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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #75 on: February 15, 2011, 06:31:25 PM »
Yeah, I lost all my computer time around 4:00. I'm also glad I didn't see it, but what thread was it on?
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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2011, 06:35:10 PM »
Yeah, I lost all my computer time around 4:00. I'm also glad I didn't see it, but what thread was it on?

The spam threads have been deleted. Obviously. ;)



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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2011, 06:39:20 PM »
Yeah, I lost all my computer time around 4:00. I'm also glad I didn't see it, but what thread was it on?
He/She/It posted garbage on a bunch of threads. Yours was one. Mine too, and even though that made me mad, what made me maddest was on yours. You are only 12, you don't need to see that.

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« Reply #78 on: February 15, 2011, 06:40:12 PM »
The spam threads have been deleted. Obviously. ;)
Oh, I thought they were on existing threads. My bad.

He/She/It posted garbage on a bunch of threads. Yours was one. Mine too, and even though that made me mad, what made me maddest was on yours. You are only 12, you don't need to see that.
I definitely don't! >:(
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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #79 on: February 15, 2011, 06:40:54 PM »
The spam threads have been deleted. Obviously. ;)

IP adress blocked and reported to some police station or pervert catching system?

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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #80 on: February 15, 2011, 07:12:53 PM »
They did post on existing threads, but the posts were quickly removed and the posters banned.
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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2011, 10:34:54 AM »
Yet another spam attack! Please take care of this, mods and admins. It's on (nearly) all boards: from Swap Shop to World Adventures... It's spread by @Jamyloott. I've reported 3 of the approximately 10 posts, is it necessary to report others too?  ???
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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #82 on: March 12, 2011, 10:39:20 AM »
I've reported a couple also.  There's quite a bit more now.

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« Reply #83 on: March 12, 2011, 10:47:19 AM »
Jamyloott posted in Leto's 11 days in Bridgeport thread too. This really gets on my nerves! Doesn't he understand that this is not a place to post such inappropriate topics?!
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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #84 on: March 12, 2011, 10:57:27 AM »
The posts have gone, thankfully.  It was spreading like wildfire!
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« Reply #85 on: March 12, 2011, 11:00:48 AM »
Yup, thanks to the remover! I am relieved now. :)
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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #86 on: March 12, 2011, 05:45:39 PM »
I was asleep that time. Our moderators are awesome!

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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #87 on: March 12, 2011, 08:25:27 PM »
Thanks to everyone who reported the spam.  From what I can see, the spam was on the Forum for only about 20 minutes.  That is an awesomely short time!  We really do have fantastic moderators and members.
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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2011, 10:43:15 PM »
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« Reply #89 on: March 12, 2011, 10:57:44 PM »
Definitely! ;D
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« Reply #90 on: March 13, 2011, 06:05:36 AM »
Thanks to everyone who reported the spam.  From what I can see, the spam was on the Forum for only about 20 minutes.  That is an awesomely short time!  We really do have fantastic moderators and members.

Yup, it lasted just 10-15 minutes. I don't understand why the people who do that do it here?! This is a forum just for discussing the game, not spamming and advertising. Mods are indeed awesome! Thanks guys!! :)
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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #91 on: March 13, 2011, 06:14:51 AM »
Yup, it lasted just 10-15 minutes. I don't understand why the people who do that do it here?! This is a forum just for discussing the game, not spamming and advertising. Mods are indeed awesome! Thanks guys!! :)

Well, sometimes they just don't care what kind of forum it is.  They're going to spam their stuff anywhere they can.  Other times, they might even do it because of how we are, just to cause trouble.  The best thing everyone can do is report it, then ignore it and let the moderators handle it.  That's pretty much what everyone does and it works out ok.  :)
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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #92 on: March 13, 2011, 06:18:24 AM »
I hardly ever see any spam here which means that the Mods and Admins are awesome at their jobs!  ;)
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« Reply #93 on: March 20, 2011, 08:41:21 AM »
I hardly ever see any spam here which means that the Mods and Admins are awesome at their jobs!  ;)

We do our best, absolutely but I must say that I rarely encounter any post. Probably the other 'pitbulls' around here are speeding me out because I have found 4 posts myself since the time I became a moderator. Or wait, the first one was before that, the other three where just a few weeks ago.
The only thing I still don't understand and probably never will do is why people are posting advertising stuff on forums like this as it will get deleted right away. The reason for advertisment is to drag attention to the product that has to be selled, but the trouble on posting it here isn't worth the outcome of it: deletion.

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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #94 on: March 20, 2011, 09:50:23 AM »
The only thing I still don't understand and probably never will do is why people are posting advertising stuff on forums like this as it will get deleted right away.

Maybe there are other forums that aren't moderated as carefully and the spammers get to have their stuff up for a longer time?  Hopefully our quick response will discourage these vermin from coming back here!
 
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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #95 on: March 20, 2011, 09:40:35 PM »
Schipperke has a good point about other forums not being as closely moderated as ours.  Spammers are their own breed of nuisance.  They don't care what kind of forum it is.  They don't care if they offend anyone.  They spend hours and hours just hunting for places to post their spam.  It's just what they do and we'll never get rid of it.  That's why I hire more moderators as the Forum grows.  We have the manpower to keep this Forum clean and safe.
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« Reply #96 on: March 21, 2011, 02:24:03 AM »
Schipperke has a good point about other forums not being as closely moderated as ours.  Spammers are their own breed of nuisance.  They don't care what kind of forum it is.  They don't care if they offend anyone.  They spend hours and hours just hunting for places to post their spam.  It's just what they do and we'll never be rid of it.  That's why I hire more moderators as the Forum grows.  We have the manpower to keep this Forum clean and safe.
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Re: Help Us Fight Spam
« Reply #97 on: March 23, 2011, 09:53:07 AM »
Removing spammers fast is all about team work!

Yes and no. No, because in my personal experience it is more about removing them quick, and all you need for that is just one moderator or administrator.
But yes, because I once was doubting if someone was posting spam or not so I have to report him just in case. Later on I find out is was not spam so I have reported that also so nothing would happen to that guy, but it was just a boy being pretty young in combination of me reading his post wrong. Therefore I personally like to know in what age catagory people belong, so I try to remember that to adjust my reaction to their posts, if you know what I mean.

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« Reply #98 on: March 23, 2011, 10:02:50 AM »
Yes and no. No, because in my personal experience it is more about removing them quick, and all you need for that is just one moderator or administrator.
But yes, because I once was doubting if someone was posting spam or not so I have to report him just in case. Later on I find out is was not spam so I have reported that also so nothing would happen to that guy, but it was just a boy being pretty young in combination of me reading his post wrong. Therefore I personally like to know in what age catagory people belong, so I try to remember that to adjust my reaction to their posts, if you know what I mean.
I still think it's about teamwork a bit too - if the forum members neglected spam and never reported it, some may go unnoticed for a time.
I like to think I'm helping when I report spam anyway :)

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« Reply #99 on: March 23, 2011, 10:06:56 AM »
I still think it's about teamwork a bit too - if the forum members neglected spam and never reported it, some may go unnoticed for a time.
I like to think I'm helping when I report spam anyway :)

Oh so! Yes, that is absolutely true. In that case teamwork is all that's important.