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    Spam messages on this forum

    Why can't the operators of this forum do anything about spam messages on this forum?

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    They could really cut down on the spam if the site owner wanted, but that would mean manually verifying new users, which (for whatever reasons) a lot of forum owners just don't want to do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssayer View Post
    They could really cut down on the spam if the site owner wanted, but that would mean manually verifying new users, which (for whatever reasons) a lot of forum owners just don't want to do...
    Yeah, but what's interesting is that 3DPrintBoard does appear to require first-post adjudication by a moderator in at least some of the subforums. Every now and then someone mentions this in the chatbox. For example, a new user just went through that in the QiDi printer subforum. Maybe the moderator in those subforums set it up that way - IDK. I do find it interesting that the spam is always in the same handful of subforums.

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    Are there 3D printing forums similar to this one? The subject of the spam messages are misleading. The messages usually have links to videos.

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    Then again, there is always the possibility that the site owner is getting a kickback on the "pay-per-click" from these spammers... JK

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    I usually ignore them =))

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    I think the appointment of some new moderators has cut spam down considerably.
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    Eddie, Thank you very much for solving the spam problem. A few days ago, I thought that someone hacked into this website to direct me to Ad.Fly website after vising this website. I hope that this problem is fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffmorris View Post
    Eddie, Thank you very much for solving the spam problem. A few days ago, I thought that someone hacked into this website to direct me to Ad.Fly website after vising this website. I hope that this problem is fixed.
    Yes, that problem was fixed as well.

    Eddie

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    The problem with having to moderate user's first posts is that a lot of times it turns the users off and they never return. We want to be as user friendly as possible, not cause a huge burden for moderators and also make it so that users can get their posts responded to ASAP rather than having to wait for mod approval. I think that we do a decent job removing spam for the most part, especially when people report the spam. Always feel free to hit the little report button if you see any spam messages.

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