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Blog entry by Cricket posted 10-02-2017 02:38 PM 20028 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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No matter how amazing our spam prevention is, now and then a spammer gets through. When you see a spammer, you can click on the flag, next to their post to alert me.

When you click to flag a post you will see a drop down menu. In this case, (spam) select the spam option.

Another option (especially when it is a spammer posting multiple times) is to contact me via PM or via the contact us button near the bottom of the site.

Starting threads about the spammer doesn’t speed up the removal of the spammer. Responding to the spammer actually makes my job a bit more difficult because I have to find and manually remove those posts too.

If you see a bunch of posts by a single spammer, you only need to flag one of them and then contact me. It helps me tremendously when you provide me with the username of the spammer if you use email or private messages to alert me.

Flagging a post can also be used to report offensive or abusive posts, and also obvious violations of LumberJocks.com rules. Flagging posts should never be done in a malicious manner just because you don’t like someone or their comments.

In those cases where the post you are reporting is the first one in a thread, the flag link option can be found in the lower right hand corner, below the post.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager



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WayneC

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#1 posted 10-02-2017 02:40 PM

Thanks.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 10-02-2017 02:46 PM

thanks for all you do miss cricket :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-02-2017 07:18 PM

Thanks Cricket. That’s good to know….........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 02:24 PM

? 4 cricket ? ....what stops a person banned from here …to just creating a new account in another name ? :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Cricket

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#5 posted 10-03-2017 04:46 PM

It happens sometimes, but we are usually pretty quick to find and remove them.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 10-03-2017 05:08 PM

Cricket, I’ve been here a while and I have always enjoyed it. It’s good to know that there’s somebody like you that’s working on the site in the background with the purpose of solving problems and making improvements. You are doing a fine job and we all appreciate it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 10-04-2017 01:51 AM

nice to know your on the job :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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confederatemule

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#8 posted 12-24-2017 03:06 PM

Cricket,
Thank you fer the thorough explanation.

Mule

-- "I ain't got nowher to go, nothin to do when I git there, and if'n I'da been in a hurry, I'da started yesterdy"...Mule

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Cricket

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#9 posted 02-03-2018 04:55 PM

REMINDER ABOUT SPAMMERS:

If you come across a spammer with multiple spam posts you only need to report ONE of their posts.

Please DO NOT REPLY TO SPAMMERS.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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#10 posted 02-22-2020 04:35 PM

What are the procedures for dealing with unsolicited advertisements via direct messages?

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 02-22-2020 10:53 PM



What are the procedures for dealing with unsolicited advertisements via direct messages?

- Fettler

I have the same question

-- Turnin' and learnin'

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#12 posted 02-23-2020 12:16 AM

How do we flag PMs without bothering you Cricket
?

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#13 posted 02-23-2020 03:49 PM

Consider that most (every?) computers mail application has user controllable spam filtering that can be quite useful.

In the case of our current nemesis “woodworkxxxx”, you can trigger a move-to-trash on the name when part of the “sender” field. It would be great to trigger on the partial name “woodwork” but that would trash a lot of emails that actually have interest…

A more regexp (regular expression) capability like “woodwork????” would be perfect.

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#14 posted 02-26-2020 07:05 PM

Sorry didn’t read all of your post. I’ll do as suggested.

-- Ron, Pennsylvania

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