Site Updates

Didn’t like how the site looked with the gradient.. I think I took it too far! But I have made a watermark background and returned the gray bar at the top… Keep it simple I say. It’s just a database. Any design ideas can be left in the comments section. Please help if you feel you can.

Updated a couple things on the site as well.. No search can be less than 3 characters, ’cause searching for “a” would bring up a lot of results..

Also, we are now a part of Project Honey Pot . Hopefully we can do some good.

Changelog, Register & Login

You can now register for the main site and login..

You can’t do much now.. but you will later.. on your user page, you can see your last 20 entries, as well as how many total names you have entered.

Also, when you are logged in….when you go to add some spam data.. the verification box is filled in for you. How nice…

Also, when you are logged in a add spam data.. on that spammer profile page, it will say it was added by you.

P.S. This functionality uses cookies.. They must be enabled and accepted from the site.

Site Updates, CSS

In the process of moving over the site to using CSS. I’ve experimented with it a little bit, hopefully I didn’t over-do it. And if you are using IE v6 or earlier, my transparent PNG image (logo) may not appear properly… I recommend you upgrade your browser.

So tell me what you think of the site’s new design.

Changelog, Security

Added a little security to the add spammer page due to the increasing amount of spam entries received (To date its only been around 7 entries) . Yea, this isn’t as good as CAPTCHA, but it will work for now.

Oh, and thanks to the patron who entered just over 3100 names to the database this evening. If you are the person that entered all these names, please contact me in the comments of this post. I would like to speak with you about the origin of these names and to properly thank you. I’ve looked through a handful of these names and they appear good, but I just want to make sure. Again, thank you for your contribution.

And a special thanks to EVERYONE that has been generous enough to enter spam data into this site! We need all the data we can get. Thanks again!

Changelog

As requested in the forums, I have now started logging the dates that the spammer data has first been entered. This date data can be seen on the spammer profile page of any particular spammer. All entries added before today will specify “an unknown date” . Sorry, I should have thought about this sooner.

Tweaks, Changlog

I’ve done a little updating around the site. The biggest update would be the switching from names to numbers when viewing a spammer profile page. I noticed that if a spacey name was entered or a name not formatted correctly, you could not go to the spammer profile page. I’ve fixed this by switching over to the spammer’s id number to get to the spammer profile page.

e.g. The URL that used to be http://www.fspamlist.com/view.php?s=qweww@asuy.biz

is now http://www.fspamlist.com/view.php?s=4093 . So there shouldn’t be a problem getting to the pages now.

Also, I noticed that some spammer data messed up somewhere in formatting and created some spaces so it wasn’t easy to copy and paste and put it in the ban list after exportation. Now, I’ve made sure to trim the data of spaces and lines when you export.

Let me know if this messed anything up.

HUGE UPDATE! With Tips!

This one’s for the books ladies and gentlemen! As foreshadowed in my previous post, I have finished updating the add function to accept a large number of spammers at one time, given that they are separated by a comma.

That’s a big personal leap for me because that alway has been my intention for this online database. Who wants to enter names in one by one? Not me.

Here’s a tip: If you’ve ever done any looking around, you’d know that spammer lists are often posted in blogs and or forums vertically and without commas. Well, the workaround is simple.

Here is a list of spammers that were posted at TheAdminZone forums.

forumspamlist1.JPG

This is a common way to share known spammers. Here, all the data has something in common. First, they are all e-mail addresses (and that is good in this case). Second, they all contain “*@” (good, that is the proper way to use wildcards). Well, all you would have to do is copy and paste those names into your favorite text editor (notepad, or such) and use the replace function to replace “*@” (asterisk, @ symbol) with “,*@” (comma, asterisk, & @ symbol). That will give you something that looks like this:

forumspamlist2.JPG

Now all you have to do is delete the first comma as there is no spammer e-mail in front of it. Even thought the separating commas aren’t on the same line as the e-mail addresses, they are the next thing after an e-mail address therefore it will work. Now, of course this is a rather short list, so it may be faster just to put the commas in manually, but, this tut is for bigger lists.

Now with usernames or other data that doesn’t contain any like text (e.g. *@) You’ll have to try a little trickier method.

If you come across a list of VERTICAL (meaning listed on multiple lines) USERNAMES (that contain no like data on the ends), copy and paste that list into MS Word (may have the functionality needed on others). From there, press ctrl+F to bring up the find menu, then click on “Replace”. Tell Word to look for a”Manual Line Break” . This can be accomplished by clicking on “More >>” and then “Special”. A menu will come up and choose “Manual Line Break”. You can skip all that by knowing that a manual line break is represented by “^l” (an el “L”) , just enter that in the “Find what” box. Next, just put a comma “,” in the Replace with box. What this does is replace all the line breaks with a comma “,” thus making a comma separated list in one line.

Here is a picture:

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There, that’s it. Just copy and paste the edited text in the add page of Fspamlist.

I know my instructions aren’t that clear. If you have any questions just drop them in the comments section of this post.

Stats:
Spammers in the database: 2506
That’s an increase of 455 since last counted.

Index Page Views: 496
That’s an increase of 222 since last counted.

Get Ready

With A LOT help from a friend (thanks Jay), I figured out a way for the multiple names entry when adding spammers into the database to work.

So, forget adding spammers into the database 1 by 1, soon you’ll be able to enter as many names as you want at a time! I find this to be a GREAT thing for the database. Expect the database to increase ten-fold in the coming weeks. I’ve now have to work out an export system that will limit the amount of names it can export.

And, Jay also helped me tighten security a tad. So expect new things in the future!