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kohanmike
05-20-2014, 08:08 PM
How soon can you get rid of them?

kohanmike
05-20-2014, 08:09 PM
Wow, that was fast, barely posted my thread and they're gone, great.

mm stan
05-20-2014, 08:11 PM
Aloha Mike, You dont have to post these..if you look on the bottom left side os the post there is a black triangle, click that to alert the moderators..

kohanmike
05-20-2014, 08:22 PM
Got it, thanks.

The Big Kahuna
05-20-2014, 08:31 PM
The easiest thing would be to require admin approval before new members could post. It works fine on all other forums.

mds725
05-20-2014, 08:32 PM
I reported those posts at about 10:55 and again at 11:00 and 11:03. I'm glad to see that they got cleaned up right away, but it's disturbing that it's still so easy for asshats like that to do what they did.

The Big Kahuna
05-20-2014, 08:32 PM
Alternatively, they could IP ban the entire subnet that these are originating from.

janeray1940
05-21-2014, 04:50 AM
The easiest thing would be to require admin approval before new members could post. It works fine on all other forums.

I was going to suggest this, since that's how it's done on another forum that I moderate and it does the job well. Can't remember the exact number but I believe the first 10 posts have to be approved before a new member is free to post without moderator approval.

The Big Kahuna
05-21-2014, 05:34 AM
Usually just requiring a moderator to approve the account is sufficient.

seeso
05-21-2014, 11:38 AM
Look who know so much! :nana:

We tried moderator approval for new accounts. THERE WERE TOO MANY TO APPROVE AND I WANTED TO DIE

sukie
05-21-2014, 12:41 PM
?... THERE WERE TOO MANY TO APPROVE AND I WANTED TO DIE

Well, we don't want that. I don't have my hand-drawn sticker yet.

Pueo
05-21-2014, 12:54 PM
Well, we don't want that. I don't have my hand-drawn sticker yet.
:D I can't wait for my sticker either!

bborzell
05-21-2014, 12:55 PM
I was a high level government regulator for many years. Self regulation, in my view, is the best approach. In environments where stakes are high and a significant percentage of the players cannot reasonably be trusted to act responsibly, self regulation can be risky and, at the least, seriously bothersome.

This community, however, is just about perfect for self regulation. The vast majority of the players (so to speak) are not about to attempt to use the forum for their advantage and at the expense of others. If some folks (usually SpamBots) attempt to worm in with bodily function ads and the like, the posts are quickly pounced on and deleted by the moderators.

I realize that these posts can be viewed as unwelcome intrusions into an otherwise "safe" place, but these SPAM posts are not worth taking as a personal affront. They are an impersonal fact of life today are are worth much less than the time we have spent on them.

quiltingshirley
05-21-2014, 03:50 PM
I know it's a a bit of a bother but I just scroll down and only read the threads I know are UU. If it's emails I just delete and never open. SPAM seems to be a part of life today. Spam, just the name makes me think of Hawaii and camping trips. Oops, mind wander....