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    Guys - We've been hit with these spammers with links to the sports streaming site **********.

    It's good that you are flagging the threads when you come across them and we appreciate the help.

    It's bad when we have 4 and 5 flags for the same spammer thread and from a Mod standpoint, we have to weed through the flag reports to find the spam threads. Personally, I've dumped 10 or eleven threads so far today and I'm sure more are coming.

    What's really bad is I mistakenly banned Redfred1. I have some work to do fix that.

    Here's my request - If you see any of these spammers linking to sporting events, please hold off flagging them. We have have dumped far more than you have seen and with a cleaner thread list, it is far easier for us.
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  • #2
    Okey Dokey, no more spam reporting by me
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    • #3
      This only temporary. When this passes and hopefully the SOB's get tired of being banned soon, we can get back to normal.

      If you do see misplaced posts, multi-threads started, etc. - the normal things that should be flagged, please do.

      Thanks guys.
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      • #4
        You got it!
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        • #5
          All spammers should be hog tied and placed on a fire ant hill
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          • #6
            @ahicks
            @dingbat

            We appreciate it, but see Dons 1st poist.

            You both flagged some of the same spam.

            We are trying to keep up w banning and deleting it.

            Spammers are using a water cannon to fill the boat and we're bailing as fast as we can, albeit w a little red dixie cup
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            • #7
              My guess is the two folks were not notified because you have to wait for the names to show up before you complete typing, otherwise is jus an @ symbol of such. Some times I have to backspace across the names a couple times before it starts to show up.
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              • #8
                The thread title is over-reaction, but I was more than a little PO'ed when I accidently banned Redfred1. Thanks for putting up with these SOBs! <- I do mean spammers.

                Let me show you what we Mods see after kicking and deleting these turds and it is only the Sailing section. The 2 white posts are valid and the pinks are the spam. And it doesn't include some of the later posts today.

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                • #9
                  You do have your work cut out for ya, and sorry I help cause some of it.

                  Wonder if since many have "live stream" in the link could add some code to turn them to ******** like what happens when some links are used?
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                  • #10
                    Whats bad is they spoof IP addresses and I don't know how they validate with spoofed emails, so we can't use either the IP or emails to stop them from signing up.

                    Unfortunately, using the censoring filter doesn't stop them from clogging the forum with junk.


                    I threw an idea to Admin after finding something that may work, but nothing positive yet.
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                    • #11
                      If for no other reason then tying up bandwidth when they post repeatedly or us trying to ban and delete them, its a huge drain on iboats network.

                      Thanks Dodge, the notify failure/problem is a regular occurance when posting from my phone. I'll try again, but the server very rarely populates the names as you describe when on my droid, which is how I use 99% of my time online.

                      ahicks
                      dingbat

                      Edit: got 1, again for the other
                      ahicks
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                      • #12
                        After the edit, both notifies are working for ahicks,

                        Jeez....

                        Thanks for the dependability vB5.....
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jbcurt00 View Post
                          After the edit, both notifies are working for ahicks,

                          Jeez....

                          Thanks for the dependability vB5.....
                          It will be interesting to see if editing in a users name after the post was posted will actually summons them as it seemed to me in the past doing an edit, they never made an appearance thereafter.

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                          Did it notify you?
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                          • #14
                            GA_Boater, No your edit did not summons me....I only noticed your edit when I saw the updated post you made. Couldn't possibly be a another VB5 issue....Could it??

                            Finally, the spammer picked the right sport to promote. ; Click image for larger version

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