Spammers be gone


I suggest implementing a "mark as spam" button near each post on the forum. After a post has gathered x spam marks, someone on the team should get an email, suggesting the deletion of said post. The post itself might also be added to the email, in order to simplify the decision.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:10
Mon, 02/04/2013 - 03:20
Status:needs more info» active (wiki spammer)

Edit: also (wiki spammer)

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 07:18

Possible spammer:

The spammer posted a link in this thread:

It could also be user. But the user's response in another thread was unrelated and possibly automated.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:12
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 11:15
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Thu, 02/07/2013 - 23:24
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Forum spammer:

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 23:41
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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:23

Forum spammer:

Almost 20 weeks for this spammer to post!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:25

Wiki spammer:

(possibly related to this user but I can't be sure)

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 12:23

I agree he's very probably another spammer, but hey, innocent until proven guilty :-)

Elad (not verified):
Mon, 02/18/2013 - 09:55

*edit* spammer deleted

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 06:45
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Wed, 02/20/2013 - 09:40
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Wed, 02/27/2013 - 11:28
Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:53
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Thu, 02/28/2013 - 11:28
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Sat, 03/02/2013 - 12:06

I've created a Greasemonkey script which allows you to click on a user and change their "status". Their color is changed in the memberlist based on their status. It saves this info in a JSON file and reloads each time. It makes it a little bit easier finding spammers (IMO).

I might post it here in a few days, once I iron out a few bugs and limitations. :-)

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 12:07
Wed, 03/06/2013 - 16:44
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Wed, 03/06/2013 - 17:27
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Thu, 03/07/2013 - 02:37
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Thu, 03/07/2013 - 11:54
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Fri, 03/08/2013 - 03:56
Fri, 03/08/2013 - 04:53

A nasty one indeed...

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 07:51
Mon, 03/11/2013 - 10:18
Status:needs more info» active

^ I would agree.

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 11:01
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Yes, he was :)

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 13:14
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Profile spammer:

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 14:03
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Deleted that one and several others. Keeping an eye also on all those accounts with a postal address as description.

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 10:05
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Tue, 03/12/2013 - 11:14
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oh come on! that one wasn't even trying...

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:12
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 19:08

Interesting, meta-spamming.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 03:24


(sorry, I forgot to change the "status" switch)

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 22:55

I've attached a Greasemonkey script which I've been using for the past few days to track spammers more easily.

You need some sort of local server for it to work. To use, download it and change the settingsURL variable to link an empty JSON file (put a {} in the JSON file). Then install the GM script and browse to and the usernames should turn black. Clicking on a username allows you to change its "status".

To save the statuses (it's a GM script, so that's not automatic), you have to click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page and override the JSON file. In the Save dialog, change the file type to "All Files".

Maybe it's more trouble than it's worth, but if anyone else finds it useful then that's good. :-)

Copyright (C) 2013 A. Roffey

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

See for the license.

trisquel-users.user_.js_.txt 4.39 KB
Thu, 03/14/2013 - 06:34
Thu, 03/14/2013 - 10:54

Ok, so fuelled by your dedication, I've laid to waste about a hundred accounts offering us the best in shoes, bags, glasses, medications, airdresses (whatever they are) and other assorted sale and outlet stuff. I'm thinking that your "innocent until proven guilty" right is kind of lost when you register with a address. Besides that, most of those are already profile spammers.

Your script looks great, thanks a lot for taking the time and energy to work on it. I still haven't tested it, but I'll do it soon and report back. (that kind of sounded like the Sting part on , but I mean it, thank you a lot!)

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 09:40
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Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:38
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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:04
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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:51
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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 15:28
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another blip on the radar

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 15:54
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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 18:16
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Wed, 04/03/2013 - 17:10
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 17:56
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