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ATTENTION TO MODERATORS - SPAMMERS AT WORK!

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ATTENTION TO MODERATORS - SPAMMERS AT WORK!
Posted by hct728 on Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:13 AM

I can't seem to find the way to report abuse, as spammers are bringing up old posts and replying with harmful links to their websites.  See one response here:  http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/announcements/f/2/t/122874.aspx

Many of these have joined in January 2017, so this is new

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    February, 2016
Posted by Plowboy on Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:20 AM

I think Jim's the only one. I've been reporting the spam and suggested banning those people and their IP addresses. To report abuse, click on the little yellow triangle symbol with the exclamation point inside it in the lower left hand corner of the post. Are there any moderators here besides Jim?

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, January 30, 2017 7:05 AM

As far as I know, Jim Haught may be the only moderator for the forum.  The other moderator that I knew was Notlezah and he may have left the forum many years ago.  Mr. Haught does have his hands full between the magazine and the forum an the best we can do is to keep reporting the spammers and he'll try to ban them when he can.

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Posted by jhaught on Monday, January 30, 2017 8:31 AM

This has been accelerating since the first of the year. Appreciate the heads-up, and I'm catching what I can.

Jim Haught

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, February 04, 2017 12:09 PM

Sean015 and Chancellor are spamming all over the site. I just reported both of them.

"I'm just here for the entertainment."- George Carlin

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:52 PM

Just found fresh spam, now showing up in the gallery comments.

"I'm just here for the entertainment."- George Carlin

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Posted by jhaught on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:53 AM

Thanks for the heads-up.

Jim Haught

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:18 PM

You're very welcome. I'm all for legitimate advertising, but they're infesting the board and making no contribution. Same thing is happening on Youtube a lot as well.

"I'm just here for the entertainment."- George Carlin

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