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So I just went to the newly posted threads and saw that someone just created a non guitar related, fraudulent looking, probably against forum rules, Topic. Does this happen often? And if so, do the moderators ban accounts like that or just a slap on the wrist? This kinda makes me think that this forum needs tighter security, a backround check, drug test, and a general checkup may be necessary to keep this from happening. But seriously, is this an ongoing problem or is this a fluke thats normally taken care of quickly?

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The Moderators  usually tend to the spam stuff fairly quickly but since the forum change  i'm not sure how they are notified.

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They do work fast, I see both of the threads are no longer showing up on the recent posts area, I guess the moderators (or admins?) are doing their job.👍

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14 hours ago, TheLeadFlatpick said:

So I just went to the newly posted threads and saw that someone just created a non guitar related, fraudulent looking, probably against forum rules, Topic. Does this happen often? And if so, do the moderators ban accounts like that or just a slap on the wrist? This kinda makes me think that this forum needs tighter security, a backround check, drug test, and a general checkup may be necessary to keep this from happening. But seriously, is this an ongoing problem or is this a fluke thats normally taken care of quickly?

 

Which thread are you referring to?

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folks

The recent spam bomb has been eradicated. 

Thanks for reporting.... I just realized I can moderate and effectively deal with spam through my smart phone, which I couldn't do on the old forum setup.

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12 minutes ago, duane v said:

folks

The recent spam bomb has been eradicated. 

Thanks for reporting.... I just realized I can moderate and effectively deal with spam through my smart phone, which I couldn't do on the old forum setup.

thank you Duane!

 

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Just now, kidblast said:

thank you Duane!

 

You're welcom.... Also KSDaddy needs a shout out.... He's the primary spam bug spray around here. 

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35 minutes ago, Big Bill said:

What ever happened to Anna, we had a date?

Well that explains alot. #-o

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5 hours ago, deeman said:

There's also a report post link that will send an alert to the mods/admins.

I didn’t know about that, and I also don’t know where its located. Would that be the “Contact Us” button?

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2 hours ago, TheLeadFlatpick said:

I didn’t know about that, and I also don’t know where its located. Would that be the “Contact Us” button?

top right corner of every post

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5 hours ago, brad1 said:

top right corner of every post

Thanks, The forum just got I dont know how many posts in a different language that Im pretty sure are spams, this is ridiculous!

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I guess the Acoustic Mavens like this stuff.

rct

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1 hour ago, TheLeadFlatpick said:

If these spam posts keep coming someone may quit their moderator job after tonight, it just keeps rolling in

 

Is it bothering you that much?  The only reason I know about it is because you keep posting about it.

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11 hours ago, Black Dog said:

 

Is it bothering you that much?  The only reason I know about it is because you keep posting about it.

Its not just one or two threads, Im pretty sure theres well over 100 now. At first I thought I must have changed my language preference

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3 minutes ago, TheLeadFlatpick said:

Its not just one or two threads, Im pretty sure theres well over 100 now. At first I thought I must have changed my language preference

 

Yes I though that too. My language prefs that is. 

Hats off to Duanne & KSDaddy 🧢

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When you see spam, feel free to report it. I get an email immediately.  All we (mods) have to do is ban the offender and all of their posts automatically go away. WE still see the &$@ things but they’re invisible to you guys. 

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In general, the moderators do a fantastic job of getting rid of spam. This is one of the very cleanest forums I visit in that respect. So from me to the moderators comes a great big shout out: THANK YOU!!!

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On 7/26/2019 at 10:52 AM, duane v said:

You're welcom.... Also KSDaddy needs a shout out.... He's the primary spam bug spray around here. 

Indeed,  thanks to all who make this place possible!

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