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    Hi all, as has been said before, the mod team do our best to can and ban spammers on the forum but we don't have 24/7 coverage - some of us need to eat and sleep, and some of us need to eat pedigree chum (naming no names)

    When you spot a spammer, please hit the report post button - the little triangle shaped button over on the left side of the toolbar underneath the post itself - it automatically sends an email out to us - there's a greater chance one of us will spot it then if we're surfing some other part of the net.

    And an additional thankyou to those users who already highlight spam posts for us - it really helps us when we're sifting through things! You know who you are - give yourselves a pat on the back!

    Sir_Moderatealot
    “It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing.”

    Terry Pratchett

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    Re: a note on spammers

    When I tried to do that, a few weeks ago, I got a message telling me I was not authorised, (or words to that effect).

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    • #3
      Re: a note on spammers

      I would just like to say thanks to everyone who sends messages to us regarding spammers as well. I do read every post (I get a copy sent to my e-mail address) but often when I try to log on and delete them the mods have already dealt with them. These boys are fast!

      Elaine
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      • #4
        Re: a note on spammers

        I take pride in informing all the spammers that I always hit the button if I get a hint it is a spam.
        Last edited by DavidS; 18th, March 2010, 09:17 AM.
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        • #5
          Re: a note on spammers

          I don't know if anyone else has noticed over the last week or two, there have been a lot of new users with bizarre spammer like names who haven't been posting but creating odd albums in their profile, all of which don't have any pics in them. Do we have to wait for pics of discount viagra or cheap nike trainers before banishing them?
          http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/t...snroses2-1.jpg

          ”We are real. We are not glam sh*t or anything else. We are Guns N’ Roses.”

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          • #6
            Re: a note on spammers

            I've been nailing quite a few of these album spammers lately. Most seem to be operating from Russia and the old eastern bloc.
            “It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing.”

            Terry Pratchett

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            • #7
              Re: a note on spammers

              I have identified 10 so far today, names all noted.
              http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/t...snroses2-1.jpg

              ”We are real. We are not glam sh*t or anything else. We are Guns N’ Roses.”

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              • #8
                Re: a note on spammers

                What's the point of the albums, anyway? - perhaps we should just get rid of the albums?
                ....just my opinion

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                • #9
                  Re: a note on spammers

                  i think they still get picked up by googles web crawlers - because of the image search functions...but i could be wrong.
                  “It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing.”

                  Terry Pratchett

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                  • #10
                    Re: a note on spammers

                    8 spammers birthdays today !
                    http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/t...snroses2-1.jpg

                    ”We are real. We are not glam sh*t or anything else. We are Guns N’ Roses.”

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                    • #11
                      Re: a note on spammers

                      Originally posted by Nik View Post
                      8 spammers birthdays today !
                      That's eight ex spammers now with banned IP addresses!
                      Lively debate is encouraged but please respect the opinions and feelings of others.
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                      • #12
                        Re: a note on spammers

                        Given that all eight were born under Gemini, the sign of the twins, is that really 4 or 16 spammers you have got rid of?

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by hibernia View Post
                          Given that all eight were born under Gemini, the sign of the twins, is that really 4 or 16 spammers you have got rid of?
                          It was more actually - when I searched the IP addresses some had more accounts. All I can do is moderate every new member and ban the bas***ds!
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                          • #14
                            Re: a note on spammers

                            Another 2 (or 4 ) today, seem to have been on the forum for a while.
                            http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/t...snroses2-1.jpg

                            ”We are real. We are not glam sh*t or anything else. We are Guns N’ Roses.”

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                            • #15
                              Re: a note on spammers

                              Originally posted by Nik View Post
                              Another 2 (or 4 ) today, seem to have been on the forum for a while.
                              You line em up kid and I'll knock em down!
                              Lively debate is encouraged but please respect the opinions and feelings of others.
                              Please help keep the forum vibrant by spreading the work to friends and colleagues via word of mouth or social media.
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