camopaint0707
camopaint0707 HalfDork
3/5/24 12:23 p.m.

the airline posts are insane today

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/5/24 12:28 p.m.
GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
3/6/24 1:42 a.m.
DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue Dork
3/6/24 2:53 a.m.
stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
3/6/24 6:11 a.m.
Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/6/24 7:43 a.m.
Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/7/24 11:10 a.m.
GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
3/8/24 1:09 a.m.
DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue Dork
3/8/24 1:43 a.m.

This one doesn't pass the Turing test.

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle UberDork
3/8/24 4:46 a.m.

The last couple days have seen a flotilla. I'm frequently up between 5&6 EDT and would be willing to help torpedo the overnight canoes.  

nlevine
nlevine HalfDork
3/8/24 5:35 a.m.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/community/kefesib584/
 

a couple of Bitcoin posts in the Cars for Sale forum

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
3/8/24 5:59 a.m.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/community/MyMadeInTheUSA/

Sneaking in under cover of a larger flotilla.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/8/24 7:18 a.m.

Flotilla in the making starting with tegoc52111 

accordionfolder
accordionfolder UltraDork
3/8/24 1:14 p.m.
brandonsmash
brandonsmash Reader
3/8/24 4:30 p.m.
GPz11 (Forum Supporter)
GPz11 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
3/9/24 3:12 a.m.
DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue Dork
3/9/24 3:24 a.m.
procainestart
procainestart SuperDork
3/9/24 3:53 a.m.

Can you set up a search of a post's content prior to publishing it?

This regular expression search will find any non-standard (not ASCII, which is a-Z, 0-9, & punctuation) character OR it will find a phone number, even if extra characters (up to three) between digits.

These asshats are using "look-alike" alphanumeric characters or emojis, that is, non-standard text characters, or they're trying to disguise phone numbers - this will find one or the other:

([^\u0000-\u007F]|([0-9][^0-9]{0,3}){10,})

If either is found, don't publish the post. Maybe also consider number of user posts or account age. 

Alternatively, how about disabling paste actions for new users, at least for the subject field? Seems unlikely that a legit user would do it. 

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
3/9/24 6:21 a.m.
procainestart said:

Can you set up a search of a post's content prior to publishing it?

This regular expression search will find any non-standard (not ASCII, which is a-Z, 0-9, & punctuation) character OR it will find a phone number, even if extra characters (up to three) between digits.

These asshats are using "look-alike" alphanumeric characters or emojis, that is, non-standard text characters, or they're trying to disguise phone numbers - this will find one or the other:

([^\u0000-\u007F]|([0-9][^0-9]{0,3}){10,})

If either is found, don't publish the post. Maybe also consider number of user posts or account age. 

Alternatively, how about disabling paste actions for new users, at least for the subject field? Seems unlikely that a legit user would do it. 

Thank you for your suggestion. Yes, phone numbers are the common link, and we're looking for ways to prevent new users from flooding our pages with them. I'll forward this suggestion along and we will be rolling our other measures as well. I expect this to start next week. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/9/24 7:21 a.m.
DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue Dork
3/10/24 2:54 p.m.

Inactive, but here's a stock photo sleeperbot from Seattle, NY

Noddaz
Noddaz PowerDork
3/11/24 12:52 a.m.

sonali0125

 

Jack21

 

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
3/11/24 2:37 a.m.

This user's posts and avatar photo look AI-generated:

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/community/medicprepper/

Also, a couple more members of the nightly canoe flotilla:

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/community/PsychicMartha/

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/community/davidemarval/

TJL (Forum Supporter)
TJL (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
3/11/24 7:19 a.m.

Im sinking canoes as they come in. Do we know if they are coming from the same IP addy? Just wondering if we limit new profiles to 1 per IP addy per month or something like that. 

seems like the canoeists figured out its not worth posting a ton with the same user name. Its 1 post per user name. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/11/24 7:45 a.m.

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