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    Spambots.

    The spambots are out in force. Thanks to all who have reported them. We are deleting/banning as soon as we see them.
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    Re: Spambots.

    Now - if you would only eliminate the ads that are inserted in the middle of text posts, causing the page to continue to expand and jerk, and disrupt the reader's attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    Now - if you would only eliminate the ads that are inserted in the middle of text posts, causing the page to continue to expand and jerk, and disrupt the reader's attention.
    AdBlock Plus.

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    Re: Spambots.

    This site has more trackers and ads I have ever seen on any site. Currently ghostery lists 21 trackers and adblock lists 36 ads. That's ridiculous and something really needs to be done about it, IMO.
    This site is dog slow

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve333 View Post
    This site has more trackers and ads I have ever seen on any site. Currently ghostery lists 21 trackers and adblock lists 36 ads. That's ridiculous and something really needs to be done about it, IMO.
    This site is dog slow
    Right now, mine is only showing 17 & 23 respectively. Those programs do their jobs. The spam programs need to be nuked from space. The IT department at AG needs to look at the IP addresses to see if they are coming from 1 block & block access for those addresses.
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    Right now, mine is only showing 17 & 23 respectively. Those programs do their jobs. The spam programs need to be nuked from space. The IT department at AG needs to look at the IP addresses to see if they are coming from 1 block & block access for those addresses.
    Yeah, they need to get on it, I've already deleted/banned like 10 today.
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    Re: Spambots.

    Now at 21 and 36, no other site I go to is as bad as GMNI

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    My ABP says 35 right now. Totally disgusting.

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    And the bots are spreading. Anywhere that we allow someone to make a post right after signing up are getting hit. Maybe the IT department can add a provision in the signup pages to type a random code to prove that a human is typing in the info.
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    Re: Spambots.

    Something needs to be done, the site is slowing to a crawl. I don't have issues with page loading on any other site

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    my adblocker is sitting on 38 right now and it took over 30 sec for the site to load.
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    Re: Spambots.

    I was clicking over 50...blocking enabled. I cannot open any links now.

    Nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by neshapop View Post
    I was clicking over 50...blocking enabled. I cannot open any links now.

    Nice...


    It is very apparent that the site's operator is only concerned with the massive third party content and ad revenue. Ease of use for the forum members is not a concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    It is very apparent that the site's operator is only concerned with the massive third party content and ad revenue. Ease of use for the forum members is not a concern.
    I hate to say it but it seems those running this thing care more about raking in money than anything else including the automobile. A far cry from those originally involved with it I think.

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    Re: Spambots.

    Not much on the newsticker anymore either, it used to be more active

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