Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
Lighting57
Turning the Heel
 
Lighting57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Eastern, USA
Posts: 989
Thanks: 437
Thanked 158 Times in 118 Posts
Certain Post
I don't post often, but I do come here to read daily.

It appears that there are two maybe three certain "posters" that are just using the boards to spam or post advertisements. If this frustrates me this much, I can only guess how the moderators feel.

On another site that I enjoyed for several years, this type of stuff got so bad that the couple in charge had to abandon the format that they used and redo the entire site. It has not been the same since.

I hope that doesn't happen here.
Is there not some way to clear/delete/or move these post altogether where we do not have to even navigate through them while trying to read through the boards?

Last edited by Lighting57 : 10-10-2011 at 09:16 AM.
Lighting57 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 10-10-2011, 09:52 AM   #2
saracidaltendencies
Working the Gusset
 
saracidaltendencies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: knittinghelp.com
Posts: 1,919
Thanks: 955
Thanked 1,089 Times in 608 Posts
The mods really are good about keeping up on spam posts. It also helps to use the "Report" feature in case the mods may have missed something. Spammers keep trying to get more and more sneaky, I've noticed a newer thing is to comment on an old post and have their ad in their signature. If you suspect a spammer, just report the post and if it is indeed spam the post will be removed and I do believe they also usually ban the user.
__________________
--The member formerly known as Demonica

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi
saracidaltendencies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 10:08 AM   #3
Lighting57
Turning the Heel
 
Lighting57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Eastern, USA
Posts: 989
Thanks: 437
Thanked 158 Times in 118 Posts
Originally Posted by saracidaltendencies View Post
The mods really are good about keeping up on spam posts. It also helps to use the "Report" feature in case the mods may have missed something. Spammers keep trying to get more and more sneaky, I've noticed a newer thing is to comment on an old post and have their ad in their signature. If you suspect a spammer, just report the post and if it is indeed spam the post will be removed and I do believe they also usually ban the user.
I have at times reported spam and I do appreciate the hard work the moderators do.

When I come here, the first thing I do is click on new post. This morning there were about 8 all from the same "poster" and very clearly it was not legit. It just hit me the wrong way.

I don't want this board to be ruined. It already appears that less and less people are routinely posting or even stopping by according to the number count.
Lighting57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 12:01 PM   #4
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,140
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,730 Times in 7,103 Posts
There does seem be more of them at night (when we are sleeping) which is probably because most of the bad spammers I encounter are from other countries although we do have some from the US that show up now and then. All you can do is report them to us. When we ban them it removes all the postings as well.

I should also point out that I come in the forum a few times a day at least and I always look for spammers then, too. The lack of members actively posting has more to do with people being busy or moving on to other forums. :/
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 06:34 PM   #5
DogCatMom
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: S.F. Bay Area
Posts: 398
Thanks: 87
Thanked 158 Times in 124 Posts
I'm a moderator (under my real name) on a very large, active gardening forum (phpbb type, like this one).

Spam traffic is very heavy in the early morning hours ("early morning" relative to Eastern ==> Pacific time zones in North America). This is because many "professional" spammers work from China, India, Pakistan, and Eastern European countries, whose time zones are in business hours when North American time zones are in after-dinner and sleeping modes. So, if an American or Canadian comes to the boards before a mod has "killed" the spam (whether reported by others or found independently by that mod), yes, there will be loads of it.

But not for long.

DCM
DogCatMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 11:23 PM   #6
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,140
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,730 Times in 7,103 Posts
Originally Posted by DogCatMom View Post
This is because many "professional" spammers work from China, India, Pakistan, and Eastern European countries, whose time zones are in business hours when North American time zones are in after-dinner and sleeping modes.
Yep, most of what I ban is from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and occasionally others. It's annoying, but a fact of life.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where's Our Post? LeeandJJ How-to Questions 2 12-12-2009 07:27 PM
My FOs- first FO post gunnerbee What'cha Knittin'? 8 01-08-2007 03:37 PM
How do you post a..... feministmama How-to Questions 6 11-07-2005 01:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:51 PM.