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Give Tim (blackswan) and Julie (tallgirl) power to delete link SPAM.

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Dealing with Spammers

Postby tallgirl on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:59 am

The OutBack forum seems to be attracting more link spammers -- those are the people who make bogus posts for the sole purpose of linking to something off-site. The only way to get rid of them is to make it obvious they are wasting their time.

Since Tim (blackswan) and I are oldsters, I figure OutBack could give us moderator authority so he and I can delete the link SPAM instead of just "reporting" it.
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Re: Dealing with Spammers

Postby Gordon-Loomberah on Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:12 pm

Good plan, I'm sick of reporting spammers and no action being taken for days. I had reported the last big offender multiple times a couple of days before their big spam attack clogged the forum, yet nothing was done. As a moderator in an Australian forum I'm on the lookout for spammers continually.
How about introducing moderation of first post here- that way the user can be deleted and banned before they spew their garbage into the forum.
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Re: Dealing with Spammers

Postby blackswan555 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:47 am

I Mod on another board that has recently changed to "first post approval" It has 1/10th`d the spam we have to delete to start with, and none of it ever gets seen by anyone else,
As for people waiting for their first post to appear, We ummed and arred about that, But we have not had any problem`s or negative feedback, It`s usually lees than a few hours and most appreciate the constant battle against spam,

Have a good one
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Re: Dealing with Spammers

Postby SteveHiggins on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:12 am

Sorry guys. Im on holiday and i usually do this. All of tech support and apps eng is supposed to monitor, but i guess thier busy.
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Re: Dealing with Spammers

Postby tallgirl on Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:01 pm

Steve,

Do they have moderator authority? I see some of the techs and engineers on the board, but not as often as Tim and I. And if they can't moderate SPAM, they aren't doing much good.
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Re: Dealing with Spammers

Postby SteveHiggins on Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:27 am

Yes, All the Apps Engineers and Tech Support people have Moderator privileges...

Frankly... Some are just scared of the Forum.
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Re: Dealing with Spammers

Postby tallgirl on Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:06 pm

I don't bite.

Much.

Or very hard.

Often.

:twisted:
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Re: Dealing with Spammers

Postby Gordon-Loomberah on Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:01 am

signature spammer somyaguru wrote:Good plan, I'm sick of reporting spammers and no action being taken for days.



Groan... spammers complaining about lack of action on spammers, what next!? It really is about time first posts were moderated here.
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