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#1 DFINITLYDISTRUBD

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:50 PM

My conversation box is filling with SPAM!!!!!!! (and as an added bonus my Email via the notification thingy) and not the tasty kind either. I recall it used to be much harder for these bumnuggets to get through. What happened?

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:53 PM

and how are they even posting in my conversations? it used to be you had to be a friend.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:00 PM

Interesting, i am not getting anything like that....

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:58 PM

Lucky. They got Tormod as well. and I would assume others. seem to target people that updated their statuses today.

edit: Yup every time I change my status...a new jerk replies with a link that has nothing to do with Hypo..all new joins with a status of "Validating"

Edited by DFINITLYDISTRUBD, 05 February 2012 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:08 PM

Lucky. They got Tormod as well. and I would assume others. seem to target people that updated their statuses today.

edit: Yup every time I change my status...a new jerk replies with a link that has nothing to do with Hypo..all new joins with a status of "Validating"


not sure how they get in if you update status from hypog, but tormod's status update is coming from facebook & i heard facebook is having a problem with this. they have been hitting him for a couple months now. bastards!!! why i oughta !!???$%&&###!!!.... :rant:

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:24 PM

I only do things in hypo from hypo. I don't like other sites sharing my info across sites. 8 more and counting :( Time to re-implement restrictions on the newbies! (or implement)!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:50 AM

We’re getting massively spammed by profile comments. Need to find a way to combat it, but my work plate has been terribly full since Sat, and will be for another day or two.

Spammers are so irritating. :(

Please just bear with it, 'til our mods and admins can clean it up.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:05 PM

I suggest turning off status comments, at least.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:37 PM

[sigh] ya, will do.

19 more...friggin jerks! Shame we can't spam em back.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:43 PM

How the heck do you turn it off?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:02 AM

back when we had postmagnet and tormod was busy, he gave me administrative priveleges so i could take care of the spammers. from that experience i can say with confidence it would take me 15 minutes to ban all the spammers currently in the status boxes and delete their posts. in the last 2 months or so we have added 1500 new members and 99% of them are spammers. there are some logged in right now and i wager we'll have half a dozen new ones by tomorrow. i started a thread asking about this ... spammers @ hypography and got no response.

do we really care so little for our forum? what seems to be the problem? if this place is worth having it's worth maintaining. othewise we should change the logo to bullshit for everyone. :soapbox:
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:48 AM

well i was wrong...only 5 & not 6 new spammers since my last post. i see the blog entries where this member , http://scienceforums...ser/28349-none/ , was talking about murdering someone for sport have been deleted, but the member was not banned or even suspended. they are logged in as i type. the spammers in the update box remain. i honestly don't get it. someone on staff care to explain?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:56 AM

I scrap more palatable things off the bottom of my shoe after walking the dog than are being allowed to congeal here as threads and posts to threads... i am saddened by this...
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:03 PM

I scrap more palatable things off the bottom of my shoe after walking the dog than are being allowed to congeal here as threads and posts to threads... i am saddened by this...

Yup, bout time to take a vacation again...shame really...maybe if I dig a little I find something worth hangin round for...I dunno....used to be such a lovely place really.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:53 PM

Yup, bout time to take a vacation again...shame really...maybe if I dig a little I find something worth hangin round for...I dunno....used to be such a lovely place really.


how 'bout you stay & fight? kick some *** & take some names. it's our place & i'll be damned if a bunch of douchebags are gonna push me out. report every spammer and dickweed post & poster that fires your ire. write a note to your favorite mod or admin and let 'em know why you don't come around and ask them what are they gonna do about it. suggest what they oughta do about it. a fight is worth stickin' around for aint it? i hereby recommend you as a new mod. how's that? :hammer:

same for the rest of you pissed off good members whether you've left or are still here. if you can't beat 'em, arrange to have them beaten. if this place had looked like this when i first came, i would have looked somewhere else. i wager we loose a lot of potential good new members just because of this mess. occupy hypography!!! :protest:

the price of freedom is constant vigilance. call a fig a fig and a trough a trough. :slingshot:

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:47 AM

so when i was admining @ postmagnet and went to ban someone i had the choice to ban the name, the e-mail, the ip, or all of them. i presume the same is true here. when a new suspicious member joined but hadn't spammed, i'd google their name. right now as i type a suspicious member was viewing the profile of one johnwesly125. googling wesley i find 5 pages of forums he has spammed & we're #5 on the first page. he is still a member here & spamming away.

http://www.google.co...iw=1093&bih=490

that's just one of 1500. given all the cross-sharing & google's new privacy [say non-privacy] policy, this can't be good for our ranking as a legitimate forum with google. you see, this is not just an annoyance.

then again, maybe it's not a problem & i'm just a prick. :shrug:

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:12 AM

Provoking spamming
is annoying.
Administrators please,
do something about it!
(If you havent already.)