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post #1 of 41 Old 01-29-2015, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Geez you guys!

If all of us would use those products that keep coming up in those posts you guys report, even though none of their narratives make any sense when you read them, we'd have the most buff bodies, smoothest skin, nicest hair, best teeth, strongest vision, and youthful attitudes ever. What's wrong with you guys?:roll eyes:

Don't worry, they're all getting the one touch ban and clean treatment.

I'm pretty much retired from the forum thing, but I check in every now and then.
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There seems to be two or three a day..and they always seem to post in the early hours of the morning..as if that will make any difference!

I have seen spam posts come up *while I was on the forum*!
I could then delete the post and ban the user within seconds!
I love it when that happens..

its not a huge deal to the mods..we can delete and ban very quickly and easily..
only takes a couple clicks of the mouse..
so just keep reporting!

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Reported 2 this morning. They are easy to spot, it's always their first post and always have no replies. I'd report them faster but you have to wait 60 seconds between reports.


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Not sure how this forums software works , so this may not help. On a forum where I was admin / mod / spam chucker ... I could look up the IP address of the poster before banning them . Put the IP into a checker and see where they are located ( china , russia , ukraine were among the most common) and after a few from the same area I could set a block for that IP or even shorten it by a few digits , add a few *** s and cover that area.
I forget the site I used but it was like these :

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It helped slow down some of the most frequent ones at least.
Another thing that helped even more was adding a simple question to the sign up process .
Silly as it sounds , something like
What does a snow blower blow ?
Just enough to make the broad spectrum spammers not bother . They spam thousands of forums / day , any inconvenience on a single forum makes it not worth their time .

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I make a point of sending a thank you to the person reporting so they feel good for reporting it and also so they know something was done.
I'd be a little worried about using wild cards (*) when banning someone as you don't know who else you might be banning too.
When I'm bored I'll search "Stream" or "Streaming" and I usually find someone who deserves the boot! The worst ones for me are the ones that don't add anything to the conversation, every post is a one liner and they only post so they can advertise whatever spam link they have in their signature. Stuff like that gets a permanent ban. But that's just me.

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What surprises me, is that some of the stuff they sell (all of it really) is not something you would expect would be bought like this.
Gee, I am on a snowblower forum and a guy with no posts offers to sell me Viagra from Russia.
Ok, where can I send my money

It must be worth their time but wow, are people really that gullible? Or that desperate?

I own a forum dealing with another subject and its the same thing over there. Its either things to grow your twig, shoes for your feet or electronics.
And its always from overseas.
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Yep, we can look up the IP addresses, and like was said, most of them come from countries that most likely don't even need snowblowers. It's strange, because we rarely see these things over on the lawn mower forum, unless the other admin guys are catching them all before I see them.

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There seems to be two or three a day..and they always seem to post in the early hours of the morning..as if that will make any difference!

I have seen spam posts come up *while I was on the forum*!
I could then delete the post and ban the user within seconds!
I love it when that happens..

its not a huge deal to the mods..we can delete and ban very quickly and easily..
only takes a couple clicks of the mouse..
so just keep reporting!

thanks,
Scot
I think maybe it's their afternoon or evening time. Probably from the other side of the globe and are getting paid in smoked herrings to post this junk.

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