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 Post subject: The spamming here is out of control. Can I help?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:59 am 
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It's not just this forum but the Facebook groups are be ing bombarded with idiot spammers trying to join as well. I think the moderator here is Alan? Alan, if you'd like to make me a moderator I will ban these fools as they arrive.

Just say the word.

Mike

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 Post subject: Re: The spamming here is out of control. Can I help?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:24 am 
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Your correct that we are seeing a wave of unusual activity. in the last 24 hrs this board got over 25 new accounts created and they were all obvious spam accounts. They've been permanently banned as the other recent new accounts.

It may be necessary to have new accounts wait for moderator approval prior to active use to end this recent wave of activity.

That is something I can't do but our board administrator may implement. He can also add you to the moderator list to help with the effort to remove spam as it is found.

In the meantime I and the other moderators are trying our best with the tools we have. Thanks for your patience and willingness to help out.

Peter


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 Post subject: Re: The spamming here is out of control. Can I help?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:44 am 
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Thanks for the reply. Yes indeed, we need to switch to needing admin. approval before being accepted. It's hard to screen people though, unlike Facebook where you can check them out [somewhat] beforehand.

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 Post subject: Re: The spamming here is out of control. Can I help?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:21 pm 
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The situation should get a bit better with a just a little time. The IP address blocks of recent spammers are being added to a block list. The recent activity appears to be coming from IP address blocks associated with the Ukraine and Russia.

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 Post subject: Re: The spamming here is out of control. Can I help?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:41 pm 
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Thanks for being willing to help! I've added you as a moderator.
Let me know if you need anything else.
- Mike


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 Post subject: Re: The spamming here is out of control. Can I help?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:45 pm 
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Thank you. :)

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