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Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by 2 Fast 4 U » 23 Sep 2018 08:03 pm

I do not understand, spam messages have been read up to 16 times and no one reports them, while it is so simple to do.

People please if someone sees or reads a spam message then report it, the sooner it will stop.

For the moderators, the culprits and future culprits, are those who have registered after September 1 and also some who have registered before that date even up to last year and maybe earlier and haven't posted yet.
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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by Logan360 » 23 Sep 2018 10:08 pm

I put a message up on the facebook page every so often regarding it. Usually gets cleaned up.
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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by bogbasic » 23 Sep 2018 11:23 pm

Hello

I've been reporting them for the last few days but I've not had a reply from the moderators whom I contacted or the forum owner. I'm going to try some more of the moderators this evening but many have not been seen on here for several years.

[Edit] I've now spammed _all_ the moderators.

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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by foggyjames » 24 Sep 2018 12:20 am

We don't get reported post notifications. I'm going to see if that's a setting we can change, but there are a few quite frustrating things about the forum software...! :)

I'm tidying it up now!

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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by 2 Fast 4 U » 24 Sep 2018 08:13 am

Thank you James :D
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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by SteveP » 26 Sep 2018 12:03 pm

We're sort of fire fighting at the moment, as ultimately the forum software requires an upgrade to protect against a new exploit that these bots are taking advantage of. Aymat is a busy chap with a young family but he's said he should be able to get this done within the next week.
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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by 2 Fast 4 U » 26 Sep 2018 04:43 pm

Some one should take a look at the members list and delete / ban a number of "members" that look suspicious or have not posted since they joined the forum [and that can go back for some years], that should keep the spammers quiet for a while.
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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by foggyjames » 26 Sep 2018 05:53 pm

They can just register new accounts very easily, though. That's why the forum software update is needed.

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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by Duvel78 » 26 Sep 2018 10:53 pm

Cleaning action performed, we lost +/-100 fake members / spammers, including their messages.

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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by bogbasic » 27 Sep 2018 05:08 pm

Awesome work. Thank you very much.
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1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by 2 Fast 4 U » 27 Sep 2018 09:28 pm

alright
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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by classicswede » 04 Oct 2018 11:35 am

Do we need a couple of extra mods here just to help keep on top of the odd spam attack?
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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by foggyjames » 04 Oct 2018 11:58 am

Numbers are fine - the issue is that we don’t get notifications of post reports! :-/

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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by 2 Fast 4 U » 04 Oct 2018 09:17 pm

foggyjames wrote:Numbers are fine - the issue is that we don’t get notifications of post reports! :-/

cheers

James
Is there someting wrong then with the notifications? I have reported most of the spam postings, that is why I made this thread.
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Re: Why does nobody report spam messages?

Post by bogbasic » 05 Oct 2018 12:57 am

The problem is that when you send a PM, the recipient usually does not get an e-mail alert that they have a PM waiting for them on the forum. If they do not login frequently, it can be a long time before they see your message. Three of the moderators still have not 'received' the PM's I sent a week or two ago.
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1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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