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Spam and Google Bombing


By Yaba
Published: Feb 2 2007
KDE-Look.org and Gnome-Look.org suffer from submissions that are SPAM or used for Google Bombings.

Obviously these submissions are posted from hacked accounts. Please help us keeping the sites clean. What you can do to help:
  • Use a secure password that is resistent against dictionary attacks.
  • Check your account for submissions you didn't post and other misuse.
  • If you discover SPAM, contact me (kde-look (at) yeap.de or better via jabber: yaba (at) jabber.org). I will delete the posting ASAP.
Hacked accounts will be locked.


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 Mak use of captcha?

 
 by ATAHUALPA on: Feb 5 2007
 
Score 50%

Hi Yaba
What about captcha? maybe you could think to implement it to prevent access from BOT ecc ecc


When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to stop and reconsider.
Cuando uno se encuentra del lado de la mayoría, es hora de detenerse y reflexionar.
Mark Twain

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 Re: Mak use of captc

 
 by Yaba on: Feb 6 2007
 
Score 50%

So far there obviously weren't any bot attacks. It seems like the postings were created by a human user. Otherwise we would have to suffer from even more postings.

So a captcha wouldn't help at all :-(


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 Re: Re: Mak use of c

 
 by paniq on: Feb 8 2007
 
Score 50%

get cheap xanadine. cheap xanadine. xanadine.cheap.

sorry, just kidding ;)


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 Re: Mak use of captcha?

 
 by IndigoJo on: Feb 10 2007
 
Score 50%

Captchas are a bad idea, because they make it impossible for the visually impaired to comment (although this is perhaps less of a problem on a site like KDE Look, but a lot of blogs shut out blind users with captchas).

A better answer would be a question with an obvious answer, changed often, such as a piece of very simple arithmetic or "what colour is an orange?".


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 Re: Re: Mak use of captcha?

 
 by peppelorum on: Apr 3 2007
 
Score 50%

You are just talking about image based captchas, there are other types of captchas that suits impared people better. I've got a text based captcha at my site that says stuff like:
Enter the sum of 10 + 6, or the comment will be rejected
This way you just stop people that can't count;-)


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 oh, well...

 
 by gravity on: Feb 13 2007
 
Score 50%

since we're talking about spamming, there's an user called 'xactive'...


this guy finds pics on the internet, then he posts them here, but he doesn't store the files on the kde-look server, so when you click on Download you get redirected to his website, which has many google ads, and he gets payed (hope not much).
and he reposts, and reposts some pictures, adding the 'updated' tag but without changing a single pixel, just to draw more and more visits to his website.

what a nice behaviour! what an artist!
i'm sick of this thing, and IMHO, this site's admins should issue him a warning (or to me, if i'm wrong, but i doubt it), also because many files are below the 750Kb limit. no other reason not to store them here.


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 Re: oh, well...

 
 by Yaba on: Feb 15 2007
 
Score 50%

Hm... can't reproduce that. I see no ads on his site (but that may be because of my ad blocker?)


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 Re: Re: oh, well...

 
 by gravity on: Feb 15 2007
 
Score 50%

hi! it's because of your ad blocker for sure ;)

Page and Brin won't be happy with you, bad boy :P

Xactive has several adsense ads on his site, btw.

cheers,

gravity


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 Re: Re: oh, well...

 
 by Brix on: Feb 16 2007
 
Score 50%

There seems to be between 4-5 google ads on each page on his site. :(


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 Re: Re: oh, well...

 
 by jgoo on: May 16 2007
 
Score 50%

It takes one click to disable ad-block, and 2 minutes to write a reply saying you don't see ads because of your ad-blocker.

Right-click the red octagon in the bottom right, un-check enable. refresh page.

Assuming you are talking about ad-block, and aren't on a mac, in which case, ctrl-click no doubt.


