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Recent Spam Invasion

Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions' started by AAFD, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. AAFD
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 585

    from US of A

    Been noticing alot of spam bot threads lately trying to hock pills, viagra, loans, etc. What's up?

    Any reason why there isn't some sort of a process new members must go through before being allowed to post in the forums, to try to eliminate this? Seems like it's gotten worse in the past few days.

    I recently signed up to another forum where I had to fill out my profile, wait for approval by a moderator, then I had to post an intro before I was able to post in the public forums. I think this would keep the spam away from the HAMB, wouldn't it?

    I dunno.
  2. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,391

    Staff Member

    No... It wouldn't. If spammers want in, they get in... period.

    The only thing to do is be vigilant with reporting. It's bad right now for everyone, but it will die down eventually.
  3. AAFD
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 585

    from US of A

    Good deal, thanks Ryan.
  4. brad chevy
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,627

    brad chevy

    Thats straight to the point as you can get.If these assholes can create a fake E-bay and fake Pay-Pal site they can get on any forum they want.

  5. I reported 3 separate spammers today,they are take care of fast,,members of the Hamb,,,just do your part and report them. HRP
  6. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,666

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    Iv tried to report spam before and the report won’t go. Is this because a bunch of other’s are doing the same at the same time?
  7. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    All I know is Iwas right behind Hotrod primer this morning on the porn spam ,Gotta keep this site respectful .Ryan this place is great and thanks
    Joined: Jun 2, 2002
    Posts: 9,635

    Classified's Moderator

    The particular spam you are trying to report is probably in the process of being removed as you are attempting to report it.

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