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Postby eaglesdare » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:05 am

it appears the spammers are out in full force today. i am catching a bunch of them, but please if you catch them first hit that exclamation icon inside the post. this is a report this post icon.

once you do that i will (or all of us, not sure who all can see it), but a warning icon will appear. it is very visible for me and i am sure other admins also. i can get (or other admins) to them pretty fast once we see those warnings show up.

gosh i hope that made sense. :lol:

i personally do not get notices when these spammers are reported any other way. i am usually on most of the day. thanks everyone that has been using that button today, its been a big help in getting rid of those unwanteds. :applause: :wine:
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Re: Spam

Postby Shadow Catcher » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:29 pm

I hit the (!) twice early this morning, I really hate that stuff.
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Re: Spam

Postby 2bits » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:29 pm

I think it might also be important to note to request that people not reply with any acknowledgement of the spam post within a legitimate thread as it could easily turn many lively teardrop related threads into gripe sessions about how we all equally hate spam
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Re: Spam

Postby eaglesdare » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:31 am

i try to remove anything that is not topic related. all spam post i try to delete. but yes, that is worth mentioning. do not respond to the spam. just hit the button and an admin will take care of it as soon as one sees this. :wine:
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Re: Spam

Postby 2bits » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:19 pm

Oh that is nice that you go the extra mile as well! Thank you!
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Re: Spam

Postby eaglesdare » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:20 pm

i'm just giving this a bump up, so all can see this. there are some of our legit members that did not realize the "exclamation button" is a "report this" icon.

if you see a thread that you think is spam, please hit that exclamation mark button. i know its tempting to respond to that spam, but please do not. its much easier to just get rid of the spam (spammer).

it seems today we have had lots of these posts. thanks again to everyone.
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Re: Spam

Postby nevadatear » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:47 pm

Thanks, i did not know this. On tapatalk is it the "more" then "report" ?
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Re: Spam

Postby mikeschn » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:34 am

yes, it's More -->Report --> This forum

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Re: Spam

Postby bobhenry » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:31 am

This latest jerk is listed under 20 + names just look at pages 299 and 300 in the members section. No info at all just a name ( generally just a key board jumble of letters)

I have seen them ruin a couple good sites so give em the !!!!!! and they will go elsewhere :thumbsup:
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Re: Spam

Postby bobhenry » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:51 am

Congratz one and all A great job of spam swatting.

I found 5 today and 4 had already been reported minutes after they were posted.

Maybe this jerk will find a better home and just GO AWAY !
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Re: Spam

Postby mikeschn » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:11 pm

We've already got 2 anti spam questions.

The only thing left is to pre-approve everyone before they can post. We don't have enough manpower for that. Unless you want to volunteer?

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Re: Spam

Postby eaglesdare » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:30 pm

how would that even work? it appears that the spammers lately are real people? if they have to answer those anti spam questions, then whats to stop them from still doing what they have to and then post spam after they are approved.. i don't see that as an answer.
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Re: Spam

Postby mikeschn » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:35 pm

Tough questions... no easy answers...

maybe if we require a ss number... nah, that won't work either!

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Re: Spam

Postby danlott » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:57 pm

Maybe require to fill out all the information about location and that kind of stuff. Then if possible have a hour or two time delay before being allowed to post. Don't know if any of that stuff is possible, but anything to slow them down just might stop them.

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Re: Spam

Postby Greg M » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:22 pm

I've noticed that the current crop actually do fill out that info. The problem is that the bots these twerps are running are so sophisticated that they can get through most of the sign up hoops.
All that programming talent wasted on spam :(

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