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Offline AlexNYC

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SPAM MESSAGES
« on: June 08, 2015, 06:36:43 AM »
The last several days there has been a flooding of spam messages across the board. I have sent multiple messages to the moderator each day but so far nothing has been done. Can one of the moderators please follow up?

Thanks.

Offline braun

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 08:08:20 AM »
I saw a post in a foreign language

Offline AlexNYC

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2015, 11:27:40 AM »
Pourquoi?

Offline braun

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2015, 01:42:34 PM »
I don't even know what language it was.  They were selling viagra

Offline 28Grand

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2015, 02:21:55 PM »
Sorry, I was busy this weekend as I suspect most of the other mods were as well. I think I've deleted them all now.


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Offline AlexNYC

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2015, 04:17:39 PM »
Thanks 28Grand.

There are pages of spam posts left in the Business Listings area.

Offline Starwind51

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2015, 06:34:20 PM »
If you have spam lasting longer than 4 hours...


We still have spam.

Offline LaoWombat

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2015, 10:56:10 PM »
I thought that some of the regulars must have had their accounts hijacked because the posters were listed as senator, mayor etc.  Then I realized that the flood of posts just automatically elevated them to that level. 

It certainly seems as though the mods have at least temporarily lost control.  On some forums newbies are moderated until they demonstrate that they are not bots, but I don't know if that is feasible here.

Perhaps if the forum were nuked from orbit...<grin>
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Offline sorabji

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2015, 11:16:35 PM »
Had to remove astorians.com from my RSS feed of Astoria/LIC sites. It was completely drowned in spam.  :lipsrsealed:

Offline Starwind51

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2015, 12:59:03 AM »
Image result for spam funny

Offline mm

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2015, 09:39:49 AM »
Thanks 28Grand.

There are pages of spam posts left in the Business Listings area.

Spam is business?

Offline daisy

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2015, 08:18:26 PM »
I'll try to contact the board owner.

Offline AlexNYC

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2015, 10:56:21 AM »
There are still literally hundreds of spam posts in the Business section.

Offline daisy

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2015, 09:52:58 AM »
Unfortunately, I am unable to delete the spam posts since they are done under a guest account.  I have contacted the board owner to alert them.

Offline AJTNYC

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Re: SPAM MESSAGES
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2015, 12:46:28 PM »
Unfortunately, I am unable to delete the spam posts since they are done under a guest account.  I have contacted the board owner to alert them.


I was able to delete the posts.  Please let me know if I missed anything.  I'll PM you Daisy.


 

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