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mr2c280
 
Posts: 17

How about a "Text Only" option on comments?

Post Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:26 pm


Like many others, I too am now being hit by dozens of spam comments per day so I've now changed to "Option C". It still means that I'll have to delete the junk but, at least, the spammers won't benefit.

I do have a suggestion for Slug. Could you add an option that automatically rejects comments if they contain a URL link? Most legitimate comments are simply nice words about one's photos - I see little need for a comment to contain a link. Another possibility is an option that converts URLs to text? That way spammers don't benefit but if someone really was interested in the URL they could go there by typing it in manually.

Peter

jim_panzee
 
Posts: 296


Post Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:26 am


I have not as yet had any spam in my "Gallery comments" but several in my PMs some of these from black listed users, some from reg. users, and others from guests.

I subscribe to a few large forums with a PM service, and have never had problems with them. Maybe they have better filters on their server??


I think its high time that Slug gave us some good protection from this.
I have just renewed my subscription for another year, but if this goes on any longer I will have to have a re-think.

Its up to you Slug. :evil:

JimP.
JimP.

"So little time, so much to do, so many places to visit".

antorug
 
Posts: 4493


Post Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:45 am


Combating SPAM .......attention
Forum Show and Tell
Topic Italian x movies


alain_lestrade
 
Posts: 194


Post Fri May 25, 2007 2:00 pm


Here is a new spammer:

http://www.pbase.com/pasca/

How can I get into contact with Pbase team for destroying that count? I received a spam in a message.

dang
 
Posts: 3780


Post Fri May 25, 2007 2:06 pm


alain, just send an email to support@pbase.com. Don't delete the message (if you haven't already), and give them the link to it so they can see it if needed. Hopefully, they can stop them from spamming others. Also, you can add them to your blacklist so they can't post on your site.

alain_lestrade
 
Posts: 194


Post Mon May 28, 2007 8:44 pm


Thanks Dang,

It seems I was not alone in this case because the Pbase support already cleaned that count before I get into contact with them.

Regards,

Alain.

vipm
 
Posts: 42


Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:22 pm


another spammer

http://www.pbase.com/drigo/profile

bullshit !!!!!

kentc
 
Posts: 31


Post Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:16 pm


another:
http://www.pbase.com/tristan65

"http://www.medialeader.info"

reflectionsbyruth
 
Posts: 449

Happy New Year Spam

Post Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:04 pm


I'm starting to get lots of happy new year spams. All from people outside the US with yahoo emails.
Are others getting these too?
They seem to write different messages..
One says I took a picture from "her village" lol I dont think so :lol:

versus1
 
Posts: 1


Post Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:41 pm


Good stuff, guys. Thanks.

marga_dd
 
Posts: 56


Post Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:58 pm


Since january 28 i recieve a lot of dumb replies on my photo's.
They were placed by a " guest" and everytime it is the same sentence: ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END

I read the things I can do to avoid this, such as block guests posting, but a lot of my friends are not a member of PBase and they leave comments as guests. So....

Can the admin see who this particularly " guest" is who is apamming my guestbook and perhaps block his IP or email?

camera0bug
 
Posts: 1221
Location: San Diego

Re: !!!PLEASE READ: combating SPAM!!!

Post Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:28 pm


Got this today under two of my photos:

hopekhalifa4love@yahoo.com
Hello.
My name is hope.i saw your profile today from.www.pbase.com. and i found you worthy to be mine as some one whom i can lay on his arms as long as love is concern, caring and teassting you all the nightlong, which am interested to knowing more about you and for me to send you some pictures of mine, i will like you to contact this e- mail address (hopekhalifa4love@yahoo.com) Hopping to hear from you soonest,
Loving you forever
hope.


Wow!
So, is Pbase the newest place to find true love?

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rileypm
 
Posts: 678

Re: !!!PLEASE READ: combating SPAM!!!

Post Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:45 pm


I think it is a way for pbase subscribers to find true porn.

mwoj
 
Posts: 1

Re: !!!PLEASE READ: combating SPAM!!!

Post Mon May 19, 2008 7:42 pm


Hello all,
I don't know if its the right topic, but I just got strange email on my private mail box - spam or phishing from a first sight - and someone mentioned pbase in it. Here is the main text:
Good Day My Dear friend,
How are you doing today I hope you are fine together with your family members? My warmest regards to them and you in particular. My name is Anta Ngoya, I am 27years old and under graduate student of business management and economic.
I am from Rwanda presently living in Senegal under the custody of United Nations High Commission for refugee my arrival here in Senegal is because of the humanitarian crisis in my country Rwanda some years Ago.
I was opportune to have an access on Internet today, while browsing and searching for a friend then I came across Internet and I found your profile on this site http://www.pbase.com, so I decided to contact you for friendship,
please my dear i will like you to write me back so that i will give you the full explanation of myself and my family, i will like to read from you soon, THANKS
yours friend,
Anta Ngoya,

Very touchy story, isn't it? There were 2 files attached, one jpg with a girl and one gif with some flowers and a heart :roll: . Of course I didnt touch it (in fact I was happy I have iMac, not PC). But the most annoying thing was this link to pbase. Well, for a first time since Im a member (its few years now, I have 2 accounts) I felt a little... hm, not-so-safe-here I would say. I ask google about that Anta Ngoya name and found that this text was classified as spam or phishing on few more forums and message boards.
The first thing I did was to hide my email - it was visible to all because of the wedding occasion, for any close and far family member. Thats the end of the story, I just wonder if you got something similar or maybe you have any suggestion how to avoid this. To hide email address and disable comments is always a good first choice.
M

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