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Postby Alexandra » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:57 am

The spamsers have gone crazy *argh* I'm not a big technical person (not even a small one :lol: :roll: ) but how do we report this or delete it? Thanks... it seems to be taking over lately *grr* Not even sure if this is the right place for this question *sorry*
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Re: Spam

Postby Shalimar » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:04 pm

Use the question mark at the top right hand of the post. As far as I know I have reported all of the current ones :) .
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Re: Spam

Postby Shalimar » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:04 pm

Derr, that should be the exclamation mark :oops: .
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Re: Spam

Postby milkyway » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:32 pm

Thanks ladies - it makes it easier to see the spam when it has been reported - the posts show up red and are highlighted on the mod panel.

We should get some more mods as a lot of the people that are mods aren't around much anymore
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Re: Spam

Postby Shalimar » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:41 pm

milkyway wrote:We should get some more mods as a lot of the people that are mods aren't around much anymore


You read my mind milky, looking on the mod list almost none of them looks familiar to me.

Out of habit I hit the report button instead of the quote button when replying to your post- not for the first time either :lol: .
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Re: Spam

Postby Shalimar » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:43 pm

Just looked over the mod list and there is a total of 8 mods that I am familiar with.
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Re: Spam

Postby milkyway » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:03 pm

I've sent a PM to Scott (Admin) asking for more people to be modded.
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Re: Spam

Postby Shalimar » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:23 pm

Good one milky- we need a thumbs up smiley :lol: .
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Re: Spam

Postby Alexandra » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:47 pm

ahhh, I'm new to this forum stuff, not techie at all :oops: thanks sue...there a mod list *wonders* didn't know that either :oops: :oops: the things you learn :wink:
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Re: Spam

Postby John » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:47 am

It may have something to do with the registration system - when I joined up no email activation was required. My guess is that word of this has got around and people are spamming - not to get customers here but to provide links from legitimate sites to their sites, so google will rank them higher.
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Re: Spam

Postby Shalimar » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:42 am

Alexandra wrote:ahhh, I'm new to this forum stuff, not techie at all :oops: thanks sue...there a mod list *wonders* didn't know that either :oops: :oops: the things you learn :wink:


Yep Alexandra there is, go to the home page, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of who is currently on line, under that there is administrators, global moderators and moderators (in pink) just click on moderators and bammo, up comes the list.
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Re: Spam

Postby mumnbub » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:56 am

John wrote:It may have something to do with the registration system - when I joined up no email activation was required. My guess is that word of this has got around and people are spamming - not to get customers here but to provide links from legitimate sites to their sites, so google will rank them higher.


I think this is why i dont notice a problem with other forums- you need to confirm your registration via email, maybe this should be part of registering for this forum.
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Re: Spam

Postby Jisgone » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:02 pm

ive e-mailed scott and asked if the mods can start banning users, the spammer are spamming faster than i can delete them! it seems i never get to read the legit messages on the forum cause i spend so much time deleting the spam
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Re: Spam

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:09 pm

Would it be possible to quarantine new users' posts until they've been approved? While it would mean more work for the moderators, it would mean that spam like this wouldn't get through in the first place. My worry is that banning a spammer won't help much, unless you're banning by IP address. If they're being banned by having their account deleted they're just as likely to create a new account and start spamming under the new username.
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Re: Spam

Postby Jisgone » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:27 pm

i think quarantining the new posts is a great idea, it cant be any more work than spending all day deleting the spam
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