Spam over the past few days


(Mark Walkom) #1

Apologies about all of this folks, we're working on a mitigation strategy :smile:

If you see something that looks like spam we ask that you flag it for us to action.


(Sam Saffron) #2

Actually for bamwar there is a trick we can apply:

I just set: auto block first post regex to \p{Hangul}{3}

This means that we will automatically block any first posts that have korean in them (you can still approve if needed)

This only applies to the first post ever by a user.

Regarding Akismet @eviltrout will have a look but I think it will learn.


(Mark Walkom) #3

Marvelous, thanks mate!


(Mark Walkom) #4

@colings86 point me to this thread on meta.discourse.org.

I'd like to add a +1 to https://meta.discourse.org/t/our-forum-is-getting-bamwar-spam/31566/4 FWIW (but I don't wanna create another account, sorry).


(Colin Goodheart-Smithe) #5

If any users have problems posting on the forum following these spam attacks please accept our apologises and email Devrel (at) elastic (dot) co using your discourse email address, explaining the problem and we will resolve it and get you back posting again.


(Robin Ward) #6

Akismet definitely will learn about this too.


(Sam Saffron) #7

Stuff has calmed down a fair bit it appears, no new spams snuck through :slight_smile:


(system) #8