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  • #74556
    is it me or

    is it me or has this site started to become bombarded by people selling crap :evil: .

    stefan

    littlestef
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    #86497
    Re: is it me or

    I had noticed all the sellers and spam messages too. Hopefully the mods will come along and block the blighters

    Fingers crossed
    Gill

    miracle77
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    #86498
    Re: is it me or

    It’s all in hand :)

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

    sar78 sar78
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    #86496
    Re: is it me or

    thank god for that. it was starting to take the ####. i would do it my self if iknew how. its a pity we cant get their home addresses, then we could send them our crap from things like my cat. :lol:

    stefan

    littlestef
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    #86494
    Re: is it me or

    We’ve reloaded the

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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    #86495
    Re: is it me or

    @littlestef wrote:

    thank god for that. it was starting to take the ####. i would do it my self if iknew how. its a pity we cant get their home addresses, then we could send them our crap from things like my cat. :lol:

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    It seems winter is here and they are trying to flog Ugg boots which are no doubt fake :roll:

    Vicki
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    #86492
    Re: is it me or

    im wondering if i should get some for eddy, my cat. :lol:

    stefan

    littlestef
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    #86493
    Re: is it me or

    @amgmod wrote:

    We’ve reloaded the

    Thanks, Anne Marie. The spammers get on my wick too. :x

    sybyllascarlett
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    #86506
    Re: is it me or

    The anti-spam device doesn’t seem to be working….the forum is becoming overloaded with junk mail every day. It’s a shame, because genuine queries can easily be overlooked in amongst all the rubbish from the spammers. Can’t the administrators do anything in addition to what the mods have done, to prevent unwanted postings? If I were logging in for the first time with a real query I might think twice about sending a message if I saw the forum littered with spam. Sorry to moan but scrolling through all the junk mail is becoming tedious :?:

    Sybylla

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    #86504
    Re: is it me or

    We are trying our best to keep down the numbers, deleting the posts and banning etc – HQ have put in a service complaint to the IT peep and have been chasing them up – we hope to get some kind of solution in place as soon as. We do not know if there is a board problem [it got infected to bypass the controls], or whether it is a server issue, or whether some fonky software has the spammers bypassing everything. Needle hay stack situ.

    We mods are on and off the board through out the day/evening and often find another three pages of splat to blat, we even have them posting as fast as we are deleting! To ban the name, IP and delete the post is a total of 15 mouse clicks :o so after a while I have to take a break as it plays havoc with my arm muscles. BUT we shall prevail

    We appreciate your patience and please bear with us.

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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    #86505
    Re: is it me or

    @ClaireF wrote:

    Do you need any extra mods to help with this? I am on here on and off loitering and could help if possible?

    Awe Claire – that is very sweet of you to offer. Hopefully the situ will resolve and normal volumes will be resumed :D

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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    #86500
    Re: is it me or

    I too would be happy to join the mods if more are ever needed now or in the future. I do log in most days and could easily make it more of a priority.

    Sybylla

    sybyllascarlett
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    #86501
    Re: is it me or

    i was just about to offer my services as a moderator too. :D . but it looks like ive been beaten to the punch. :) . if you peeps discover that you could do with some help, feel free to ask.

    stefan

    littlestef
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    #86502
    Re: is it me or

    We have gone from 4000 members to well over 5000 in less than two weeks, all
    of the same origin, style and motivation.

    The current deluge is from just a few of these. Are we in for a veritable “Noye’s Flood”
    when we wake up one day?

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #86499
    Re: is it me or

    We had a spate like this a couple of years ago. There is a pattern emerging, time of day posting, one name posts three posts then logs into a second name, the bigget difference this time is that they are posting from already banned IP addresses, which is weird.

    Tech Support is on the case and HQ is chasing them – sorry for the annoyance we are tackling it the only way we can, persistently. :)

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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    #86503
    Re: is it me or

    @amgmod wrote:

    Tech Support is on the case and HQ is chasing them – sorry for the annoyance we are tackling it the only way we can, persistently. :)

    What we are trying to say is thaks to the Mods for their unstinting efforts in zapping the Aliens.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #86508
    Re: is it me or

    Hi

    Wondered if there was an update from IT regards the deluge of fake posters we have…notice there is another run of them this week.

    Thanks to the Mods for trying to keep it under control.

    Regards
    Gill

    miracle77
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    #86507
    Re: is it me or

    We should see changes take effect very shortly. The wheels are in motion :)

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

    sar78 sar78
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