CONSTANT Spammers!

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CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by charlie6017 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:36 pm

This is more for the people whom have spent countless time over the years battling spammers: I'm just
venting. I have deleted 10 Spam messages in the last 6 hours--all from the same person, and obviously
that's just in the forums that I moderate.

I really wish that something would be done to actually stop these spammers, rather than just keep doing what
we have been doing. Constantly deleting messages has been very tedious for a Looooong time!! Just tired of it!!

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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by MEC407 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:07 pm

I feel your pain...
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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by Rockingham Racer » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:37 pm

Thanks to both of you --and other moderators--for the time you spend.

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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by charlie6017 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:52 am

Thanks Rockingham, glad to see it's appreciated.

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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by MEC407 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:38 am

Very appreciated... and big thanks also to Jeff Smith, who deals with this spam crap day in and day out.
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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by Eliphaz » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:08 pm

mods' work is never done, tiresome toil, but not thankless, for what its worth-

Thanks for keeping up with it and maintaining a nice forum.

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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by charlie6017 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:57 pm

I have deleted 42 (FORTY-TWO) spam messages in the moderation queue the last TWO days and
those are just in the forums I moderate! Now Come ON!!! Is anything further going to be done to combat
the spam? Because if not, I really don't want to moderate any more--Evan isn't apparently going to do
anything further because I'm sure he's getting paid for the unique clicks.

Makes me want to vomit!!

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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by charlie6017 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:05 pm

I actually sent Evan a message (actually 4 tweets) via Twitter. I think he may realize I wasn't a
very happy camper. I feel better now though!! :-D

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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by MEC407 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:54 pm

I've currently got 58 messages in the moderation queue for the forums I moderate, and I would guess that at least 57 of them are spam. This is, by far, the worst single-day spam attack I've seen in the almost 10 years I've been a moderator here.
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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by charlie6017 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:05 pm

I have 12 more since the last time I posted here........screw it--I'm not deleting them....at
least not tonight. This is ridiculous.

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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by Aa3rt » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:14 pm

They're everywhere! While my forums haven't been hit too badly, the website that I moderate for our local amateur radio club has been constantly bombarded for about 2 weeks now and I'm sometimes deleting 40 to 50 messages a day with no end in sight!
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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by MEC407 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:08 pm

66 new spam messages in my forums this morning (on top of the 58 I had last night). Gross. And it's not just an inconvenience; it makes it really difficult to find any messages that may be from legitimate new members who are currently under moderation. I'd hate to accidentally delete a valid message because it was lost in the sea of spam. :(
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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by Aa3rt » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:29 pm

Yes, it seems to have picked up overnight, I found about a dozen myself.
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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by charlie6017 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:25 pm

The guy I really feel bad for is Jeff. He's the one that has to delete messages as well as banning/deleting
these spammers. The idiot that owns the site is the one that I blame because I'm sure there are things that
can be done to help alleviate these problems.

Bravo, Evan...........bravo.

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Re: CONSTANT Spammers!

Post by MEC407 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:40 pm

Agreed.

10 new spam messages in my forums just in the past hour.
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