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Preacher
10-03-2008, 03:29 AM
Hey...

it seems that the spam bots have started hitting again...

Until one of the mods logs in... Why don't we all work to report the spam.... AND THEN type something so that it is reported... and not every reports everything so that the mods have to wade through 50 reports!!!!


Just a thought to make their job a bit easier!!!


:tt02:

HometownGal
10-03-2008, 06:36 AM
Thanks Preacher, klick and NC - it was a HUGE help! :drink:

klick81
10-03-2008, 09:46 AM
Glad you got to it!

HometownGal
10-03-2008, 12:51 PM
Glad you got to it!

We really appreciate you alerting us to SPAM when we aren't on the board. Most of them strike in the wee hours of the morning when they know the Mods aren't around. We have a helluva mess to clean up every morning now and our members' help is a true bonus! :drink:

fansince'76
10-03-2008, 12:55 PM
We really appreciate you alerting us to SPAM when we aren't on the board. Most of them strike in the wee hours of the morning when they know the Mods aren't around. We have a helluva mess to clean up every morning now and our members' help is a true bonus! :drink:

What Marianne said - and although we're trying to nail them as quickly as possible, some of them still get through and a few of them are posting downright disgusting pics. We apologize in advance for these that do get through in the middle of the night.

The Duke
10-03-2008, 03:59 PM
It's surprising how many there are, especially considering the site is no longer accepting free email accounts for registration

but you mods are doing an excellent job, keep it up.:thumbsup:

and I'll keep an eye out for spammers during the night

HometownGal
10-03-2008, 04:09 PM
It's surprising how many there are, especially considering the site is no longer accepting free email accounts for registration

but you mods are doing an excellent job, keep it up.:thumbsup:

and I'll keep an eye out for spammers during the night

Thanks for the support and kind words, Duke - we really do appreciate it! :drink::hug:

There must be a problem with the software or the server itself, as these spammers and bots are getting through with several of the free email domains out there. Don't know how that is possible, but it's happening. :banging: In 3 days, Gary and I have probably booted over 175 spammers and bots, as well as SPAM and porno from the site. Mike must be on an extended vacation or something - we just keep trying to contact him but thus far, no reply. Actually, I'm getting worried - this just isn't like him.

steelwall
10-03-2008, 04:13 PM
I'm a global mod on another forum, it sucks to spend 30 minutes deleting posts, even with spam filters they still get through.

Preacher
10-03-2008, 04:13 PM
Well...

You all are going absolutely great!!!


Let's hope Mike is ok.

Preacher
10-03-2008, 04:15 PM
If you all want.. and Mike agrees...

I think a few of us on the west coast may agree to be "spam mods"

That is... only with the authority to ban spam accounts.

I know I could free 15 minutes of time before I go to bed to do that.

Preacher
10-05-2008, 09:40 AM
Well...

looks like some more spammers got in.

YUCK.

bump.

SteelCityMan786
10-05-2008, 10:02 AM
I'll gladly join in them. I can sniff em' out.

Preacher
10-05-2008, 10:04 AM
I'll gladly join in them. I can sniff em' out.

(spoken in a paternal, fatherly voice)...

Son, there are things in those pictures you shouldn't know for another 20 years!

:chuckle:

SteelCityMan786
10-05-2008, 10:10 AM
(spoken in a paternal, fatherly voice)...

Son, there are things in those pictures you shouldn't know for another 20 years!

:chuckle:

Preacher, you remember at one point I was a moderator for this board. I've banned numerous spammers in the past.

Preacher
10-05-2008, 10:44 AM
Preacher, you remember at one point I was a moderator for this board. I've banned numerous spammers in the past.

Yes...

but that still doesn't change the fact...

heck, those are things I shouldn't see!!! :chuckle:

fansince'76
10-05-2008, 11:31 AM
I'll gladly join in them. I can sniff em' out.

Not much to "sniff out," really. We know there's a problem with the :spam: filter on the board, and when a "user" with a name like "Bkwnpfou" or "agiscaransiliR" is registering, it's a pretty safe bet it's a :spam: bot. We just have to be here to catch them before they can post their :spam:. Kinda hard to do at times as they're coming at all hours of the day and night and there's only 2 of us. We've nailed almost 250 of them since Wednesday.

The Duke
10-05-2008, 11:55 AM
There must be a problem with the software or the server itself, as these spammers and bots are getting through with several of the free email domains out there. Don't know how that is possible, but it's happening. :banging:

well that's weird. that's obviously part of the problem

any word on mike yet?

HometownGal
10-05-2008, 12:52 PM
well that's weird. that's obviously part of the problem

any word on mike yet?

We're handling things pretty well, Duke. Gary and I are basically taking "shifts" on the board so that we can still have somewhat of a personal life outside of this board. Most of 'em post their garbage in the wee hours of the morning and I am usually up at 6 AM or so and don't see it until I log on.

Nope - no word on Mike. I'm really starting to get concerned. Gary and I have both emailed him numerous times with no response which is highly unusual.

SteelCityMan786
10-05-2008, 01:16 PM
Not much to "sniff out," really. We know there's a problem with the :spam: filter on the board, and when a "user" with a name like "Bkwnpfou" or "agiscaransiliR" is registering, it's a pretty safe bet it's a :spam: bot. We just have to be here to catch them before they can post their :spam:. Kinda hard to do at times as they're coming at all hours of the day and night and there's only 2 of us. We've nailed almost 250 of them since Wednesday.

I have known about those bots fansince. You think I have never moderated a board before? :sofunny: jk man. I knew they existed. The last one was a joke.

We're handling things pretty well, Duke. Gary and I are basically taking "shifts" on the board so that we can still have somewhat of a personal life outside of this board. Most of 'em post their garbage in the wee hours of the morning and I am usually up at 6 AM or so and don't see it until I log on.

Nope - no word on Mike. I'm really starting to get concerned. Gary and I have both emailed him numerous times with no response which is highly unusual.

I just e-mailed him to.

Also Hometown, there was a situation that Mike couldn't log on until LATE in the season before when I was a moderator here.