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  • #16
    Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

    May I also suggest to all members NOT to click on any links from those people. Or links from unfamiliar members.

    Some (or most) of those links might (or have) a virus attached to them.
    I received the GIFT OF LIFE on Nov 9, 2010 thanks to my wonderful donor Laura and her family!

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    • #17
      Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

      More spammers online now!

      qeuwoodfolk, tmxbylsma, tsemasek

      MODS-DELETE KEY, PLEASE!
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      • #18
        Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

        THANK YOU DAVITACASEY FOR REMOVING SPAM POSTS! It is most appreciated!! HONESTLY, IT IS GOOD TO SEE YOU TAKING CARE OF THE FORUM.

        Please, if you have time, look into all the current members that are signing up as many of them are going to spam as soon as they can get in. Thnx so much!!

        Spammer spotted: Spaltyalkably

        Banned but needs stripping: Wetewhigree
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        • #19
          Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

          Spammer Alert! Online Now!

          ShouttSib

          And here's another on now:

          sideeffectsactos

          Hello Erik... Thanks for your presence and working on the spammers. I hope they're all coming from the same IP so you can block them. Wouldn't that be an easy fix! Wish these folks would do something beneficial with their time, like saving the planet or creating cures for kidney disease, etc.
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          • #20
            Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

            Thanks for making note of these spammers profiles, IHaveFaith. I'll delete them right away and will continue to check this thread for other reports.

            We apologize for spam threads and posts that escape our notice. Due to the size and openness of this forum, we are, unfortunately, a prime target for spammers off all kinds. It is a pretty difficult thing to combat. Spammers tend to operate in parts of the world where there are no laws against spamming and they can work undeterred. Spammer profiles are typically opened by computer programs. It is not a real human being writing this spam. All of the messages are computer generated. Some of the message are advertise unrelated products. Others just contain links to websites that have paid the spammers to augment their link authority and thereby improve their search ranking in Google.

            We have implemented a fairly aggressive spam filter that is catching most of the spam that's coming through. I consult this spam list daily either to validate legitimate posts or delete automated spam. I also delete about 20 bogus spammer profiles each day. We're doing our best to stay on top of the problem.

            If you encounter a spam post or thread, you can assign an infraction, as TRB mentioned. The most effective thing would be to PM me directly about it.

            Thanks everyone for your help and your patience. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.

            Erik the Admin
            Discussion Forums Admin

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            • #21
              Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

              Thank you, Erik.

              I have an ever growing list saved to my hard drive of those that have joined, logged in only once or twice and have links, IM's, etc but have never been back that I will post periodically for your perusal.

              If I catch them in the act, I'll post them here ASAP. I would be happy to help, so if you have other methods or suggestions to facilitate identification and removal, I'm willing to participate in Bammin' all the Spammin'! (oh, so tasteless, I know, I know!)

              Thanks again and I appreciate your patience and understanding! And mostly, not for placing me on the Ban List for my rant!
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              • #22
                Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

                Spammer online now, think there are more but I'll need a minute to look, I'll edit this post if I see any more.

                cdvbeddow

                assessest

                mrjschwenzer

                plnmatot

                sideeffectsactos

                xsdnetterville
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                • #23
                  Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

                  Online now... has been banned with all BUSINESS still intact! Please remove links & IM...

                  Better yet, PRESS DELETE KEY ON THESE UNDESIRABLES!!
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                  • #24
                    Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

                    Mods...

                    These have the spammer biography:

                    coollexapro, mismmymmemdip, nnwkussel, PhoraCexelell, BuyAbilifyST, glurnissallix, crerdenry

                    These need adverts/links stripped:

                    FalliffFeange, cordagort, GageGuews

                    One timers with adverts/links that need stripping:


                    genemarcs, lenemary35, renemarino, toramip357

                    zabuza789, ZackKalis146, ZackKalis370, ZackRizu, zagrebapartmani, zahari091, zaibi109, zaihanlun9057, zaijanlo1975, Zains687, zaira05r_34, zairally897, zalina8, Zambiajutt, zamina6789, zamoracloe, Zan23Joe, zanastern0413, Zander934, zandz1975, zane5davon, zanem87, zbfnuclfqwpvu, zEagle, zeannesmith1, zech, Zeci76407, zeeddoreen, Zeenrali, Zeermali, zelmaf
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                    • #25
                      Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

                      This handful is on a couple of top 20 spammer lists and are members of our forum.

                      Mods, please delete these bozos or at the very minimum strip links/adverts before banning.

                      BUYINGEFFEXOR, Paxtonleathzmx, merstenfertersak, speedyfasterz, svetaallie
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                      • #26
                        Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

                        DaVita Casey, you are currently moderating in the forum... Why does your team refuse to delete these members instead of banning and why are so many banned without being first stripped of their links, adverts and IM's? It just seems illogical!

                        RXMonster is spreading spam sammies all over the forum and should be deleted at once!

                        If you refuse to delete this member, please strip all contact info and IM's prior to banning!
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                        • #27
                          Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

                          I don't post here often, but there have been at least 10 posts of mine that made it here......so why did the one I just wrote go to the moderators for review?? I've had a couple of other posts that went to the moderators & those posts never made it to the forums....but yet I see posts here every day that are so obviously spammers that get thru with no problem. What's up with that??

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                          • #28
                            Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

                            Hello nerak,

                            If I were you I would email erbeck (Erik is our moderator) and let him know about your posting issues so he can get you fixed up. They have a posting minimum and other spam prevention features that seem to work best on blocking legitimate users instead of the actual spammers they're trying to keep out! Go figure!

                            I expect Erik will look into your lost posts and release them to the forum if you let him know that they are still missing.

                            Off topic.... you know our resident Movie Star, Marina... don't you?? Hmmm.... maybe that's why your posts are being sent for review! Haha, just kidding, Marina! You know everbuddy here luvs U!
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                            • #29
                              Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

                              Yep, I'm friends with Marina........I bet you're right! She's a very "shady character" alright.........so they're probably keeping a close eye on me! Very wise indeed!

                              I really don't care about the old posts that never showed up...I don't even remember what they were. But how weird is it that my one post went to the moderator today, but a few minutes later when I posted about that one not appearing, THAT post works with no problem........Makes perfect sense................NOT.

                              I've never seen so many obvious spammers on one site before....and they have no problem posting........but an upstanding citizen like myself (no comment, Marina!!) can't get some helpful advice thru.

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                              • #30
                                Re: STOP Spam Sammies on Our Forum!

                                Originally posted by nerak View Post
                                Yep, I'm friends with Marina........I bet you're right! She's a very "shady character" alright.........so they're probably keeping a close eye on me! Very wise indeed!

                                I really don't care about the old posts that never showed up...I don't even remember what they were. But how weird is it that my one post went to the moderator today, but a few minutes later when I posted about that one not appearing, THAT post works with no problem........Makes perfect sense................NOT.

                                I've never seen so many obvious spammers on one site before....and they have no problem posting........but an upstanding citizen like myself (no comment, Marina!!) can't get some helpful advice thru.
                                I had the same thing happen, myself. I would post something and it would redirect and then I would post about my posting problems and that one would instantly appear. (How many times can you type the word post in a post?) Hmm....

                                I think it's a conspiracy... to make us looked like unbalanced ranters, or something! What do you think? I hope it's not cause we know Marina!! Yikes, that could be it!
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