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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:05 pm Reply with quote
NOVECH
Joined: 21 Oct 2004
Posts: 790
Location: Up a mountain and loving it
Looks like weve got a pm spammer on the site, ive had two recently,can it be sorted Graham please.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:44 am Reply with quote
Jen
Joined: 01 Nov 2005
Posts: 364
Location: N.E.Lincs
Yes, I got one too!! What on earth do they get out of it!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:13 am Reply with quote
jennie15teddy
Joined: 11 Jul 2006
Posts: 62
Location: Shropshire
Me too!!! Don't understand why they want to waste their time and ours Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:57 am Reply with quote
maggie
Joined: 28 Sep 2005
Posts: 4809
Location: northwest uk
as soon as I got mine

I deleeted it............withoutr opening it

maggie Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:51 am Reply with quote
Pauline10253
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 684
I've got one too.

Thanks for alerting us.

I've deleted it without opening it.

Pauline
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:28 pm Reply with quote
Steve from Durham
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 5859
Location: Lancashire.
The first one was a porn link, if you happened to click on it, you where taken to a weird page Shocked ...it is at this point if you click on any of the images / links you want to hope your anti virus protection is up todate.

Nette send me a pm bringing it to my attention and have passed this over to Graham.

If anyone gets any more of these spam pm's can you please pm Graham direct giving him the user name of the person

cheers

steve
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:17 pm Reply with quote
Ashley
Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 699
Yep, i got one today too.
At least it got me back on this site - havn't been on for ages!! LOL!
Hope everyones OK.
Ashley.x

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:37 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 28 Jun 2007
Posts: 1524
Location: GLASGOW
I'm not popular I never get any Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:01 pm Reply with quote
LucyW
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 490
Location: Fareham, Hampshire
Duly reported to Graham
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:08 pm Reply with quote
Ang & Jeff
Joined: 23 Mar 2005
Posts: 162
Location: Plymouth
Me too

Why do they do it Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:27 pm Reply with quote
LucyW
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
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Location: Fareham, Hampshire
Wouldn't mind quite as much if it was a great deal on shoes!!! Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:32 pm Reply with quote
Steve from Durham
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LucyW wrote:
Wouldn't mind quite as much if it was a great deal on shoes!!! Embarassed

Lu




Laughing



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:59 pm Reply with quote
shirleybutters
Joined: 14 Feb 2005
Posts: 94
Location: telford shropshire
Yes I got one too!!
Have pm Graham

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:18 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 11 Mar 2006
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Got one to, bloody idiot

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:55 pm Reply with quote
Graham
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Joined: 09 May 2004
Posts: 261
Location: Wrexham
Evening all,

The bad news: Yes, the spam bots have turned from spam posts to spam PMs.

The good news: It's getting fixed.

I have been looking for a solution that would prevent spambots creating accounts. One certain thing is that there is no foolproof solution that doesn't involve manual intervention to activate accounts. So, in effect, that's what will be happening from now on.

For clarity, NOTHING IS HAPPENING THAT WILL AFFECT EXISTING MEMBERS. Apart from no spam!

I switched on manual activation a couple of hours ago, this means that all new members will need to be manually activated by me. This means there will be no more spambot accounts from now onwards.

At the weekend (hopefully!) I'll be setting up a new two-stage registration process that will be only slightly more inconvenient for genuine new members. The price to pay for a spambot-free environment will be a small delay before new members have their accounts activated.

To be clear, this new process will NOT involve moderation of posts before they appear, it is only the sign-up process that will be affected. I believe posting moderation is the approach taken by the meeru.com forum, and if this is the case I think they are way off the mark.

Hope that clears things up. I will post an announcement when the new system is up and running.

Finally, thank you to those that have flagged spam PMs to me. It is appreciated.


Cheers,

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