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what the????

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:19 am
by MaggieRocks
What is with all the spam we are getting lately? So annoying!!! :evil:

Re: what the????

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:39 am
by mkilcz
Agreed! Usually a screen name with random letters and numbers, responding to an randomly old post, that was posted in the middle of the night is a giveaway. Or if it mentions Kate Spade bags in the Subject heading, lol.

Re: what the????

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:01 am
by Barb Wright
Lisa and I are trying to stay on top of it......we move them to Riff Raff (you can't see that forum) and Mark blocks them. I try to do a late night "lurk" to catch them, but when they live half way around the world it gets complicated :roll: :lol: We'll keep after them best we can :)

Re: what the????

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:14 am
by MaggieRocks
You guys are doing great keeping up, Barb. But I don't envy you having to do it!

Re: what the????

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:11 pm
by BARB J
I'm an Admin on another message board so I know how hard it is to catch these and block the IPs. I sure appreciate your efforts.

I just don't understand the thrill in spamming message boards.

Re: what the????

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:21 pm
by Lisa
Yeah, we've been hit pretty hard lately. I'm trying to go in first thing in the morning and ban all the new screen names that popped up overnight, hopefully before they can post anything. Since I've been doing that, older screen names are starting to be used.

We're working hard at getting rid of the spam as soon as we see it.

Re: what the????

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:08 pm
by Cindy
What a pain but thanks for keeping on top of things.

Re: what the????

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:05 pm
by kat
Thank you Barb and Lisa and Mark! You guys do a wonderful job for us and we really appreciate it. But Mark? Who is this mysterious Mark you speak of? Not that Mark we all used to know and love years ago?? Who used to post pictures of that beautiful Gabe?

Re: what the????

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:04 am
by Mark
Did someone send up the bat signal? :) See my new thread in OT for a bit of an explanation.

I've gone through and banned a bunch of the users that have been flagged as spam (thanks Barb and Lisa!). Unfortunately, spammers have moved on to using real people, so the typical bot/captcha stuff that keeps the automated spam out, doesn't work so well any more.