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GaryM
Posted 2013-08-14 11:02 PM (#58772 - in reply to #58771)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.
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Devi - 2013-08-14 10:54 PM

Anyone dealing with the spam on the Albums tab?

Oh dear - that looks a bit of a mess. Well spotted. Bit of a sneaky way to post spam so it gets past the radar. Hopefully the mods on here have the required permissions to delete the bogus albums and clean it all up.
TonyH
Posted 2013-08-15 8:09 PM (#58782 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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Sent an email to Chris/someone as i cant delete them
Rasboinik
Posted 2014-05-21 6:47 PM (#61785 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: RE: Scam Passport Postings.


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The RR newest member soonson has just made 11 Fake Passport posts
The moderators have been alerted.
timco
Posted 2014-05-21 7:47 PM (#61786 - in reply to #54532)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.
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You are all aware these are not real people but bots sent out looking for places to spam
Mel
Posted 2014-05-31 12:07 PM (#61890 - in reply to #61786)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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timco - 2014-05-22 12:47 AM You are all aware these are not real people but bots sent out looking for places to spam

Whoever they are, they are back with a vengence......

grantring
Posted 2014-05-31 4:01 PM (#61891 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.
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maybe the first say 10 posts when some one joins they must enter a verification code? to prove they are human
DeaconStreet
Posted 2014-06-03 9:17 PM (#61916 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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not all bots. many of these posters are poorly paid cousins from the sub-continents. some forums deny you the chance to enter a url in until after 10 visits.. no url and they'll soon be away.

Edited by DeaconStreet 2014-06-03 9:19 PM
Rasboinik
Posted 2014-06-04 3:49 AM (#61918 - in reply to #61916)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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Roy you are right
The Scammers are not always bots

On a different note
The last 3 Scam and Spam Fake Passport posts had a non active url

All we can do is to keep notifying the moderators

Rasboinik
Posted 2014-06-07 6:34 PM (#61969 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: RE: Scam Passport Postings.


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Today
5 Scam Passport posts + 2 Spam posts

Maybe it is time to make it a requirement that  the fist 10 posts by new members will need to be verified by a captcha, it might  not stop human spammers but it should stop the bots.

DeaconStreet
Posted 2014-06-08 7:14 PM (#61975 - in reply to #53968)
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likely to stop human spammers from #cornwall #Norfolk and #Middlesbrough too. IMO
GaryM
Posted 2014-06-09 1:50 PM (#61986 - in reply to #61969)
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Rasboinik - 2014-06-07 6:34 PM

Today
5 Scam Passport posts + 2 Spam posts

Maybe it is time to make it a requirement that  the fist 10 posts by new members will need to be verified by a captcha, it might  not stop human spammers but it should stop the bots.

The MegaBBS software this forum runs on is about as basic as it gets. There are certainly no out-of-the-box options to do that and it would involve considerable work for someone to write some custom code to implement such a feature. Not to mention that the software is also built using a 15-year old web technology so there is probably no real appetite to invest any time or money developing custom features on such an old technology base.

I thought Chris mentioned about a year ago that they were about to implement new (different) forum software? If that isn't happening it would be nice to at least get back the original non-vomit (and unreadable) colours again in this forum :D
Rasboinik
Posted 2014-06-11 11:32 PM (#62037 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: RE: Scam Passport Postings.


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Today there are 10 Fake Passport Scam posts on the board.
The moderators have been alerted.
These scam posts are becoming a real PITA

Mel
Posted 2014-06-16 6:04 PM (#62184 - in reply to #62037)
Subject: RE: Scam Passport Postings.


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Getting really ridiculous now, just about every day...

Ruining a supre forum....

What will visitors to these forums looking for genuine info think..

How can we all help to stop it, and retain the boards reputation???

DeaconStreet
Posted 2014-06-16 11:14 PM (#62217 - in reply to #62184)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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here, here!

spoiling a great forum. it seems every night or so. look in most every other night but this is a joke.
Rasboinik
Posted 2014-06-17 12:32 AM (#62218 - in reply to #62184)
Subject: RE: Scam Passport Postings.


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Mel - 2014-06-17 4:04 AM

Getting really ridiculous now, just about every day...

Totally agree

Ruining a supre forum....

What will visitors to these forums looking for genuine info think..

How can we all help to stop it, and retain the boards reputation???


As I see it all that we can do apart from alerting the moderators is to make a post on this thread so that visitors will be able to be ware that the Scam postings are Spam & Scam postings
Rasboinik
Posted 2014-06-17 8:06 AM (#62226 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: RE: Scam Passport Postings.


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Another 5 Scam and Spam postings by the Real Russia newest user, jerrymambo.
The moderators have been alerted 

GaryM
Posted 2014-06-17 8:25 AM (#62227 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: RE: Scam Passport Postings.
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At the very least I think we probably need some new moderators to help manage the forum. It's not a dig at the existing mods but some people have busy lives and their families are now fully integrated into the UK so they have long since moved on from most of the immigration hassles and are likely to have less interest in most of the forum topics these days. TonyH seems to log on every few weeks or so while nickomsk hasn't logged on for 8 months, so that pretty much leaves Chris to manage the forum single handedly as and when he has the time.
Rasboinik
Posted 2014-06-18 12:28 AM (#62241 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: RE: Scam Passport Postings.


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Another 12 Scam and Spam postings by the Real Russia newest user, jessica.
The moderators have been alerted 
Administrator
Posted 2014-06-18 10:36 AM (#62242 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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Hi Thanks guys - we have people other than the Mods looking out for these and they delete them on a daily (or as they see them) basis.
DeaconStreet
Posted 2014-06-18 11:51 AM (#62244 - in reply to #53968)
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pah! - reactive approach. spoiling a good forum. can certainly see that new visitor postings are down. only new visitors that we appear to get are these spammers and human opportunists waiting for a moderator to be off guard and then drop a url in.

another one just came in behind you.
Mel
Posted 2014-06-21 4:45 AM (#62286 - in reply to #62242)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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Administrator - 2014-06-18 3:36 PM Hi Thanks guys - we have people other than the Mods looking out for these and they delete them on a daily (or as they see them) basis.

Its weekend, and they are back again....

Is there anything we can do to help prevent them appearing and spioling the forum???

DeaconStreet
Posted 2014-06-23 2:23 AM (#62295 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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bump. several more now since I was on last PLUS the scam post that I mentioned earlier (2 posts back on this thread). I wont email you Chris, I'm sure that you have others done that already.

plenty of guys happy to assist to take the reins Chris. But If you're not happy to trust us after all this time... ?
Administrator
Posted 2014-06-23 9:01 AM (#62296 - in reply to #53968)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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Hi Roy

I have added you as a mod for the forums, we do have a couple of people in the team here who scan the forum each day for scam and other postings, but they cant watch it "out of hours" or even all the time. If any one else you like to be a mod, please let me know.

Thanks
Mel
Posted 2014-06-23 3:41 PM (#62302 - in reply to #62296)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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Administrator - 2014-06-23 2:01 PM Hi Roy I have added you as a mod for the forums, we do have a couple of people in the team here who scan the forum each day for scam and other postings, but they cant watch it "out of hours" or even all the time. If any one else you like to be a mod, please let me know. Thanks

Chris,

I will help if I can, but I know nothing about computers, let alone any form of software, and where I live may be problematic...

There are probably some much better persons on the forum than I who will probably also volunteer their services when they read these posts....

 

Mel
Posted 2014-06-23 7:15 PM (#62323 - in reply to #62295)
Subject: Re: Scam Passport Postings.


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Get workin Roy...
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