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Posted: 23 October 2012 04:26 PM   [ # 16 ]
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Quite a bit of spam today. I was afraid this would happen, as the season winds down the mods only check the board once a day or so and the spammers will take over.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 07:50 PM   [ # 17 ]
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BBK - 23 October 2012 04:26 PM

Quite a bit of spam today. I was afraid this would happen, as the season winds down the mods only check the board once a day or so and the spammers will take over.

Im on here multiple times a night. But my hours are a little different then the rest. So bare with me.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 08:21 PM   [ # 18 ]
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Guess twitch knocked em out. I just logged on for the first time today and had a message about them. Sorry normaly Im on as soon as I get up and a few times through out the day.

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Posted: 29 October 2012 02:03 PM   [ # 19 ]
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Hey guys, i’m looking at some all new spam busting tools as well, there is hope! I log in to ban the members and their IP address’ as well regularly, but i am working towards a more permanent solution, i assure you!

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Posted: 01 November 2012 01:29 PM   [ # 20 ]
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I have changed some settings as far as member registration to help this issue. I also can randomize the URL that you travel to when registering, manually. So i can set that to a custom word and change it every few weeks, which i just did. Please let me know if the spam starts to lessen.

I can also set member registration to be by Administrator acceptance only, if the Admins, including myself, are up for that.

We’ll keep working to make this a great forum. thanks for your patience.

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Posted: 02 November 2012 11:19 AM   [ # 21 ]
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afilius - 01 November 2012 01:29 PM

I have changed some settings as far as member registration to help this issue. I also can randomize the URL that you travel to when registering, manually. So i can set that to a custom word and change it every few weeks, which i just did. Please let me know if the spam starts to lessen.

I can also set member registration to be by Administrator acceptance only, if the Admins, including myself, are up for that.

We’ll keep working to make this a great forum. thanks for your patience.

Andy, I logged on and deleted 5 or 6 accounts this morning. I’m sure Miller will be online later and will delete another group this afternoon.
If the spam doesnt lessen, then I have no problem having to accept new members before they can post.

 

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Posted: 02 November 2012 12:04 PM   [ # 22 ]
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I would like to give all the admins a great big “Thank You!!” for your diligence in resolving all of the website idiosyncrasies’.

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Posted: 02 November 2012 01:22 PM   [ # 23 ]
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Im about to do a little cleaning now, now I saw one but wanted to see what was going on in here first.

Im with twitch, I have no problem helping approve new members.

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Posted: 02 November 2012 05:22 PM   [ # 24 ]
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I’m with twitch and Dinkmaster, I have no problem helping to approve new members.

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Posted: 10 November 2012 03:24 PM   [ # 25 ]
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Good to know. Are we still having issues with spam? I haven’t seen much lately, but i can still change for admin’s to approve new members if that is preferred.

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Posted: 10 November 2012 03:33 PM   [ # 26 ]
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I say I delete close to 10 a day. Dont know about the others.

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Posted: 12 November 2012 01:55 PM   [ # 27 ]
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afilius - 10 November 2012 03:24 PM

Good to know. Are we still having issues with spam? I haven’t seen much lately, but i can still change for admin’s to approve new members if that is preferred.

andy.

I’ve already deleted 9 or 10 today. I say from now on we approve new members.
Deleting the spam isnt much work, however, some of the threads I delete are viewed dozens of times before I get to them. Im afraid that eventually some members will click on the links included in the posts.

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Posted: 14 November 2012 07:51 PM   [ # 28 ]
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I took out several this morning and just logged back on and rembered to count. Knocked out 12 in one setting. So I dont think the spam isnt a issue as much as we have been able to stay on top of it.

Maybe we could locate these punks and give a knock on their doors with some 2x4’s and ball bats? :D

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Posted: 14 November 2012 08:08 PM   [ # 29 ]
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Dink Master - 14 November 2012 07:51 PM

I took out several this morning and just logged back on and rembered to count. Knocked out 12 in one setting. So I dont think the spam isnt a issue as much as we have been able to stay on top of it.

Maybe we could locate these punks and give a knock on their doors with some 2x4’s and ball bats? :D

I thought your doctor told you no more mob beatings? cheese

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Posted: 15 November 2012 05:36 PM   [ # 30 ]
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twitch - 12 November 2012 01:55 PM

Deleting the spam isnt much work, however, some of the threads I delete are viewed dozens of times before I get to them. Im afraid that eventually some members will click on the links included in the posts.

I usually click on them so they’ll show up as read, I’m betting that’s what a lot of their views are. Although I don’t do that much anymore since I found the “Mark all as read” link at the top of the main forum page.

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