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Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 11-11-2017 06:10 PM 806 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Lewis

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11-11-2017 06:10 PM

Can the moderator or site owner stop spam messages? See my latest reply to spammer.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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#1 posted 11-11-2017 07:16 PM

This is the normal way to handle spammers.

I am currently having tech issues receiving flagged reports. So if a spammer goes off the rails before the email issue is resolved, please send me a private message (with their username and/or profile URL) so that I can handle it.

-- Community Manager

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#2 posted 11-11-2017 08:41 PM

Hello Jack something must be working as I recieved one overnight but when I went to check them out they had already been targeted and neutralised.

I even got some on my Skype account. So I modified it to discourage them, might work but I doubt it!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 11-27-2017 02:07 PM

Todays spammer was particularly annoying. Some Ideas for the development team for reducing spam:
1) For the first day or two at least, limit the number of postings they can do per hour to 2 or 3 unless it was a topic that they started.
2) For the first week (+/-) limit the number of forum topics that they can comment on to 2 or 3 per day
3) Automatically suspend for review any new account that comments on more than 3 to 5 topics in the first day
4) Prevent new accounts from posting links in the first week or until they have 10-20 postings without links

I would not publish these rules just block until waiting period expires or suspend for review.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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