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post #131 of 155 (permalink) Old 08-10-2016, 12:53 PM
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I usually see it around 9 to 10 am CDT but stopped by last night around 11pm and they were everywhere.

Everyone (or at least a lot of us) suspected that we were heading to absentee landlords when the site originally sold to a "conglomeration".

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post #132 of 155 (permalink) Old 08-11-2016, 12:49 PM
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We have all the registration protection in place that we can add, except for making it where new members have to be manually approved by mod/admin before they are able to post. We can enable that but it requires someone to go in there and approve these members.

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We have all the registration protection in place that we can add, except for making it where new members have to be manually approved by mod/admin before they are able to post. We can enable that but it requires someone to go in there and approve these members.

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Wouldn't that be the logical next step? Obviously everything that has been tried has not worked. Take the next step and assign someone (or several) the task of manually reviewing and approving new member registrations.

The last time I looked at it, I took some text from one of the spam posts and entered it into Google. You know the top hit for it in Google? This FJR site. They had about a dozen sites that they had trashed like this one, and it was only 2 pages on Google search results for people impacted by it. So it's not like this is a huge issue that is happening to 10,000 forum sites, it's this site and about 12 others last time I checked.

I know I don't get a vote, but if I could vote, I'd vote to move to manual approval until someone can bite the bullet and install the newer version of software that has more spam blocking tools or plugs-ins available for it.

I hope you all (admins) can agree that what's in place now isn't effective and it isn't working. Time to fix that. Just put a note in the registration process that it may take up to 24 hours to be approved and make that nice and visible so it's not a mystery to anyone trying to register.
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Wouldn't that be the logical next step? Obviously everything that has been tried has not worked. Take the next step and assign someone (or several) the task of manually reviewing and approving new member registrations.

The last time I looked at it, I took some text from one of the spam posts and entered it into Google. You know the top hit for it in Google? This FJR site. They had about a dozen sites that they had trashed like this one, and it was only 2 pages on Google search results for people impacted by it. So it's not like this is a huge issue that is happening to 10,000 forum sites, it's this site and about 12 others last time I checked.

I know I don't get a vote, but if I could vote, I'd vote to move to manual approval until someone can bite the bullet and install the newer version of software that has more spam blocking tools or plugs-ins available for it.

I hope you all (admins) can agree that what's in place now isn't effective and it isn't working. Time to fix that. Just put a note in the registration process that it may take up to 24 hours to be approved and make that nice and visible so it's not a mystery to anyone trying to register.
hey there,

We have a good SEO in place which is probably why it shows at the top. but regardless, we can run this by the mods, and see if they want this in place. the only thing with that is it requires extra maintenance on the admin and mod part as well. with the password resets and having to approve members as we get accounts back and going, it adds a few more steps.

Im not deterring the idea or anything. just explaining is all. we can run this by the mods if this is what everyone wants. just have to have everyone on board is all.

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hey there,

We have a good SEO in place which is probably why it shows at the top. but regardless, we can run this by the mods, and see if they want this in place. the only thing with that is it requires extra maintenance on the admin and mod part as well. with the password resets and having to approve members as we get accounts back and going, it adds a few more steps.

Im not deterring the idea or anything. just explaining is all. we can run this by the mods if this is what everyone wants. just have to have everyone on board is all.

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It's pretty simple, the mod's can spend their time checking ID's at the door, or spend time cleaning up after the mess is made. As a moderator on another forum, I can tell you which one I'd prefer to do. One (approving new requests for registrations) can be performed at one's own leisure, the other one, means you get bombarded with "Reported Posts" notifications in the middle of your sleep. One, you could have up to 24 hours to get to, one needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible after the mess is made. One's proactive, one's reactive.
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That's just b/c I get up 3 hrs before you . It was working really well when our Aussie friends were up and about 12 hrs before me .
That will be happening again. For the last few weeks I've have a work schedule that kept me off the forum in the critical times. I found that between midday and 3pm here I was able to kill of many of them. My schedule will allow me to go back to that.

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This is another day where I'll just set all forums to "read" and move on without actually looking past the spam headers.

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Someone on this forum must have pissed in this spammer's rice bowl. He/she/it is very determined. I've never experienced this on any other forum.

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Looks like they were sorted out by the mod team.

As always, please continue to report Spammers with the Report Post tool (!)

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Looks like they were sorted out by the mod team.

As always, please continue to report Spammers with the Report Post tool (!)

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We're on it!! The spam seems to come in waves- gone, here, gone, repeat.
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