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Forum topic by Cricket posted 10-03-2019 02:42 PM 1552 views 2 times favorited 129 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cricket

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10-03-2019 02:42 PM

First and foremost, I want you to know that we are actively working on the removal of the woodworkqgyl account. (The account has been locked.) Unfortunately, due to the volume of this one, I need ops to assist in the removal of this account from the database. This issue has already been escalated.

That being said, I have a huge favor to ask of you. Starting multiple threads in the community about spam simply does not help. Replying to the spammer posts (no matter how much ya wanna yell at them) just makes my job that much harder. Flagging every single post a spammer made only serves to blow up my inbox. You only need to report ONE of the spammer’s posts. As always, for urgent issues, message me.

Please take the time to review this post regarding spam.
https://www.lumberjocks.com/CricketW/blog/113249

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager


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abie

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#1 posted 10-03-2019 02:53 PM

TNX

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 10-03-2019 03:13 PM

Got it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 10-03-2019 03:19 PM

Hopefully, you and your ops team can also use this incident to ID ways to automatically lock accounts when they start doing a mass spamming like this. Anyone who does more than 1 post per minute for several minutes straight or more than 10-15 in the first hours are very likely spammers.

-- 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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AZWoody

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#4 posted 10-03-2019 03:51 PM

How do we report spam private messages? I got one previously and there was no option to report it.

Do we just pm you Cricket?

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#5 posted 10-03-2019 04:25 PM

thanks cricket you do a job handling these situations

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Cricket

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#6 posted 10-03-2019 04:56 PM



How do we report spam private messages? I got one previously and there was no option to report it.

Do we just pm you Cricket?

- AZWoody

Yes, that works.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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weedeater64

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#7 posted 10-03-2019 05:01 PM

“Flagging every single post a spammer made only serves to blow up my inbox. You only need to report ONE of the spammer’s posts.”

Oops. Sorry.

Thanks.

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Cricket

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#8 posted 10-03-2019 05:50 PM



“Flagging every single post a spammer made only serves to blow up my inbox. You only need to report ONE of the spammer’s posts.”

Oops. Sorry.

Thanks.

- weedeater64

No worries at all. When a user flags spam, I make sure to look at the other posts of a spammer.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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#9 posted 10-03-2019 05:51 PM

Flagging every single post a spammer made only serves to blow up my inbox. You only need to report ONE of the spammer’s posts.

I’m as guilty as anybody – my apologies, I didn’t know

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Cricket

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#10 posted 10-03-2019 05:52 PM

Okay, folks, we have a tempory fix that isn’t the best solution overall, but it will work for now to avoid some database complications.

As you already know, the account was locked. All of the spammer’s posts will display as blank.

As I come across them, I will delete them manually one by one, but this will take some massive time so it definitely will not happen overnight.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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Cricket

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#11 posted 10-03-2019 05:54 PM



Flagging every single post a spammer made only serves to blow up my inbox. You only need to report ONE of the spammer’s posts.

I m as guilty as anybody – my apologies, I didn t know

- recycle1943

Just to clarify, one report per spammer. If there are 10 different spammers, I need a flag for each.

- Cricket

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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TEK73

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#12 posted 10-03-2019 06:14 PM

What he said…


“Flagging every single post a spammer made only serves to blow up my inbox. You only need to report ONE of the spammer’s posts.”

Oops. Sorry.

Thanks.

- weedeater64


-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#13 posted 10-03-2019 06:15 PM

Rock and Rule, Cricket!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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Cricket

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#14 posted 10-03-2019 08:55 PM



First and foremost, I want you to know that we are actively working on the removal of the woodworkqgyl account. (The account has been locked.) Unfortunately, due to the volume of this one, I need ops to assist in the removal of this account from the database. This issue has already been escalated.

That being said, I have a huge favor to ask of you. Starting multiple threads in the community about spam simply does not help. Replying to the spammer posts (no matter how much ya wanna yell at them) just makes my job that much harder. Flagging every single post a spammer made only serves to blow up my inbox. You only need to report ONE of the spammer s posts. As always, for urgent issues, message me.

Please take the time to review this post regarding spam.
https://www.lumberjocks.com/CricketW/blog/113249

- Cricket

Please DO NOT flag/report the blank post or I will still be trying to fix this on the 4th of July.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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Cricket

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#15 posted 10-03-2019 09:00 PM

This user account has been locked. No need for further flags: woodworkfkdn

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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