Is there no Spam control on this site?

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Re: Is there no Spam control on this site?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:07 am

Whne I see one , I report it as a courtesy to the moderators.

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Re: Is there no Spam control on this site?

Postby AmandaWhaymand » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:31 am

Hi guys,

The first job of every working day is to moderate the forum which, unfortunately, does mean some spam posts are visible all weekend. In order to keep this forum 'real-time' and to allow the dedicated whisky forumites to post links etc, all we ask is that you are a little tolerant of the spam over the weekends - we'll get rid of it as soon as we can!

Thanks, as always, to everyone who reports spam posts; 20 pairs of eyes are much better than 1 :thumbsup:


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Re: Is there no Spam control on this site?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:47 pm

Your fingers gonna be sore today Rich !
This is probably the result of an open membership rather than moderator approval , it's the reason i deleted the old SOI(then Islay Visits) board , got sick of going in to reject the spammers who were trying to join and having no new postings to read .

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Re: Is there no Spam control on this site?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:12 am

And logging in today revealed that a couple of spammers have been awfully busy in the interim, inundating many of the forums with... well... spam.

Almost makes me want to start singing that old Monty Python tune. :wink:

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Re: Is there no Spam control on this site?

Postby richard » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:37 am

we seem to be the only whisky site that gets spam or am i mistaken in this fact

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Re: Is there no Spam control on this site?

Postby AdamMY » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:49 am

Being active on several different forums on various topics, and on friendly terms with a moderator of a rather busy forum, there are ways to help this but there is no sure fire way. Most forums allow for a security question which discourages bots. Some of the spammers this site gets I am quite sure are bots due to the massive size of posts and their frequency, not to mention they are unrelenting for hours on end ( even things people copying and pasting get tired of very quickly).

But then again there are also a fair amount of spammers that likely are legitimate people that could foil most security questions. Which the only way to stop them is to really make more work for the moderators, but needing each new member to be approved individually. I hate to say this but Whisky forums are rife with keywords that spammers look for when searching for sites/ forums to spam, and spammers seem to be adapting quicker than softwares can adapt to counter act them.

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Re: Is there no Spam control on this site?

Postby bredman » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:38 pm

Yes a pity. One of the regulars -- perhaps Ganga or a volunteer -- could be given partial mod rights and at least the power to hide the spam until the admin comes and zaps it.

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