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Re: testing post flood limit

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:00 pm
by SirDice
There's 20 pages of inactive accounts (50 per page), some dating back to 2009 :shock:

Unfortunately the URL processing only seems to be for signatures. I was hoping this was also for their posts. Still a good thing to keep though. Once they're past 10 posts this limitation will be lifted.

Re: testing post flood limit

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:44 pm
by SirDice
Dammit, the option not to parse links was for the group description only. It has absolutely no effect on the posting capabilities of new users :angry1:

I did find this: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=1576205
Looks exactly like the thing we need. But that requires some hacking by someone with file access..

Re: testing post flood limit

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:15 pm
by DaFoxx
SirDice wrote:There's 20 pages of inactive accounts (50 per page), some dating back to 2009 :shock:
me knows :(
have been chopping / adding as I deemed suitable
went through 5 pages chopped yesterday, with two pages let in

but we do have a lot to get through

Re: testing post flood limit

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:46 pm
by SirDice
Chopped pretty much everything up until yesterday. If they haven't activated their account by tomorrow I'll delete those too.

Re: testing post flood limit

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:25 pm
by SirDice
I thought it was something like this. Why spammers are creating bogus accounts that only contain links.

http://www.forumdr.com/the-curse-of-the ... ammer/891/
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot. ... -spam.html

So, if you ban someone make sure you also clean out any links in their profile.

Re: testing post flood limit

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:03 pm
by rapier57
Do we have the "nofollow" set, as mentioned in the first article?

Re: testing post flood limit

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:19 am
by DaFoxx
SirDice wrote:I thought it was something like this. Why spammers are creating bogus accounts that only contain links.

http://www.forumdr.com/the-curse-of-the ... ammer/891/
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot. ... -spam.html

So, if you ban someone make sure you also clean out any links in their profile.
just cull them as admin, quicker that way, and if Email looks interesting, ban that too
obviously we can't ban gmail, although TBH I HAVE banned it for a week at a time in recent months :P

Re: testing post flood limit

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:26 am
by DaFoxx
rapier57 wrote:Do we have the "nofollow" set, as mentioned in the first article?
http://www.forumdr.com/all-forums-shoul ... links/461/

reading it now, if we can set it - it will be done

also re-added the w w w and h t t p feck up to filters to make links go crazy

Re: testing post flood limit

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:31 am
by DaFoxx
just checking into nofollow, and it looks like we just have to add a little bit of html magic :P

from the above linked page, view source to see the two SELL SNAKE OIL links set out

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<p><a href="http://www.forumdr.com/?tag=snake-oil">Buy Snake Oil Here</a> or <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.forumdr.com/?tag=snake-oil">Buy Snake Oil Here</a></p>

Re: testing post flood limit

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:48 am
by SirDice