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Giblet
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Where they in 'sixes'?

The Chinese ones that have been a problem always come in sixes. It actually makes them quite easy to spot.
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Richard
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There were 3, advertising the usual TV shows.

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zonk
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spam attack again( by LoveIshq )
Last edited by zonk on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Richard
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They disappeared as if by magic ;)

Giblet
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Too speedy, I was only able to delete one.
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JohnsonsEvilTwin
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Do these imbeciles who post not get it?

They are driving people AWAY from the product theyre promoting....
More could have been done.
David Purley

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zonk
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good job!!!

bhall
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It's not spam-related, but, is it just me or have the very tech-oriented members left?

Did the charlatans - like me, I admit it - finally run them off for good?

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WhiteBlue
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We are still getting SPAM coming through. Perhaps we could use the SPAM notices of members to suppress further SPAM from new accounts:

If a members sends a Spam notice to the moderators it could execute an automatic check if the spamming account is new. If it is, it could provisionally block the new account until a moderator has checked the issue.

I believe that most SPAM is notified to the moderators within seconds or minutes of being posted. Such an automatic block would prevent many spammers from posting multiple threads.
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Ganxxta
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Something new around here... Contend based SPAM -.-
Now they are spamming with so called "free" live stream links for malaysia gp.

None of them are free, it also is not right to open 5 threads to advertise them.
I reported as much as I could...

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Steven
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Sorry for the enormous amount of spam guys.
In fact the spammers grinded the server to a halt, overloading it completely.

Current spamusers were deleted, and the spamfilter has been adjusted to catch all live stream posts as well.

chepoi
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Tomba wrote:Sorry for the enormous amount of spam guys.
In fact the spammers grinded the server to a halt, overloading it completely.

Current spamusers were deleted, and the spamfilter has been adjusted to catch all live stream posts as well.
banned them from this forum....... and i think 99% agree with me

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Pierce89
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Tomba wrote:Sorry for the enormous amount of spam guys.
In fact the spammers grinded the server to a halt, overloading it completely.

Current spamusers were deleted, and the spamfilter has been adjusted to catch all live stream posts as well.
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Giblet
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My computer is apart right now and moderating posts from an
iPhone in a basement with intermittent 3G data connection weren't doing me any favors.
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I think I broke a record assembling a PC from scratch.

25 minutes, MOBO, CPU, PSU, RAM, SSD, and 2 HD's in RAID.
Before I do anything I ask myself “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing. - Dwight Schrute