A bunch of spammers have joined the forum

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Gil Finn, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    Report them where you see thier posts, also some guy tried to post porno.

    This a good site, let us maintain it that way.
  2. Thoroughbreed

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    I've been reporting them as fast as I see themannounce1 . I hate that kind of crap.:curse:
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    And we've been deleting them and banning those spammers as fast as we know about them. Thanks for the help, we've been invaded by a bunch of spammers these past few days and we've been taking measure to slow them down.

    Please keep reporting these posts as soon as you see them, just click on the "report post" icon to the lower left. So far we've had over 30 suspected spammers register between yesterday and today and they've been keeping the staff busy.

    Thanks again for the help.:thumb: :thumb:
  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Thanks Gil! I couldn't agree more. As Don said, they're keeping us busy lately but we'll get them. Thanks for your help. :thumb:

    Val
  5. Thoroughbreed

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    Can you ban them by IP address as well as email address? Is there a prescreening process to get membership? Maybe make them email a pic of an engine or a car first?:D
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    They are using a software package that allows them to get by all the pre-screening barriers in many forums including vBulletin which we use. They can change IP addresses and email addresses like we change our socks, but we can and do ban them by that if we find a commonality or an especially offensive email address.

    We're doing what we can, we ask you to do what you can, especially, do not respond to their post and do not click on their links. Sometimes we do when we need to verify what it is their selling, but that's the risk we have to take. Don't you...

    Thanks again,
  7. Thoroughbreed

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    Oh no problem Don, we'll just keep reporting them:thumb:
  8. Play-Doh

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    Im an administrator for another forum (Not MRR, music related) so I know what your talking about. Its always an uphill battle but its up to the community to keep it clean.
  9. Russ Bellinis

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    I have reported spam a couple of times to the admins, but the fact that I've only seen spam on here a few times is a testament to the great job the admins do here on the Gauge. I think sometimes it is easy to forget what a great job our admins do on this forum. Thanks folks!
  10. Thoroughbreed

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    I think they do a great job!!:thumb: :thumb:
    They respond real fast to the reports and keep it so tidy:thumb: :thumb:
    Altogether now, Hip Hip Hoorah!!!
  11. oldtanker

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    I think you guys do a great job!

    Thanks

    Rick
  12. fsm1000

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    With the kids on here I would love to take some of those porn spammers and just hurt them, hurt them a lot for a long long time.

    Anyhow, keep up the good job guys. I know it is not easy keeping on top of this, but your efforts on protecting us and the kids here are MUCH appreciated. I know the parents and those who are decent here are happy you are diligent. :)
  13. MadModeler

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    Will do Gil. As for the porno, if I wanted porno, I'll go on a porno site.

    And yes, this is a great site.
  14. alexander

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    spammers are somthing you get, just ignore them and go away
  15. ejen34

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    I really enjoy this site, it is sometimes hard to put the word professional together with a hobby however since I have such a passion for MRR I think The Gauge operates and dessiminates information in a highly Professional manner. All the while maintaining a friendly environment. Don't ever change this :thumb:
  16. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    You guys are doing an awesome job, i haven't seen any spam yet.