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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Spammers are at it again!
Posted by mrmike on Friday, October 27, 2017 9:42 AM

The spammers are still posting on the Scale Auto forum 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 here like they should.  A change in the sign up process would help a lot to make this forum safer from spammers.  I've been on this forum for over 12 years and I feel powerless in stopping these spammers, but then there really is nothing that I as a member can do other than to report the spammers and hope for the best.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, October 27, 2017 10:11 AM

I feel your pain, Mike. I really wish that control of this forum would be handed over to someone who cares and has the time to manage it. The seemingly complete abandonment of this forum by magazine staff makes me wonder if the forum is simply being left to die on the vine. The spamming activity makes spending time here less enjoyable and potentially dangerous.

I agree that changes in the signing up process would help. My only fear there is that such changes are a nuisance to valid new members, and frustration with signing up may cause them to seek out another forum, and we need all the new blood we can get. However, something needs to be done.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, October 27, 2017 11:10 AM

Bainford
 

The seemingly complete abandonment of this forum by magazine staff makes me wonder if the forum is simply being left to die on the vine.

I think you hit the nail on the head. Where's the fun when no one cares anymore.

Magazine sales must have died and so we are a ZERO PRIORITY Thumbs Down Pretty sad but life does move on.

I will continue to enjoy the hobby in my little world Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, October 27, 2017 11:27 AM

I wonder if the folks over at Fine Scale Modeler have the same issue?

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, October 27, 2017 12:28 PM

mrmike

I wonder if the folks over at Fine Scale Modeler have the same issue?

 

Interesting question. I used to lurk there years ago but it's been a long time now. I may wonder over later and see how their forum is faring.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    May, 2017
  • From: Douglas AZ>
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 27, 2017 6:25 PM

Bainford
I wonder if the folks over at Fine Scale Modeler have the same issue?

No. We do not. Of the 5 or so forums I belong to, this is the only one that get's hit with spam.

It's not all bad.... Myself and Spencer Mopar Fan have kinda made a "game " of it.

If it's still there check out the motorcycle forum for     A  mysterious ticking noise.

Or in the muscle car;s forum     Towing capabilitys

And who can forget all the fun we had in the diorama forum with the thread: Car engine on rare occasions dies after coming off a full....

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

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