Spam Attack.

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by von Poop, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  2. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    There should be a WiIliam Munny option.
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  3. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    You do wonder what these very disturbed people get out of this.
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Like Naval gunfire, sheer volume has a power all of its own..
    Clicks = people conned, or successful advertising... depending on grade/perspective.

    Look at the numbers on the service that collects (and then distributes) our reported Spam Emails, and many other forums etc.:

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    Fifty-eight billion,
    two hundred & seventy-three million,
    four hundred & sixty-one thousand,
    four hundred eighty-five.
    Email Addresses.

    Just addresses... And each address could create thousands of spam posts if allowed to.
    Think of the tiny tiny percentage of successful clicks required to classify it as a worthwhile 'business'.
    (If they were charged, as per Otto's thought, just 1p to register an email - that'd cost £582,734,614.85 to feed that wave of cack... which might rather calm their nonsense.)

    We let them pile up for a day or so.
    This (probable) bot has not gone away.
    The twat.

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    Off to clean them out... Sigh. :rolleyes:
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  6. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    Commiserations Von Poop - how do you find the energy?
    Maybe shut down and start up again with different brouser?

    ps Sorry stupid idea.
    I know nowt!
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  7. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    I admire your determination.
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin


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    Auto-spam corralling them nicely now, but seems to be the same bot disconsolately chuntering away.
    Silly sods.
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  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Probably Russians ;)

    “Quantity has a quality all its own.”
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  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  11. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Spam attack on 11.11.21 , I tried to see if there is a way to flag it up directly to Admins to eliminate the post and the 'new' member. Is there another and quicker way to flag up these kind of posts please? I've eventually managed to find 'report' on the suspect post so hopefully that does the trick.

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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2021
  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    you just report the post on the Report button at the foot of the post and admin knock em out
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  13. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Yippee! These spam posts are more than just a nuisance.
  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just binned it.
    Thanks for reporting.
    At work on tea break.
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