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    AZ Twitter hacked?

    Nick ... didn't know if you knew... been following AZ's Twitter for about a week and I'm seeing ads for Cialis and other meds...

    Last edited by Harvey; Jun 4, 2011 at 9:46 AM.

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    Thanks for the heads-up Harvey, I do follow it but haven't been checking it daily. Spam on this site has been up and the RSS feed that posts to Twitter is agnostic on the thread title. The way to stop that spam is to prevent it from getting onto the site to begin with.

    I added a few security questions the other day but it appears spambots are getting around it. So when they post a thread for Cialis it automatically gets up onto Twitter.

    I'm going to try to spend some time today seeing if I can figure out how to prevent spam in the first place and in particular spam registrations.

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    The problem is that sometimes you get targeted by mechanical turks i.e. actual people in 3rd world countries who process registrations for pennies each time. And there is really no easy way to block them since they are human and not spambots. I don't know if that is the case - I'm tempted to think some of them might be since I saw a few spammers make 1 or 2 posts that say like "Hi, I'm new here" but nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    The problem is that sometimes you get targeted by mechanical turks i.e. actual people in 3rd world countries who process registrations for pennies each time. And there is really no easy way to block them since they are human and not spambots. I don't know if that is the case - I'm tempted to think some of them might be since I saw a few spammers make 1 or 2 posts that say like "Hi, I'm new here" but nothing else.
    Not familiar with vBulletin, but does it by any chance have a plugin that will allow you to block IPs by country? I know this is risky as you may block potential clients, but really how many real members do you think you'll get from China or Russia as an example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyzee View Post
    Not familiar with vBulletin, but does it by any chance have a plugin that will allow you to block IPs by country? I know this is risky as you may block potential clients, but really how many real members do you think you'll get from China or Russia as an example.
    What, you want to block all the skiiers in Nigeria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    What, you want to block all the skiiers in Nigeria
    Well, not the ones that have millions waiting for me.

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    Some goodies this morning from AZ Twitter:

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvey44 View Post
    Some goodies this morning from AZ Twitter:

    AlpineZone AlpineZone
    cure your premature ejaculation and impotence: Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) for premature ejaculation and i... http://bit.ly/jc8Tnn
    44 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

    AlpineZone
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    World cam sex world live sex: MSN:she-sex@hotmail.com  Y!M:sexshe18@yahoo.com Young ladies coming from all over... http://bit.ly/mJawv9
    44 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

    AlpineZone
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    44 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
    Actually they were on the board as well this morning. I found the last one very useful. I just checked and they have since been erase, but looks like Nick missed one Enhancement Suggestions

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    When a new post is posted on AZ it automatically goes to the Twitter page as well, just FYI. So if spam ends up here it makes it to twitter too. Normally they are mod-alerted quickly and one of us deletes the post / bans the user but there is no auto clean up of Twitter. I"ll go take a look right now and see if I can delete that spam. Thanks for the heads-up.

    If you guys see the stuff on the board make sure you hit the mod-alert button so we can clean it up.

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