Is it just me or is SPAM killing this site?

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    • #66506

      A quick question for the site owners and Mods is there anything that we can do to stop the spam?  I know I've only been here a relatively short while but I always thought that this site was actually quite good. But now it seems like the top 10 posts in any section are just spam.  Is there anything that can be done to turn it down a bit?

    • #207813
      Mike Wilhelm
      Keymaster

      What do you consider spam? We have a pretty agressive spam filter in place, and it looks like it's catching most everything (it's caught 121 posts in the last 24 hours).

       

      Can you post a few links? 

    • #207830
      Cville
      Participant

      Mike I haven't seen any spam in a while. 

    • #207835
      altarvic
      Member

      I've seen several empty topics with strange titles, but now they are all gone…

    • #207840
      BruceMol
      Participant

      as in…

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                sometimes there is a half dozen of these junkers
    • #207867

      Exactly sometimes the 6-8 Recent Topics are just junk

    • #207902
      Mike Wilhelm
      Keymaster

      It sounds like a timing thing. We have moderators that delete these kinds of spam posts, but when they're not online, things aparently get through.

       

      Here in California, I rarely see them during normal daylight hours. What time of day (and what time zone) are you seeing the spam? 

    • #209861
      plnelson
      Participant

      All weekend I've seen postings for "Kitchen Design Lancashire" showing up on videomaker.  They disappear for a few hours, so the mods must be taking them down, then new ones appear.

       

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