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Posted by mrmike on Friday, October 27, 2017 9:33 AM

The spammers are still posting on the Scale Auto website and something needs to be done!  I know there are no moderators and the editor and his assistant don't have the time to visit the forum like they should.  A change in the sign up process would go a long way to making this forum safer from spammers.

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Posted by Robby DeGraff on Friday, October 27, 2017 1:38 PM

Where on the fourm are you noticing spammers?

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, October 27, 2017 3:46 PM

In the last several years, they generally post in Muscle Cars, all three sections of General Discussion, and Community Announcements. They post something that is akin to broken English and leave a link in their posting.  Sometimes they pull up an old thread that is 5 or more years old and post in that.  They don't start a new thread, just post on existing threads.  They'll post 2-3 times and then they are never heard from again.  I would like to suggest a change to the sign-up procedure might help in preventing spammers from signing up.   

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 27, 2017 7:19 PM

Robby DeGraff
Where on the fourm are you noticing spammers?

How could you miss them?

In the whats new catagory: old school hemi in resin.

In the other models catagory: Wagon r or swift

                                            Best hachback car under 5 lakhs

In the hot rod catagory: Desolate host on mythic bugged

                                       graphics settings keep reseting

                                       poor performance - new computer

                                      How to : claim livestreem platnum prizes

Motorcycle catagory: misterious ticking noise

                               tail/break light issue

                            Bike turns off mid ride and wont turn on.

Muscle car catagory: Towing capability

Diorama catagory: car engine on rare occasions dies after coming off a full....

( that last one got a bit of attention from several of us. )

There are MANY more but I think you get the idea.

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:10 PM

It hasn't even been 24 hour's and there's already a "MASSIVE" spam attack in the  Welcome introduce yourself forum!

Just give me their E- mail and maybe I can waste their time filling up their in-box with pointless memo's on how to remove un-wanted eyebrow hair.

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:47 AM

Send 'em this from me Timmy .... 

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Posted by Zoom Zoom on Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:13 PM
Previously I had used the official "report" link for the spam posts. Nothing whatsoever was done, it's as if the report function goes to nowhere. So I gave up. I did send an email once, but somebody needs to actually receive the reports we send in, otherwise it seems like nobody but the spammers are running the show.
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Posted by Robby DeGraff on Monday, October 30, 2017 11:26 AM

Thank you for pointing these out, we've got a lot going on and I don't have the time to go through the entire forum, multiple times a day, all day. Are you clicking the actual reporting button? Because I'm not seeing anything come through the Moderate section on my account.

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Posted by Zoom Zoom on Monday, October 30, 2017 12:07 PM

Robby DeGraff

Thank you for pointing these out, we've got a lot going on and I don't have the time to go through the entire forum, multiple times a day, all day. Are you clicking the actual reporting button? Because I'm not seeing anything come through the Moderate section on my account.

 

 

Yes, I reported several cases using the report link, and nothing ever happened. Is it possible that the report notices are going to (the now retired) Jim, therefore not getting to anyone?

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, October 30, 2017 12:14 PM

I have also clicked on the reporting button on all the spam posts I listed above.

In the meantime, I hope you dont mind us having some fun with a few of these "Spammer's"........ ( It's our only defense.)

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:08 PM

Pirate

Oh Timmy , you are naughty ! 

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 3:16 PM

Zoom Zoom

 

 
Robby DeGraff

Thank you for pointing these out, we've got a lot going on and I don't have the time to go through the entire forum, multiple times a day, all day. Are you clicking the actual reporting button? Because I'm not seeing anything come through the Moderate section on my account.

 

 

 

 

Yes, I reported several cases using the report link, and nothing ever happened. Is it possible that the report notices are going to (the now retired) Jim, therefore not getting to anyone?

 

I have clicked on the small yellow triangle in the lower left hand corner of the post.  It could be bigger, if it works at all.  I know that there are issues with some aspects of the forum not working or maybe you don't have access to the reporting function.  But at any rate, I am doing my part reporting them if I see them.  But, even I don't venture to all sections of the forum.

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Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:16 AM

Robby DeGraff

Thank you for pointing these out, we've got a lot going on and I don't have the time to go through the entire forum, multiple times a day, all day. Are you clicking the actual reporting button? Because I'm not seeing anything come through the Moderate section on my account.

 

So, are you seeing these yet? In the last two days I, and I'm certain several other forum members as well, have reported each instance of a new attack. If the reporting feature is actually non-functional, please let us know so we can stop wasting our time.

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:00 PM

There seems to be a lot of spamming activity from ankit12121.  This forum is under attack from spammers and something needs to be done!  Admin or moderators, I realize you have a magazine to put together, but please do something about the spammers!

