SPAM posts

Discussion in 'Feedback & Help' started by kyber, Apr 26, 2005.

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  1. kyber

    kyber UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    There seems to be an increase in spam posts. Might I suggest disallowing a new member to post anywhere other than Introductions and lifting the restriction once they have posting something in introductions and had at least two responses.

    Stuart
     
    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: kyber Member since: Mar 3, 2004
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  2. Webstuff

    Webstuff UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I was about to start a thread to complain about the same thing. I have nothing against people putting business ideas forward, but we're only one step away from "Send 1 dollar to each of the people on this list..." type posts.
     
    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: Webstuff Member since: Apr 11, 2005
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  3. SillyJokes

    SillyJokes UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I reckon we should hex 'em. I'm sure we have a member who can help with spells.

    The best thing about making a curse on someone is they pretend they aren't bothered, but deep down it starts nagging at them until they fall apart with the worry.

    So here goes,

    Spammers, should you trouble us with your get rich schemes I shall call upon dark forces to undermine your every effort.
     
    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: SillyJokes Member since: Jul 26, 2004
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  4. Rob Holmes

    Rob Holmes UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    How nice.

    Can't the posts just get deleted - it keeps the board a bit clearer ?

    Rob
     
    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: Rob Holmes Member since: Mar 23, 2005
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  5. Webstuff

    Webstuff UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well... its an idea, but hexing sounds good too. Prolific spammers can be reported to their web / email hosts, or ISP's, especially for running fraudulant or "shady pyramid" schemes. You've been warned people.
     
    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: Webstuff Member since: Apr 11, 2005
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  6. BMS

    BMS UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I like the hex idea..........

    Didn't we have a guy on here who set up a businees selling charms,chrystals etc.........can't remember his name but he had a cracking website.......

    Hell my brain is fried and it's only Tuesday.
     
    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: BMS Member since: Mar 25, 2005
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  7. Rob Holmes

    Rob Holmes UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: Rob Holmes Member since: Mar 23, 2005
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  8. 10 Yetis

    10 Yetis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi all,

    I am guessing Ozzy will be on to give his thoughts shortly.

    I kow the idea of reducing a persons ability to post in other places on the forum has been discussed previously and up until now it has been decided to avoid going down that route as we want to get people involved and engaging on the forum straight away (there is nothing quite as frustrating as having something relelvent to post but not being allowed to post it due to restrictions).

    I think the removal of spam comes back to Ozz, Alan (alpha) and I as Noderators to remove as quickly as possible. I know I have been absent for a few days due to client pitches and visits and not been able to check as often as possible but I will try to be a bit more pro-active.

    Maybe it is cos I am a softy at heart (or want to see the good in people :) ) but alot of the spam or odd messages i leave for a while in case the author didn't realise what type of forum we are and will change once they look around.

    hmm... yeah, I will have to review that train of thought. :D

    Anyway, Don't want to speak on behalf of the other Noderators, but i personally will make a greater effort to check and delete spam more quickly.

    p.s. Don't encourage Alan to become more aggressive, we will have no members left :lol:
     
    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: 10 Yetis Member since: Nov 3, 2004
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  9. maddyminx

    maddyminx UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: maddyminx Member since: Apr 19, 2005
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  10. maddyminx

    maddyminx UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    erm ... you can see Im a newbie .... can't even get the quote thing right!
    :oops:

    Maddy
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    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: maddyminx Member since: Apr 19, 2005
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  11. 10 Yetis

    10 Yetis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    ah well, at least you made an effort, that is all that matters....
    plus I am Andy, not Alan. :)
     
    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: 10 Yetis Member since: Nov 3, 2004
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  12. Webstuff

    Webstuff UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    hehe :p That was my best read of the day
     
    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: Webstuff Member since: Apr 11, 2005
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  13. kyber

    kyber UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I am with you Andy on wanting to give people a little breathing space in case of mistakes but I am not sure we have the balance right at the moment.

    Stuart
     
    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: kyber Member since: Mar 3, 2004
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  14. maddyminx

    maddyminx UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    ah well I aim to please webstuff lol and thanks for pointing out how clearly unobservational I am ANDY! :oops: :oops:

    Maddy
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    Posted: Apr 26, 2005 By: maddyminx Member since: Apr 19, 2005
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  15. Ozzy

    Ozzy UKBF Founder Full Member - Verified Business

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    Spam is a concern for any public forum, not just this one. The only real way to cut it down is for moderators to delete it as quickly as possible.

    The no posts until you do an intro is likely to be switched on, as at least that gives one most likely place for the spam to end up - easier to moderate ;)

    There is a couple of new features and pages to come onto this forum in the next couple of weeks, including a "How to use the forums" section. Once that is here I think putting in the no posts until an intro will be more appropriate.

    We're trying to keep the forums as clean as possible, but as they get busier they attract more spammers - its the nature of the beast :(
     
    Posted: Apr 27, 2005 By: Ozzy Member since: Feb 9, 2003
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  16. Alpha

    Alpha UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    I think Maddy got it right first time Andy :D

    Stuart I thought that I had got rid of most spam posts pretty quickly and certainly within half a day.

    How quick do you want us to be :)

    As Andy says we have to try and give them a chance......................NOT.
     
    Posted: Apr 27, 2005 By: Alpha Member since: Feb 16, 2004
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  17. VeryMark

    VeryMark UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    ...... someone called for a dark force?
     
    Posted: Apr 28, 2005 By: VeryMark Member since: Sep 20, 2004
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  18. 10 Yetis

    10 Yetis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I am slightly scared by the route this is taking! :?

    Lets welcome everyone with open arms
    (and then feed them to Alan and Crossguard if they step out of line!) :lol:

    p.s.
    Check out Alan and his own personal SLA!

    I can never spot the bl**dy stuff, let alone delete it in half a day. :)
     
    Posted: Apr 28, 2005 By: 10 Yetis Member since: Nov 3, 2004
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  19. kyber

    kyber UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Moderators, please delete Andy's post, it is obviously spam.
     
    Posted: Apr 28, 2005 By: kyber Member since: Mar 3, 2004
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  20. Ozzy

    Ozzy UKBF Founder Full Member - Verified Business

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    ROFL - Can you imagine Andy and Alan in a debate over whether to delete a post or not? ;)
     
    Posted: Apr 29, 2005 By: Ozzy Member since: Feb 9, 2003
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