Do something against the spam!

Discussion in 'Site Suggestions and Site Help' started by kureshii, May 14, 2008.

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  1. SgtDirtbag

    SgtDirtbag Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I don't know about you guys, but I am TOTALLY annoyed by all these frikkin spambots we're getting lately.

    Ain't there a way to stop that?
     
  2. Tiffany Boggs

    Tiffany Boggs Editor/Site Admin Senior Member

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    I agree, it has been bad. I try to catch them as soon as possible and thankfully we have great moderators to help as well. Sorry, for now this is what we can do.
     
  3. SgtDirtbag

    SgtDirtbag Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Thanks, I apreciate the hard work you and the team are doing. : )
    If you need some help, drop me a PM.
     
  4. SimsHsia

    SimsHsia "I will do science to it" Senior Member

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    We'll hopefully rectify this problem soon, but we usually catch it; if you see the user is banned in their spam post, we caught it - infractions have been issued - someone will usually be around to remove it as soon as they can. If we miss a spam post anywhere, just report it and ignore it. Or PM one of the moderators about it, if you'd prefer; but usually reporting it gets our attention. :)
     
  5. Legato86

    Legato86 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hmms, just red flagging a certain suspicious PM I got today. Some guy by the login einstein sent me a PM with an ad. He's got no postings. Take a look into him. I doubt he legitly wants to know who I am.

    Cheers,
     
  6. bobo

    bobo Pen Pal - Newbie

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    yeah, same guy pm'd me
     
  7. kureshii

    kureshii Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Ok, I've banned him as a temporary measure, but in future I think we definitely need some sort of measure against this; we can't keep banning people based on PMs we never see, after all.
     
  8. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Something tells me that these a-holes keep spamming us because their posts get clicked on. If they see repeated views of their BS ads, they will keep coming.

    Either we make this site's registration more restricting (pain in the a$$ for the admins) or we make a sticky telling folks NOT to click on the spam threads, not even to laugh at their absurdity.

    My $ .02
     
  9. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Cripes, I saw a bunch of new SPAMs on the boards and people keep clicking on them! One had over 180 views on it! WTH is wrong with you all!?!

    If they keep getting views, they will keep spamming us! DON'T FREAKIN' CLICK ON THEIR SPAM THREADS!!!!!
     
  10. nikecar

    nikecar Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Look in the who is online section, and if you see someone with a name IUSEVIAGRAANDIMBIG

    or CHEAPDRUGSFORSALE

    look in their profile and if they have a post, report it immediately, or if you see the obvious name without a post, PM a site admin and report them I've done it and will even PM then to say leave. 2 left that were online without posting anything.
     
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