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Thread: SPAM REPORTING- PLEASE DON'T RESPOND!!!!!

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    Donald McGlinn Guest

    Battling bots- forum safety

    Hi Everyone

    In order to keep spam to a minimum for everyone concerned, all email addresses of members are encrypted to stop spammers leeching them.

    With that in mind, can you please not put full email addresses in the forum posts as it will only attract spam for the owner of that email address, plus they may not wish their email address to be public access.

    Thankyou,

    Donald

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    I will add that MSN, Yahoo, and other such addies aren't wise either. Use the PM function!

    It is, however, allright to have chat addies in the profile, as phpBB does not allow bots to scan the addies of profiles, as phpBB won't direct link to these profiles. Instead a webpage is opened which explains that you need to wait for confirmation from the individual. Bots won't know the actuall addy this way.

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    Rayson Guest
    Please do not click on the links that spam bots provide. Moderators will remove the posts/threads as soon as possible, but clicking on the links encourages spammers, and gives them tracking information that says that Astral Dynamics is a hot-spot for spam advertising, as ultimately link "hits" is one of the goals that a spammer has.

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    SPAM REPORTING- PLEASE DON'T RESPOND!!!!!

    Please pm any of the mods to report spam, rather than starting a whole new thread in the Feedback Forum.

    Or, in the offending post, there should be a little triangle with a ! inside. This is the report button. You can report spam this way and pm the moderator that's on for quicker action.

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    Also, if you take a look at the bottom of the main Index page you can see if any mods are online at that time & then PM them specifically?
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    Please Don't respond to Spam!

    Something else came up that I'd like to clarify for all users: PLEASE DON'T RESPOND TO SPAM. The reason for this, besides having to delete many posts after getting rid of the spam, is that it makes it much harder for us to spot the spammer in the first place.

    When I first come on, the first thing I look for is names that look spambotish, and then home in on it. If I see someone else's name on it, I then think it may be a new member (Unless it says casino gambling or something obvious like that) and I may even possibly overlook it.
    Also, we try to ban the spammer immediately, so we don't just delete it- first we copy, look up the IP and then go to ban. If I have 4 threads to delete after all this, it just makes it into this one long thing to do.

    So please don't respond to Spam, even if it's tempting!
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    Re: SPAM REPORTING- PLEASE DON'T RESPOND!!!!!

    Bumping this thread as a reminder: Please do not respond/reply to spam posts. Thank you.
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    Re: SPAM REPORTING- PLEASE DON'T RESPOND!!!!!

    Another bump: Please don't reply to spam posts. Do feel free to hit the report button, and when a Mod logs on, they'll deal with it, but when you reply, you actually call MORE attention to the spam post, and you make it slightly more complicated for the mods to get rid of it (we have to delete your post, as well, or go into the forum and delete the thread from that level, rather than just hopping to the post and getting rid of it).

    Thanks.
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