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Donnernv (< 20)

This has moved beyond spam to an attack of service.

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September 26, 2010 – Comments (10)

TMF guys...who hates you enough to shut you down?  No spammer posts virtually identical posts every five minutes for days (I'll give Alstry some slack here).  =0)

Use Captcha, reject their servers, get an intern to sit and kill totally the posts as fast as they appear and/or get an internet EXPERT to program a system to trash these as fast as they appear.

These clowns are attacking a significant part of your business model.

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#1) On September 26, 2010 at 6:32 PM, 100ozRound (29.57) wrote:

TMF, they are making a mockery of your site.

It's really sad when the day's two most recommended blogs are blogs asking you to do something about the spam - not blogs about investments - but about stopping the spam!!

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#2) On September 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM, 100ozRound (29.57) wrote:

33....and I stopped counting

33 is the number of fake accounts posting God knows how many spamblogs each within the last two days. 

....and I stopped counting...

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#3) On September 26, 2010 at 7:05 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

This really pisses me off, I come to CAPS to learn from others that are wiser than I am about investing/trading.  No I don't want to stream a f----ing football game for free, and I have no use for a fake Gucci handbag or whatever.  Who the hell would think that spamming a site like this would sell anything?

So I would have to concur that this is almost a denial of service attack, maybe we should watch the news or market action from Asia tomorrow, lol.

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#4) On September 26, 2010 at 7:24 PM, sawchain (< 20) wrote:

You don't even need an expert.  Filtering the words NFL, live, online will catch 90% of them.

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#5) On September 27, 2010 at 5:48 AM, outoffocus (22.91) wrote:

I notice that the spammers only attack during the "off-hours".  When TMF is closed for the day. I stand by my 30 minute limit between blog posts.  Also there should be an auto-deletion feature after TMF recieves a certain amountof spam reports for the same post. Lets say, 10.

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#6) On September 27, 2010 at 11:25 AM, TMFJake (73.50) wrote:

We aren't ignoring you, and we are working on something that we believe will resolve the problem.  I'm sorry I'm not sharing the details, but I hope you understand why I wouldn't want to do that.  If our solution doesn't reduce the volume of spam, we'll continue to layer on additional protections. We very much apologize for the inconvenience that the recent uptick in spam has caused.

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#7) On September 28, 2010 at 1:49 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Boy, you called it. These guys are under attack. Somebody is pissed. Are you back from the island?

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#8) On September 28, 2010 at 3:11 AM, cashkid79 (93.33) wrote:

Once again - I posted it once a week ago, twice today - simple as this...flag anything with NFL and offer them an ad, get a bite - charge them for it then pass it on to the NFL for regulation...OR not...whatever, but if you need any help - I think you guys have my e-mail.

Timothy

PS - you may want to delete this for the sake of security...

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#9) On September 28, 2010 at 9:49 PM, guiron (20.31) wrote:

FYI, it's not usually that someone has it out for TMF or similar sites with blogs that get hit. It's just a numbers game for the spammers, and any point of entry which could be exploited (which would result in a blog post for their spammy sites) surely will be. This will be a problem until they no longer see exploitable opportunities to spam without too much time spent on their part, but they will keep trying anyway to see if something new can slip under the radar for a while. It only takes one in a million to make a living for these guys, so it's good to make it as difficult for them as possible. One spam post sitting on the blogs overnight can make the difference between them making money off you or finding better targets.

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#10) On September 28, 2010 at 9:51 PM, guiron (20.31) wrote:

I don't think you're saying anything that would be valuable from the spammer's point of view, cashkid79. FWIW, I work for an ISP which also does hosting, and we deal with this problem constantly. Also, FWIW, your suggestion is not a good method to stop this kind of spam, or any kind, but I'm sure the site admin(s) have it under control or are hashing it out now.

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