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Re: Regarding Spam

by chuck » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:14 am

Dave, Finally. This simple fix has been suggested, mostly by me, for some time now but ignored in the past. Glad to see it's working for you. As a former Moderator on another DB, it kept the spam to almost zero. It does take a few minutes, but less time in dealing with the spammers in the long run. Good to see some positive changes. Chuck
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Re: Regarding Spam

by chuck » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:22 am

I would be willing to bet that our newest member memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=12313 , Is a spammer. You can usually look at the name which is nothing more than a bunch of letters and figure it out. Chuck
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Re: Regarding Spam

by Auspicious » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:31 pm

chuck wrote:I would be willing to bet that our newest member memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=12313 , Is a spammer. You can usually look at the name which is nothing more than a bunch of letters and figure it out. Chuck


Possibly. No posts yet and I'm reluctant to delete someone "just because." The two post moderation approach seems to be working so we'll stick with that.

For historical information, our previous host had stripped many of the utilities out of the moderator and administrator panels. We've fixed that on the new servers and have better logging and all the out-of-the box controls and then some. Please don't slack off on pointing out issues as the arise. We'll take all the eyes we can get.

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Re: Regarding Spam

by chuck » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:13 pm

I understand the reluctance to delete members but I found that it mostly takes a second to see what website they have listed in their profile and it's obvious. Their idea is that if they can't get something posted, someone may click thru to their website and sometimes they infect your computer. A warning to the board users to not click on these profile websites unless the member is known, might not be a bad idea. Chuck
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Re: Regarding Spam

by Auspicious » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:45 pm

Uggs boots are just ugly aren't they?

Blew them away.
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Re: Regarding Spam

by Auspicious » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:16 pm

Testing a fix on something else.
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Re: Regarding Spam

by Soggy Paws USA » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:23 am

Checking emailed notifications... anyone get one...?
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