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New kind of spam

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 08:54 am
by Ray Lalleu
New kind of spam today :

bogus new user IgrekGrom add his spam to an older thread, so it is less obviious that his message is not related to the forum topics.

Still thinking that adding some form of exam in the registering process could help filtering spam.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 18:32 pm
by ukdxer
I agree something should be done. This new spammer is harder to delete as he attaches his message to genuine posts.

I know when you join Yahoo groups, like Dr Tim's, the moderator has to approve your application, before you can join.

Can this be done here by Alfred, John (Orion) or another moderator to stop this endless tide of spam?

just done

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 07:42 am
by alfred
I just made the change that new members have to be aproved bij me,,, Ill give john and glow this tool aswell, its in crediblle how some people just fill thousands of forums with spam just for a few kliks, anyway, i hope we stopped it now, but i am afraid haha... greeetzz Alfred.
ps,,, my email adres i use everyday is alfred.zoer [ad] straatklus.nl

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:22 am
by Glowbug
Thank you Alfred,

Nuked three spam-related activations already :roll:

It is a busy time of the year here, so I will do my best to be here at least once per day :D

Cheers!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 22:16 pm
by JoJo
Glowbug wrote:Thank you Alfred,

Nuked three spam-related activations already :roll:

It is a busy time of the year here, so I will do my best to be here at least once per day :D

Cheers!


I agree,

One week later we all have deleted a lot spammers; and it works well. We also added some new users as well.
I'm sure I am normaly on line every day. And because the different in time between Glowbug and us new users don't have to wait that long to use the forum.

Cheers,

john

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:53 am
by ukdxer
It does seem to be working well at the moment. I haven't seen any spam since the changes were brought in.

Thanks for your hard work tidying up the forum.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 14:37 pm
by JoJo
Hello UK dxer,

thanks, indeed it works well. Glad you appreciate it :)

Thanks for all the hard work to clean up the AL board

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 18:19 pm
by pjk
Good work, nice to se the AL board free from all that SPAM.

Happy New Year

Peter J

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 23:38 pm
by Andy Richards
I'd just like to add a well done guys!

The spam was not really a problem,it just made the whole experience of the ALI site a little..............tarnished.If you know what I mean.Clean is better!


Andy Richards.



andyrichardz@msn.com

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 07:50 am
by JoJo
Now almost a Year later, I Gues it works :lol:
I want to say Thanks Glowbug for your excelent help, you did a good job.

Too all a Merry xmas and a Happy new year.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 09:37 am
by Glowbug
And a big thanks to you JoJo! :D

Certainly there's enough to keep two of us busy. Teamwork! :beerparty:

Merry Christmas and Happy Yule everyone!

Cheers!