Reporting Spammers
Posted: 21 August 2010 03:22 AM   [ Ignore ]
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If there is a string of spam messages, as sometimes happens shortly after midnight, you don’t need to report each and every one of them to me. Just send notice of one. That will prompt me to look at the forums and flush the spam. Between multiple spammers and multiple reporters, sometimes my email box is filled with 20-30 messages reporting spam. It’s not a big deal. It’s easy to delete the duplicate reports, but you don’t have to go to the trouble. Just one will do.

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Posted: 21 August 2010 03:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks, Dave.  I was wondering about that.

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Posted: 21 August 2010 06:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Sorry, Dave.

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Posted: 21 August 2010 07:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’m not complaining here; the multiple emails are not really inconvenient to me. Just pointing out something that could save you all a bit of time.

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Posted: 21 August 2010 07:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks for clearing that up, Dave, I too was reporting each one.

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Posted: 21 August 2010 10:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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My goodness but the little buggers are busy today!

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Posted: 21 August 2010 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Duly noted. (Pointless parenthetical addition to get past the idiotic short-message filter.)

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Posted: 22 August 2010 02:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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There’s an interesting site called StopForumSpam which collects data on spammers registering with forums. They have over a million spammers on the database, along with their ips, usernames and email addresses.  The huge list on the front page is simply activity in the last 12 hours. Click on an ip address and it brings up the country of origin and all the spam coming from that source.

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Posted: 22 August 2010 03:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks, Aldi. I’m adding the recent lists of prolific spammers from that site to my blacklist. Let’s see if that helps.

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Posted: 22 August 2010 07:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Alas, it doesn’t seem to be working. Spammers are signing up at about the same rate as before. (Remember, that only about one tenth of one percent of spammers actually post messages to the forum.)

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