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Forum & Chat & Main Site Complaint Thread 9

grunty

I have reached Yuki nirvana
Are those spammers bots or real people? I always assumed bots but then how would they be getting through the registration captchas? I'm always having so many issues with captchas it makes me want to punch the screen...
 
Is it possible to be a bit more tough on the registration for IP address ranges of habitual spammers, e.g. the ones starting with 39. or 182. ?
 
Repeated spam accounts from the same IP addresses again:

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Spam
huzarurec
I like Yuki

Joined
Dec 7, 2018

Messages
0

Likes
0

103.43.33.211 2 times Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018

Spam
jardilitra
I like Yuki

Joined
Dec 13, 2018

Messages
0

Likes
0

103.43.33.211 2 times Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018

Spam
cowazitute
I like Yuki

Joined
Saturday at 5:48 PM

Messages
0

Likes
0

103.43.33.211 2 times Saturday at 5:48 PM - Saturday at 5:49 PM

Spam
hiketubebe
I like Yuki

Joined
Saturday at 11:51 PM

Messages
0

Likes
0

103.43.33.211 2 times Saturday at 11:51 PM - Saturday at 11:52 PM

Spam
zibuhomav
I like Yuki

Joined
Monday at 6:07 PM

Messages
0

Likes
0

103.43.33.211 2 times Monday at 6:07 PM - Monday at 6:08 PM

Spam
buhafopodo

Joined
Tuesday at 5:54 PM

Messages
0

Likes
0

103.43.33.211 2 times Tuesday at 5:54 PM - Tuesday at 5:56 PM

and more like this:

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Spam huzarurec

I like Yuki
Joined Dec 7, 2018
103.43.33.211
Spam jardilitra
Joined Dec 13, 2018
103.43.33.211
Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018
Spam cowazitute
Joined Dec 15, 2018
103.43.33.211
Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018
Spam hiketubebe
Joined Dec 15, 2018
103.43.33.211
Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018
Spam zibuhomav
Joined Dec 17, 2018
103.43.33.211
Dec 17, 2018 - Dec 17, 2018
Spam buhafopodo
Joined Dec 18, 2018
103.43.33.211
Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018
Spam zimufezur
Joined Dec 19, 2018
103.43.33.211
Dec 19, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018
Spam nmzopqugbzda
Joined Thursday at 5:29 PM
103.43.33.211
Thursday at 5:29 PM - Thursday at 5:30 PM
Spam kavucohe
Joined Friday at 6:01 PM
103.43.33.211
Friday at 6:01 PM - Friday at 6:02 PM
Spam pomznhabgzws
Joined Monday at 6:23 PM
103.43.33.211
Monday at 6:23 PM - Monday at 6:24 PM
Spam hupqkmzngvbz
Joined Yesterday at 6:01 PM
103.43.33.211
Yesterday at 6:01 PM - Yesterday at 6:02 PM
 
@Sudrien is it possible to flag certain address blocks for additional checking before allowing accounts in those IP address ranges to post? Or do we have to "nuke them from orbit", to quote the original Alien movie.
 
Catching up some, busy month as usual.

@grunty :

From the locations they are coming from, I'm guessing they are people, but with form-filling scripts ready. Human input is only used when needed.

@george1234 :

It seems Firefox recently ripped out it unmaintined RSS code. Nothing about how wordpress serves stuff up has changed. Ive removed the user-visible subscribe link in response - it still in the headers, code looking for it will find it.

Wordpress updated.

Discography added page
Live Events added page

....I think the wordpress visual editor has changed. It's not liking these pages.

Might require browser cache be cleared to get the updated redirects to work correctly.

Image wrapping issue fixed.

@Kugayama

103.43.33.211 blocked & reported

Even "nuking from orbit" is a paid thing, somebody has to maintain IP / Country associations. Good ol' AndyB gave me an option, though, so let's see if Pakistan can actually register anything at this point before the free service runs out.
 
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Catching up some, busy month as usual.

@Kugayama

103.43.33.211 blocked & reported

Even "nuking from orbit" is a paid thing, somebody has to maintain IP / Country associations. Good ol' AndyB gave me an option, though, so let's see if Pakistan can actually register anything at this point before the free service runs out.
Thanks, what seemed to be happening was a few people getting random addresses from their ISP and using those and the existing Xenforo set up not restricting multiple registrations from the same IP address or IP address range.
 
@Sudrien If I did a whois lookup on the addresses of the spammers and obtained the address block ranges, could they be blocked from accessing the main site and forum completely?
 
Sorry, the Cleantalk subscription lapsed for a few days, entirely my fault - thus the spam.

It's been renewed now.

Also, @george1234 - I un-set the image dimensions so it will adjust with the screen width. I think that was the header problem.
 
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