akshayv disabled and two x shoe spam posts deleted.
This User also has 16 prior offences on SFS.
Post edit: New registration 8118 is OK on SFS.
Registration 8119 new today (but similar to registration 8114), with User ID EduOutings pre-emptively disabled due having 7 prior spam offences recorded on Stop Forum Spam database.
Post edits: Registrations 8120, 8121, 8122, 8123, 8124, 8125, 8126 checked ok with SFS tool.
Post edit: User registration 8129 checked ok with SFS tool but remains highly suspect and will be monitored closely.
Post edit 22/03/18: User ID clarkyoung disabled and a spam link within their post deleted.
Post edit 26/03/18: User ID FATIMABANO disabled and 2 x black magic spam posts deleted.
Post edit 27/03/18: Registration 8130 User ID analters320 disabled and 2 x adidas spam posts deleted. They were online at the time of disablement and had posted the 2nd spam as I deleted the 1st. I would have liked to have seen their expression when I won the game we were playing.
Post edits: User registration 8131, 8132 checked ok with SFS tool.
Post edit 28/03/18: New User (registration 8133) with ID uniquenebosh02 pre-emptively disabled due failing the SFS test by having 2 prior spamming offences recorded.
Post edit 29/03/18: New registration 8134 User ID examin300 pre-emptively disabled due failing the SFS test by having 2 prior spamming offences recorded.
Then 5 minutes after that the same spammer re-registered (8135) with a variation of theme as ID examine300 and posted a fake documents spam post.
The new registration was disabled and the spam deleted, so their persistence did them no benefit.
While still online I returned to main page only to find yet another spammer. This time (8136) ID femmeluxe, now disabled and their online clothing spam deleted.
Bumped thread due itís been busy this week, particularly today, though for the most part I havenít wanted to bore you with it, so have simply been editing my previous post.
Please refer to it if you want the gory details!
Post edit 30/03/18: New User (8137) ID ethelcurtis disabled, and 2 x spam posts (nail polish) deleted.
2nd post edit 30/03/18: New User (8138) ID Genniferwalker disabled and seemingly innocuous spam post (programming) deleted. The Canadian based IP address of User also has a prior offence recorded on SFS.
Another post edit for 30/03/18: A different Moderator disabled new User registration (8139) ID Willowkarlos, which also has a Canadian IP address along with 2 offences recorded on SFS.
Post edit: New registrations 8140, 8141, 8142, 8143, 8144, 8145, 8146, 8147, 8148 checked okay with SFS tool.
Post edit 09/04/18: User registration 8149 with ID kavita598 disabled by another Moderator due being a spammer (escort girls).
User registration 8150 with ID Aleena disabled and five escort girls spam posts deleted.
User registration 8151 with ID SUPERGIRL9 disabled and three escort girls spam posts deleted.
User registration 8152 with ID divyagoal disabled and one escort girls spam post deleted.
Post edit: New registrations 8153, 8154, 8155, 8160, 8162, & 8163 checked ok with SFS tool.
Post edit 14/04/18: New registration 8156 with ID kriss, disabled and fake documents spam post deleted.
Post edit 23/04/18: New User id Backdoor.System020 (registration 8157), disabled and fake documents spam post deleted.
Post edit 24/04/18: New USER ID Rohini Singh121 (registration 8158), disabled and Ďescort servicesí spam deleted. Interesting that the recent Indian spammers donít have a SFS record but that doesnít stop us being onto them.
2nd edit of 24/04/18: New User id thuyen (registration 8159), pre-emptively disabled due two prior spamming offences recorded on SFS.
Post edit 29/04/18: New User id ielts ( registration 8161), disabled and their fake certificate spam post deleted.
User registration 1deskmoz disabled and Live Chat link deleted.
Post edit by another Mod 01/05/18: New User registration sanantonioglamour (8166) disabled and their clothing spam deleted.
[Registrations 8164, 8167, 8168, 8169, 8170, 8171 checked okay with SFS tool].
10/05/18 (Chockstone time still 2 hours slow), new User registration kimberlymoriss (8172) pre-emptively disabled. A subsequent check revealed 6 prior offences recorded on SFS.
This one is a reincarnation of one that we have had before, coming back to spam us with fake certificates again and although they slept for 5 hours in our system without posting, it still did them no good.
New User Jakovia (registration 8173), disabled and their magic mushroom spam deleted.
The spam seemed borderline and had me wondering for a moment due the registration details seemed legitimate, then I did a background check on SFS.
Although claiming to be from Portand Victoria, SFS has their 5 prior offences recorded as being from IP addresses in Philippines, UK, and Canada!
Stop Forum Spam site, and the tools it has, have proven to be fantastic for our use.
Post edit: Registration 8174 checked ok with SFS tool, and I thank another Moderator for amending itís (borderline spam), link within itís necromancy thread resurrection, yet retaining its minimalist usability of information.
2nd edit: New User hgjfdgdfd (8175) disabled and Spanish language spam (football merchandise) post deleted 12/05/18.
3rd edit: New User portugalcamiseta (8177) disabled and Spanish language spam (football merchandise) post deleted 14/05/18.
Registrations 8176, 8178, 8179, 8180, 8181, 8182, 8185, 8186, 8187 checked ok with SFS tool.
4th edit: New user johnjayson (registration 8183), pre-emptively disabled due 4 prior offences recorded on SFS... Beggar me, they posted spam (between me disabling them and my browser updating), about Vietnamese tourism while I was checking SFS, so I deleted it retrospectively!
5th edit 22/05/18: New user kommen60 (registration 8184) pre-emptively disabled due failing the SFS test by having a prior conviction.
6th edit 25/05/18: New user ieltschannel020 (registration 8188), disabled and fake documents spam deleted.
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