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Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:32 pm
by tigger19687
Some time before 8am Eastern time zone.

I did think it was funny that they DID post in the Correct Off topic section :lol:

Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:12 am
by PV1
Just cleared out two more spam posts.

Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:03 pm
by PV1
What a mess!! :evil:

Banning and removing offenders now. Admin, perhaps our new format could also have a "first post needs approval" feature?

Here's a list of the offending users:

AldenElox
Brantrob
KeganSl
RidgeFub
DerikTone

These seemed to be the only culprits of this round, but they each posted about 50 posts each. I'm chipping away at it, but there's a lot to clean up if another Mod. wants to help.

Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:47 pm
by PV1
All fixed :mrgreen: !

Glad I found that in a subforum, moderators can do bulk deletes, which made short work of what would've taken all night.

Again, they were all properly placed in Off-topic :lol: .

Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:11 pm
by JoeS
As I stopped at a Denny's by a SuperCharger on my way to Los Angeles I was floored to see around 300 spam posts! Started to do the cleanup (with a slow 1x cell connection to my iPad as this Denny's had no WiFi) when they all magically disappeared! THANK YOU, PV1!

Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:25 pm
by PV1
No problem. I'm actually out of town right now, too, expanding my i-MiEV horizon westward.

Sorry about bothering you with a PM. Before I realized it was only 5 users doing it, three new posts were showing up for each one I deleted. All of the posts started about an hour and a half before I found them.

Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:39 pm
by mdbuilder
Good job!! :!: :lol:

Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:01 am
by sandange
:)

A Big Thank You to all of you moderators who keep on top of all this
While you all do such a good job it often goes unseen :o

But it is very much appreciated!!

Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:47 am
by Phximiev
To misquote/paraphrase William Munny (played by Clint Eastwood), after killing Little Bill Daggett (played by Gene Hackman) and others in the movie Unforgiven ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unforgiven ) :

"We should kill all of these sons-of-bitches"!

:lol:

Re: Admin: Spam Concerns

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:22 am
by JoeS
Wow, this is worst series of spam attacks we've had in a couple of years, compounded by new 'users' being automatically generated faster than we could ban them manually and then going back and deleting their posts.

Bear with us as your moderators are playing whack-a-mole while our admin is hopefully tackling the sources...