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    Spam attacks are back

    To the IT department, we need to have some way to regulate "Guest" accounts on the forum. This is the new way to spam the living hell out of the site & we can't do anything to block them or ban them. There no accountability with that kind of access. If we can't rid ourselves of them, then we need to go ahead & end that type of access to the forum. If you missed the news, we have had many posts made over the last few days in old threads that have pornographic links to them. If anybody thought our speech among longtime members would run off new members, then X-rated stuff will. In case you haven't read the forum rules in a while, we DO immediately ban members who post such material. So, you can see just how important it is to not have free roaming people posting this stuff here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoStopN View Post
    To the IT department, we need to have some way to regulate "Guest" accounts on the forum. This is the new way to spam the living hell out of the site & we can't do anything to block them or ban them. There no accountability with that kind of access. If we can't rid ourselves of them, then we need to go ahead & end that type of access to the forum. If you missed the news, we have had many posts made over the last few days in old threads that have pornographic links to them. If anybody thought our speech among longtime members would run off new members, then X-rated stuff will. In case you haven't read the forum rules in a while, we DO immediately ban members who post such material. So, you can see just how important it is to not have free roaming people posting this stuff here.
    Yeah I get a red box and warning that I can't re-post for 17 seconds even though it's a single post. When I hit "Post" the double shows up.

    But yeah, XXX needs to be stopped at the moat.
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    Re: Spam attacks are back

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Yeah I get a red box and warning that I can't re-post for 17 seconds even though it's a single post. When I hit "Post" the double shows up.
    So then......don't hit post so that you don't double post. I don't get it, it's telling you not to double post but you do it anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    So then......don't hit post so that you don't double post. I don't get it, it's telling you not to double post but you do it anyway?
    It seems to do it because the thing has gone into slo-mo and taking forever for the post you just made to show up on the page.

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    Re: Spam attacks are back

    If you think it's hard to stop spam on this software, you should have been a moderator on MotorTrend's forum toward the end... They completely abandoned us by the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    It seems to do it because the thing has gone into slo-mo and taking forever for the post you just made to show up on the page.
    No, it's just a glitch in the system, I see it all the time, so I just back out and therefore there are no double posts from me. On the rare occasion that I do, I delete the second one, I don't understand how people will go through the trouble to edit their second post just to say "double post", but won't delete it, it's less keys/clicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    So then......don't hit post so that you don't double post. I don't get it, it's telling you not to double post but you do it anyway?
    Because it goes nowhere. I'll try to be more like you, you have it all figured out.
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    Re: Spam attacks are back

    Well this explains how the Snoozebot keeps posting with reckless impunity.

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    Because it goes nowhere. I'll try to be more like you, you have it all figured out.
    You just watch, soon champagne will flow from the heavens and velvet ropes will part!

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    Re: Spam attacks are back

    Quote Originally Posted by DequindreToo View Post
    If you think it's hard to stop spam on this software, you should have been a moderator on MotorTrend's forum toward the end... They completely abandoned us by the end.

    RIP MotorTrend Forum
    Well, if the powers that be at VS don't give us a way to stop the smut train, you're staring at the beginning of the end here.

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    It seems to do it because the thing has gone into slo-mo and taking forever for the post you just made to show up on the page.
    While trying to clean up some of this mess, I got an error on at least 4 threads where the forum took too long to respond.

    As a moderator, it chaps my ass to try to do what I've volunteered to do & this is the response I see:

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    Frustrating having something like this going on. Hopefully IT can do something.

    And yes, the slowness that can trigger you to hit post again, creating the double post, is very annoying. Especially since it happens so often.

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    Frustrating having something like this going on, though I hadn't seen the spam postings. Hopefully IT can do something.

    And yes, the slowness that can trigger you to hit post again, creating the double post, is very annoying. Especially since it happens so often.







    See what I did there? Funny thing is I had to add this last sentence because it won't allow me to post a duplicate post.

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    Made an edit with the spam management feature.
    Let us know if this is still happening.

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    Maybe a spam email? Got this a today, not sure what the deal is as the actual thread does not have the post that I can find.


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    Re: Spam attacks are back

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3 View Post
    Maybe a spam email? Got this a today, not sure what the deal is as the actual thread does not have the post that I can find.


    Dear tom3,

    Haseeb Uddin has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - Would you buy a car with no warranty? - in the General Car Lounge forum of GM Inside News Forum.

    This thread is located at:
    https://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/...nty-56347-new/

    Here is the message that has just been posted:
    ***************
    Sell any car from our customers within just 30 minutes, giving them cold hard cash on the spot. We are working hard to revolutionize the car-selling process, by making it fairer, safer, and hassle-free.
    ***************
    So wait...you're not wanting to become a Super Car Salesman and make Tons Of Bucks in just 30 minutes a day? What could possibly go wrong?
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