Spam on this site


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Almost daily, when I open this site, I see many posts of obvious spam. This is quickly dealt with by the staff. A lot of it is in Chinese characters, some with just symbols.
As it is so frequent it occurs to me that it could be a nasty minded new member who has had his feathers ruffled? But, presumably, there are ways to check this.
 
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Ian has been working on it for days.
The problem is, that it's like playing whack-a-mole.
Knock one down and another pops up.
He's hard at work searching for a more permanent solution.
 

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Yep, we're working on getting this one nailed down - it's the most problematic spam attack I've ever seen. I don't want to say too much in public, as they'll see this - but we're getting there :).
 
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I do wish that we could discuss this but I understand the reluctance. I am a moderator on another site and the recent spam (for about 1 1/2 months) has been horrendous. Most of it has been from offshore and much of it has been porn.

I just noticed the date on the preceeding post. I guess you have been successfull because I have not witnessed any here..
 
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I have to congratulate the mods and admins here as they doing a very fine job in preventing this and if something gets through then they respond to reports very quickly and remove such unwanted posts....
 
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I do wish that we could discuss this but I understand the reluctance. I am a moderator on another site and the recent spam (for about 1 1/2 months) has been horrendous. Most of it has been from offshore and much of it has been porn.

I just noticed the date on the preceeding post. I guess you have been successfull because I have not witnessed any here..
If you need any tips on how to prevent it on the forum you're a mod on, I'm happy to help via PM (just not on the public forum where the spammers can see it) :).
 
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If you need any tips on how to prevent it on the forum you're a mod on, I'm happy to help via PM (just not on the public forum where the spammers can see it) :).
Thank you for the offer. I may be in touch if we can't get this under control.
 
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