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#1 dc3

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 03:01 AM

I have another site that I have been a member of for the last three years and this site has recently had a rash of problems with spam. One of the problems that this site has is a lack of moderators, so spam posted there has a tendency to stick around for a while. I made a concerted effort to contact moderators when ever I found new spam only to realize that they would find the spam about the same time that they would find my PM regarding the spam, so I started posting smart remarks when I would find new spam. The following is a case where my response has caused the post to remain open...which wasn't my original intent.


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"Hello, my name is 1Milana

I am a very friendly person looking to meet people online! Come and visit my erotic private show!

ur full attention while i play myself, i like to show my perfect body!toys and fingers in my (censored)!"

My reply

I normally would tell the likes of you to kiss my arse, but in this case I'm afraid you might comply. :thumbsup:

The moderators reply

LOL...marked for banning due to 2 other postings, I leave this one in because of the priceless reaction

I'm not sure whether to feel flattered for the recognition of my humor or sad that the spam has been left in without the censoring that I applied here.

Edited by dc3, 29 November 2007 - 03:07 AM.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 03:32 AM

Excellent reply 'dc3'. :flowers:
Evidently the Moderators, are just plain too lazy to care much, about the job they are assigned to carry out. :thumbsup:















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Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:59 AM

Well, only bleeping computer has a top knowlage moderators, admins, advisors, hjt members, members... other sites are not that professional! :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 09:25 AM

:thumbsup: - I do not think this has to do with professionalism, but more with the set of rules a board has or what kind of "theme" / topic area it has. This kind of spam would be no where appropriate to keep at a board such as this, as it is technical related and a pure help site if you wish. On a more general forum such as thoughtvent (in the case of BC siter sites), there might be more "room" for a post to be kept for fun and a moderators personal humor. Of course it has also to do with the age group a forum is facing. Just MHO...

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:18 AM

Replying to obvious span in a forum is like replying to a spam E-mail. In either case, they are best simply ignored. Often forum spam can get "lost" or submerged in a thread and therefore not properly dealt with by the forum staff. I cannot speak for staff at other forums, but here at BC, we make a concerted effort to review all posts and deal with spammers quickly and appreciate any Member's PM pointing out those we may have missed.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 12:16 PM

I won't mention the name of the other website, but it is a technical website like ours which doesn't tolerate spam either. They have had problems filtering spam lately, and this has been compounded by the fact that they have a very small moderator staff. It basically boils down to about three people who do the work. One is in the Air Force with twelve hour shifts, one is inundated with work and a divorce, and the other is a high school senior with more activities than he knows what to do with. I don't know why the owner of the site is so tight fisted with adding moderators, there are people there that would be willing to take on the responsibility. I suspect that something will come out of this soon...the members have started a thread pretty much demanding that something be done about the spam and or staff additions.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 01:01 PM

If its a phpbb forum, I know a mod that blocks almost any bot in existence.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:43 PM

On a more general forum such as thoughtvent ...

Humor is forbidden at TV. As well as honesty.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:31 PM

On a more general forum such as thoughtvent ...

Humor is forbidden at TV. As well as honesty.


Naahhhh, just some people. :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:21 AM

Oh piffle - huge :thumbsup: ! Piffle, that is, re our ThoughtVent preventing humour and honesty.

Sure it does. If I said, "most people who are ____ seem to act like poops", it would undoubtedly be okay. But if I called a member a poop directly, it wouldn't be.
Yup, I know it's technically the same thing - but simply a case of not so much what we say as how we say it, perhaps?

I don't have a lot of experience in forums but must say I liked your response to that particular poster, dc3 - happy smile. With spam, it is usually just one person's computer adding odd messages to various forums or, perhaps, a real person who is posting an inappropriate message to a forum? (Hmm, wonder if that makes any sense to anyone but myself - eep!).
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:47 AM

My old ISP replaced their email sever and never quit got is working properly so I not only had mail arriving two to three weeks late and was not able to send email some of the time, but the worst was all of the spam that they were no longer filtering. I don't mind the add to purchase a knockoff Rolex as I own a real one, but I don't need Viagra just yet, and I certainly don't need breast implants. That sort of spam is stuff that I can deal with, but at this site a lot of the spam has been about porn which has no place on a site like theirs. It is a family oriented site like ours. If little Johnny wanted to see where babies came from some of that spam would have satisfied his curiosity. :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:56 AM

LOL. Nuff said :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:39 AM

Oh piffle - huge smile.gif ! Piffle, that is, re our ThoughtVent preventing humour and honesty.

On a side note, the BSG just learned a new vocabulary :thumbsup: never knew a word such as piffle existed. Well either way how to handle spam, I just learned a new word without being completely awake! Thats the important thing (o boy with the Viagra post above, i nearly wrote "impotent" ) :flowers: . *Yourhighness goes back to his morning coffee

Edited by Yourhighness, 30 November 2007 - 02:39 AM.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:56 AM

Hi YourHighness,Piffle means Nonsense or Idle Talk.
A Piffler is one who talks nonsense.
Many here on BC. :thumbsup:















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Posted 30 November 2007 - 03:03 AM

:trumpet: tell me about it. After all I am the "Bleeping Silly German" :thumbsup: .
Well nuff thread hijacking. Time for my second cuppa :flowers:

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