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Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Tsar CUBE » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:36 pm

Hello all!

It has been brought to my attention that there have been some issues with some members getting flagged for spam by the system and being unable to post. It seems that a few of the databases that our forum used to check for spam have been discontinued and are now not working correctly. They seem to be flagging the hotmail.com domain a lot with a few yahoo.com getting flagged too. Looking through the flag logs I can see a few members that got flagged, namely:

-Feathers
-Pierce
-Pokemonaces
-Flare
-L337 m4n
-Scrapmaster
-musical74
-Creator_Drake
-hothead1021

Have any of you experienced problems posting or signing in with any messages that accuse you of having a spam email or IP?

Looking over the logs it seemed like Feathers was the only one who was actually completely blocked from posting by the system, something that I HOPE I have fixed by disabling those two faulty data bases. The databases seemed to have got discontinued only a few days ago. I will try to monitor this issue over the next few days, please post any issues you are having here if you can, if you are unable to post try to get in contact with someone who can and let them know to pass on the information. The logs do inform me if someone is locked out of posting so I should be able to notice it in the worst case scenario.

Thank you for your attention :)
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Pokemonaces » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:08 pm

I cant seem to access my yahoo account at the moment, but I hope it's just for maintenance reasons. I'll have to check back at a later time to see if anything bad happened. Wonder how this happened though >_>

Edit: Ok, so yea, it was just Yahoo doing maintenance, my accounts for both hotmail and yahoo are fine at the moment thankfully
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Feathers » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:36 pm

Test test. Whew, seems I can post again. Thanks for looking into it Tsar.
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Flare » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:20 pm

I actually have not had any issues.
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby musical74 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:19 pm

Wow, I had no idea this was an issue...maybe I was flagged because I was away for awhile? I never got any notification that my messages were spam or blocked.

I've used Hotmail since shortly after I got online years ago without much issue. For some reason I have this urge to do the *spam skit* From Monty Python now though...
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Feathers » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:35 pm

Yeah strange, guess I was the only (un)lucky one to get completely blocked. It shouldn't happen again since he disabled blacklists for registered members.
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Tsar CUBE » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:09 am

Okay, it's good to know that it was only Feathers who was having problems and that these problems are gone now. I'll keep checking in over the next few days to make sure nothing of the sort resurfaces.

And no Musical it's not related to you being away, just for some reason those databases flagged hotmail.com domains.
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby supersatanson » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:07 am

Hi! I just registered and haven't even written an introduction yet (sorry!), but I was reading the forum rules and tips, and I think I'd report something:
When updating my profile, I got a spam block message for using my tumblr.com address on the "website" field. It doesn't affect me more than having to leave that field empty, but it might be useful to know this little issue.
thanks!
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Gamergirl64 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:32 am

Interesting. Can you tell me the exact message that comes up when you try and put your tumblr link on the website feild?
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby supersatanson » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:45 am

of course, here it is:

The domain tumblr.com you have used for your website has been blocked because it is blacklisted. For details please see http://spameatingmonkey.com/lookup.html ... tumblr.com.
An entry on the blacklist may have several reasons:
1. You are a well-known spammer.
2. Last time a well-known spammer was using the dynamic IP address which you got from your ISP (Internet Service Provider), your e-mail address or the username you have choosen.
3. Your ISP is well-known for a lot of spamming customers and is not fighting against spammers enough.


EDIT: Screenshot just in case.
http://i.imgur.com/E5adBHR.png
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Gamergirl64 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:01 am

This is strange. I'll talk it over with the rest of the team.

I apologize for the inconvenience. I promise we'll get this solved as soon as possible, for you. :)
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Feathers » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:16 am

Thanks for telling us. I apologize for this terrible first impression. >_< Our forum's spam host transferred and it's causing issues..
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Flare » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:21 am

Yeah, your actual IP address is fine. It's probably because Tumblr does have some "blogs" that are nothing but spam, viruses, and bots. It's probably decided to just blanket-flag Tumblr rather then actually review.
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Feathers » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:26 am

Yeah, should be easy enough for Tsar to fix that.
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Creator_Drake » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:57 pm

I haven't been having any issues with spam and whatnot, so I find this quite odd.
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Re: Posting Issues / Spam Issues

Postby Jinouga87 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:01 am

I've never had this issue.
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