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Murf June 11th, 2015 09:11 PM

Attention Spammers
 
We are tired of all the Spammers, posting useless stuff. This is a computer help forum not a place to post crap about world affairs, music, things in the news, blah blah blah. If it isn't computer related and posted in one of the computer forums, your post will be removed immediately. You will also be banned from this forum. Take note; there are other forums to post that crap, go there. If this is all you have to do, then suggest you find another hobby.

IPR512 June 11th, 2015 10:53 PM

Thanks for that Murf.
I'm about ready to quit reading, and posting here, because of all that crap.

renegade600 June 11th, 2015 11:10 PM

I bet the bots will not pay attention to the warning :-) At least it is easy to know which is spam and which is help by the title of the post.

smurfy June 12th, 2015 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by renegade600 (Post 1284958)
I bet the bots will not pay attention to the warning :-) At least it is easy to know which is spam and which is help by the title of the post.

Really?
Sure, most of the Chinese bots we are inundated with at the moment are easy to spot (we're actually blocking a lot of them as they register, before they even post the spam) but there's still a lot of subtle stuff getting through, some of which is performed by humans rather that bots.

Mishy has blocked several Chinese IP ranges to try and reduce the flow but at the moment, I must admit it feels like we are fighting a losing battle.

zipulrich June 12th, 2015 02:18 AM

我们已经厌倦的所有的垃圾邮件发送者,张贴无用东西。 这是一个计算机帮助论坛不是一个胡言乱语后,对世界事务、音乐,在新闻中,blah blah blah。 如果没有计算机相关和张贴在其中一台电脑论坛,您的帖子将被立即删除。 您也将被禁止在这个论坛。 注意到;还有其他论坛,开机自检,令人奇怪的是,走到那一步。 如果这是您所要做的一切,然后建议您找到另一个嗜好。

That might help :) Translated to Chinese :laugh::D

IPR512 June 12th, 2015 02:28 AM

I agree with Zip. :D
I just don't understand how another computer help forum whose name begins with B, and gets much more action than this one seems to be able to control spam. I'm not a member there, but I do read some of the posts, and I've never seen a spam post there.

lufbra June 13th, 2015 05:36 PM

Can't adding links to posts be turned off for new members, until they've reached so many posts?

IPR512 June 13th, 2015 06:05 PM

Something definitely needs to be done, because it's at the point where there are at least twenty five of the damn things posted every hour. This forum is beginning to look like it's been abandoned except for spammers.
It's going to come to a point where the paying subscribers here are going to get disgusted, and leave.

renegade600 June 13th, 2015 08:47 PM

looks like this thread has created a backlash...

smurfy June 13th, 2015 11:42 PM

No, I just went on strike for 24 hours to give you some idea how much work we are doing to keep that **** off the forums.

MishY June 14th, 2015 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IPR512 (Post 1284956)
Thanks for that Murf.
I'm about ready to quit reading, and posting here, because of all that crap.

Hi

The mods are doing their very best against an often unimaginable quantity of this spam crap.

I have, along with the mods, instigated some further spam protection methods and we will be checking and acting more aggressively than ever to stop this.

Thanks for your patience.

IPR512 June 14th, 2015 02:27 PM

Thanks MishY.

lufbra June 15th, 2015 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IPR512 (Post 1284972)
I agree with Zip. :D
I just don't understand how another computer help forum whose name begins with B, and gets much more action than this one seems to be able to control spam. I'm not a member there, but I do read some of the posts, and I've never seen a spam post there.

Maybe that forum uses a different form software, one that has better spam features/modifications.

renegade600 June 15th, 2015 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IPR512 (Post 1284972)
I agree with Zip. :D
I just don't understand how another computer help forum whose name begins with B, and gets much more action than this one seems to be able to control spam. I'm not a member there, but I do read some of the posts, and I've never seen a spam post there.

sorry but a bit late to reply. you also have to consider the number of active moderators between the two forums. This one does not seem to have that many any more so there is not someone around the clock that can monitor spam as the others.

IPR512 June 15th, 2015 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lufbra (Post 1285445)
Maybe that forum uses a different form software, one that has better spam features/modifications.

It would be nice if there was better software that could be used here so Smurfy wouldn't have to stay up all night guarding the place. :D


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