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Bot spam in this section for the last 25 minutes - and no one notices?
  • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

    Bot spam in this section for the last 25 minutes - and no one notices?
    It's the weekend Kay.
    That's normal these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulSch
    Even better today. It's been around for 4 hours, reported and ....................... ignored.

    Still, on the bright side I've managed to buy a few fake credit cards and used them to buy some supplements.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Starting over today but I'm done reporting them. Not worth the bother.
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    • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Starting over today but I'm done reporting them. Not worth the bother.
      It's hard to believe the spam hangs around so long considering the mods
      are being paid these days.
      Maybe they should go back to the free versions that showed a bit of interest.
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      • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
        Originally Posted by lgibbon View Post

        It's hard to believe the spam hangs around so long considering the mods
        are being paid these days.
        Maybe they should go back to the free versions that showed a bit of interest.
        Since they are overseas they are sleeping right now and think this rule from the Sticky applies here - " The Warrior Forum is virtually 100% member moderated." ..

        They must think we are all un-greatful.


        Disclaimer - Quoting the original, Members are Moderators thread by the prior owner's team.
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        • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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          Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

          " The Warrior Forum is virtually 100% member moderated." ..
          If that were true, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

          Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

          Since they are overseas they are sleeping right now
          How difficult is it to employ people in different time zones?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Just be happy you don't have a negative stereo.

    Door Supervisors. If ever a negative stereo
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
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    Gee - think these are the same person/bot??? What are the odds?

    Think it might be a good idea to BAN and them BLOCK them - and delete the link spam threads????
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    • Profile picture of the author Chuck Evans
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

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      Gee - think these are the same person/bot??? What are the odds?

      Think it might be a good idea to BAN and them BLOCK them - and delete the link spam threads????
      I just reported another one of their threads. This stuff got taken care of quickly in the "old" days...with volunteer mods!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    103, 104, and 105 are active at the moment.

    A little digging (not much) turned up 15 accts by this person or bot. Some may be closed now - but that's one dedicated spambot.
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    • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      103, 104, and 105 are active at the moment.

      A little digging (not much) turned up 15 accts by this person or bot. Some may be closed now - but that's one dedicated spambot.
      And still going strong.
      You would have thought he would have been nuked by now.
      It really isn't that difficult.
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      103, 104, and 105 are active at the moment.

      A little digging (not much) turned up 15 accts by this person or bot. Some may be closed now - but that's one dedicated spambot.
      105 Has been here 24 hours since it was posted ! Just ban newbies from posting outbound links in posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Of course, the mods don't set their own schedules. If there are gaps that would be on admin.

    I am happy, for the most part, with what they do. Most of the time things are taken care of immediately or very soon.

    I don't understand why some no judgment required reports are ignored, though. In the past that was because of admin's rules. Think back to when they had the disconnect on the WSO rules - they had a public version and a private version We would report and the mods wouldn't do anything but in the end it wasn't their fault.

    I do wonder if the X # of reports hides threads is still active. It seems that may not be the case anymore or the number required is too high.

    I also wonder why they put in the pre-moderation in the main forum but not elsewhere.

    Keep up the good work mods! Thanks for what you do. I'm sure it's tough.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post


      I do wonder if the X # of reports hides threads is still active. It seems that may not be the case anymore or the number required is too high.
      Yes it is.
      And it just shows how few members actually bother to use the report button these days.
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    • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      Most of the time things are taken care of immediately or very soon.
      I would have to strongly disagree with that Mark.
      There are 2 threads with stolen copy and paste content on the
      main forum which vanished when reported.
      Both have been reinstated so someone must be about.
      But they've still failed to spot the bot spam
      which has been in this forum for close to 10 hours now.
      They really haven't got a clue.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    As always, charge $1 for new profiles and you'll stop random spam. It's already been proven to work.

    ...or keep pretending that 87% of new forum profiles are legit.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    One week to the day - 22nd Oct 2016, 03:48 PM #1
    flosil119home

    I won't post the link to his thread. You would of thought they would of banned this clown or bot by now ! Of course it is here in the section and it will most likely stick around awhile. In a few more minutes I would bet a few more posts to go up here.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      One week to the day - 22nd Oct 2016, 03:48 PM #1
      flosil119home

      I won't post the link to his thread. You would of thought they would of banned this clown or bot by now ! Of course it is here in the section and it will most likely stick around awhile. In a few more minutes I would bet a few more posts to go up here.
      There were a bunch more from him this morning. It seems that individual threads get removed without digging out the weed by the roots.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Three accts showing - others have been removed....and the three showing are listed as "banned". I think mods are trying to keep up with this one.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Three accts showing - others have been removed....and the three showing are listed as "banned". I think mods are trying to keep up with this one.
      What would be so tough about banning his IP, any user name that starts with his base, anything that starts to promote those shows/channels... indeed any link, (as was already mentioned above). This is not rocket science, and such automation was already fully in place before this place was sold, so the code's still there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    In the past there was software that blocked people like this - that was removed when FL bought the forum...don't know why.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    this might help New Posting Features - Human Verification For New Thread only - vBulletin.org Forum

    They also have other solutions available

    al
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      this might help New Posting Features - Human Verification For New Thread only - vBulletin.org Forum

      They also have other solutions available

      al
      That would probably help for a while. How long is the question. Spammers will catch on sooner or later and start posting in other people's threads where their spam is harder to spot by a roving mod. In-thread posts are very reliant on members reporting them to get them removed, and it seems a lot of members have stopped reporting spam. Most members don't bother, and never have.
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      • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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        Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

        by a roving mod.
        I'm not sure about that Lol.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
          Originally Posted by lgibbon View Post

          I'm not sure about that Lol.
          There was a time...
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          Just when you think you've got it all figured out, someone changes the rules.

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  • Profile picture of the author PaulSch
    The weekend's starting early this week.

    Spam posts have been hanging around for over 6 hours and now there's a black magic fest going on. The posts have been reported - in some cases more than once and .................... no reaction whatsoever by the mods AGAIN.

    It's just getting to be a total waste of time reporting anything so from today I'm not going to bother any more.
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