Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?

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Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:23 am

Needless to say, don't click any of caroline100's links. I'm sure Brad will delete "her" and her posts as soon as he's awake and has free time.
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Re: Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?

Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:50 am

Needless to say I didn't click. But it made me think... If Brad is too busy to monitor the forums all the time maybe he needs a deputy who can deal with this sort of nonsense. If so I nominate Martin! Martin's always here! wotf024
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Postby MJNL » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:23 am

I agree, it may be time for some mod-minions.
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Re: Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:40 am

MJNL wrote:I agree, it may be time for some mod-minions.


I dunno. It depends how big the wave gets. It has been, what, 6 months since our last serious spamming?
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Re: Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?

Postby MJNL » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:49 am

That's true, but there's other stuff a minion could do--like move new threads to appropriate areas (we've got some 'on writing' threads in the contest/quarters section), and make sure we all stay in line, etc.

They wouldn't have to do much, sure, but it might be nice to have a couple people who've got the power to support Brad.
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Re: Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:47 am

As far as suggestions for moving things, not that Brad has really solicited such input, the convention stuff in Writing might be more appropriate to the Science Fiction and Fantasy thread, since I doubt much real writing gets done at cons. wotf011
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Re: Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:41 pm

Spammers, eh? We've not had their type around here since I put the new filter on the user signup.

Sounds like an actual, live person may have gotten on and forged an account.

I'll get out and begin nuking. FYI, all any of you need to do to alert me to spam is send me a private message saying so, and I will get pinged when I am not here.

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Postby AMcCarter » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:48 pm

Many thanks, Mr. Torgersen.
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Postby MJNL » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:56 pm

Yes, thank you!
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Re: Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?

Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:00 pm

Brad R. Torgersen wrote: Spammers, eh? We've not had their type around here since I put the new filter on the user signup.

Sounds like an actual, live person may have gotten on and forged an account.

I'll get out and begin nuking.

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Re: Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Wed May 29, 2013 8:10 am

Quick update: all the latest spam (and spammers) have been deleted.

PM me if you spot any more. THX!
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Re: Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed May 29, 2013 9:50 am

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Quick update: all the latest spam (and spammers) have been deleted.

PM me if you spot any more. THX!


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