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Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« on: October 30, 2009, 07:17:37 AM »
Hello Friends!
We must have made some sort of Spam list, because there has been a surge in new registrations by individuals whose sole purpose seems to be posting links to websites none of us will ever need.

They seem to be real humans, as they are replying to activation emails, and even sending some emails to me if they get caught by the blacklist.

As a result, I have made some changes to the forum, notably removing the signature and website fields from the profile edit screen for users under a certain number of posts.

I am taking a very aggressive stance towards these posts. Any post which looks off-topic by a brand-new member are getting deleted, and the member banned.

If you see one of these fake posts, hit the "Report" button, and I will get rid of it as soon as possible.

If you are a slam fan, not a spammer, and I banned you, just contact me here, and I will bring you back.

If you are a spammer, ask yourself if this is really what you want to be doing with your life.

Warm regards,
-Erik




« Last Edit: July 16, 2012, 09:36:20 AM by edaniel »

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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 07:53:25 AM »

If you are a spammer, ask yourself if this is really what you want to be doing with your life.




yeah... that just made my day.

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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 08:16:51 AM »
Yeah, and the same to you phone solicitors (even though my son and my daughter both worked as phone solicitors trying to get through college).

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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 07:29:27 PM »
think i found one... galen090
commented on a 5 year old post




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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 12:37:20 AM »
Optimistically.
Cuz this site is popular.

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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 11:34:56 AM »
If you are a slam fan, not a spammer, and I banned you, just contact me here, and I will bring you back.

Just wondering - can a banned slam fan see this post?

/sneerk!

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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009, 12:24:20 PM »

Just wondering - can a banned slam fan see this post?

/sneerk!

Yes. This area is visible to unauthenticated users, they just can't post.

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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2009, 07:34:41 AM »
Optimistically.
Cuz this site is popular.

This is a spammer from China. I haven't deleted this individual because no links were posted, and that avatar is just too cute to remove.

I also added even more anti-spam features to the forum, but if this situation doesn't improve, I might need to switch software.  I spend time every day deleting posts from this forum.

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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2009, 07:59:25 AM »
Erik, just so you know, while I don't do it every day, I also spend time 3-4 times a week deleting spam posts. Just saying that so you can add that into the software calculus.

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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2010, 11:10:57 AM »
just found one

salbahe16



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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2010, 04:44:22 AM »
 Just because someone doesn‘t love you the way you want them to, doesn‘t mean they don‘t love you with all they have.   Just because someone doesn‘t love you the way you want them to, doesn‘t mean they don‘t love you with all they have.  

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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2010, 01:07:02 PM »
I love when spammers identify themselves by posting in the appropriate thread.
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Re: Surge in Spam Members/Posts
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2010, 05:55:03 PM »
One of the poets on the Puroslam team has a poem about Spam (the food).  Will she get banned from Nats if she whips it out tonight?

Just wondering, cause it's lonely in this forum during Nats....