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lilythepink

You are so right, Miems. Must definitely be gone before Wayne and MrA get to seeing it! :sick:

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wayjen

Someone call?

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oaks and acorns

Found a couple of mentions where denying/restricting access to modifying the profile until the member has made a certain number of forum posts has curbed the problem.

 

You simply lock down the registered users group permissions and create an automatic promotion to another group with less controls for member with more than 5, 10, or what ever number you feel comfortable with until they've presented themselves as legitimate members.

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mellowred
....... these folks are paid (probably rather poorly) to join forums (and other public cyberspace arenas) and post links to businesses and so on. It is possible that malware and other nasty business might also be involved but in the meantime these poor jerks will just keep on doing this. .....

 

More of the "Work from Home for 2 minutes a day and earn $50,000 a month" joy(less) rides. Sadly picking on people who are desperate to earn money.

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lilythepink

Never mind but these spammers get a special "welcome" on our forum but are then banned within hours. A mixed message being given perhaps?

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oaks and acorns

And on top of everything, google searches and indexes all this stuff and now the chap In front of a computer has also either gone to sleep in front of it or gave up on taking over the world at precisely 16:03 :weeabooface:

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oaks and acorns
Found a couple of mentions where denying/restricting access to modifying the profile until the member has made a certain number of forum posts has curbed the problem.

 

You simply lock down the registered users group permissions and create an automatic promotion to another group with less controls for member with more than 5, 10, or what ever number you feel comfortable with until they've presented themselves as legitimate members.

 

I realise that talking to oneself is contrary to the rules, but really BoB !

 

View Profile: Mosin2324 - bidorbuy.co.za Forum

 

http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/members/pitera777.html

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MsPlod
Found a couple of mentions where denying/restricting access to modifying the profile until the member has made a certain number of forum posts has curbed the problem.

 

You simply lock down the registered users group permissions and create an automatic promotion to another group with less controls for member with more than 5, 10, or what ever number you feel comfortable with until they've presented themselves as legitimate members.

Yup - that is one of the ways to do it...

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MsPlod

They have started venturing onto the forum... So instead of just user profiles with these websites and contact details they are posting (e.g. http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/health-beauty/562-how-loose-weight.html#post136689). The post has now been up for several hours. One was removed I think - but this one remains.

 

Qball, whoever needs to act, please do...

 

http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/members/adenjeff114.html

http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/members/agatanik.html

http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/members/antoncermak.html

http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/members/colin77.html

http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/members/gademose.html

http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/members/mosin2324.html

http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/members/pitera777.html

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lilythepink

Admin will be home shortly and I'm sure he'll attend to this if Cuan hasn't had the time.

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MiemsJewels

LOL........You galz are real busy huh?:biggrin:

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admin
Found a couple of mentions where denying/restricting access to modifying the profile until the member has made a certain number of forum posts has curbed the problem.

 

You simply lock down the registered users group permissions and create an automatic promotion to another group with less controls for member with more than 5, 10, or what ever number you feel comfortable with until they've presented themselves as legitimate members.

 

I don't think it will be fair to punish new legitimate users because of a couple of low life's. Spamming on forums will never stop, just remember the golden rule, never click on the links. Restricting new forum users for x amount of posts will not deter the spammers, it will just take them a bit longer to edit their profiles, besides, they can then just post their links in a thread, as they did.

 

We just kill them one by one, eventually they will go away, only to return a couple of months later then we start over again :cool:

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oaks and acorns
I don't think it will be fair to punish new legitimate users because of a couple of low life's. Spamming on forums will never stop, just remember the golden rule, never click on the links. Restricting new forum users for x amount of posts will not deter the spammers, it will just take them a bit longer to edit their profiles, besides, they can then just post their links in a thread, as they did.

 

We just kill them one by one, eventually they will go away, only to return a couple of months later then we start over again :cool:

 

And the best part is that it gives a whole lot of people stuff to do, job creation... I diggit!

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lilythepink

@Admin - they don't wait a couple of months to return - there's a firm of attorneys in the USA who seem to be infiltrating every day. (And while I'm talking to you, all of the best for tomorrow!)

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oaks and acorns
@Admin - they don't wait a couple of months to return - there's a firm of attorneys in the USA who seem to be infiltrating every day.

 

Your lights up in Vegas... Prawn stars, liars and a host of others! Coming soon, to a mortuary near you...

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MsPlod

Today's birthday forumer - as well as several others - need permanent erasure..

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lilythepink

Too late for me to see - he's banned already!

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MiemsJewels
Too late for me to see - he's banned already!

 

LOL Lilly........Was not good for Wayne or Mr Aerospace or the other guys to see.......................or was it?!!? I don't know! :blink1:

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lilythepink

I haven't a clue, Miems. I can only imagine Admin wanted to keep it all to himself - he was pretty quick with his banning button!

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MsPlod

Here's another - busy modifying his signature...

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lilythepink

I wonder why he thinks anyone on the forum needs a dentist in Kennesaw? (Would I trust a dentist who has to advertise his services on the internet in such an obscure way??)

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