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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default spam here?


    That "Dilma Roussef no acredita em DEUS 91783"...

    Via NNTP.

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    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > That "Dilma Roussef no acredita em DEUS 91783"...
    > Via NNTP.


    yep...but it was 'taken care of' within minutes of it arriving..

    someone (a mod) killed them on the web side, but my understanding it
    is a rather involved process for them to pull posts from the nntp
    side, so they often just stay.....forever..

    what i do, when i see a spam over here is go to the web side, see if
    it exists there (most often it is already removed there by the time i
    arrive), and if it is still there i log in and use the 'report'
    feature on the web side to bring it to the mod's attention..

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    Default Re: spam here?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > That "Dilma Roussef no acredita em DEUS 91783"...
    > Via NNTP.
    That was a definite "drive by shooting" !

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    yep...but it was 'taken care of' within minutes of it arriving..

    someone (a mod) killed them on the web side,
    Indeed, I was on coffee break at work, and I just happened to take a look at the forum, and I saw the dozen or more posts and so then I then did my best to delete them. Its not often we are able to react that fast (and this week some of our mods/admins are away) but in this case the timing was good (for deletion) on the web side. However since it was NNTP based (and not web based) I needed one of our NNTP mods to go after the NNTP side (ie delete) and also block the user on the NNTP side.

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    but my understanding it is a rather involved process for them to pull posts from the nntp side, so they often just stay.....forever..
    It needs one of our mods or admins who knows the NNTP side. I don't, so I just cleared the web side.

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    On Thu, 07 Oct 2010 14:54:52 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > That "Dilma Roussef não acredita em DEUS 91783"...
    >
    > Via NNTP.



    Looked like it was all cleaned up earlier today - if you see it in a
    particular group, let me know and I'll double-check.

    Jim


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    oldcpu wrote:
    >> so they often just stay.....forever..

    > It needs one of our mods or admins who knows the NNTP side. I don't, so
    > I just cleared the web side.


    actually, i wasn't complaining...they don't bother me (especially the
    ones i can't read!)

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    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Re: spam here?

    oldcpu wrote:

    >
    > DenverD;2234610 Wrote:
    >> Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >> > That "Dilma Roussef não acredita em DEUS 91783"...
    >> > Via NNTP.That was a definite "drive by shooting" !

    >
    > DenverD;2234610 Wrote:
    >> yep...but it was 'taken care of' within minutes of it arriving..
    >>
    >> someone (a mod) killed them on the web side,Indeed, I was on coffee break
    >> at work, and I just happened to take a

    > look at the forum, and I saw the dozen or more posts and so then I then
    > did my best to delete them. Its not often we are able to react that
    > fast (and this week some of our mods/admins are away) but in this case
    > the timing was good (for deletion) on the web side. However since it
    > was NNTP based (and not web based) I needed one of our NNTP mods to go
    > after the NNTP side (ie delete) and also block the user on the NNTP
    > side.
    >
    > DenverD;2234610 Wrote:
    >> but my understanding it is a rather involved process for them to pull
    >> posts from the nntp side, so they often just stay.....forever.. It needs
    >> one of our mods or admins who knows the NNTP side. I don't, so

    > I just cleared the web side.


    Looks like they did a good job - not pulled here when I just checked for the
    first time today.

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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

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    On 2010-10-07 19:39, Jim Henderson wrote:
    > On Thu, 07 Oct 2010 14:54:52 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >
    >> That "Dilma Roussef não acredita em DEUS 91783"...
    >>
    >> Via NNTP.

    >
    >
    > Looked like it was all cleaned up earlier today - if you see it in a
    > particular group, let me know and I'll double-check.


    I see the same post on several NNTP groups. I don't know if the post was deleted on the NNTP side,
    because as I use leafnode it might be stored for ever in my side.

    Let me see... I also have "pan" configured to connect directy to forums.opensuse.org - but it can
    not connect :-? [Da*m it! Router was down. Power cycling.] Pan connects. Ok, the offending posts
    are no longer in the NNTP server.

    It worries me that they might have discovered a way of entry.

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    On Thu, 07 Oct 2010 19:44:57 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > I see the same post on several NNTP groups. I don't know if the post was
    > deleted on the NNTP side, because as I use leafnode it might be stored
    > for ever in my side.


    It was, so you probably caught it in the short interval they were present.

    > Let me see... I also have "pan" configured to connect directy to
    > forums.opensuse.org - but it can not connect :-? [Da*m it! Router was
    > down. Power cycling.] Pan connects. Ok, the offending posts are no
    > longer in the NNTP server.
    >
    > It worries me that they might have discovered a way of entry.


    No moreso than any user who accesses via NNTP is able to post lots of
    messages in a short period of time when using an offline reader. Nothing
    to worry about here, that's why we have the tools we have to do mass
    deletions when something like this happens.

    Jim
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    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > It worries me that they might have discovered a way of entry.


    no discovery required...just point and shoot (no ID/Pass required).

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