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Posted: 25 July 2013 02:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Travis Smith - 24 July 2013 10:13 PM

Email reaches me pretty well, CharlesT smile My work number is 604-408-5722, though.

And yeah, I do see some spammers still. Arghh.  I can also see we’ve blocked about 94 spam registrations so far today…. so that’s an improvement, I suppose.

I’ve added a few links that might make it easier to get rid of spam members…

And I found the other themes and added them, though the extra banning links are just in the main forum templates.

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They are still here, bad as before. They have not slowed down.

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Posted: 29 July 2013 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Travis, thanks very much for addressing this issue.  Spammers have slowed down dramatically now.  Before there were something like 500 posts over a weekend, now there are less than 5, which is very manageable. 

Forum member CRenee has volunteered to help out with spam removal- thanks so much for sharing the load!  We may not have perfect coverage but it should generally be better on days when I am away from the forums.

Here’s what forum members can do to help:  the way the forums are set up it is easy for us to find newly posted spam.  However, sometimes spammers post comments which do not have links or commercial content, so they don’t break any rules.  Then they go back days or even weeks later and edit those comments to add commercial links.  If forum members happen to come across a comment that looks like it could be one of these, please click on the button (upper right) that says “Report” so that it comes to our attention.

Thanks, everyone for patiently waiting out the spam fix.  smile

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Posted: 29 July 2013 02:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Thank you CRenee for helping out!  We appreciate your positive action smile!

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Posted: 29 July 2013 06:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Julie - 29 July 2013 08:33 AM

However, sometimes spammers post comments which do not have links or commercial content, so they don’t break any rules.  Then they go back days or even weeks later and edit those comments to add commercial links.

That’s pretty clever. I still think it’d be easy to write code to detect a spam post. Most of the ones I’ve seen here are very long and don’t have paragraphs.

It might be useful to disable editing of posts after 24 hours.

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Posted: 29 July 2013 08:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Jeanne - 29 July 2013 02:55 PM

Thank you CRenee for helping out!  We appreciate your positive action smile!

My pleasure Jeanne.  I love this place!! 

 

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Posted: 30 July 2013 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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I’ve added one more possible spam block .. .please let me know if this helps or causes problems. smile

It should cut down mostly on spam member registrations.

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Posted: 10 August 2013 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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Travis, thanks so much for taking care of this!  Spam has been dramatically reduced, from hundreds in a weekend to one or two in a week.

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Posted: 10 August 2013 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Yes, thank you Travis.  It appears down to me also  

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Posted: 13 August 2013 07:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Yeah spam is reduced finally. I don’t have to press “report” so many times anymore :D

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