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Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions' started by HOTFR8, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. HOTFR8
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    Ryan , Mods,

    I see a mass ( I count 44 but there may be more) off new social groups all set to private. The names are all like the following > DFSDFSDFSDFS

    If it is any thing like the SPAM on the Garage Journal they will be from Asia, South Korea or Vietnam.

    Feel free to delete this post once the spam social groups have been removed as this topic is not what the forum is about.
     
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  4. They are still there. I definitely would not try and open one.
     
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    Good to know. Just had a message from another Mod about them. Set to private would most likely be a good thing as who knows what rubbish or bad links they had posted in them.
     
  7. It won't hurt anything to open the post in one of the threads here. In fact, you have to in order to report the offending post. What you don't want to do is click on any of the links that are included in the spam post. :mad:
     
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    All of the groups had been set to private so you could not access them or make a report on any post made in the social groups. This is a case of having to report them this way so those Mods involved could delete and ban those involved setting up the groups. Only the Mods can tell us what was posted but do we really want to know!

    From a conversation sent to me I can see it was a group effort by a couple of Mods to deal with what I first posted so this is a good time to say the work they do is appreciated in looking after the HAMB to make it a safe place for us to enjoy. Thanks guys.
     
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  10. That would explain the difference in reporting the spam threads in the Social Groups. :oops: I hadn't thought about the fact that they could be set for private viewing only. But I think some members here are concerned about even opening what looks like a spam thread in the open forums.
     
  11. corncobcoupe
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    Zapped...........

    Unlike the main board where it takes 1 click to delete spam, and one click to delete ( Ban ) the spammer.

    The Social Groups are different.
    The Spammer while banned - it didn't automatically delete the spam post or the social forum itself.
    It took 4 manual steps to delete each spam and social forum itself.......

    Sorry the list of 44 DFSFS Bullshit stayed posted for a while.
    It took me a while to track the sequence to get the spammer deleted, then the spam and the finally the social forum itself deleted.
     
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    It is not easy to report a post you can not see but was easy to post here about what I could see as that way it could be dealt with.

    Being a Moderator on the Garage Journal I know exactly what you are saying and why I posted how all the work is appreciated. Glad you have dealt with them.
     
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  13. I have been reporting spam posts but thought of the social groups as more of a link than a post so I didn't try. Great job getting rid of all the health elixir spam corncobcoupe, I am a little disappointed that I missed the opportunity to have younger looking skin and grow my hair back though.
     
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    DSADSADSADSADSADSADADSA Another ten of these all set to private and this one is showing as active.
     
  16. corncobcoupe
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    Sorry for the delay - it is a manual multi step time consuming process to delete the social forum SPAM groups.
    I deleted all the DFS / DSA SPAM crap in all the categories that I could see.
    If you see any more - let me know.....thanks.

    Thanks,
    Moderator
     
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  17. HOTFR8
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    Is there any way you can stop them opening these groups? It would save a lot of work.
     
  18. corncobcoupe
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    Afraid not - not I......
    Ryan has that control.
    But it is very challenging to stop SPAM....

    Most of you fellas see maybe a handful that gets through......maybe 1%.

    In my previous discussions with Ryan the HAMB gets pummeled nightly with thousands, if not tens of thousands of SPAM hits nightly.

    Crazy stuff -
     
  19. HOTFR8
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    I see the same thing as a Mod on Ryan's other Forum the Garage Journal so I know what you are saying. I have not seen them set up social groups like they do here.
     

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