Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: This forum needs some spam control, no?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Charleston, IL
    Posts
    356
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 18 Times in 10 Posts

    Default This forum needs some spam control, no?

    Are there moderators here who can approve new members? I've run forums before and found it essential to have someone (or a trusted group) approve new memberships. It can be done quickly and easily through email, and it keeps out the spam bots.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wahiawa, HI
    Posts
    2,359
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    We Have An Awesome Moderator. His Name Is Bill O. He Is Away Until June 4th But When He Is Here He Stays On Top Of The Spammers. This Site Is Generally Very Clean.
    Steve
    Is there really any BAD weather???

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wahiawa, HI
    Posts
    2,359
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    I'm sorry, I forgot to mention Fifteendays, who is also one of our awesomely talented moderators, busily crushing spam under his mouse.
    Steve
    Is there really any BAD weather???

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Charleston, IL
    Posts
    356
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 18 Times in 10 Posts

    Thumbs up

    Good deal. Everyone needs a vacation now and then. I'm about due for one myself.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Concord, NH
    Posts
    169
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    I can't believe some of the filth that some of these fools get to sneak in on us here.

    I told my wife that I found a very cool hiking forum called the MWO. I said it had great people on it with interesting stories mostly to do with hiking and climbing. She logged on a few days ago....the day that sick-o had about three threads going all at once about porn, and my wife said, wow Joe, very interesting site. I had to explain to her that that's not the norm here, it was just a spammer. I was pretty embarrassed to say the least!
    "HIKE THE WHITES"

    ......Support
    ....T*A*P*S*
    http://www.taps.org/

    Please Support The MWO

    www.joes-hiking-photos.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wahiawa, HI
    Posts
    2,359
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    When Bill gets back all that JUNK won't stand a chance. He is on enough to keep things clean. In the mean time if you look closely at the name of the spammer, most of the time you can tell they are bogus.
    Steve
    Is there really any BAD weather???

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Wayne New Jersey
    Posts
    399
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts

    Unhappy spam

    See that in white mountain hikes forum spam has been attached to Magic Mountain Dry River trip report. I thought it very interesting that this post came to the top and so I checked it out. Sure enough spam is attached. When they attach it to existing threads it is harder to pull it out.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wahiawa, HI
    Posts
    2,359
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rockin rex
    See that in white mountain hikes forum spam has been attached to Magic Mountain Dry River trip report. I thought it very interesting that this post came to the top and so I checked it out. Sure enough spam is attached. When they attach it to existing threads it is harder to pull it out.
    I see what you mean, at least that one wasn't pornographic, just annoying!
    Steve
    Is there really any BAD weather???

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Concord, NH
    Posts
    169
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WSR88D
    In the mean time if you look closely at the name of the spammer, most of the time you can tell they are bogus.
    I know. I can usually pick out the jerks, but my wife had no idea.

    Why the heck are they here? The MWO! haha
    It's kinda stupid of them isn't it?

    I have a MySpace account, being a musician and hiker.
    I set it up letting who ever looks at my page, that I'm here
    to meet musicians and hikers. I've met some great people.
    But there's always the dumb porn fool that tries to slim his or
    her way in. There's so many people wasting their time on
    this planet, when they can be doing other more productive
    things with their lives......
    "Such Fools"!
    "HIKE THE WHITES"

    ......Support
    ....T*A*P*S*
    http://www.taps.org/

    Please Support The MWO

    www.joes-hiking-photos.com

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wahiawa, HI
    Posts
    2,359
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Yes, it is amazing how many people are out there just wasting time doing thing like that. I would think that the majority of them are kids, sitting around the house, bored to death and finding things to do they think is funny, like spamming a hiking site?
    Steve
    Is there really any BAD weather???

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •