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René Riva
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:31 am    Post subject: Awful spam and ads Reply with quote

Dear all,

It's disgraceful! 'Bots' that register and that are posting "messages" on this forum. They mess up this forum. I hate it. It's happening on the Abbott & Costello board too, I noticed.

I hope the problem will be solved soon, because these spammers are a pain in the b..... errrr...... neck!

Very best wishes,

René Riva Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bots are a disgrace, but sadly cannot be stopped. If we could we would. Its down to our staffing team to remove the posts/members as soon as we find them.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the rest of us can ignore them — just one of the lower element!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, there was one the other week, and I posted a reply, saying, "hey, this looks like another phony member". That guy was trying to start a specific topic about getting prescription medications! He was most imposterous! I'm glad that got deleted from the Forum. This should only be about Laurel and Hardy-related (except for occasional items on the side, like this) topics.

Oh, by the way, I'm selling some beautiful swampland in the Florida everglades. There are some really good deals on time-share condominiums with alligators...

Of course, I'm just kidding. Now, back to the subject at hand. Imagine Stan and Ollie in our time, dealing with spam, computer viruses, and other internet-related stuff. They could have had some classic dialogue on that subject.

Ollie: "My computer's got too much spam and viruses."
Stan: "Well, you have to wash your hands after you blow your nose. You can get germs on the keyboard, and you shouldn't eat spam anyway. The doctors say that's it's got all that trans-cholesterol and high carbs and all that. Why don't you just have a nice salad when you use the computer. Of course, the salad dressing could get on the keyboard, but if you eat very carefully-"
Ollie: I don't eat SPAM at the computer, and I don't blow my NOSE when I'm online! I'm talking about computer viruses!
Stan: "Well, I suppose that even computers can get sick, too. I heard of a fellow who's car engine died. I don't know if they had a funeral, though- they never did send me any notice of it."
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Guys we are deleting em as quickly as we can .
as was said earlier , just ignore them
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi about the spamming if i spot one i usually let one of the mods know.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howsabout administrators having aproval on all registrations? Guests would still be free to browse the forum but registering would take longer.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrewS wrote:
Howsabout administrators having aproval on all registrations? Guests would still be free to browse the forum but registering would take longer.


Doesn't work.
1) Guests can post in the support/suggestions area without logging in. This is because if anybody has problems at least they can let us know.
2) Genuine members who can't log in at the time of registering may not come back
3) If a bot registered and didn't fill its profile in, we wouldn't know if it was a bot or genuine. Even filled in, providing there is no dodgy link in the profile it may not be obvious. And once you activate it, bam the bot comes back and posts anyway.

Anybody want to buy a bridge?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Black Raven says , if we could keep these $£%%&$*&%*& people out , we would , I think we are keeping them to managable levels , and if you the members let us know about ones we haven`t spotted yet , or missed , then we can keep on top of them , and no Steve I don`t want to buy a bridge , I still want to talk to you about that gold brick you sold me ! Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, most of them have the birthdate 28 Mar 1983 in their profiles. That should be something to look out for.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

René Riva wrote:
Well, most of them have the birthdate 28 Mar 1983 in their profiles. That should be something to look out for.

Hey, that's my birthdate, too! By the way, I've got some property on the Ross Ice Shelf that I'd like to sell- timeshare with the penguins!

P.S. That wasn't a reference to L+H Forum Ross.

B.S. (Big Sucker)- Do you still want to buy that Antarctic beachfront property? It's available on March 28th!

But seriously, let's stay on the lookout for spam.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please, delete Yarmark!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're seeming to get more and more of these things! Now, we've got a post called "I'm find interesting sites", by somebody named "Vodonaeva" which lists a whole lot of things that have no place on a Laurel and Hardy site. This really gets my goat. There's also another one, at the same time practically, that offers some kind of drug, by a "phtrams". What's with the 28 March 1983 birthdate? Can't they think of anything else, or is that part of some computer program that sends out all this nonsense?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are actually computer generated, today so far I've removed six posts and nine 'members', the birthday is a great help as it gives the fake member away instantly. The mods and admins are onto it however I do realise the posts are getting more and more explicit and this disturbs me greatly, if people spot something just ignore it as it will be removed as soon as possible.
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