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Increase in Spam

Post by Nathan Bransford » January 16th, 2011, 11:29 am

Hi all,

Thanks for your patience as we've dealt with a marked increase in spam. I'm soon going to be installing an update to the forum code that is supposed to help resolve this, but thanks for your patience in the meantime. If you see Spam please continue to just flag it and don't reply to the post, and Bryan or I will deal with it as soon as we can.

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Nathan

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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Margo » January 18th, 2011, 11:44 am

As annoying as spam is, it just goes to show what a great busy vibrant forum you have. All the spammers want to get on this forum! :)

And the forumites get to play whack-a-spam with the report button. It's great stress relief!
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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Mary-Catharine » January 18th, 2011, 3:38 pm

Spamalot indeed

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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Rachel Ventura » October 7th, 2011, 12:03 am

Mary-Catharine wrote:Spamalot indeed
Oh, but you know how those folks think....
Every spam is sacred,
Every spam is great.
If a spam is wasted,
God gets quite irate!
:lol:

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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Evelyn » October 7th, 2011, 1:10 pm

But... but...

I wanted one of those spangled clutches!! I did!!

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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Sommer Leigh » October 12th, 2011, 11:23 am

Evelyn wrote:But... but...

I wanted one of those spangled clutches!! I did!!

I feel like I do battle with clutches and jeans and handbag spambots every day! I think I'm going to have to upgrade my rayguns soon to something with a little more kick.
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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Rachel Ventura » October 14th, 2011, 12:31 am

Sommer Leigh wrote:
Evelyn wrote:But... but...

I wanted one of those spangled clutches!! I did!!

I feel like I do battle with clutches and jeans and handbag spambots every day! I think I'm going to have to upgrade my rayguns soon to something with a little more kick.
Be careful, though: Those little blue magic tablets have been known to pack quite a punch. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Sommer Leigh » November 17th, 2011, 1:11 pm

There are so many spambots out today! An army of them. Like, a whole PLANET of them.



I'm getting my Tesla Cannon to deal with this nonsense.
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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Margo » November 18th, 2011, 1:37 pm

Sommer Leigh wrote:I'm getting my Tesla Cannon to deal with this nonsense.
Tesla Cannon? Who gave you a Tesla Cannon? [eyes warily] You're not Brotherhood of Steel, are you? [says the Follower of the Apocalypse]
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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Sommer Leigh » November 21st, 2011, 9:00 am

Margo wrote:
Sommer Leigh wrote:I'm getting my Tesla Cannon to deal with this nonsense.
Tesla Cannon? Who gave you a Tesla Cannon? [eyes warily] You're not Brotherhood of Steel, are you? [says the Follower of the Apocalypse]
*not telling*

I CAN HAVE A TESLA CANNON IF I WANT TO!
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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Margo » November 21st, 2011, 11:14 am

Sommer Leigh wrote:I CAN HAVE A TESLA CANNON IF I WANT TO!
Well, yeah. (Who's going to argue with someone carrying a Telsa Cannon?) But you should just steal one, like I did! That way, you don't have to put up with Brotherhood attitude. (Okay, so yeah, I did work with the Brotherhood in Fallout 3. They do have supercool equipment, and less attitude in D.C. than in Nevada.)
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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Nathan Bransford » October 28th, 2012, 6:37 pm

Okay, so after a seriously long time dealing with spam (special thanks to Sommer for her whac-a-mole efforts), I finally was able to spend an afternoon updating the board code, fixing a few issues manually, and created a new spam question that will hopefully have the spambots confused for a while.

KNOCK ON WOOD but I think you should finally start seeing fewer annoying ads for Louis Vuitton, Beats Headphones, and posts that make no sense whatsoever.

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Re: Increase in Spam

Post by Sommer Leigh » November 7th, 2012, 9:26 am

Nathan Bransford wrote:Okay, so after a seriously long time dealing with spam (special thanks to Sommer for her whac-a-mole efforts), I finally was able to spend an afternoon updating the board code, fixing a few issues manually, and created a new spam question that will hopefully have the spambots confused for a while.

KNOCK ON WOOD but I think you should finally start seeing fewer annoying ads for Louis Vuitton, Beats Headphones, and posts that make no sense whatsoever.
I don't know what you did but OMG the decrease in spam is like going on vacation somewhere tropical where louis vuitton can't find me. I think I've deleted one spammer in the last week.
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