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vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (29th Mar 12 at 7:08am UTC)
It seems a whole bunch of forums are breeding grounds for spam bots now. {Sad} I noticed a few of my own forums were attacked by them, but there is a forum called vDirectory in the vF forum directory, well seeing how it had so much "active" members, I'd join and start talking to more people, well come to find out it's more of a spam fest than anything else. {Unsure}

I know a forum of mine has spam bots, but they seem to be real people, yet they have ads in their signature.


Is there any good forums on vF anymore that is legit? {Unsure}


vForums may only be gaining members/posts just by spam bots alone. I banned at least 100+ on my own forum in the last year alone.
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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (29th Mar 12 at 10:41pm UTC)
We've been undergoing a fair bit of reorganisation & restructuring at the moment. Every piece of software we have developed (which includes vForums) is being looked at and being improved on. When we get down the list to vForums we'll see what can be done to stop this.
I have noticed a few of the bits you talk about, but if you have any links you can send across I'll check if they're bits we're aware of and see if there's any fixes which can be done more immediately. Thanks.

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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (30th Mar 12 at 1:37am UTC)
Ok, I'll send them in PM.
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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (13th Apr 12 at 5:31pm UTC)
 
Is there any good forums on vF anymore that is legit? {Unsure}

We've got one Nick here at http://breathingforlife.vforums.co.uk/
We try and control it as tightly as we can.
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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (15th May 12 at 3:11pm UTC)
Had a couple of them as well, but I just deleted them and then banned the ip addresses, haven't seen anything to them since. And I can see that this place is under massive attack at the moment as well {Unsure}

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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (29th May 12 at 6:58pm UTC)
Seems as the support forum is being over ran with them now too... where is Ross...? {Sad}
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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (20th Jun 12 at 6:01pm UTC)
He'll be back as soon as he can - meanwhile all the spam links have been removed.
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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (21st Jun 12 at 2:14pm UTC)
All the links might have been removed but, all of the so called 'members' are still here.
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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (22nd Jun 12 at 5:54am UTC)
Most of those accounts have been banned
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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (22nd Jun 12 at 2:22pm UTC)
 
Most of those accounts have been banned

And yet they're still showing as active??
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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (24th Jun 12 at 10:20am UTC)
We will deal with the rest of them soon enough - as of now, the accounts that had actually posted spam have been banned.
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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (24th Jun 12 at 4:58pm UTC)
Thanks for your patience guys :-)
We've just run a purge of these spam accounts, at least the ones we're aware of, from all forums across the system. If anyone sees one of these accounts registered somewhere or posting on their forum then you can drop the IP address into this topic and I can have the databases searched for any other accounts registering or posting via the same IP. We will beat them!

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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (29th Jun 12 at 1:33pm UTC)
 
We will beat them!
With ugly sticks!!!!

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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (29th Jun 12 at 4:38pm UTC)
I was thinking more of using sharp sticks {Lips Sealed}

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Re: vForums Spam bot breeding grounds? (11th Jul 12 at 5:17am UTC)
That too... that too...
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