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Spam Posts

PostedCOLON Fri 01 Apr, 2016 4:05 pm
by mhoulden
Posting with my moderator hat on...

I've removed a topic and banned a user who created an account just to push his website. One thing I'll ask: if something is obviously spam, you can use the "report this post" button (looks like a ! on a red background) to flag it. Please don't quote the whole post and add the word "SPAM". For one thing, although SL isn't as busy as it once was, there are still a lot of posts and wading through them all takes a while. For another, quoting spam posts means that they're likely to attract more spammers. I've seen what forums can look like once they get overrun and it isn't pretty.

Re: Spam Posts

PostedCOLON Fri 01 Apr, 2016 8:25 pm
by buffaloskinner
The security on here seems quite lax, ALL new users should be vetted before being allowed to post as they are on numerous websites.

Secret Leeds seems to let anyone start posting just by registering.

Re: Spam Posts

PostedCOLON Fri 01 Apr, 2016 9:05 pm
by warringtonrhino
Last year I asked if it was possible that new members could be quarantined and their first few post checked before they are published.
That would allow us to see if new members are genuine.

Re: Spam Posts

PostedCOLON Sat 14 Oct, 2017 1:05 pm
by buffaloskinner
:idea:
Below is a spam message I received today, do not click on any of the links, just press delete.

:arrow:

Re: Spam Posts

PostedCOLON Sat 14 Oct, 2017 7:03 pm
by tilly
I have had trouble with phone calls from supposedly Talk Talk i just say no your not ringing from them they only send e mails.Has if by magic the phone goes dead, if you were not aware you could be taken in.