Spam on the forums?

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Histrion
Colonist (Level 7)
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There appears to be a lot of spam popping up on the General Music forum - is someone addressing it?

Elrond
Living Legend (Level 32)
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I am! Though I really should get to the root of the problem, them getting registered in the first place. But in order to do that properly I need to update our software, and prior to do that I need to update other things But I'm on it!

Friggin Lord Elrond!

Werwolf
Soldier (Level 12)
2192 XP

Was there another bot/spam attack on this forum by someone labeled xfifa earlier today?

"Games are an interesting diversion from everyday life. Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company, you don't even mind you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game." Gary Gygax

Elrond
Living Legend (Level 32)
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Hmm... not sure. Has anyone seen anything?

Posted by WerwolfWas there another bot/spam attack on this forum by someone labeled xfifa earlier today?

Friggin Lord Elrond!

Werwolf
Soldier (Level 12)
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All three entries that I assume are spam are under New member introductions one each in the Threads Greetings everyone!, The New Zealander and The accommodation to beforehand with the case, posted on the 28th of November.

"Games are an interesting diversion from everyday life. Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company, you don't even mind you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game." Gary Gygax

Elrond
Living Legend (Level 32)
41582 XP

I think I have removed them all, or are there any more left?

Friggin Lord Elrond!

Werwolf
Soldier (Level 12)
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There were four left and there are even three new ones. All of them by xfifa.

The four remaining ones are in Greetings everyone!, Hello friends!! , The New Zealander and in The accommodation to beforehand with the case. All from 28 November, 2016.

The new ones are in Will Van De Crommert - Fi … Game Composer–Greetings!, But Sitoto and in It's a dream e true. All of them on 6 January, 2017.

Please tell me if I am wrong and these are not spam! I've got a very high skill level in spotting unusual things that don't seem to fit but also a horrific low skill level in determining if entries like that are indeed spam. If I am wrong I sincerely beg forgiveness from everyone I bothered with pointing these entries out.

"Games are an interesting diversion from everyday life. Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company, you don't even mind you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game." Gary Gygax

Alanar Raskinn
Yeoman (Level 10)
1681 XP

I see spam from Better Choice Homes Arizona

Elrond
Living Legend (Level 32)
41582 XP

They're all spam. I think I've deleted them. Anything left? After I do my update I will be able to delete user accounts and all their forum posts in one go. Now I need to manually find and delete every entry, it's quite annoying

Friggin Lord Elrond!

IronUppercut
Sergeant (Level 16)
6225 XP

Thank you for taking care of that.

Werwolf
Soldier (Level 12)
2192 XP

Posted by ElrondThey're all spam. I think I've deleted them. Anything left?

One. The second to last entry in New member introductions » Hello friends!!.

"Games are an interesting diversion from everyday life. Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company, you don't even mind you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game." Gary Gygax

Elrond
Living Legend (Level 32)
41582 XP

Great! Deleted it!

Friggin Lord Elrond!

Werwolf
Soldier (Level 12)
2192 XP

I assume it's Here-we-go-again time. Unless the four latest entries about some universities under the header Forum/General Music have any meaning concerning music.

"Games are an interesting diversion from everyday life. Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company, you don't even mind you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game." Gary Gygax

Zexetor1
Militia (Level 11)
1898 XP

You're right, Werwolf. They are all associated with the email account, "agsdfaffa01@hotmail.com", which shows up as a lvl 1 member - ?

THE VOICES ARE BACK........................excellent

Werwolf
Soldier (Level 12)
2192 XP

That's the one.

While we're at it, is the post under the header Forum » New member introductions » Wise Disk Cleaner portable spam as well? Although it seems like there's useful information hidden in there somewhere, it sure reads like advertising.

"Games are an interesting diversion from everyday life. Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company, you don't even mind you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game." Gary Gygax

Arclayn
Freeman (Level 6)
476 XP

Posted by WerwolfThat's the one.While we're at it, is the post under the header Forum » New member introductions » Wise Disk Cleaner portable spam as well? Although it seems like there's useful information hidden in there somewhere, it sure reads like advertising.

It's word-soup spam, seasoned with a generous pinch of jargon babble.

"What if everything you see is more than what you see — the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it is really a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." — Shigeru Miyamoto

Sméagol – The sponsor monster

These ads shown here are to sponsor Radio Rivendell

Tyler Max
Colonist (Level 7)
608 XP

It appears that the spam spells have hit again...

i have two entries for you today at least

Forum » New member introductions » Power ISO serial key

Forum » New member introductions » VMware Workstation pro

Both entries are by jpqr@szerz.com

i will have to assume that any posts from this user is spam.

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