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July 28, 2019, 03:01:28 PM
Last edit: July 28, 2019, 06:29:35 PM by suchmoon
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Edit: Seems to be done for now. Lasted about an hour.

See screenshot below from altcoin ANNs but other boards (e.g. Bitcoin Discussion) are getting infected too. The ones with the "_XY" naming scheme are all bots. Promoting some sort of trading signal or shit like that. One post per account (possibly more after they wait out the 6-minute delay) and they have a lot of those accounts, seem to have been registered two months ago. I have reported a few posts but perhaps a better approach would be for an admin or a global mod to take a look at it on a larger scale.

They even spammed the "Advertising spam is not allowed" thread Grin

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Bitcoin Discussion
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July 28, 2019, 03:26:20 PM
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Just keep reporting them, but there's an infestation of them for sure. It's times like these when I wish all new accounts were shadowbanned until their first post or so has been verified.

Globals can't do much either other than keep nuking them but we do have a tool to spot probable newbie alts now so that's helpful and we can pre-emptively nuke a lot of these but other than that people will just have to keep reporting them.

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July 28, 2019, 03:39:22 PM
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Just keep reporting them, but there's an infestation of them for sure. It's times like these when I wish all new accounts were shadowbanned until their first post or so has been verified.

Globals can't do much either other than keep nuking them but we do have a tool to spot probable newbie alts now so that's helpful and we can pre-emptively nuke a lot of these but other than that people will just have to keep reporting them.

now i keep reporting them and the total newbie account that post like that more than 50++ and many of the post is from ANN Altcoins

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July 28, 2019, 03:48:33 PM
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maybe the mod has to work extra-super to eradicate pests, it is not imagined if this keeps happening spam,
This 100% must be reported, the more days do not change, the more destructive.
I don't know what happened to this forum and then spam continued to arrive.
It seems that admin has to tighten every newcomer to this forum, for example limiting posts to certain parts of the post board.

10 people who make good forums, 1000 who damage.

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July 28, 2019, 03:49:25 PM
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Seems to have stopped - no new bot posts in the ANN board for the last half hour or so. Not sure about the other boards.

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July 28, 2019, 03:50:50 PM
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Hi, i found many more accounts.  I made a new topic but somebody said i must report them to a mod. Where can i do that?
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July 28, 2019, 03:55:17 PM
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Seems to have stopped - no new bot posts in the ANN board for the last half hour or so. Not sure about the other boards.

it stopped in the ANN board but now the bots moved to Mining (Altcoins) board
in less than 1 minutes the bot make 6~10 post in the old thread there and you can see that from page 1 ~ 6 all of the latest post is from the spam bot

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July 28, 2019, 03:55:48 PM
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Just keep reporting them, but there's an infestation of them for sure. It's times like these when I wish all new accounts were shadowbanned until their first post or so has been verified.

Globals can't do much either other than keep nuking them but we do have a tool to spot probable newbie alts now so that's helpful and we can pre-emptively nuke a lot of these but other than that people will just have to keep reporting them.


Bring back newbie jail.



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July 28, 2019, 04:01:38 PM
Last edit: July 28, 2019, 04:30:30 PM by OcTradism
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I reported them all here, you can join if you find new spam bots
Spamming service massively. Please nuke!

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July 28, 2019, 04:03:33 PM
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Hi, i found many more accounts.  I made a new topic but somebody said i must report them to a mod. Where can i do that?

Click "Report to moderator", right bottom corner of each post.



it stopped in the ANN board but now the bots moved to Mining (Altcoins) board
in less than 1 minutes the bot make 6~10 post in the old thread there and you can see that from page 1 ~ 6 all of the latest post is from the spam bot

Oh damn, that's right, still going strong.

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July 28, 2019, 04:10:06 PM
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Ok, thank you, i reported more than 30 accounts spaming the same advertising. I hope it helps!
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July 28, 2019, 04:10:28 PM
Last edit: July 28, 2019, 04:42:36 PM by o_e_l_e_o
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I'm just using the Patrol link coupled with suchmoon's reporting script to report them all in real time. Hopefully the mods can be just as quick with nuking them all.

Edit: They are averaging about 15 posts per minute by the looks of things.

Edit 2: Nothing new on Patrol for the last 10 minutes. Maybe they're done?

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July 28, 2019, 04:21:35 PM
Last edit: July 28, 2019, 04:38:30 PM by CucakRowo
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52 reported. (what a blatant accuracy i have)



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I'm just using the Patrol link coupled with suchmoon's reporting script to report them all in real time. Hopefully the mods can be just as quick with nuking them all.

Edit: They are averaging about 15 posts per minute by the looks of things.
It seems that they don't have too many accounts to spam, or still don't use all accounts they have. I saw some spam accounts posted their 5 or 6 spam posts. I think they will be reported and wiped out soon, with current limited spam accounts.

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July 28, 2019, 04:42:34 PM
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No new bot posts in Patrol in the last 5 minutes, well done everyone, let's clean up the older posts if there are any remaining.

Hopefully I didn't just jinx it...

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July 28, 2019, 04:50:04 PM
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That got nipped in the ass quick.
Bad news . I don't even remember what it was yobit?
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July 28, 2019, 06:25:14 PM
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That got nipped in the ass quick.
Bad news . I don't even remember what it was yobit?

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Hi How to make money on the stock exchange Yobit
Official AltCoin Signals

Coins rise 200%+ or more

80 huge signals

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Official AltCoin Signals

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July 28, 2019, 06:45:53 PM
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So what's the plan of action , here to help.
Theymos filter out the word yobit ?
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July 28, 2019, 06:56:10 PM
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So what's the plan of action , here to help.
Theymos filter out the word yobit ?

It stopped for now and can be cleaned up via regular mod reports. It's a relatively costly way to spam - all those accounts have been burned.

~1700 posts
~660 users
only 22 still remain unbanned and I just reported 5 of them

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July 28, 2019, 07:00:58 PM
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I'm glad it worked out! For a moment it seemed unstoppable  Cheesy
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