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    Spam

    There is a really high amount of unchecked spam in this forum at the moment.

    Can we ban these guys please?

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    As an admin - sometimes its clear that the user/thread is spam. These are generally deleted by either myself or another admin within a few hours.

    But sometimes, the spammers reply within an existing thread which means it can be easily missed, or other times they have content which although somewhat weird, also somehow seems like it could be legit.

    Unfortunately there is no way to stop it completely, we just need to manage it as best we can when we see it.

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    But isn't that how the 3L machine works in order to make sales ?

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    I've been IP Banning these clowns, but they keep coming back on separate IP's. We're doing our best to stop them. If you see spam, report it and we'll blast them.

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    Are all the IPs in a similar range ? . We used to basically block anything out of China or Russia and most problems were solved. I'm talking mail though. Reasonably effective too but I'm guessing the whole spam thing has moved with the times and it's pretty distributed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parso View Post
    Are all the IPs in a similar range ? . We used to basically block anything out of China or Russia and most problems were solved. I'm talking mail though. Reasonably effective too but I'm guessing the whole spam thing has moved with the times and it's pretty distributed.
    The ones I've clobbered have varied. It's not just IP Recycling like Australia has it seems. Some have been wildly different. I've seen them hit a few forums as well. I think we have a CAPTCHA code so I'm not sure how they're bypassing that.

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    Cheers for all the efforts guys! I do appreciate it. I'll report them whenever I see them

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