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Heather
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7561 posts

# Posted: 24 Feb 2013 16:03


As some of you may have noticed.. the SPAM has been AWFUL lately!

If I delete one of your posts or threads... or ban you (which I hope I do not do) please email me at demuredarlin@yahoo.com and let me know please!!!

Sorry all!! just trying to keep the SPAM down so you all can get to the other topics


* Heather *

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Charlie
Moderator
5432 posts
5432 posts

# Posted: 24 Feb 2013 17:43


IKR, I fell asleep cleaning it up last night. I had to have cleaned out about 40 posts/threads before I crashed, and I know that was barely a dent.


We can never go back to the way it was...
k412
Member
1001 posts
1001 posts

# Posted: 25 Feb 2013 02:08


It seems to be a full time job just deleting it.
I see the whole page full of bot crap and just move on.
I feel for you guys!


Nature has no mercy, people have the option.
Heather
Moderator
7561 posts
7561 posts

# Posted: 25 Feb 2013 14:03


tht's why I keep trying to keep it clear... so the page isn't full of the crap They load it up while I am sleeping!!


* Heather *

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Jawsofafrog
Member
1242 posts
1242 posts

# Posted: 26 Feb 2013 18:16


Spam has been so heavy... I was surprised on the amount. Our Mods are working hard!


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Charlie
Moderator
5432 posts
5432 posts

# Posted: 27 Feb 2013 02:34


And the method for removal isn't very efficient with this current system. I have to hit the back button twice with each removal to get back to the page that I ban from. It's so tedious that I often fall asleep while doing it. Effen mice aren't cheap either... Never fails, if I fall asleep at the computer, my mouse will be on the floor when I wake. Often in pieces. If Simon doesn't fix this stuff soon, or appoint some more moderators, I'll be walkin' away. I've got enough work to do.

We've got more signed up users than we have in total number of threads, most of them banned bots. Figure we ban about 10-20 users a day, 7 days a week for about 3-4 years.

----------From the statistics page----------
Total Number of Signed Up Users 26475
Total Number of Threads 25915
Total Number of Replies 243142
-----------------------------------------------


Some rough math on this subject:

(10*7)*52=3640*3=banned

That's 10920 to 14560 users just going off the low end of my estimate, there may be more than that.

Folks that I would vote for as moderators (I wouldn't be surprised if they don't want thee job though):
macspoison
BIG HYDRO
bschwinn
Josh
Sh0e
ILoveGreen


Whatever happened to nuggular? :O


We can never go back to the way it was...
Heather
Moderator
7561 posts
7561 posts

# Posted: 27 Feb 2013 15:36


I pull up each in a separate window and do it that way so I don't have to click the back button. I can usually get through them pretty quick. It's just such a pain to have to do it daily.

I doubt any of those people would want the job LOL... none of them have the time (especially Sh0e with the new baby and all)

Aw well.. we are what we are and do what we can with what we have


* Heather *

1.1.0 Dendrobate Azureus
Charlie
Moderator
5432 posts
5432 posts

# Posted: 27 Feb 2013 16:23


I know the tab trick, but I have enough tabs already lol.

16 open references currently, and I just closed about a half dozen.


We can never go back to the way it was...
Heather
Moderator
7561 posts
7561 posts

# Posted: 27 Feb 2013 18:58


yeah... I'm not much of a multi-tasker LOL when I'm slamming spam, I have nothing else open but the forum. Problem I've had lately is accidentally deleting non-spam posts. I did it again this morning LOL


* Heather *

1.1.0 Dendrobate Azureus
k412
Member
1001 posts
1001 posts

# Posted: 28 Feb 2013 23:14


It's almost funny, on frog bergs thread right behind your post Heather is two more.


Nature has no mercy, people have the option.
Heather
Moderator
7561 posts
7561 posts

# Posted: 1 Mar 2013 18:41


Every day is't 100 more. *sigh* I keep deleting as I see it or when I get to finally log on. Seems they load us up overnight.... I log in every morning to the front page being FULL of spam and not a single member post

I'm trying though... hope everyone can hang in there


* Heather *

1.1.0 Dendrobate Azureus
Bill Boelema
Member
194 posts
194 posts

# Posted: 29 Mar 2013 12:35


omg, they're spamming this thread, too. Can't you block IP addresses they are coming from?


Heather
Moderator
7561 posts
7561 posts

# Posted: 29 Mar 2013 13:31


They are bots... they just make a new one. I am trying best I can to delete. They load us up while I am sleeping at night.


* Heather *

1.1.0 Dendrobate Azureus
Bill Boelema
Member
194 posts
194 posts

# Posted: 29 Mar 2013 13:57


Do bots come from several different addresses?


Heather
Moderator
7561 posts
7561 posts

# Posted: 29 Mar 2013 19:07


No, they are able to get other IP addresses. Many of the spam posts are identical, but you will see it come from 4 or 5 different names and IP addresses. It's been TERRIBLE lately, since just before Christmas... and has only gotten worse since.

All I can do is ban every IP involved and delete the posts one by one. It can be very time consuming LOL and irritating!


* Heather *

1.1.0 Dendrobate Azureus
Mercedesherp
Member
280 posts
280 posts

# Posted: 3 Apr 2013 04:25


HI Heather,
I hope that you can keep this site up and running. There are some changes/
updates that may be needed to keep up with the competition.
Best of luck, and you can count upon my support.


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Heather
Moderator
7561 posts
7561 posts

# Posted: 3 Apr 2013 04:39


Thank you!!! I'm not sure why but I feel compelled! LOL While I am still home I can't help but check in several times a day and delete spam. They will load us up while I'm sleeping tonight and I'll clean it up again in the morning LOL


* Heather *

1.1.0 Dendrobate Azureus
geckobaby1992
Member
15 posts
15 posts

# Posted: 6 Apr 2013 07:20


ive noticed the spam and heather what u are saying is undrstandible this add/spam stuff is annoying I mean just look at my post first 3 were just adds

Heather
Moderator
7561 posts
7561 posts

# Posted: 6 Apr 2013 07:32


Yeah... It's been really awful lately. I clean them up as I can Your thread is good again lol


* Heather *

1.1.0 Dendrobate Azureus
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