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GaryM
Posted 2015-07-31 8:31 AM (#64779 - in reply to #64742)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.
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It seems that maybe the RR staff have just lost some interest in the forum in recent times, thus the lack of forum activity or any response from them. Even the other moderators haven't been on here for months (or even years in one case).

I can check, but I'm sure you need to have full admin privileges to be able to delete user accounts on a MegaBBS forum which I doubt any non RR staff member will be given as those privileges also allow you to change (and potentially screw up) the structure and configuration of the forum.

It should be possible to write a bulk post deletion program/script that could be run externally by someone with moderator permissions who has the ability to delete posts. That would at least then take the monotony out of having to do individual deletes. I'm a bit snowed at the moment but I've got a local install of the MegaBBS software on my PC that I used to implement and test a reCaptcha challenge/response a few years back when registering a new account, but if I can find some spare time I'll give it a shot.

Edited by GaryM 2015-07-31 8:35 AM
adam wolves
Posted 2015-08-02 9:17 PM (#64786 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.
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The lack of forum activity coincided with the redesigning of the homepage, we used to get up to 25 or 30 guests viewing at a time now its down to 2 or 3.
DeaconStreet
Posted 2015-08-03 2:29 PM (#64791 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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Guests at an average of 5-20, depends what time of day and the homepage design not related IMO.

Spam certainly will have an impact and becomes tiresome for regular visitors. Have emailed Chris direct this time and deleted 20+ spam messages.

Mel
Posted 2015-08-03 2:50 PM (#64792 - in reply to #64791)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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DeaconStreet - 2015-08-03 7:29 PM deleted 20+ spam messages.

Bout time too .....

You're getting a lil lazy in yer old age  Woy....

Rasboinik
Posted 2015-08-03 3:36 PM (#64794 - in reply to #64792)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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Mel - 2015-08-04 12:50 AM

DeaconStreet - 2015-08-03 7:29 PM deleted 20+ spam messages.

Bout time too .....

You're getting a lil lazy in yer old age  Woy....

 

 

 

DeaconStreet
Posted 2015-08-06 12:18 AM (#64820 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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If a cat comes into our back garden and takes a shit, then it takes a shit. I'll pick it up, but I wont go out and pick up cat shit from the same cats for the rest of my life. I'll deal with the cat.

16 guests. There is a reduction in interest in this forum which is a great shame but this is largely attributable to the high level of spam now. I'm not coming on every day and picking up cat shit when the cat should have been dealt with months ago.

I've offered to remove all offending accounts. RR aren't willing to do that or provide admin rights for me to do that. 3 DMs to Chris haven't been read, 3 emails to RR haven't been responded to. One direct email to Chris hasn't been responded to. Gary is possibly correct when he says that there is no interest from RR any more. Great shame in my opinion - used to be a great forum for advice and banter. Is that why your mouse is laffin' Raffi?

Instead of some taking the piss - why don't you all assist and send an email to Chris and tell him that you're fed up with regular spam too and that you believe that this is spoiling a once-great forum? As a moderator I look on this forum at least 3 times a day. You may not see that in the logs because I - for one - can't be arsed to delete up to 80 spam messages in a morning. I have 2 businesses to run.

Assistance Gents please if you're bothered? Mark on this thread that you've contacted RR/Chris too? I'm not going to keep picking up cat shit from these regulars.
muffy
Posted 2015-08-06 2:56 PM (#64824 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.
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I would offer to help out however due my wife's employment with a similar sort of company to Real Russia rules me out helping out with a competing company.

Edited by muffy 2015-08-06 3:16 PM
muffy
Posted 2015-08-10 2:38 PM (#64832 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.
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I have resorted to chasing this up on the Facebook page but once again due to my wife's employment I can't offer my services with the admin.
adam wolves
Posted 2015-08-11 3:56 PM (#64836 - in reply to #64820)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.
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DeaconStreet - 2015-08-06 12:18 AM

If a cat comes into our back garden and takes a shit, then it takes a shit. I'll pick it up, but I wont go out and pick up cat shit from the same cats for the rest of my life. I'll deal with the cat.

16 guests. There is a reduction in interest in this forum which is a great shame but this is largely attributable to the high level of spam now. I'm not coming on every day and picking up cat shit when the cat should have been dealt with months ago.

I've offered to remove all offending accounts. RR aren't willing to do that or provide admin rights for me to do that. 3 DMs to Chris haven't been read, 3 emails to RR haven't been responded to. One direct email to Chris hasn't been responded to. Gary is possibly correct when he says that there is no interest from RR any more. Great shame in my opinion - used to be a great forum for advice and banter. Is that why your mouse is laffin' Raffi?

Instead of some taking the piss - why don't you all assist and send an email to Chris and tell him that you're fed up with regular spam too and that you believe that this is spoiling a once-great forum? As a moderator I look on this forum at least 3 times a day. You may not see that in the logs because I - for one - can't be arsed to delete up to 80 spam messages in a morning. I have 2 businesses to run.

Assistance Gents please if you're bothered? Mark on this thread that you've contacted RR/Chris too? I'm not going to keep picking up cat shit from these regulars.



grantring
Posted 2015-08-12 12:11 PM (#64842 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.
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Like other have said this used to be a grate place to exchange information for me since the website change and now all the spam its not even worth checking any more and to hear
others have tried to help and contact Chris and nothing happens is disappointing.
DeaconStreet
Posted 2015-08-12 4:12 PM (#64845 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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Update: I managed to get a response in the end via Twitter. Next day I was contacted by Chris who has promised a response soon. It appears that Admin were in the site yesterday pm but no spam was removed. I've now deleted it all again - mostly the same old spammers from Korea, Pakistan, etc.

It would be good to get these accounts deleted once and for all and reduce this nonsense. Gary and I have the skills to add updates to this old .asp site to stop a lot of spam in its tracks, whether this would be allowed remains to be seen..
DeaconStreet
Posted 2015-08-14 10:22 AM (#64864 - in reply to #64845)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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logged in this morning to check for spam - a few.

same old spammers were logged in and posting more spam while I was deleting.

back in at 10am to delete and there's more now, with another spam account logged in and posting while I was deleting.
Mindless!

update on news from RR: there isn't any news. no contact.



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GaryM
Posted 2015-08-14 7:13 PM (#64873 - in reply to #64864)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.
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Roy - are you running on a Windows PC or a Mac?
DeaconStreet
Posted 2015-08-14 8:32 PM (#64875 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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Windows laptop at home and mix of windows and Mac at work. We're still developing/running lots of .asp inside semi-native apps for Android and iOS.
DeaconStreet
Posted 2015-08-18 10:18 AM (#64916 - in reply to #64864)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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No further response from RR.
admin were in but did nowt.
Time for another prompt to get the regular spammers off the system.






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Mel
Posted 2015-08-20 5:07 PM (#64973 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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WOY.............

They are at it again....
DeaconStreet
Posted 2015-08-20 5:28 PM (#64974 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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if my boys could have remote access to the server for a day, we'd have this licked into shape in no time.
Rasboinik
Posted 2015-08-26 11:57 AM (#65024 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: RE: Scam Passport Postings.


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2 SCAM posts made by sunshare
GaryM
Posted 2015-09-04 6:45 AM (#65174 - in reply to #65024)
Subject: RE: Scam Passport Postings.
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So it looks like the spammers were busy again last night. 85 new spam posts by "wip" and "Myloveryou".
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