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mbbrutman
October 30th, 2006, 05:41 AM
The level of spam that is being posted here is increasing, and we are deleting them as fast as they come, sometimes while the offender is still trying to post copies of the original.

You can 'report' a post to the moderators by using the red triangle icon - it looks like it has an exclamation point in it.

Thank you to those who are actively reporting spam - we do notice and appreciate it, and helps us do our job more effectively. And better yet, it gives us time to read and respond to real posts. :-)

ahm
October 30th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the info. Just tried it out.
I didn't know the system would make me wait 60 seconds between each report,
or I might have been faster.

apple2fan
October 30th, 2006, 05:05 PM
That's cool. It will get the job done faster.
(just realized this, but now I'm an senior member!!):D

IBMMuseum
October 30th, 2006, 06:24 PM
The level of spam that is being posted here is increasing, and we are deleting them as fast as they come, sometimes while the offender is still trying to post copies of the original.

You can 'report' a post to the moderators by using the red triangle icon - it looks like it has an exclamation point in it.

Thank you to those who are actively reporting spam - we do notice and appreciate it, and helps us do our job more effectively. And better yet, it gives us time to read and respond to real posts. :-)

Any ideas of originating IPs? That way there is a possibility of blocking certain ranges that are unwilling to reform. BTW, I'm able to post from Mexico.

mbbrutman
October 30th, 2006, 06:27 PM
I haven't looked at IP addresses, but I have a better indicator.

If you first message has the word 'Nokia' or 'Xbox' in it, you automatically get banned. :-)

Sharkonwheels
October 30th, 2006, 08:12 PM
Oh, dang! That'll do it!

or ipod!


Tony

alexkerhead
October 30th, 2006, 09:16 PM
Have ya'll enabled email verification and code verification?

Erik
October 31st, 2006, 06:01 AM
Have ya'll enabled email verification and code verification?

Absolutely, but they seem to be using bodies to set up the accounts before unleashing the spambots.

Either that or they've got one nicely coded bot. . .

alexkerhead
October 31st, 2006, 06:48 AM
Absolutely, but they seem to be using bodies to set up the accounts before unleashing the spambots.

Either that or they've got one nicely coded bot. . .

:shocked:
Amazing the money they spend on useless ads.

atari2600a
October 31st, 2006, 06:49 AM
Have you forgotten that all of our comminications are funded by advertisement?

Vlad
October 31st, 2006, 07:30 AM
They are human spammers, I've backtraced a few IP's against the Spammer database, caught a few that lit up red pretty well.

-VK

alexkerhead
October 31st, 2006, 07:48 AM
Have you forgotten that all of our comminications are funded by advertisement?

Erik doesn't use ads.;)
Which i am thankful for!

atari2600a
October 31st, 2006, 10:25 AM
(there is that coin-op collectors ring ad...)

Yeah, but I meant communications in general, like TV, radio & (most) internet...

Vlad
October 31st, 2006, 10:48 AM
I don't think that really counts as an ad if your are a member of the ring. I could be mistaken though, but I always thought that just showed that you were a member of the mentioned ring.

TV, Radio, ETC, I see what you mean now. All forms of communication have some form of advertising. Its just not always easy to find.

carlsson
October 31st, 2006, 03:06 PM
Anyway, if you spot one spammer posting 10 messages, I'm sure the mods only need one report about the user, not one for each message you spot (unless they originate from different users, of course).

Terry Yager
October 31st, 2006, 04:45 PM
At what point are we allowed to begin considering the spam reports as spam? I had eight in my inbox today, reporting the same two posts...

Suggestion: Before reporting the post, check the 'Views'. If it has been viewed a few times, you're probably safe in assuming it's already been reported by someone. Tnx.

--T