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  • Question

  • Hi,

    what is going on with the spamfilter of the forum software ? How can it happen that one user can ask about 60 questions per hour ?


    Hannes

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    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:43 AM

Answers

  • We have had a fix on this already which allows us to mitigate a little better (you do currently see occasional bursts of spam depending on the volume at any given time). We are deploying additional mitigation measures today.

    Forums Program Manager

    • Proposed as answer by Naomi NModerator Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Heslacher Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:58 AM
    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:47 PM
  • We are currently experiencing a few issues with our spam filter. These will be addressed in our next release.
    • Marked as answer by Heslacher Wednesday, February 6, 2013 10:10 AM
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6:25 PM

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  • True, and also what sort of questions...

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    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:52 AM
  • You are rigth. Also, the related topics part of the webpage can identify the relation so why can`t the spam filter do the same ?

    Hannes

    If you have got questions about this, just ask.

    In a perfect world,
    users would never enter data in the wrong form,
    files they choose to open would always exist
    and code would never have bugs.

    C# to VB.NET: http://www.developerfusion.com/tools/convert/csharp-to-vb/

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:54 AM
  • We are currently experiencing a few issues with our spam filter. These will be addressed in our next release.
    • Marked as answer by Heslacher Wednesday, February 6, 2013 10:10 AM
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6:25 PM
  • Bryant,

    either you fix the spam filter really fast or you can just close the Visual C# forum. It is almost not usable for 8 days now. This is really annoying.


    Hannes

    If you have got questions about this, just ask.

    In a perfect world,
    users would never enter data in the wrong form,
    files they choose to open would always exist
    and code would never have bugs.

    C# to VB.NET: http://www.developerfusion.com/tools/convert/csharp-to-vb/

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:04 AM
  • Just to show you :

    This can go over 6 pages


    Hannes

    If you have got questions about this, just ask.

    In a perfect world,
    users would never enter data in the wrong form,
    files they choose to open would always exist
    and code would never have bugs.

    C# to VB.NET: http://www.developerfusion.com/tools/convert/csharp-to-vb/

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:18 AM
  • We have had a fix on this already which allows us to mitigate a little better (you do currently see occasional bursts of spam depending on the volume at any given time). We are deploying additional mitigation measures today.

    Forums Program Manager

    • Proposed as answer by Naomi NModerator Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Heslacher Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:58 AM
    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:47 PM
  • Bryant,

    i guess the spamfilter is doing some progress. As least for spammer xyz Dubai it takes about 5 minutes for the spamfilter to  figure out it is spamming and also to delete the user. I guess this will stop the spamming for a while.

    Thanks


    Hannes

    If you have got questions about this, just ask.

    In a perfect world,
    users would never enter data in the wrong form,
    files they choose to open would always exist
    and code would never have bugs.

    C# to VB.NET: http://www.developerfusion.com/tools/convert/csharp-to-vb/

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:58 AM
  • I agree that this 5 minutes is better than what it was, but we are still not at a point where we want to be. We are continuing to rethink and improve our mitigation in order to catch/prevent it from appearing on the page at all.


    Forums Program Manager

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:30 PM
  • Bryant,

    this 5 minutes thing is sadly gone. Right now we have one spammer in the Visual C# forum, which posted over 200 spams in 42 minutes. I guess it shouldn`t be that hard to identify an user who post more than 2 threads/minute. This would always be some kind of bot.


    Hannes

    If you have got questions about this, just ask.

    In a perfect world,
    users would never enter data in the wrong form,
    files they choose to open would always exist
    and code would never have bugs.

    C# to VB.NET: http://www.developerfusion.com/tools/convert/csharp-to-vb/

    Monday, February 18, 2013 8:05 AM