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A Note About Spam Posts
« on: March 06, 2012, 09:57:39 PM »
Every so often you may see a spambot get through our filters and a spam message get posted to the forums. So far we have seen mostly nonsensical spam originating from China where various groups are apparently attempting to scatter propaganda and change search rankings maliciously.

DO NOT POST IN SPAM THREADS


If you see a spam post, click the report button. Do nothing else. Do not attempt to argue with the poster or ward them off. In the vast majority of spam cases, the spammer is simply a computer bot that crawls forum sites and creates accounts until it is able to get in and make a post. In any case, responding to spam is simply playing into the objectives of the spammer because it draws attention to their message and bumps it to the top of the forum repeatedly.

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Re: A Note About Spam Posts
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 11:53:08 AM »
didnt want to start another thread....we have spam!  Rube, shave??  just so you know..

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Re: A Note About Spam Posts
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 06:15:59 PM »
Yep, and it seems to be happening again right now. I am humming to bluegrass songs in my head, and picturing the autumn Ozark Mountains, and the next thing I know I am reading about some clinic in China! :o ;)

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Re: A Note About Spam Posts
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2012, 09:20:21 PM »
Okay, I just deleted the two posts and reported the user to SMF.

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Re: A Note About Spam Posts
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 03:53:57 PM »
Thanks Joy. There's another increase in spam attacks going on right now, I deleted about 30 accounts just now.

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Re: A Note About Spam Posts
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 05:45:39 AM »
SPAMMED AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o

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Re: A Note About Spam Posts
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 05:38:10 AM »
We have been SPAMMED!!!

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Re: A Note About Spam Posts
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 05:34:50 AM »
LOL...  pretty bad when i check the site in the morning to check for overnite posying and all there is listed are 3 spam threads,,!!! ::)

Go get 'em!!!!! >:(

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Re: A Note About Spam Posts
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 08:34:58 AM »
Got em!

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Re: A Note About Spam Posts
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012, 08:36:03 AM »
Good job Rube!!!!!

thanks, ;D

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Re: A Note About Spam Posts
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2013, 04:11:09 PM »
Do we have any mods today? I reported several spam posts that were made early this morning; none have been removed.

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Re: A Note About Spam Posts
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2013, 08:17:21 PM »
I just took care of it. Sorry it took so long; been busy enjoying spring break, LOL