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SPAM has ruined this forum for me!
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April 21, 2014
4:01 AM
Willabong
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It is now obvious that no one cares anymore about the proliferation of SPAM on this forum, I have reported it but nothing is done! I am now looking for another forum, and will not be returning to this one!

I came here because the forum seemed to cater for my needs, and was well supported! But I certainly did not come here to be bombarded with useless SPAM posts trying to disguise themselves as tutorials (or help files).

Ashraf, you need to get your act together, or you will loose other members!

April 25, 2014
5:31 PM
Ashraf
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We are deleting spam posts as quickly as we can find them.

April 28, 2014
4:33 PM
Godel
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No Ashraf, you're not.

Virtually all the recent posting in this Freebies forum would appear to be spam, and they're still here. At the very least they're off topic for the forum.

Did you notice the date these posters first joined DotTech?

Most joined in the last few weeks and immediately started churning out these postings. It might be interesting to look at their IP addresses as well.

April 29, 2014
11:50 PM
Ashraf
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Godel, I'm one person. I'm doing the best I can.

I'm looking into finding ways to block these spammers.

April 29, 2014
11:51 PM
Ashraf
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If anyone wants to help delete all these spam posts, please let me know.

April 30, 2014
4:06 PM
Godel
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Duh (genuinely puzzled)  Can't you delete messages on your own web site — and nuke the posters accounts?

I'll admit you might need help to be alerted them in the first place, but I have reported spam messages in the past.

April 30, 2014
5:29 PM
Ashraf
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Yes, I can and I do. The problem is, spammers simply create new accounts and post again. The issue is, there is so much spam it is hard to handle for just one person. Yeah, reporting posts helps but the sheer amount of spam is overwhelming.

May 2, 2014
12:59 AM
MikeR
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Willabong said
It is now obvious that no one cares anymore about the proliferation of SPAM on this forum, I have reported it but nothing is done. . .

 In the interim period between spam appearing and being culled, why not pen a two or three line response to humiliate the spammer and devalue the product they're pushing? To earn their pathetic little commissions, spammers have to maintain a log of "placements" (i.e., spam). The log is submitted to the client for sampling and not a dime is earned if a check shows that not only was the spammer disbelieved but the product was publicly trashed.

Letting spammers irritate you rather than amusing you isn't worth your blood pressure. As for Ashraf, as and when he gets time (if ever) it might be useful to add a humorous "spam icon" to the existing smiley set which genuine forum members can click on by way of instantly countering spam whenever it's spotted: spammers tend not to want to waste their time, arguing the toss on any forum where they're exposed to ridicule. 

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