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Spammers at MC...

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Fozzie Bear, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    No offence Kathy but the http link in that spammer's profile you copied out is clearly accessible. Even though the spammer has been banned, could it not be very dangerous if somebody accidentally clicked the link? :concern:
  2. The Count Moderator

    No, it's okay. All that link does is take you to the user profile. If it directed you somewhere else, then I'd edit the post... But profile-routing links is how I asked people to start posting their reports of spammers in this thread because I couldn't identify them by just the http headings alone.

    Hope this answers your concerns Marty.
  3. Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    With all due respect Ed, I just clicked onto the link and it sent me to an online petition claiming to be against socialized viagra healthcare in America. Needless to say I did not sign the petition nor click onto anything else.

    I don't know whether the link worked different when you tested it for some reason but it does worry me. Thank goodness it wasn't anything really bad I was linked to.
    I understand you meant no harm of course Kathy, but we need to be more careful. Those spammers sure are sneaky devils Ed. :( :mad:
  4. The Count Moderator

    Ah, sorry Marty, it seems we were talking about two different links. I was refering to the user profile link, whereas you were refering to the spam URL that user provided in their profile which Kathy copied and pasted here. Just removed that so it shouldn't be a problem any more.
  5. Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    That's okay Ed. Thank you. :)
  6. Katzi428 Well-Known Member

  7. The Count Moderator

    Just took care of that one Kath.
  8. Luke Active Member

    Its already been taken care of, thanks to Ed or whoever it was on the mod team who banned them, but a PM was sent to lots of us from FORUMTEAM claiming to be the forum admins and saying viruses had been found on computer and to click the link to clean it. Maybe there's a way to only allow people with a certain number of posts to send PM's, as i get quite a lot of spam through them.
  9. Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    I thought you did have to have a certain number of approved posts before you could PM people or reply to PM people sent to you first. At least 10 I thought it was. :confused:
  10. The Count Moderator

    Yeah. Ideally, any spammer like that who lists "Test" as their favorite Henson character would be automatically banned without even any access time after registering. Unfortunately, macros haven't been created and added to MC's programming to recognize and treat said spammers thusly. Maybe if MC upgrades to V.Bulletin 4.0 issues like these could be dealt with in swifter manner before pernicious PM's or posts get posted.
  11. Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    I don't know whether you noticed my post or not Ed. I must have just pulled a ziffle on you.
    The reason I say this is I remember a few years ago I PMed some Junior Member to say a random hello and he/she replied in some other thread of mine to say they would have PMed me back but the forum wouldn't allow it until they had 10 posts or however many it was.

    The point is if this is so how can spammers manage to send PMes? I suppose perhaps they could possibly make enough posts before they're detected and banned. But I really thought that the first posts they made were invisible until mods approved them and no matter how many they made they wouldn't count officially before approval. When of course they'd be banned anyway.:confused:
  12. The Count Moderator

    Hi Marty... Yes, you did ziffle me. As for your question... I know that all new members' posts do indeed need mod approval before becoming visible to the community at large, and that such becomes no longer necessary after gathering a total of between 3-5. However, I don't think PM sending conforms to the same requirements. But since I rully don't know, I didn't answer. Maybe if you ask Phil you can get a more definite answer.

    Hope this helps. :batty:
  13. Luke Active Member

    Yeah it'd be a great idea to do something about the pm's if possible because this one looked very convincing and may have potentially infected a few people. I don't get why people try to attack forums like this one.
  14. Phillip Administrator

    Thanks guys, we'll try to take steps to see this is prevented.
  15. Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    Thank you Ed. I've just PMed Phil now.:)
  16. Katzi428 Well-Known Member

  17. The Count Moderator

    Just booted that one Kathy.
  18. unclematt Active Member

    I have ever gotten any span through a PM and its not like I never post on here. I think I am here quite a bit.
  19. Katzi428 Well-Known Member

  20. The Count Moderator

    Taken care of just now.

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