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Spammers, please read

Discussion in 'Notices - please read' started by Ron Gotcher, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Many people try to spam this site every day with all kinds of idiotic offers. For the most part, none of it gets through the filters I've set up. It goes right into a moderated posting queue where it is invisible to everyone except me. When I see spam, I delete it immediately and ban the spammer from membership.

    Some people don't seem to get it and they keep trying to post spam messages. For those of you who do this, take a minute and look at the site. Do you see your spam message? Of course not. Nor will you. If you want to continue wasting your time trying to post spam messages, that's your call. I assure you that they will never see the light of day.
     
  2. lisahallak

    lisahallak Junior Member

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    Re: Spammers, please read

    I registered and posted my first message yesterday after confirming my membership and I still don't see my message and it wasn't spam so maybe that what happened to my message. IS it possible maybe the post was toooooooooo long???
     
  3. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Re: Spammers, please read

    Please try reposting. I check the spam queue and there was nothing in there a few minutes ago.
     
  4. lisahallak

    lisahallak Junior Member

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    Re: Spammers, please read

    Hi Ron

    I re-posted and it was fine.

    Thanks
     
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    Re: Spammers, please read

    I seem to have bitten by this as well. I posted a message in this thread yesterday around 6am, then at 1:50pm (PDT), but it was moderated both times. Another message sent to this thread at 2:21pm was moderated as well. Maybe because I included URLs? (they pointed to the forum though)
     
  6. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Re: Spammers, please read

    Because spammers try to insert links to all kinds of different sites (porn, pirated software, financial schemes, etc.), just about any posting that contains a link will go to moderation automatically. As long as the link is benign, the posting will be approved and show up in the thread. You wouldn't believe some of the stuff that people try to post. When I do catch a spammer, I delete the thread, ban the user permanently, and report the IP address to an anti--spam service for blacklisting.
     

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