User talk:Trijnstel

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Health supplement spambots[edit]

Hi Trijnstel. I've got a new set of spambots that've been hitting Commons over the past week or so spamming supplement websites. Here's the latest: Abbylola154. This spambot was spamming \supplementlab\.org\b. This is one of 14 related spam sites I've added to the blacklist here under the heading of # Fitness products spamming. Perhaps we're lucky enough that they're coming from one webhost or proxy range? INeverCry (talk) 03:01, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Another one from today in case it helps with CU: Aleenfaab154. lNeverCry 03:43, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
Both confirmed. Sadly, they both different IP addresses from Pakistan; probably two mobile ranges. Trijnsteltalk 22:43, 9 November 2016 (UTC)
PS. There is too much collateral on both ranges to block them. Trijnsteltalk 22:46, 9 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. That's OK. It looks like my blacklisting has dried up the run of spambots for those supplement companies. Or maybe they were only on that for a short period. Things are relatively quiet on the spam front. I'm just kicking myself that I gave up the CU tools and have no shot at getting them back. But, when you play you pay... Face-tongue.svg I'm getting more involved with COM:VIC now. It's like an easter egg hunt... lNeverCry 22:52, 9 November 2016 (UTC)
Luckily we have more than enough competent CheckUsers. Face-wink.svg apologies for the late reply btw - I've been travelling the past days Trijnsteltalk 23:00, 9 November 2016 (UTC)
No worries about response time. You're lucky enough to be young and able to travel, and so I hope you enjoy that to the fullest. I'm disabled, and I rarely leave the computer chair, so I've got all the time in the world to waste on chasing socks and spammers (what's time for if not wasting it? Face-wink.svg). I can bug Magog and Elcobbola when I need to, but most of the time I can handle socks and spammers pretty easily on my own. I can do plenty with recent changes, abuse filters, new pages, etc. You just have to know where to look. lNeverCry 03:50, 10 November 2016 (UTC)