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Postby hutobega » 17 Apr 2014, 13:26

So apparently my work ip is blocked as a spammer in this site now...my ip here changes a lot sigh do I just have to wait it out or can it become whitlisted somehow?
How do we prove we exist? Maybe we don't...
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Re: Spammer!

Postby frogboy » 17 Apr 2014, 13:33

I had the same problem a while ago and several other people have reported similar issues. Sorry I can't help, I'm just here for moral support :D

I'm sure one of the more computer savvy admins will be along shortly though...

I hope :paranoid:
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Re: Spammer!

Postby godswearhats » 17 Apr 2014, 16:07

If you have a smartphone, you can use Tapatalk as the plugin does not check for IP.
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Re: Spammer!

Postby Naggie » 17 Apr 2014, 16:15

We are unable to whitelist anyone. We use an external database with spam registers, and your company may be sending a lot of emails without getting as many replies. That's a sign of a spammer.

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Re: Spammer!

Postby godswearhats » 17 Apr 2014, 18:05

I think it's more that many folks use mobile networks and coffee shops and even smaller ISPs to access the web, many of which have IP addresses that have been used by spammers in the past.
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Re: Spammer!

Postby Caranthir Ciryatan » 17 Apr 2014, 18:13

This problem happened to me too. While at home I use cable internet and my ip address seem to be OK. But at work I use an internet key on my laptop and for an unknown reason I can't post from it, it always address me as a known spammer. So there is no way to fix this ?.

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Re: Spammer!

Postby Billthesurly » 17 Apr 2014, 23:37

Given the choice between inconvenience and constantly being bombarded with kitchen advert spam - I'll take the inconvenience.
So it's no longer the BRB, now it's the DERB. (Digital Edition Rule Book) I am all in for 9th Age.
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Re: Spammer!

Postby Naggie » 18 Apr 2014, 06:17

And if you're unaware on what type of "constantly" Billy means, I can share two images from the admin control panel which will show what the spam block is doing. These numbers show how many blocks each blacklist have issued here on Asrai.org. It could be a user registration, or a reply to a thread, creation of a new topic or any other similar thing. And these are just some of the numbers. There are more...
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"Constantly" as Billy puts it, really means A LOT.

As I'm a big fan of maths, if each of these blocks would be equivalent to 5 minutes of work for a moderator; taking care of all of the blocks would mean that we'd need to have someone working constantly for more than six years. All day, every day. And five minutes for each block is not all that hard to imagine. It means finding the bad post, clicking a lot of buttons to report it, check other reports, go to the mod control panel and ban the user IP, the user mail, the username and finally delete the user and the post. All that takes a while. But working non-stop for more than 6 years is too much. WAY too much.

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Re: Spammer!

Postby frogboy » 18 Apr 2014, 10:07

I need a job...

And a new kitchen so if they come back then I'm your man :D :thumbsup:
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Re: Spammer!

Postby Naggie » 18 Apr 2014, 10:32

Over six years of work, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For free.

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Re: Spammer!

Postby frogboy » 18 Apr 2014, 11:14

That sounds like joining the Army....

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Re: Spammer!

Postby irishfarmer » 18 Apr 2014, 13:23

Billthesurly wrote:Given the choice between inconvenience and constantly being bombarded with kitchen advert spam - I'll take the inconvenience.


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Re: Spammer!

Postby Caranthir Ciryatan » 18 Apr 2014, 17:27

Naggie wrote:Over six years of work, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For free.

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So apart from this job offer, is there a way to free mi ip address from being identified as a spammer.

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Re: Spammer!

Postby hutobega » 18 Apr 2014, 22:39

haha this is very in depth it's cool that you know about all this BUT still weird because I have posted from my job many times, but now I can't kinda stinks hehe. But I have my phone I'll suffer with small type haha.
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Re: Spammer!

Postby Naggie » 19 Apr 2014, 05:05

Caranthir Ciryatan wrote:So apart from this job offer, is there a way to free mi ip address from being identified as a spammer.

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No. Removing the spam protection would make the site unusable.

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Re: Spammer!

Postby Caranthir Ciryatan » 19 Apr 2014, 13:33

So you are saying that I can't no more post on Asur.Org from my laptop? :cry:

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Re: Spammer!

Postby Naggie » 19 Apr 2014, 13:38

I'm saying that you can no longer post on Asrai.org from that network. The machine does not matter. It is the network you use to access the internet that is blocked.

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Re: Spammer!

Postby Billthesurly » 20 Apr 2014, 22:20

Naggie. King in the woods. Vanquisher of Spam. He who must be obeyed....

Kinda looks like Ragnar Lothbrok with glasses and a beer no?

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Re: Spammer!

Postby frogboy » 21 Apr 2014, 08:36

Yes your right Bill, same hair style and same eyes :D :thumbsup:
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Re: Spammer!

Postby Naggie » 21 Apr 2014, 12:12

Are we going a bit off topic now?

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Re: Spammer!

Postby Caranthir Ciryatan » 22 Apr 2014, 21:01

Thanks for the info and patience Naggie.

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