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Spammer Alert

Discussion in 'Support' started by Shimmy1, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    Looks like they've found the forum.... Screenshot_2017-07-28-18-26-23.png
     
  2. 92U 3406

    92U 3406 Senior Member

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    I reported 1 of those posts to the mods earlier this week.
     
  3. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 Senior Member

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    thats the best you can do is report them so they find them quicker.
     
  4. digger242j

    digger242j Administrator

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    Last year during the Great Live Streaming Spammer Attack of 2016 we were getting a dozen or more a day. One weekend I think I deleted 60 spam threads like that one. Back then, the first thing any of us did was to check for new spam threads. If every spam thread had been reported, our inboxes would be overflowing. Nowadays, we can be a little more relaxed, so it is helpful to get those reports.

    Say what you will about the new software, one good thing about it is that it checks new registrations against a database and if the IP, username, or email matches a known spammer, it needs to be manually approved. That's been a big help.