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Old 12-15-2019, 02:04 PM   #21
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I stuck my neck out and contacted the Hosting for Saturnfans.com (OLM.net) to see if they might be able to do anything to help us contact Charlie since they would have an address and phone number for him.

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Old 12-15-2019, 02:26 PM   #22
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I'm a luddite when it comes to these things, but if a new user joins up, does someone (like Charlie) need to review and approve or is it an automated process? I'm guessing automated (or this spammer wouldn't have been approved in the first place) but if it is a real human (besides Charlie) can that person or persons help?
He had to manually approve me. I was stuck in limbo for awhile. I could log in, but had no permission to post.

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Old 12-15-2019, 06:29 PM   #23
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The general discussion is now into the 90 pages of spam from that bot.


I hope Charlie is ok and just busy, he's done a lot of work over the years to keep this site going for us.

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Old 12-16-2019, 03:52 AM   #24
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It looks like we are finally getting some support. Thank you FOH for making contact, I think it made a difference.

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Old 12-16-2019, 03:58 PM   #25
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I used to moderate a Yahoo group. New users initially had their posts moderated. When they made a post that was legit, I would take off that restriction. When they posted spam I immediately banned them.
This is what I've been suggesting for like 3 years and it's EASY to do w/ vbulletin

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Old 12-17-2019, 12:00 PM   #26
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The Amazing Internet is an amazing, special place.
This showed-up today:
...but, I did not order anything from anywhere
I hope I donít start receiving more surprise items! Only my credit card company knows for sure!

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Old 12-17-2019, 11:20 PM   #27
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The piles of garbage was thrown out....

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Old 12-18-2019, 12:02 AM   #28
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I'm glad things got fixed, I'd hate to see this forum die as it's a huge source of great information for people. However, there does need to be a bit more moderation to keep things like this from happening again.

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Old 12-18-2019, 01:49 PM   #29
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copied from OT, since most folks don't go there
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Sorry about all that spam. I'm usually on the site every day, however, I've been on a project for the past few months that has kept me on a crazy schedule and off my normal routine.

That's all wrapping up now, so I'll be able to continue to lurk in the background, so please do keep reporting posts. It really does help me a lot.

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Old 12-18-2019, 03:24 PM   #30
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"OT" is what?

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Old 12-18-2019, 03:34 PM   #31
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Sorry - OT = Off Topic forum. Pretty quiet these days.

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Old 12-18-2019, 07:55 PM   #32
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Sorry about all that spam. I'm usually on the site every day, however, I've been on a project for the past few months that has kept me on a crazy schedule and off my normal routine.

That's all wrapping up now, so I'll be able to continue to lurk in the background, so please do keep reporting posts. It really does help me a lot.

Thanks,
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other forums I frequent have a "report" button on each post / reply. If something comes up objectionable, you click the report button, it opens a reply screen, type your message and it goes straight to the admin / moderator ( with notify email) When it comes to spam, you do not respond to it, just report it.
That might be an option.

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Old 12-18-2019, 08:53 PM   #33
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The Report Post tab was always available.
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Old 12-19-2019, 08:51 AM   #34
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The Report Post tab was always available.
I did not even know that was there!
Thanks!
How about a sticky at the top " What to do when you see spam" and directions (use report button)?

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Go to Community Center then look in Suggestion Box for Spam Control.

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Old 12-19-2019, 06:16 PM   #36
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Everybody please report the dmfgoo post on the tech thread. It is a spambot. Thread is Sounds like something is loose in the front right suspension.

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Old 12-19-2019, 06:34 PM   #37
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Everybody please report the dmfgoo post on the tech thread. It is a spambot. Thread is Sounds like something is loose in the front right suspension.
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Old 12-20-2019, 05:11 PM   #38
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Looks like we've got another spammer....chrisbarett is quickly running up his post count with copied non-sense.

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Old 12-20-2019, 09:11 PM   #39
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I reported a few of its posts. Death to the robot overlords!

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I hate to see this forum die. Do you think it has a chance?

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