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Anonymous
Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/28 14:34

  • Anonymous

  • Posts: 0

  • Since:


Please can users PM me with any links to threads with links to this website:

http://www.12month.us

Threads have been posted asking for help with this site. The information given in the threads has been copied from previous (genuine) support requests, only with URLs changed.

This site is not made with XOOPS and the posts have been made by more than one user. The posters are clearly trying to attract traffic to their site.

Many thanks

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noo-b
Re: http://www.12month.us
  • 2008/4/28 14:53

  • noo-b

  • Just can't stay away

  • Posts: 456

  • Since: 2007/10/23


just as i expected...the site is not even a XOOPS site

check your PM..
I Love Xoops

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noo-b
Re: http://www.12month.us
  • 2008/4/28 14:54

  • noo-b

  • Just can't stay away

  • Posts: 456

  • Since: 2007/10/23


i think you should edit the topic title

the spammer will be happy you mentioned his/her website
I Love Xoops

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Runeher
Re: http://www.12month.us
  • 2008/4/28 14:57

  • Runeher

  • Module Developer

  • Posts: 825

  • Since: 2008/1/24


So this is just a spammer... well, here is a good example of when ip banning should be used...
also agree with noo-b, change the title of the post or delete it... after all, it's just spam and nothing useful to the community...
r

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Anonymous
Re: http://www.12month.us
  • 2008/4/28 17:41

  • Anonymous

  • Posts: 0

  • Since:


Fair comment - I'll edit the title. Got your attention though

Several threads have been moved to a private area pending IP banning (which I can't do myself).

Please let me know of any others you spot.

Thanks everyone

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tom
Re: Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/28 19:22

  • tom

  • Friend of XOOPS

  • Posts: 1359

  • Since: 2002/9/21


If you guys wish then reviews can be left at:

McAfee SiteAdviser

This will perhaps warn other users that this site Spams, even if your not a McAfee user, google will possibly bring these results up to advise others.

As for IP banning, no I don't think believe so, unless it's proven to be hackers, or spam bot IP's, imagine if you ban a proxy IP for a whole network, your not just punishing one, your punishing potentially many users.

IP bans should be the last resort.

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Peekay
Re: Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/28 22:04

  • Peekay

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 2335

  • Since: 2004/11/20


AFAIK it's pretty standard moderator protocol to delete posts that are spam.

There's no way a link to the site should remain on X.O. It's a good back-link from a high-ranking site for them and useless to us.
A thread is for life. Not just for Christmas.

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tom
Re: Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/28 23:17

  • tom

  • Friend of XOOPS

  • Posts: 1359

  • Since: 2002/9/21


Quote:
AFAIK it's pretty standard moderator protocol to delete posts that are spam.

There's no way a link to the site should remain on X.O. It's a good back-link from a high-ranking site for them and useless to us.


I agree, my link to McAfee, is so users can tell the world this site spams, it's gives them the rating they deserve.

People using McAfee Site Adviser have a little icon in the bottom of their browser, when they visit websites, it tells them whether the site is bad or not by going green or red.

Sites that spam, contain viruses, hackers, etc, etc, then go Red. Search results in search engines will also tell the user next to them what type of site it is.

So my post was about leaving a review and warning other web uses.

Anyway if a link has some relevance then it should stay, but this link in question didn't at all, and yes should be removed with the spammer as well.

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Runeher
Re: Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/29 2:18

  • Runeher

  • Module Developer

  • Posts: 825

  • Since: 2008/1/24


Quote:
As for IP banning, no I don't think believe so, unless it's proven to be hackers, or spam bot IP's, imagine if you ban a proxy IP for a whole network, your not just punishing one, your punishing potentially many users.


You are right... could very well be a proxy...

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tom
Re: Bogus website perporting to be a xoops site
  • 2008/4/29 2:35

  • tom

  • Friend of XOOPS

  • Posts: 1359

  • Since: 2002/9/21


Quote:
You are right... could very well be a proxy...


Wouldn't it be a lot easier if you could get their MAC address for their HD or router, then they'd have to buy new hardware to get back on (or web cafe's).

I looked into this a few years ago, can't remember all the in's and out's but the general consensus was no.

I just did a quick Google and found a small thread on VB: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53150

It seems even if it where possible, you may still ban unsuspecting users if not careful.

I'm not a guru on this though, I just had a problem with an idiot a few years ago, and needed to stop him being a pest. I found a solution though, the Police, shortly after he stopped. But thats no good for tackling people in other countries (The police I mean, mind you there not always that much cop here either, lol).

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