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Spammers

Postby Grayson Morris » Fri May 27, 2011 5:26 am

Okay...the spammers are seriously bugging me.

Wahreadtape or whatever posted several spam messages, some of which I reported; a day or two later, the messages were removed--but apparently this user was not deleted as well, because today there are about twenty new spams from him. Brad, what's your policy on that? I would love to see spammer accounts torched as soon as they are identified as spammers.

I'd also like an option to click on a user's profile and report the user, not just their posts. Yesterday, I noticed the "newest user" had a fishy handle, and sure enough, the "website" listed in his profile was some viagra-pharmacy thing. Surely this kind of spammer could be deleted before we have to endure actual posts...
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Re: Spammers

Postby kyle » Fri May 27, 2011 6:22 am

I'd like to second the call to implement a way to report a user, not just individual posts, if it's technologically feasible.

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Re: Spammers

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Fri May 27, 2011 6:26 am

This was a particularly troublesome spammer, but I think I might have it licked. I've blocked the e-mail, the IP, etc, etc.

We'll see if we get slammed again tonight. If not, then it's handled.
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Re: Spammers

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Fri May 27, 2011 6:29 am

I'm diving into the control panel to see what other options I can make available for you guys, as users, to handle and/or alert me to the spam horde.
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Re: Spammers

Postby Gwendolyn Clare » Fri May 27, 2011 5:31 pm

Thanks, Fearless Leader!
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Re: Spammers

Postby Grayson Morris » Sat May 28, 2011 12:53 am

Yes, thank you, Brad!
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