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Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« on: 09 July, 2020, 06:57:00 AM »
For the mods: as we are undergoing a barrage of spam flack at the moment, what are we supposed to do? Do you need us to report this stuff as it appears so you can delete individual messages and users, or are you combing the forum as a matter of course and it's all in hand?

I notice some is disappearing, so thanks for that! Good luck as you go over the top into spam mans land.

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #1 on: 09 July, 2020, 07:30:52 AM »
For the mods: as we are undergoing a barrage of spam flack at the moment, what are we supposed to do? Do you need us to report this stuff as it appears so you can delete individual messages and users, or are you combing the forum as a matter of course and it's all in hand?

I notice some is disappearing, so thanks for that! Good luck as you go over the top into spam mans land.

SBT

Yeah I was wondering about this. I did start reporting them but then wondered as I started to see things disappearing that they were probably all 'We know already leave us alone so we can sort it' so stopped.

Seemed to be in hand last night be noticed a few more this morning.

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #2 on: 09 July, 2020, 07:36:33 AM »
Exactly the same here, Colin. I've been reporting all- but then saw them disappearing and thought it all under control- but back this morning. Dont want to overwhelm the lovely mods, but dont knowing they need the reports or not. Clarification would be appreciated.

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #3 on: 09 July, 2020, 09:08:39 AM »
Aye, 'tis a pain in the robo-derriere.

I think we are currently clear - they do like resurrecting old threads, don't they?

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #4 on: 09 July, 2020, 09:24:58 AM »
Aye, 'tis a pain in the robo-derriere.

I think we are currently clear - they do like resurrecting old threads, don't they?

Whoops you spoke to soon. There's some very Original Art in the 2000ad Original Art thread alas!

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #5 on: 09 July, 2020, 09:41:32 AM »
As with anything else, please report stuff that needs removing.

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #6 on: 09 July, 2020, 09:46:33 AM »
As with anything else, please report stuff that needs removing.

I've only seen mention of this stuff second-hand, so you and the rest of the admin team are doing sterling work removing it all!

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #7 on: 09 July, 2020, 10:00:11 AM »
As with anything else, please report stuff that needs removing.

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #8 on: 09 July, 2020, 10:21:45 AM »
There's this Nigerian prince who wants to reprot Vialis pills at low, low priecs.

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #9 on: 09 July, 2020, 10:28:56 AM »
As with anything else, please report stuff that needs removing.

Excellent stuff - will continue to do so and thanks to you Mods for wombling the forum!

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #10 on: 09 July, 2020, 10:35:51 AM »
p.s. the reason why spam and phishing emails contain so many 'typos' - clue: they're not typos, they're put there on purpose.

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #11 on: 09 July, 2020, 10:38:16 AM »
...thanks to you Mods for wombling the forum!

I'm pretty sure there was a link to that. "See red-hot mods wombling the forum hard!"

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #12 on: 09 July, 2020, 12:18:47 PM »
just wait to see how long that takes to show up in the Damage Report!

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #13 on: 09 July, 2020, 01:13:38 PM »
...thanks to you Mods for wombling the forum!

I'm pretty sure there was a link to that. "See red-hot mods wombling the forum hard!"

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Re: Spam, pornspam, and morespam
« Reply #14 on: 09 July, 2020, 02:15:53 PM »
Arh I remember the days when being a womble on Wimbledon Common and picking things up was a thing of innocence...