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Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by Weasel640 » August 27th, 2016, 6:26 am

I just reported 6 Spam posts.

They had all been previously viewed 3 or more times. Why aren't people reporting these immediately? It's easy to report spam just click the "!" in the lower right hand corner of the post.

There seems to have been a huge increase in Spam in the last 6 or so months. What is the reason for this increase? How can this be stopped or slowed down?
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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by Curly1 » August 27th, 2016, 9:30 am

+1 I reported a bunch yesterday also that had views on them.

I would guess that the current forum application may need updating to combat the bot spammers from being able to sign up and post.

Not much you can do if it is a human registering.
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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by chestertnted » August 27th, 2016, 5:17 pm

Norm....kill this freaking spam.
It really throws me off.
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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by normsutton » August 29th, 2016, 1:25 pm

I bet in the last 3 weeks I've band 8 people and detected 40 to 50 spam post

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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by Curly1 » August 29th, 2016, 3:43 pm

Looks like the forum got an upgrade?
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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by normsutton » August 29th, 2016, 3:55 pm

Gary
yes it did , to help with all the spam we been getting lately ,
supposedly , now if gets tag as spam I get notified with and email directly


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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by Ketchman » August 29th, 2016, 3:59 pm

looks good norm. Nice job. :mrgreen:
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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by normsutton » August 29th, 2016, 4:11 pm

I didn't do it DF did it

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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by dfunk » August 29th, 2016, 8:33 pm

I know the spam is a major issue, and to be honest, the forum software was several releases behind. Today it has been upgraded and patched to the latest version, eliminating some major bugs, and hopefully curbing some of the spam we see.

This upgrade was a breaking change to our old theme - meaning, all of the visual elements that had existed before we're compatible with the new software. It's something that's been on my plate for awhile now, though, and I had just enough time to backup/install and visually tweak it just enough for it to still look like home.

As always, thank you to Norm and PapaBear, and thanks to everyone who frequents the forum - this is by far one of the friendliest forums out there!

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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by chestertnted » August 29th, 2016, 9:32 pm

If you stop the spam, there is a God!
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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by Curly1 » August 29th, 2016, 11:28 pm

Great job on a seamless upgrade!
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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by Ketchman » August 30th, 2016, 12:44 am

+2 on the seamless part of the level up! Thanks DF. Nice work.
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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by normsutton » September 8th, 2016, 6:35 am

I been getting the notifications of the flag spamers in my emails , love it , also been able to delete all the spam's , with out any problems , thanks DF ,

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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by manicmechanic » September 9th, 2016, 12:50 pm

Good job everyone! !

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Re: Why All The Spam Recently?

Post by Weasel640 » September 13th, 2016, 6:26 am

People still are not reporting the Spam. This afternoon I reported 6 Spam threads that all had more than 9 views. It also seems like a lot of these have to do with shoes. Nike, New Balance, Adidas, etc.
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