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In case you were wondering: spammers

Post by bclaire » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:45 pm

So I deal with a lot of spammers on the forum, which most of you probably never get to see. Occasionally, one gets through and posts a bunch of stuff and I'll say it again, please don't respond to them because it makes my job harder.

I ban them, go into an administrative section and delete their posts, and then to make it easier to keep track, I change their username to Banned with the date as well as a, b, c, d, e, etc. to denote how many on a particular day. I don't think any of you can see the members list but here's today's list with newest members at the top. There are also some new members that I think might be spammers but their email address, IP address, and name are ok so far...

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Re: In case you were wondering: spammers

Post by Sooner » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:58 pm

We can all see the members list. Seems like you're making a lot of extra work for yourself. Can't you just ban them, delete their posts, and be done with it?
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Re: In case you were wondering: spammers

Post by Jondog » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:12 am

Honestly Billy, I don’t know how much you deal with, but I know it’s a lot, and I appreciate it very much! Thank you!
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Re: In case you were wondering: spammers

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:18 am

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Re: In case you were wondering: spammers

Post by bclaire » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:02 am

Sooner wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:58 pm
We can all see the members list. Seems like you're making a lot of extra work for yourself. Can't you just ban them, delete their posts, and be done with it?
I need to be able to track when and if I leave usernames intact, there is nothing on the member page to indicate ban status.

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Re: In case you were wondering: spammers

Post by Sooner » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:32 pm

bclaire wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:02 am
I need to be able to track when and if I leave usernames intact, there is nothing on the member page to indicate ban status.
Why do you need to keep track of that? Why can't you just delete their posts and ban them? Why do you even need to change any user names?
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