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Spam!

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 1:29 am
by RedCelicaTRD
As most of you have noticed there has been a recent influx of spammers on our board. If you spot a spam post please PM myself or another moderator and we will remove it ASAP.

Thanks!

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 2:42 am
by ___Scott___
I mod a low traffic forum and I've noticed that the faster a spam post gets deleted, the less likely they are to come back to post more spam. So cheers for getting everyone involved to report spam.

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 12:07 pm
by robusk
id barnyfun spam topic on the home page today about ripping dvd s i hope we can filter out these ppl and they all can take off eh lol

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:32 am
by temperacerguy
BWA HA HA HA A spammer, spammed the thread about spam posters!


The guy above me is spam!

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:02 am
by darthripley
^ Deleted post above you.

Please remember everyone the Mods here including myself can only delete Spam posts or delete the threads Spammers start - we can't delete the user account itself so we can just help to keep the forum as clean as possible.

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:06 am
by temperacerguy
can you ban spam accounts? or perhaps change their password so they can't log in?

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:22 am
by darthripley
Mods used to not be able to do any banning but now I am seeing something by the username so I will see if I can do anything other than deleting posts the next time another spammer comes around.

Typically they want to hit the forum with a few posts & then leave. Maybe a bot does it? :shrug:

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:32 am
by underscore
likely some kind of bot, or a person sets up several accounts and sets them to spread out the posts a bit. I've noticed on a local car forum that spam tends to come in waves, usually on similar topics.

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:09 am
by toayoztan
Keri, you should be able to ban. I've been doing that with the spammers (or so I thought i was doing something lol).

If you click on the user's profile, then right next to their name, you'll see [banning], click that, then just click "submit." For spammers/bots, I don't give any reason.

Bryan

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:13 pm
by darthripley
Thanks Bryan. I saw that last nite & wasn't sure if that actually worked for us or not.
I'll be sure to use it with the spammers/bots next time around.

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:25 pm
by BoostedBlueToyotas
Well if this isnt spam then I am not into the philosphy of AC either ....

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=44015

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:18 am
by darthripley
^ deleted all his threads & banned the account so he's gone.

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:24 pm
by BoostedBlueToyotas

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:00 pm
by kn0wledge185
Another one bits the dust

Re: Spam!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:49 pm
by lumbercis
I banned and deleted another one this morning.