Spam and why cant you handle it?

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    • #51636
      dagunner
      Participant

      I have always liked this website and learned a lot from the forums. Now All I see these days is SPAM. I am sure the moderators do what they can but they should not have to waste their time deleting what your site update now allows. I spend a lot less time here due to the spam in the forums. For a bunch of media professionals you guys really don’t look too professional. So, go find a mirror, look into it and say “I will fix this because our members are worth it” Thank you.

    • #204623
      JackWolcott
      Participant

      I wouldn't have put it quite this way but I have to agree with "dagunner." The spam content is overwhelming the forum. Looking forward to having it blocked!

    • #204624
      EarlC
      Member

      I visit the forums a minimum of two, sometimes three times a day and have very little time for responses or participation because I usually have to go through all the hoops in what does feel like a hopeless defense against an overwhelming amount of off-the-wall, totally non-related even weird stuff that some pretty determined people are spamming here. It is not a happy thing to have to do. Between the spamming and overwhelming amount of very successful but very heavy video contest participation, there's not much room for any other activity. I have faith in the powers that be that they will eventually get things under control, but it is obviously hurting these forums quite a bit, activity wise. Help! Admin!

    • #204630
      Luis Maymi Lopez
      Participant

      I also visit the forums at least two times a day and like others I'm seeing a lot of spam.  I feel so helpless for not being able to do anything about it. This spammers are so lame that they don't even have the decency to write something other than a weird subject. When they do write a comment it's so ridiculous, unrelated, with no sense, but with the URL hyperlinks with their targeted keyword. This could be a machine doing it or a company that hired spammers for $6 a day to write on this forums (yes that exist). Let's hope Videomaker regular members keep coming back despite this. 

    • #204636
      Jennifer O’Rourke
      Inactive

      Thanks for your support, guys, we're doing what we can. This came about when we switched to the new site – we're working on it.

    • #204640
      JackWolcott
      Participant

      We know you are, Jennifer, and thanks.

    • #204644
      MediaFish
      Participant

      I am sure you are working on the problem however I want to let you know that except for today I have pretty much stopped looking at the site and or participating on the site since changing the site. 

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