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Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:32 pm

I report posts that seem to be just selling something that has nothing to do with this forum.Is there a more ulterior motive behind these posts or am I being paranoid? :?
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Re: Weird Posts

Postby Crowth » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:46 pm

Nope. I report 'em too. Whatever you do, don't click on any of the links contained within these posts. If you do, chances are that you're opening up your pc to all kinds of nasty.
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Re: Weird Posts

Postby Mod8 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:13 pm

We try to get them deleted as quickly as possible - but these spam posts are usually created automatically by programs. It's likely that we're an easy target because you can register and then start posting straight away.

You keep reporting them, and we'll keep deleting them.

The key thing, as Crowth says, is not to click on the links.
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Re: Weird Posts

Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:53 pm

This was in my e-mail in-box this morning.Any ideas?

Hello LANDROVER ROGER,

You are receiving this notification because the report you filed on the
post "Re: The " Portrait "" in "The " Portrait "" at "The Kintyre Forum"
was handled by a moderator or by an administrator. The report was
afterwards closed. If you have further questions contact Mod8 with a
personal message.
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Re: Weird Posts

Postby Board Admin » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:05 pm

Just as it says Roger, Mod 8 dealt with your reported post and closed the report to clear it out the system. The system then PM'd you to let you know it had been dealt with.

To try a cut down on the number of these spam posts I've changed the settings so that a new user's first post will go into a moderation queue to be checked before it is approved and displayed on the forum. Hopefully that should mean less spam appearing on the forum.
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Re: Weird Posts

Postby Crowth » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:50 pm

Board Admin wrote:To try a cut down on the number of these spam posts I've changed the settings so that a new user's first post will go into a moderation queue to be checked before it is approved and displayed on the forum.


Excellent idea. There seems to be have been quite a few spam posts on the forum lately.
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Re: Weird Posts/Latest members

Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:07 pm

I sometimes check out the newest member as shown on the bottom of the home page.Very often they are just a web site ad.Do they get deleted automatically?
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Re: Weird Posts/Latest members

Postby Mod8 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:17 pm

They get banned, and will probably get deleted when we do some housekeeping.
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