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If you find spam...

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:53 pm
by SyrLinus
Please don't reply to it. There is a report button (the exclamation point on the bottom right) that you can use to highlight spam posts to the admins. Every morning, afternoon and evening I go looking for these to deal with spammers. It's hard to find posts that you respond to because I won't be able to go through every thread. So to help me, please use this feature. Makes it easier for me to keep the forums clean. :)

Thanks.

-- Forum Janitor and Spaminator :popcorn:

Re: If you find spam...

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:35 am
by Richard
Yes I also get confused because of this, thanks for bringing that up

Re: If you find spam...

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:26 am
by beforewisdom
Looks like the spammer found you Syr Linus!

Re: forget the favor received

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:27 pm
by I'm Your Man
Fulucy434 wrote:We should never remember the benefits we have offered nor forget the favor received.<snipped spam message>[/url] here.
If you find spam... or if the spam finds you :lol:

Re: If you find spam...

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:19 pm
by SyrLinus
Bumping this as a reminder. ;)

Re: If you find spam...

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:10 am
by SyrLinus
I'm bumping this again. Please don't feed the trolls/spammers. They are usually easy to pick out: they have huge ads in their posts, they have links to sites to try products, they are NOT vegan in their discussion (advocating chicken or lean beef for diets), the language they use is often stunted and awkward, and if you pasted their exact words into Google it'd match about 100 other sites with the exact same words.

If you do find posts you think might be spam hit the red exclamation mark and let me know. I ban these idiots by IP and username in hopes at keeping them at bay or to a dull roar. But sometimes I miss it because someone legit has responded to them and I don't catch it.

Re: If you find spam...

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:33 am
by Baby Hercules
I appreciate all that you do, SyrLinus. Your efforts have kept this forum pleasant, clean, and respectable such that I can refer people to it often and with pride. I got your back.

Baby Herc

Re: If you find spam...

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:11 am
by Baby Hercules
What's with the weird rash of advertisers in here this summer? Is this typical or is it simply a banner year for spam?

Baby Herc

Re: If you find spam...

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:21 am
by SyrLinus
It seems to come and go. I may have to put back the mechanism that requires us to approve the first post before they can post freely.

Re: If you find spam...

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:56 pm
by Baby Hercules
SyrLinus wrote:I may have to put back the mechanism that requires us to approve the first post before they can post freely.


Works for me, Sir. Might even cut down on the flash-in-the-pan newbies who post three times, then disappear into the ether.

Baby Herc

Re: If you find spam...

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:36 am
by Baby Hercules
I think it's time, SyrLinus. The rash of spam is spreading--I found 6 this morning alone. Used to be only 6 in a year. Looks like word got out about our website and the parasites are swarming. It'll only get worse if you don't bolt the electronic gate, so to speak.

Baby Herc

Re: If you find spam...

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:59 am
by SyrLinus
I've enabled the post requirements along with additional registration questions so we'll see how that goes.

Re: If you find spam...

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:26 pm
by Baby Hercules
SyrLinus wrote:I've enabled the post requirements along with additional registration questions so we'll see how that goes.

Thanks, Syr. Here's hoping....

Baby Herc