Spam deleter task force squad

Fran101

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#1
lol that is my suggestion!

We might not need new mods, but could we grant a few people the power to just delete spam threads?

these threads come in by the hoard like everyday.. and there are plenty of members (myself included) who are up at odd hours and that would be happy to delete them

they keep getting nastier and nastier! I Miss Nike air jordans guy!
 
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Seriously. That was some nasty stuff I just deleted, but not as bad as some we've had. Ick. Ick. Ick.

There's still a lot of catch-up work being done on the forum and I'm told that the spam filters are next on the list.
 
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Oh sure, it takes me a week to get activated but the spammers get right on lol ;)

It is almost amusing at times when a spammer takes over. It just seems such a wasted effort. Todays thread titles were, uh, yeah interesting and descriptive.
 

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You should see how many we delete that you guys probably don't see. It would amaze you the number of scumbags we have banned for the past few months. It is so disgusting.
 

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Seriously, what do they think they are accomplishing here??? :confused:

It's really bad at, oh, about 4-5am-ish in the morning :eek: When I get on before work
 

smkie

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Almost the first thing I do in the morning is sit down and check Chazhound while i take my meds and wait for the time to wake Hyia up. Morning porn just blows the whole thing for me, I don't mind sitting here and sending znews, or viagra, or whatever to the trash, but I don't want to see that,
The teen cam thing was just as repulsive. Since i am up at dawn I generally get to the forum before the other mods. I was off the forum for 3 days while AAron made me a new upgraded one.
 

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#11
I just don't understand what these people think they're accomplishing. OK, you sneaked some nasty onto a pretty low-key site. So? This is a big thing? What an empty life you must lead if this, to you, is a big deal.
 

eddieq

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We do stop a lot more than gets through. It's getting better from our perspective. The bots/spammers are getting "smarter", though and the filters need to be constantly updated. As Renee said, it's on the list. Stay tuned.....
 

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i am a mod at another site we dont get quite so much spammer traffic and i hate how they will just completely fill all the forum subjects with that crap
i would be willing to help i am on here several times a day

Ashley
 

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If you need help, I'm all for it.

I'm a mod on another forum and we don't get nearly the amount of spam this place does. In the 6 months or so I've been a mod, we've had maybe two spam posts. And they actually were related to the board's subject. But we have super-heavy-duty spam filters because there was a porn attack once upon a time, and the people there are much more sensitive to this sort of thing - triggered a LOT of people.
 

eddieq

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Again, it's a filter thing. The way to combat it is not to have to recruit members to just sit there and use the ban hammer


We need to let the admin's work their magic and get the filters 100% updated.
 

AllieMackie

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I'm not one to normally complain about the behind-the-scenes admin stuff, but it does not take weeks and weeks to install something like this, or something like this.

We use the first one with great success on another forum I moderate, and it would be perfect for most of the spam we receive on here. Can something like this be implemented, at least temporarily? We're a dog forum, we attract kids. I don't like the pornographic spam I see on here, and the spam in general is ridiculously off the hook on this forum.
 
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I'm not really sure what the bog down is right now. I've passed it on. The guy working on it for us has been doing it in stolen moments. Evidently there was a lot of infrastructure type stuff that really needed attention badly before anything else :(
 

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