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Hello, Help people
#1
Hello, and where the mail admin?
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#2
I agree! A LOT of spam is slipping through unmonitored to the forum. I emailed the list owner about this, but have had no response. I'm afraid many will leave the list if this keeps up.
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#3
Hello!

What sort of spam do you mean? Spam postings on the forum, or spam sent via PM? Thanks!
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(01-14-2012, 10:23 AM)Qarmoxeby Wrote: Hello, and where the mail admin?

Are you aware your IP, email and username are used by spammers? Could this be a coincidence?

http://www.stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/213.111.232.210

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(01-14-2012, 01:31 PM)GothAdmin Wrote: Hello!

What sort of spam do you mean? Spam postings on the forum, or spam sent via PM? Thanks!

I've sent an email to webmaster@gothicromanceforum.com containing attachments illustrating this problem. If I've sent it to the wrong email address, please let me know.

I believe these are spam postings, not private messages.
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(01-14-2012, 02:25 PM)GothicLover Wrote:
(01-14-2012, 01:31 PM)GothAdmin Wrote: Hello!

What sort of spam do you mean? Spam postings on the forum, or spam sent via PM? Thanks!

I've sent an email to webmaster@gothicromanceforum.com containing attachments illustrating this problem. If I've sent it to the wrong email address, please let me know.

I believe these are spam postings, not private messages.

Hello!

Interesting. I replied to both your emails about 45 minutes since.

Here's the crux of the response. We do have some spam auto-detection in place. However, it is far from flawless. Indeed, in the past detection routines have sandboxed postings from legitimate users; we lost at least one user because his/her account was flagged (and hence his/her posts were with-held for moderation) due to action taken by the auto-detection software. As a result of this, we relaxed the spam filters a little. Everything seemed to be fine until recently when there seems to have been an upsurge in attention from bots and spammers.

I'll re-tighten the filters and we will continue to seek a happy medium. Thanks for your input.
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