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Old 01-05-2008, 07:20 AM   #1
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Spam!

There's too much spam on this site! Isn't there a hack or two to keep this from happening?
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:53 AM   #2
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This is definitely an odd occurrance. Anybody who's been here a while can tell you that we get the occasional spam...but I've never seen that much before.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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Yeah...we usually don't get that much spam. The most important thing is to ban the new spammer before they get to make umpteen threads. If not, there's just that much work for us to take care of.

On a side note, whenever ya'll see those spam threads, please report the post on that little exclamation red/white triangle thing underneath the users info. That lets us know we need to fix something or take a look at someones post. It gets us there that much quicker so you don't have to read all the spam. Thanks again, guys.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:21 PM   #4
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Yeah...we usually don't get that much spam. The most important thing is to ban the new spammer before they get to make umpteen threads. If not, there's just that much work for us to take care of.

On a side note, whenever ya'll see those spam threads, please report the post on that little exclamation red/white triangle thing underneath the users info. That lets us know we need to fix something or take a look at someones post. It gets us there that much quicker so you don't have to read all the spam. Thanks again, guys.

Yep, I had fun doing that this morning.
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:45 PM   #5
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Well, I do have to say you guys do a much better job at catching and taking care of spam than most moderators at other sites, so I want to thank you for your diligence. Yes, I think this is just a random upswing, as we usually see very little spam around here. Sometimes though when one finds you, you just get flooded for a while, then they all move on. I know I'll have days where I'll get 50 spam messages on myspace, and then a few days later I have no spam for another 6 months.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:49 AM   #6
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typically i find 1 spammer a month or so here and report him after 2 or 3 threads
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:03 AM   #7
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There really isn't that much spam here. Most of it is deleted before anyone even knows it was here.

I don't think there could be any more filters one could install to keep out the spam either. In order to sign up on the site, you need to be able to read that code in the box, type it in, and sign up. I don't see how a bot could do that to post up spam. Anyone finding the site can simply join up and do the same.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:18 PM   #8
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Yeah, I've never noticed a single spam message on this site. That's one of the things I like about this forum (other than the topic ) It's very clean!
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:11 PM   #9
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I agree. This site is unbelievably clean. It's good to see so many constructive members. Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:58 PM   #10
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I'm still pretty new here but I've never seen spam. Well Done Mods!!
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Yeah, to also commend the legit membership, there is remarkably little in-fighting and flaming here. There are some disagreements that flare up every now and then, but nothing compared to other sites. You guys are the best!
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:25 PM   #12
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and another thread to add: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...7915#post37915
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:33 PM   #13
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I sent the alert to the Mods.

Would it be appropriate to hammer the posted email address for this knuclehead?
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:39 PM   #14
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Would it be appropriate to hammer the posted email address for this knuclehead?
No... at best, it'd be a waste of your energy typing it up. 's not gonna stop the rest from logging on.

And if you notice.... It's gone.

btw, thanks for the compliments everybody. It's nice to know that folks like it around here.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:42 PM   #15
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And there you have the other reason why there is so little spam, the offender was removed in about 15 min
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:44 PM   #16
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No... at best, it'd be a waste of your energy typing it up. 's not gonna stop the rest from logging on.

And if you notice.... It's gone.

btw, thanks for the compliments everybody. It's nice to know that folks like it around here.
I know I know. Moral high ground right...

He's still a knucklehead.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:18 PM   #17
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What was the gist of the thread?
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:15 AM   #18
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^These darn people (I don't think they can be bots) sign up and copy/paste a sales sheet for cell phones, etc. WE HAVE APPLE CELL PHONES 4 SALE>, bla, bla, bla...

I've found spam just minutes old and banned the spammer as they were trying to make more threads. The bulk of the spam (when we do get it) comes during the middle of the day....seems to me. But, it does get removed as soon as we see it!

And, thanks to all for the comments on how clean this place is. The main reason we don't have much flaming is because of the quality members we have here...you guys. When the occasional troll comes around, we deal w/ them accordingly. But, YOU guys and gals are great!
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:03 PM   #19
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What to do with Spam

After seeing today's surge in spam messages, I had an idea. Since most of these spam messages have emails to reply to, we should all set up throw-away email accounts, then reply many times to the spammer's email address with Rick Roll-embedded emails. Freaking brilliant, and fun if you're really bored like me.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:23 PM   #20
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Spam the Spammers, huh? Although it'd be interesting - it's also a waste of time and energy (unless you really are THAT bored!) ...just let us (mods/admins) handle them, and try no to let it get to you. Okay?

Also, thanks to everyone who reports the spam-threads. It's much appreciated to know you folks care for the site and want to kep it 'clean'. It's the members, that help make this site the most desirable Camaro site to belong to.
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:27 AM   #21
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Did you appreciate the Monty Python reference in my spam report?
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:35 AM   #22
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the low amount of spam on this site is also thanks to the fact there is almost always some sort of Mod. or Admin. on during the day and night
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:54 AM   #23
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thanks to the fact there is almost always some sort of Mod. or Admin. on during the day and night
And sometimes you can't see us even when we're here.
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:53 PM   #24
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And sometimes you can't see us even when we're here.
Stealth mode.... nice... Big brother is watching huh....
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:18 AM   #25
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^I'd say probably 22 hours out of the day, there's a mod or admin here....waiting...watching....lurking....in the shadows...
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