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Marco, more spam

Postby hammerdown7 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:49 pm

Spam every where........
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spam, spam, and more spam

Postby spencerforhire » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:09 am

I see by the proliferation of this crap that the spammers have found a way around the process of joining our forum. When I checked in this morning in the usual way(view new posts tab), I was greeted by a whole page of it.
How do we keep this stuff off? Do we need another layer of security to join up?
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03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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THE ORIGIN OF SPAM

Postby rtm » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:46 am

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Re: Marco, more spam

Postby T-FATTY » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:00 am

It rained spam like a mother...... last night!

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Re: Marco, more spam

Postby gerbsinmd » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:31 am

good lord, spam for everyone!!!!! :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:
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Re: Marco, more spam

Postby spencerforhire » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:32 pm

Another 15 or 20 in the last hour; now they're not just starting threads, but replying to old ones. Please make it stop!
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

Visit http://www.spencerforhire.ca
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Re: spam, spam, and more spam

Postby iceman68 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:47 pm

I just joined your forum - found it looking for a Vega to build..... I also run a forum and I dropped my spam by 99% by making sure I review EVERY request for membership. I control who is accepted and who is rejected by first looking at the IP address of the requestor and only if I recognize that it's a legit ISP and not some hack in another part of the world, I allow the request to go through.

It is definately more work, but WELL WORTH IT.

Just some freindly advice from a fellow automotive enthusiast who has to deal with this stuff too!!
Elan
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Looking for a good clean Vega / Astre.....
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Re: THE ORIGIN OF SPAM

Postby rtm » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:53 pm

WOW SOMEONE OUT THERE DOESN'T LIKE US
NEVER SAW SO MUCH SPAM IN MY LIFE
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I have written Colin about spam

Postby hammerdown7 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:21 pm

Hope he is still out there!
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Re: THE ORIGIN OF SPAM

Postby spencerforhire » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:21 pm

I think our moderators are not around this weekend; hopefully someone will check in soon that can get rid of these idiots.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

Visit http://www.spencerforhire.ca
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Re: spam, spam, and more spam

Postby BadBowtie » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:38 pm

Judging by how much spam there is on the board it might take a bit to clean it all up. :bang:
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SPAM -- IM WORKIN ON IT...

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:06 pm

We got slammed as you can probably see... I have shit to do, and not a whole lot of time for this, just letting everyone know Im doing what I can to delete and ban goons or robots or whatever the F they are.


This is gonna take time...

Colin, Dennis, if you can step in and work some magic that would be great
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Re: THE ORIGIN OF SPAM

Postby ColinOpseth » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:50 pm

I deleted a ton in the last hour or so. Time to shut down self-moderated registrations again.
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Re: SPAM -- IM WORKIN ON IT...

Postby ColinOpseth » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:54 pm

Marco,
I hope spammers reach the Pearly Gates and God gives them an ass kicking to the hot place down below. What a bunch of cretins.

Regardless, turned off self-moderated registrations. All new registrations now get approved by admin. And..I deleted like 15 users.

Sorry guys,
Colin
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DON'T REPLY TO SPAM..

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:16 pm

Replying to spam seems tempting, but try to avoid it...

It alerts the spammers that the board is actively reviewing their offerings so then they'll hit up more and more.

Also it creats more to delete, slowing the deletion process down, thanks for your co-op in the matter.. 8)

Clicking the report button is ok, making another thread to alert me is fair, and sending a PM is a real good way. However my inbox is full.

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