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Offline Coil

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Spammers
« on: August 26, 2006, 11:54:57 AM »
It seems we have been getting a bunch of spammers recently. As soon as I see them I delete the threads. If you see a thread click on the the report to Moderator thread and an e-mail will be sent to Wedge and me and whoever sees it first will nuke the thread.

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Re: Spammers
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006, 07:09:37 AM »
Yes indeed, I have nuke two myself.  Please send email or PM to myself or Coil and we will take care of that kind of crap straight away!

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Re: Spammers
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2006, 11:10:49 PM »
We've had a couple of more spammers posting here the last couple of days. If you see a post that you think is a spammer or something else you think needs the attention of a mod use the Report to Moderator link on the bottom right of the post.

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Re: Spammers
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 03:36:27 AM »
It seems the report to mod button doesn't work at the moment, at least not for me since I haven't gotten any e-mails lately.

Wedge, do you get them?

I've increased my surveillance and have nuked a bunch of spam threads lately. But if you see one send me a PM.

Most important though is not to click on any links in the messages.

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Re: Spammers
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 06:11:58 AM »
I've reported several and then after reporting them they go away and come back. Not sure what is going on but I'll keep hitting the Mod Signal  :D
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Re: Spammers
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 07:54:57 AM »
I have deleted a ton of them lately.  Maybe I am just beating you to some of them Coil.  I get emails at my home email address whenever someone hits the report to moderator button so I know it is working.

« Last Edit: December 08, 2006, 03:19:49 PM by Wedge »

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Re: Spammers
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2006, 03:22:02 PM »
Also, as a notice to those who report the spam.  Thank you for being vigilant and detecting these right away. 

However, I would ask that once it is reported please refrain from replying to the post.  As a moderator I have to go in and delete each post one at a time... there isn't a KILL button that gets rid of it all.

Thanks in advance for your help everyone!

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Re: Spammers
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2006, 03:26:12 PM »
Also, as a notice to those who report the spam.  Thank you for being vigilant and detecting these right away. 

However, I would ask that once it is reported please refrain from replying to the post.  As a moderator I have to go in and delete each post one at a time... there isn't a KILL button that gets rid of it all.

Thanks in advance for your help everyone!

Will do - Sorry about that Wedge
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Re: Spammers
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2006, 04:53:08 PM »
Disregard!  I am a moron!  Coil pointed this out... darn Swedes are always right.  There is a "remove topic" button for moderators that I did not see at the bottom.  I've been making this way to hard on myself.

In otherwords... relpy as much as you want to the spammers--I'm only going to remove it with a single click of a button now!  :)

Now I know...

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Re: Spammers
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2006, 06:06:22 PM »
Oh Yeah - permission from a Mod to be a smart-alek.  ;D  Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus.  Hoody firggin Hoo  ;D
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Re: Spammers
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2006, 04:02:25 AM »
Weapons Hot!  Clear to open fire!
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Re: Spammers
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2007, 11:18:59 AM »
Is there a way to make the 1st few posts by someone on this board "moderated", ie, they can post, but it doesnt actually hit the board until a moderator or other admin checks it 1st? There seems to have been a serious influx of spammers of late....

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Re: Spammers
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2007, 11:31:48 AM »
It's probably possible but we need Thom, Lance or Jon to set it up for us (or they need to give Wedge or me the access to do it).

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Re: Spammers
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2007, 03:41:16 AM »
than would slow things down, as no one could post new toppics directly.

I think to delete 2-3 spams per week is the lesser evil..
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Re: Spammers
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2007, 04:16:55 AM »
Plus, they are a lot of fun to mock! ;D
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