Spammers

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Can I do something to help with this problem? Let me know.
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Fred Grover, Champion

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  • sad about spammers taking over.

Posted 6 years ago

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Perla Durgaswaroop

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yea, this is really becoming a intolerable issue. May be the techsmith guys can ban those users . Can they do that?
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Fred Grover, Champion

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Yes they can do that from their end. I used to be able to do it but they have went to a different system now so us (Champions - Formerly Moderators) cannot do this anymore. I hope they get it under control or possibly let me help them with it again soon as it is becoming intolerable very fast when it is flooding the forum board.
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Cait Ryan

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I've notified Get Satisfaction (the provider of this forum) of the problem, and hopefully we can get a more permanent solution in place ASAP. I haven't seen a flood of spam like this before, but it is definitely not acceptable in this community. I've suspended the offending accounts and removed their posts from the board. I'll keep an eye on it throughout the day to try to grab them as they come in if more accounts pop up.

Fred, I don't think Get Satisfaction allows us to have champion users block spam. Thank you for your willingness to help, though.

Thank you both for your concern, and your continued patience. We will be doing everything we can to stop this from happening in the future.

Cait
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Perla Durgaswaroop

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We still didn't have any solution to this problem. Because of those guys, many important conversations on this forum are going right into my spam box. Please do something about this quick.
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Fred Grover, Champion

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Yes this spam problem is getting worse in my opinion. Hopefully it will be getting under control soon.
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Jack Fruh, Champion

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Is there any update to this? There were two spam's in my inbox this morning, I clicked the links, they are still there. I will need to unsubscribe if this keeps up, then I will not be able to assist users.

Many other forums have a "Flag for spam" icon - ANY user can mark a message as spam, but it's up to the sysadmin to delete it. This seems to work for many forums - control is maintained by the forum owner, but the owner has the help of the entire user base in identifying spam.

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