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Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by qwikad.com, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. #1
    It's a zoo out there.


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    qwikad.com, Aug 21, 2017 IP
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  2. MrKing01

    MrKing01 Active Member

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    I agree with you that it's chaotic. I have reported as many posts as possible. Also I have reported the users who spam this forum. Hope this can be handled swiftly.
     
    MrKing01, Aug 21, 2017 IP
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    Blank ™ Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Wondering where my thread that I posted a while ago disappeared. As per @sarahk's words, if there is a mod online, you shouldn't really see anything like that, which means - if those posts are there, most likely no one (who could deal with that) is online ATM.
     
    Blank ™, Aug 21, 2017 IP
  4. Smyrl

    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    Indeed it was. The animals slip out of their cages when keepers are not watching. ;)
     
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  5. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    I wonder if blocking all non-Latin languages may stop those weird spurts of activity.
     
    qwikad.com, Aug 21, 2017 IP
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    Yes i also see this posts .What are they ? its some sort of hacking or what
     
    Spartan14, Aug 22, 2017 IP
  7. malky66

    malky66 Illustrious Member

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    Seriously?? it's chinese spam
     
    malky66, Aug 22, 2017 IP
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    Blank ™ Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately I was wrong. @Fiverscripts is online, but we get like tons of zoo. Just the first (from 3 that I checked) page - http://i.imgur.com/RkdKSIG.png.
     
    Blank ™, Aug 24, 2017 IP
  9. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    #9
    I wonder if the mods can't see them the way we do. If you don't click on New Posts or Spy you can't really see what's going on. It's 7:30 US ETZ and spammy posts are still pouring in.
     
    qwikad.com, Aug 24, 2017 IP
  10. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #10
    It's Chinese spam trying to sell dick pills.
     
    dcristo, Aug 25, 2017 IP
  11. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I always come to the site via new posts - boy, took a few goes to get it clean tonight. The bots have been busy. I love banning them while they're mid-spam.

    It would be nice if the spam filter worked out that we are an English language site and if you have non-English chars in your title and you're a brand new user that you are probably up to no good.
     
    sarahk, Aug 25, 2017 IP
  12. PoPSiCLe

    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    Can't it be set up to filter out chinese characters, kanji and other non-latin character sets? Shouldn't be too hard to set up?
     
    PoPSiCLe, Aug 25, 2017 IP
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    jrbiz Illustrious Member

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    Wow, the spam is flowing freely this morning...Not all had Chinese characters, though. Some were just gibberish English letters....
     
    jrbiz, Aug 28, 2017 IP
  14. malky66

    malky66 Illustrious Member

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    #14
    The forum needs more active moderators, most of them listed as staff members haven't been here for years, some from as far back as 2014, what's the point of a moderator who hasn't been here for 3 years?
    It seems spam only gets deleted when @sarahk or @Smyrl are here.
     
    malky66, Aug 29, 2017 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Agreed. A forum of this size needs more than 2 active mods.
     
    dcristo, Aug 29, 2017 IP
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    reported spam...
     
    AjiPagez, Aug 29, 2017 IP
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    I think any other language other than English should be marked as spam, not only they are difficulty to understand but also they does not makes any sense. If some one has problem with English he/she can use Google translate and then post their queries. Else we will be seeing such spam threads in this esteemed and well established forum.
     
    dabbu347, Sep 16, 2017 IP
  18. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I love how there's a multicultural exchange - there's no way a NZ girl would buy something that enlarges her hips and bum (we have McDonalds for that) so you learn about the things that matter in other countries.

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    sarahk, Sep 20, 2017 IP
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  19. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    It's sort of a tradition now. Every morning there's more spam here than the actual posts.
     
    qwikad.com, Oct 25, 2017 IP