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Author Topic: FLOOD OF SPAM POSTS  (Read 2277 times)

Offline AlexNYC

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FLOOD OF SPAM POSTS
« on: March 10, 2014, 09:16:32 PM »
I have noticed several times in recent memory that a new member join this site only to post numerous posts of spam messages flooding these message boards. I recommend that there either be a vetting process before approving new members, or a limitation on the number of posts a new member can post in a day. It's very off putting to visit this site and see it swamped with spam posts. And I'm sure it's very time consuming for the moderators.



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Re: FLOOD OF SPAM POSTS
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 11:32:40 PM »
I have noticed several times in recent memory that a new member join this site only to post numerous posts of spam messages flooding these message boards. I recommend that there either be a vetting process before approving new members, or a limitation on the number of posts a new member can post in a day. It's very off putting to visit this site and see it swamped with spam posts. And I'm sure it's very time consuming for the moderators.


Amen.

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Re: FLOOD OF SPAM POSTS
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 11:35:26 AM »
Many thanks to the mods for cleaning up that mess of spam, multiple times!

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Re: FLOOD OF SPAM POSTS
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 09:12:22 PM »
I believe today is the third day in a row where there is a new member posting spam messages. Is there anything that can be done to screen new members?

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Re: FLOOD OF SPAM POSTS
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 07:44:31 AM »
Spam now deleted.

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Re: FLOOD OF SPAM POSTS
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 11:14:34 AM »
Looks like we're being invaded again.  The Classified boards are being hit particularly hard and I feel sorry for anyone who's made a legitimate post lately--they're getting buried.

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Re: FLOOD OF SPAM POSTS
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 11:39:22 AM »
Looks like we're being invaded again.  The Classified boards are being hit particularly hard and I feel sorry for anyone who's made a legitimate post lately--they're getting buried.

And they are getting smarter, instead of all by one author, he/she/it is doing it as individual accounts (unless they are spoofed)

Unfortunately the board settings only allow you to report one at a time, so I've given up
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Re: FLOOD OF SPAM POSTS
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 04:08:48 PM »
I'll send the admin a note.

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Re: FLOOD OF SPAM POSTS
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 05:02:23 PM »
Perhaps (not sure if possible) manual approval of new members?  :shocked:

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Re: FLOOD OF SPAM POSTS
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2014, 03:14:50 AM »
Hi all!

I'm looking into how these spam bots are getting accounts registered so easily. Still haven't figured it out. Thanks for your patience. :)


 

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