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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:40 am    Post subject: Help the moderators delete spam Reply with quote

This thread is to replace the original, which I deleted by accident Embarassed

If you see a spam post, or a post which you suspect to be spam, please reply to it and include "spamspamspam" in your reply.

The moderators will periodically search for the term "spamspamspam", and delete any that are positively identified as spam.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:03 am    Post subject: Re: Help the moderators delete spam Reply with quote

avantman42 wrote:
This thread is to replace the original, which I deleted by accident

Laughing

I am currently trying to gain support for a proposal to stop spam:
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=44114&highlight=
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 11:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Help the moderators delete spam Reply with quote

avantman42 wrote:
This thread is to replace the original, which I deleted by accident :oops:

If you see a spam post, or a post which you suspect to be spam, please reply to it and include "spa*spa*spa*" in your reply.

The moderators will periodically search for the term "spa*spa*spa*", and delete any that are positively identified as spam.

Russ


Instead of replying with sp*****, it may be better to use a mechanism used by some other forums.

A REPORT button woud be included with each post.
If SOMEBODY believes the post to be spam, clicking on that button should send a notification of the post and identification of the SOMEBODY reporting the post.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have edited your post by substituting asterisks for letters which I deleted. Please do NOT use that term unless tagging spam because the moderators search for that term in order to locate spam which has been tagged. Your post showed up as a false tag.

The report mechanism can only be implemented by the administrator. If you look at the first post of this thread, you will see that such action is, for all practical purposes, unavailable.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Help the moderators delete spam Reply with quote

avantman42 wrote:
This thread is to replace the original, which I deleted by accident Embarassed

If you see a spam post, or a post which you suspect to be spam, please reply to it and include "sp*" in your reply.

The moderators will periodically search for the term "sp*", and delete any that are positively identified as spam.

Russ

Yeah - I found three last night after How Many Months of spam-free peace? Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that we have the opportunity for firmer action than merely deleting spam posts, I think we should revise this practice. If someone persists in spamming, I don't want to follow that person around the various boards cleaning up after them indefinitely. I'd like a board to which we can move offending posts for strong action by the administrator against the posters.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:45 pm    Post subject: REPORT button. Reply with quote

It is really strange because many forums already use REPORT button, which help against SPAM, but this forum doesn’t use REPORT button.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: REPORT button. Reply with quote

samsmartguy wrote:
It is really strange because many forums already use REPORT button, which help against SPAM, but this forum doesn’t use REPORT button.

Not really, this feature is only available with PhpBB3 and this forum use the old PhpBB2
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:48 am    Post subject: spam again Reply with quote

can somebody delete the spam-user and his spam?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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can somebody delete the spam-user and his spam?
Moderators can delete spam and Administrators can also delete the spammer. I almost always do.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject: report button Reply with quote

A report button would be nice.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only REPORT button can help to avoid spam and spam users.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Beth, Kathryn and mr. Bond:
Could you please read the thread you're replying to. (That would be this one, with all the postings above yours.)

In several posts above, that report button you're chatting about has been mentioned.
    The short explanation: we're on phpBB2 which doesn't have the report functionality, and an upgrade is not likely to happen.
    The long explanation: Another thread in this forum

Both the long and the short can be found in posts above.

Also, a sticky topic is made sticky because someone deemed it to be information of general and lasting interest to all users. Please, keep idle chat messages out of those stickies.


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