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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
SPAM with my Coffee
Posted by TarheelRick on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 3:41 AM

I am not trying to open old wounds with this post.  I am on here every morning around 4 a.m. before getting ready for work.  It appears I have reported at least two spammers, sometimes more, every morning.   Just wondering where the hole is that allows them on the site?

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Posted by TonyO on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:53 AM

Either the report function no longer works or the person getting the report doesn't care. Maybe a little of both I suppose. Stop wasting your time, nobody seems to be  doing anything about the reports anyway so why bother.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:50 AM

TonyO
...so why bother.

Purely for sport.

Que the Vikings: "Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam ..."

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Posted by Robby DeGraff on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:53 AM

Just wiped a bunch of spam and banned many. Hopefully this helps.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:09 PM

What I really want to know is why this site has a problem and FSM does not. If I am correct sign up for both is the same and they use the same server. I cant help but wonder if it isn't some gnome from another forum to be un named causing trouble.

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Posted by Plowboy on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:26 PM

What annoys me almost as much as the spam is the people who make replies announcing that they have reported the spam bumping the thread back to the top of the page. Report it and ignore it. It'll eventually go away again.

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Posted by TonyO on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:21 PM

midnightprowler

What I really want to know is why this site has a problem and FSM does not. If I am correct sign up for both is the same and they use the same server. I cant help but wonder if it isn't some gnome from another forum to be un named causing trouble.

 

FSM also requires that posts made by new members be approved by a moderator before it shows on the forum. Granted, FSM also has a moderator (Elizabeth) and we don't, but I think it may be a good move to implement the same practice here until other arrangements can be made. At least it would keep the spammers away.

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Posted by TonyO on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:23 PM

Plowboy

What annoys me almost as much as the spam is the people who make replies announcing that they have reported the spam bumping the thread back to the top of the page. Report it and ignore it. It'll eventually go away again.

 

Good point, I agree

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, October 19, 2018 4:02 AM

TonyO

 

 
midnightprowler

What I really want to know is why this site has a problem and FSM does not. If I am correct sign up for both is the same and they use the same server. I cant help but wonder if it isn't some gnome from another forum to be un named causing trouble.

 

 

 

FSM also requires that posts made by new members be approved by a moderator before it shows on the forum. Granted, FSM also has a moderator (Elizabeth) and we don't, but I think it may be a good move to implement the same practice here until other arrangements can be made. At least it would keep the spammers away.

 

Ah, that makes sense. 

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by OldTallDad on Friday, October 19, 2018 11:22 AM

In the absence of a moderator, how about a delay of X days (after joining) before you can post?

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Posted by TarheelRick on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 3:35 AM

Two more this AM, reported but did not respond to Spammer.

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Posted by Plowboy on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:55 AM

I've said it before that I hate to give up on this forum. But, I'm now there. The powers that be (not Mark and Robby) seem to be content with allowing this forum to run adrift until it hits ground. So, I think I'll go ahead and jump ship now. I hope you guys get this place straightened out at some point. What amazes me is SA puts out the best magazine. But, has the worst forum. MCM puts out a magazine on occasion and still has a better forum. Go figure.

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Posted by Robby DeGraff on Monday, October 29, 2018 3:49 PM
I'm currently working with IT to try and enable that. Fine Scale Modeler has that on their forum, we're figuring out how to replicate it on ours.
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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Monday, November 12, 2018 6:59 AM

Reported several more this morning, some even posting their hyperlink in Hebrew.  Also noticed a couple which were reported last week are still up.  The hunt is exciting, but the result is getting quite boring.

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