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  1. #11
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    It would help if you removed the report time limit.

    I don't mind reporting it with the button but I'm not waiting a minute between each report, it would take all day so I just report the one until next time.

  2. #12
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    think that's a blanket setting for the whole forum. supposed to stop spambots from mass posting.
    Don't think it can be shut off for just one process.

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    Yes, it's to prevent spambots from reporting every thread in the forum, in essence screwing up the entire report-a-post system.
    Eddie

  4. #14
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    You could add a new forum where new members are forced to post first before they are granted access to the other fora. Once posted the servers would update automatically to give access but take their time over it, say 10 minutes or so.

    That way spam would only appear in one place and once per new member only making it a lot easier to remove and delete the user.

    A lot of fora do it that way.

  5. #15
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    Dang, when I come in here anymore it seems like 99% of the posts are either from Clare or from spammers...

  6. #16
    Please hit the 'report' button on any spam.

    thanks!

  7. #17
    Engineer-in-Training ssayer's Avatar
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    Heck, I can see the spam by moving my mouse over new messages. I'm sure as heck not going to click on all of them to report them. The moderators try to keep up, but...

    When user count is more important to the site owner than reducing spam (for pursuing income purposes, eh?), spammers will always be there...

  8. #18
    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    Tell me about it.

    I clear as much as I can, as do other mods.
    Unfortunately there is only one sure way, I know of, to keep a forum spam free and that's to sign up people, personally.
    Apparently there are reasons we can't do that here.

    It's what i do on slinging.org - completely spam free for around 4 years and counting.
    Takes me 5-10 minutes a day - I spend way more than that round here clearing out spam, that's for sure.

  9. #19
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    having to wait 1 minute between reporting messages is also not helping,
    if I wan to report multiple posting it could take 10 minutes , so I stopped doing that.

  10. #20
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    So where is this report spam button. Several new spam messages by user jueerad

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