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:28 PM

 I have an "ODD" sinking sensation that we are on our own.

Had any of us behaved like this we would have been banned and all traces of our posts would have been deleated.

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:12 AM

littletimmy

 I have an "ODD" sinking sensation that we are on our own.

Had any of us behaved like this we would have been banned and all traces of our posts would have been deleated.

 

Under the previous "administration" here a comment like this would get you banned for a couple months. Ask me how I know.

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 7:38 PM

And the Spam continue's !

I seem to recall that when I joind this forum, my first post's were " held for review" for a day or so......

Apparentlly SPAMMER'S are "above" this rule...... or doe's anybody hold anything for review anymore ?

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 5:03 PM

littletimmy

And the Spam continue's !

I seem to recall that when I joind this forum, my first post's were " held for review" for a day or so......

Apparentlly SPAMMER'S are "above" this rule...... or doe's anybody hold anything for review anymore ?

 

Hitler had the right idea..

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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:21 PM

Apperently PM ing the spammer doesn't work either.....

But it SURE made me feel better !!!

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, December 28, 2017 5:15 AM

littletimmy

Apperently PM ing the spammer doesn't work either.....

But it SURE made me feel better !!!

 

MischiefLaugh

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, December 29, 2017 8:31 AM

What is it going to take to get Admins to do something about spammers?  I just reported four more postings from a spammer called rack.  Spammers are messing up this forum!

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Posted by mini man on Friday, December 29, 2017 4:15 PM

mrmike

What is it going to take to get Admins to do something about spammers?  I just reported four more postings from a spammer called rack.  Spammers are messing up this forum!

 

just reported him myself,perhaps if we do it in numbers it may sink in!

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, December 29, 2017 8:40 PM

I'm un-decided......

I was about to post something that would have gotten the Administrators attention, and probably gotten myself banned.

It would have "Proved" they were, there but at the same time would have proved they would ban us ..... yet do NOTHING about the spam.

I 'm tired of it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you able to stop the spam ?

Or should I write of Scale Auto like it's written us off ?

PhotoBucket jerked their member's around..... how did that work out ?

If this turns out to be my last post I will miss you all.

I can be found on other "NON-SPAM FILLED" forum's.

 

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 195X on Friday, December 29, 2017 9:34 PM

OR.. and I know it's an irritant, but stick with me here. We as a community, post in this very thread, a link to each spam we find. Admin need only look here for all the links. Spammers get banned and it will take the admin mere minutes to find each one and remove them. This gets us rid of spammers and frees up time for the admin, not having to try and chase them down.

This of course is subject to admin approval, and we would expect that they check for such links at least once or twice a week. Have we a plan?

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, December 30, 2017 10:18 AM

How about starting a new thread entitled Spammers (etc..)

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, December 30, 2017 10:20 AM

littletimmy

I'm un-decided......

I was about to post something that would have gotten the Administrators attention, and probably gotten myself banned.

It would have "Proved" they were, there but at the same time would have proved they would ban us ..... yet do NOTHING about the spam.

I 'm tired of it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you able to stop the spam ?

Or should I write of Scale Auto like it's written us off ?

PhotoBucket jerked their member's around..... how did that work out ?

If this turns out to be my last post I will miss you all.

I can be found on other "NON-SPAM FILLED" forum's.

 

 

Dont leave Timmy!

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, December 30, 2017 10:46 AM

littletimmy

I'm un-decided......

I was about to post something that would have gotten the Administrators attention, and probably gotten myself banned.

It would have "Proved" they were, there but at the same time would have proved they would ban us ..... yet do NOTHING about the spam.

I 'm tired of it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you able to stop the spam ?

Or should I write of Scale Auto like it's written us off ?

PhotoBucket jerked their member's around..... how did that work out ?

If this turns out to be my last post I will miss you all.

I can be found on other "NON-SPAM FILLED" forum's.

 

 

I know it's frustrating Timmy, but if you leave over that the spammers win. Don't give them that satisfaction! Besides... despite ourselves we all kind of like you. :)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, December 30, 2017 5:44 PM

It's not that I want to leave..... They wii have to drag me "kickin and screamin " off of here.

But "SPAM" is my kryptonite ! It send's me into a rage !

sooner or later I'm going to loose my mind and say what  I REALLY THINK !!!

( Holy water and Silver bullit's wont stop me. )

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, December 30, 2017 5:47 PM

195X
despite ourselves we all kind of like you. :)

It's the paint thinner I'm using as cologne, ...  isn't it ?

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, December 30, 2017 6:07 PM

littletimmy

 

 
195X
despite ourselves we all kind of like you. :)

 

It's the paint thinner I'm using as cologne, ...  isn't it ?

 

See that? That right there is why we like you. Your infallible sense of humor. 

 

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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