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Post by addo »

Anyone else noticed the rash of these lately?

I'm unimpressed. A couple of "me too" or "I had one of them, it was lovely" type posts and always a signature link to a commercial website.

Anyone else peeved off by these imposters?
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Post by myglaren »

You are not alone Adam.
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Post by Xaccers »

One option would be to block account registration with free email addresses such as gmail or hotmail.
That would require all legitimate users to change their email addresses before and wait for us to reactivate their accounts as an email address change by a user desables their account for security.
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Post by DickieG »

On http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/index.php new members have to have their first few posts (three I think) approved by a mod before their comments are posted on the forum, would such an idea be possible on here?

One useful thing I've noticed from the same forum is that posts can be viewed by hovering the mouse pointer over the title thereby save wasting time downloading posts which are not of interest, is such a thing possible with FCF?
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Post by Paul-R »

I suspect that the forum software would have to be upgraded which was something that was being avoided if at all possible.
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Post by myglaren »

Considering the actual numbers involved, at this stage it is simpler for mods/admins to simply delete their posts or mangle them a bit.
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Post by Xaccers »

I've gone through the first page of most recent members and spammified any which appear to be spammers either through posts or through their profile details.
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Post by VertVega »

Xac, did you notice the new FCF member (cat86) who's announcing that he's a spammer :shock: Is it a 'Joke'?
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Post by Deanxm »

tbh i wouldnt worry too much, all this stuff seems to come and go, just let the admins know, they seem to be dealing with it very well, and in good humour :lol:

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Post by myglaren »

VertVega wrote:Xac, did you notice the new FCF member (cat86) who's announcing that he's a spammer :shock: Is it a 'Joke'?
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I'm afraid Xac and I are responsible for that.
Nothing remains of his original posts.
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Post by VertVega »

Thanks myglaren, Admin power rulez! Image .
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Post by Xaccers »

If you spot spam, please use the Contact the Forum Admins link at the top, that way we'll all get notified.
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Post by addo »

"eleout2682"

See if it tries a port scan on you?