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 advogato

 
 by lkcl on: Feb 17 2007
 
Score 50%

talk to steven rainwater.

and don't even think about using
php, it's so xxxxing dire.

i ported the trust metric algorithm
to python if you need it.

you can still store the trust metrics
in xml and then use the python code
or heck maybe even the mod_virgule
engine itself just only with the /tmetric/
location reading the database of xml
that you create with stupid-php

plus, take a look at the discussions
regarding spam filtering that were
added in, to deal with spammers.

within days, every single spammer
that had ever been added, for six
years, was completely wiped out.

several pissed off users took revenge
on every spammer that had ever annoyed
them by spending several hours each
going through the entire user database,
comprising many thousands of users,
destroying the lot.

the nice thing is that the spammers
typically certify themselves and their
compromised accounts in 'rings', thereby
making it reeealll easy to identify
them.

so - don't even bother thinking of
just implementing the 'report as spam'
idea, because it will get abused and
your site will go rapidly downhill.

you _need_ to implement it alongside
trust metrics, as only 'trusted'
users are allowed to report spammers.

the solution exists - and has been
proven to work: now all _you_ need
do is implement it.

and, given that mod_virgule is only
about 12,000 lines of c code, very
few of which are _actually_ related
to trust metric creation and management,
it would actually be pretty damn easy
to add.


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 Re: advogato

 
 by lkcl on: Feb 17 2007
 
Score 50%

p.s. the nice thing about advogato trust metrics is that it makes the site self-policing. no requirement for stupid 'aaaaadmiiiin, iiiii found a spaaammmeeerr boo hooo ppleeeeeeeease can you doooo something about iiiiiit?" pleas.


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 Add rel="nofollow"

 
 by jgoo on: Mar 28 2007
 
Score 50%

This site is so exasperating.

Is it open-developed?

1) Add bloody rel="nofollow" to any user generated links and stop whimpering about other things such as passwords
2) Who the HELL wrote this referrer checking on pages? This entire site doesn't work if you block referrers. That is broken. I was clicking on news articles, and even copying the URL. You know how I fixed it? removed everything except the id= from the query string and it worked.

You remove your referrer id check / redirect from your pages, or I'll use a greasemonkey script to parse out your URLs.

3) Why is the fon't size so bloody small on this input box?

1) Add REL=NOFOLLOW
2) Remove your referrerid checking.

Bloody annoying, when you think a site about icons and interfaces touches on much of usability.

Poor usability and clueless developers. Fix it.


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 Re: Hysteria

 
 by cyrtainne on: May 15 2007
 
Score 50%

I guess if your not a part of the solution then your part of the problem then right?

Stronger passwords IS the answer.


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 Re: Re: Hysteria

 
 by jgoo on: May 16 2007
 
Score 50%

Why do people spam? Because they can affect the google pagerank of linked sites by dictating what links google crawls from this site. They can do that by posting a link into a comment.

How to negate all benefits from this process?

Add rel="nofollow" to the link.

You could then open the gates to anonymous commenting, and for all the good it would do spammers, they wouldn't get any benefit.

This site is page rank seven, saying stronger passwords are the answer is the most stupid things I have ever heard.

<a href="http://www.kde-look.org">KDE Sucks</a>

It does look like comments with links have been disabled entirely now, by escaping html tags.

Still, rel="nofollow" was the answer if you wanted to allow links.


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 Re: Re: Hysteria

 
 by jgoo on: May 16 2007
 
Score 50%

Why do people spam? Because they can affect the google pagerank of linked sites by dictating what links google crawls from this site. They can do that by posting a link into a comment.

How to negate all benefits from this process?

Add rel="nofollow" to the link.

You could then open the gates to anonymous commenting, and for all the good it would do spammers, they wouldn't get any benefit.

This site is page rank seven, saying stronger passwords are the answer is the most stupid things I have ever heard.

<a href="http://www.kde-look.org">KDE Sucks</a>

It does look like comments with links have been disabled entirely now, by escaping html tags.

Still, rel="nofollow" was the answer if you wanted to allow links.


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