Shesh, will people NEVER learn?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by CNWman, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Shesh, now some spamer named tuna is here, will they never learn? GO SOMEWHERE ELSE YOU VULTUERS OF ILL FOURTUNE! This is a model train fourm. NOT E-BAY YOU $#%^#$%^#^%%^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sure we all the Wii, JUST NOT FROM YOU DOOR SALESMEN FROM HECK:curse: :curse: :curse: ! In short: $%#^#$^#%^#$ you!:mad:
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    CNW, please control your temper.
    gauge custom is to ignore trolls and spammers and then click on the little icon (vertical bar in triangle) at the bottom of the post and repoert post to a moderator.
  3. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    I'm tryng to make them realize that this is not a poaching ground. It's a minefeild of trouble for tose who try to poach on itsign1
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    It's ok -- He's "sleeping with da fishes now" :D :D :D
  5. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    thanks for deleting all those spam for us guys, you are like gods to (insert name of mythological criminal who the gods smite):D
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Understand that there are usually a dozen or more spam messages deposited here every day. There are anywhere from five to ten spammers, or potential spammers that are dealt with. Around Nov and Dec we were dealing with four times that amount. Regardless of what we do, some slip under the radar, but I guarantee you, yelling at them only raises your blood pressure because they are long gone and are depositing their garbage on someone else's forum and will never see your response. Nope, the best way to deal with them is to click on the "report this post" icon to the lower left of the post, then just walk away...

    .... and let us have all the fun of putting their garbage in out specially made trash can, and banning them from here by dropping them in the river tied to an old rail section....:D :D :D :D

    COMBAT Member

    Can we delete this spam page too. LOL :)
  8. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    Yep! Please do report them. I do check on every reported post. 99% of the time, the spams are gone before I get here, the moderators here are FAST! but I always check. And I always appreciate everyone who takes the time to report a post. It's great to know people care enough about the community to take the time to report it. And a big hand to the moderators for keeping the community clean.
  9. alexander

    alexander Member

    ya, when you log on matters, being "down under" means that i'm on at 3 am your time often, when the mods arent around.................
  10. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    See here now is that the thing is you can't make it realize. The spammers are "bots" on servers that search the interent and look for forums like this one. The bots are programmed to register and then post up a message. Even boards that require e-mail. The bot will register an e-mail addy and then respond when the Guage server sends it the confirmation notice. Some more sophisticated message board programs will require you to see a secret word which prevents spam as a bot cannot "read" the letters.

    In short your rant falls on def ears, because your screaming at a computer in some other part of the world. Which neither understands or cares how P.O.'ed you are at it.

    It is most definately a nuisance though. The most disturbing stuff I've seen on other boards is the child **** stuff. That crap really gets my goat in ways I will not describe as it is inappropriate for this forum. :curse:

    This ends todays computer lesson. :wave:
  11. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Right! And, as a reminder, click on that little triangle icon in the lower left of the post window to report bad posts. This alerts the administration and the mods for the forum. Pushing this button CNWman gives you some power to zap spam! :thumb:
  12. alexander

    alexander Member

    ya, mobile phones, and all that crap is one thing, but, porno is another, especially as children visit this forum (or am i the only one lol)
  13. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    They are actually bots, well most are robots made to find forums with lax registration or geust posts. The bots skim the boards for keywords and mimick others topics. I am an admin at a forum of 25,000 and we have found that turning off guest posts and adding GIF #/letter verifications slow them down drastically. By drastically i mean it stops the bots and not the weirdo's that act like robots posting spam.
  14. Rath150

    Rath150 Member

    I really like what you and your father are doing!
    However twice you have lost control!
    This is a forum MRR for, learning and enjoyment not for emotional disruption.
    These spammers could care less what you and I think!
    I apologize if I have offened you but this is a fun place.

  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    We don't allow guests to post, and we have an email and picture text verification system where they must answer an email and visually decode a picture before they are allowed to post. Unfortunately, one should not be surprised that for $400, there is software available that is designed to defeat all this and most of them use gmail, yahoo or another free email address to do this. We have a couple of other tricks up our sleeves that we can't reveal only that they help us to ID a spammer before they post, but it's not foolproof and we still get some that register and post quickly enough and we can't have someone here all the time to catch them in the act, so yes, please report bad posts. I've noticed an increase in reported posts lately, and I thank you all for that. :thumb: :thumb: It's the only way to help us react quickly.:wave:
  16. Rath150

    Rath150 Member

    You are right that is the only way to defeat them. There isnothing that says we have to open their thread.
    Just report them and go on with life!!!!
    Getting really upset is not going to change spammers from doing their deed.
    I get hundreds of spams a week. I have tried everything to stop them and they still keep coming!!!!!!!!! The government web site does vertually nothing to get to these people.
    So I just live with the junk and realize there are just inconsiderate people out there like in life itself!

  17. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    no, I apologize. I have a short fuse that I REALLY need to keep to myself. I'm sorry for all the fuss I put here
  18. Seaboard

    Seaboard Member

    You thought that this place was bad, Internet model train club Had it worse. People kept on putting Porno, advertisements, healthcare stuff and all that stuff all over the bulletin board and it was just a mess. Somebody hacked in and put a block on the front page and I think they got rid of it now. and they had to shut down the bulletin board because of the mess. And I agree that there should no spammers at this sight. They can really mess things up. I can't get them to go away, They just keep comin for me to delete em'.
  19. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    oh man.. I didn't think it could get THAT badjawdrop :eek:
  20. Seaboard

    Seaboard Member

    Yep I was a member on that forum, They didn't have the guest post block like the gauge does at the time. So it got bad especially when they changed things around. So thats why I registered here.

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