Don
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Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Tue May 29, 2018 7:25 am

Yes - I deleted about 20 yesterday and banned two users. Today it was closer to 40 and I banned 5 or 6 more. All 'User names' were a random collection of letters and numbers and all joined on May 08, so they were pretty easy to find and ban

We'll see what tomorrow brings!

Don
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admin
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Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Tue May 29, 2018 8:51 am

They were all coming from the same IP address so I've banned it.

Now we'll just have to wait and see if they use another IP to attack the forum.

Thanks for all your deleting work Mods!

Mike

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Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:15 am

Well, it had been quiet until last night. Over 50 spam posts by two attackers. Hopefully squelched.
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Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:05 pm

I’ve often though all posts with links in them made by someone with less than 50 posts should be ghosted until a moderator approves.

This is how other sites deal with it then the spammer thinks his posts are there but in reality only he sees them

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Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:09 am

Thank you to those of you who flag the spam, which has been on the increase lately. @rmay, thanks for the ghosting suggestion, but for now simple banning of spammers and some hidden blocking and deleting their posts is less labor intensive for us moderators than other schemes.
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Don
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Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:52 am

I agree - Dealing with ghosted topics from legitimate uses would be far more work than banning the relatively few spammers we get here. Lately, most of them seem to be from people attempting to sell shoes, so even if it takes a few hours for a mod to catch and remove them, no real harm done. Thanks to all who catch and alert us to them!

Don
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