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Old 12-31-2009, 01:09 AM
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:30 AM
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Make that +1 for this month: not-so-lucky123.

ETA: +2: appujohn

Here's a tip folks. Just because you can't see one of us online, doesn't mean you aren't being watched.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:23 AM
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All I can say is, somebody must be getting paid if they're out in these kinds of numbers.
Well . . . since sign-up is a pretty basic (and old) captcha and posting requires absolutely zero interaction other than clicking "Submit" (plus this is a very common board type), it's pretty likely a bot could handle all of it - literally thousands of accounts and user names could happen every day on forums. There's no doubt the ads are contributing negatively - any hits or redirects will get the bots working overtime in search of more.

It'll get worse before it gets better if John doesn't do something. Which will suck for the volunteer moderators. Hope you at least got a Christmas card.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:14 AM
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:49 AM
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:04 AM
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:14 AM
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:27 AM
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:06 PM
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:11 PM
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Hey, I'm tired of it too but that's one of the reasons John needed the help.

FYI, a LOT of these spammers come on in the dark-o-clock hours, 1AM-5am PST. I've gotten spammers (on more than one occasion) WHILE they're still posting. I just did it again yesterday.

And as a reminder, we are NOT PAID for what we do. Cut us some slack people. We get them as quickly as we can.

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Here's a tip folks. Just because you can't see one of us online, doesn't mean you aren't being watched.
This too.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:12 PM
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And as a reminder, we are NOT PAID for what we do. Cut us some slack people. We get them as quickly as we can.
I don't think anyone's complained about the mods - its about John not taking the steps to prevent the crap in the first place.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:25 PM
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It certainly seems that way. As a matter of interest, for as far back as available records go (3 1/2 years), there have been an average of 62 bans issued per month, but as of the time of this post, the most recent months have been 238 (Dec), 172 (Nov), 135 (Oct), and 65 (Sept). This year as a whole also saw 57% of all of the bans over the last 3 1/2 years. Not all of those bans were spammers, but I doubt the difference would be significant. What's really noteworthy is these are the numbers of individual usernames that were banned, not the number of actual posts that had to be deleted.

All I can say is, somebody must be getting paid if they're out in these kinds of numbers.
I dunno, it just seems like 3 years ago when I was a new member, we never had this problem, nowhere near as much as it's happening now. We're even getting movie spammers. That's never happened. Movie spammers? C'mon. That's ridiculous. I mean, what's next? And I'm not complaining about the mods or anything. I think you all are doing the best you can, and that's all you can do. It's just that I was wondering can John do something about it?
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That's ridiculous. I mean, what's next??
Spam spammers




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Old 01-19-2010, 06:40 PM
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MMmmmmm Spam....yum.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:01 PM
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I dunno, it just seems like 3 years ago when I was a new member, we never had this problem, nowhere near as much as it's happening now. We're even getting movie spammers. That's never happened. Movie spammers? C'mon. That's ridiculous. I mean, what's next? And I'm not complaining about the mods or anything. I think you all are doing the best you can, and that's all you can do. It's just that I was wondering can John do something about it?
Sorry if I came off mad. I was just tired. We've got a massive storm (San Francisco) passing overhead and I got a 5:20 am thunder-above-my-house-wake-me-up-and-set-off-all-the-neighborhood-car-alarms-and shake the house salute. OYE.
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