Username Post: Megan.... Spammer's again        (Topic#1586209)
Henri Jean
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Hi Megan - someone thinks we wanted to buy kitchen appliances.

Can you get your mop out and scrub the into oblivion?

I don't want to comment on the thread because I don't want to move it up but will report it.


 
The Biscuit Scraps
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In response to Henri Jean

And I thought I was going to get a great deal on an Aga...but thinking the ride home over the waves would be a bit tricky.

LOL I had to read the title twice before I realized it was spam...pre-first cuppa Joe.


 
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  • KimKV on 03-21-13 11:35 AM
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There is an other post in French, best my translator to come up with is there is a house to rent, with a view?!


Edited by KimKV on 03-21-13 11:35 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Henri Jean
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I saw the one in French but didn't open it. I hovered over it and knew I didn't know what it was saying.


 
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  • KimKV on 03-21-13 03:59 PM
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I have google chrome, maybe that's why, but when I clicked on the thread a bar popped up on top and offered to translate it.


 
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In response to KimKV

If you report it, she'll see it without needing to start a new thread.


 
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In response to angie girl

That's true but someone said she checked here before she checked over there. It makes sense.

I always report it but never make any kind of comment on the thread so it will float to the bottom.

Then post over here so others will know its reported without writing reported on it which brings it back to the top of the page.


 
RedSquirrel
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In response to Henri Jean

It only needs reporting once. If you write "reported" on it, everyone will see that it has been reported and won't do it again. Then it will go to the bottom naturally. Otherwise everyone will report it, and probably someone will comment as well, and it will stay high up. I'm sure Megan will blat the spam as soon as she can.


 
Megan - ForumTech
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In response to RedSquirrel

Starting a thread really isn't faster than anything else. I usually see the spam before I see the thread....

Reporting is fastest.

When people PM me, I usually don't get one or two - I get 75. So I have generally handled the mopping before I have time to get to that....


 
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In response to Megan - ForumTech

Megan, so if we report it, do you get a PM for each time someone presses the Report button? Or just one PM? How does it work?


 
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I get an email when someone pushes the report button. Problem is...if a whole bunch of people push it all at once, sometimes they jam up - so to speak - and I don't get them right away.

So if someone hits it, and posts "reported", then other people don't report as well....I'll just get the one, or maybe two if someone is in progress, and it's fastest.

What usually happens is....

Bunch of reports
Bunch of PM's
Posts like this one

My order of priority is....

Clean the spam
Ban the account
Ban the IP
Check to see if other accounts are using that IP - we see a lot of repeats, so if they haven't hit yet, I'll ban them as a preventative

THEN I get to stuff like the 75 PM's, and threads like this one.


 
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  • Vae on 03-22-13 05:32 AM
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And then you get a margarita because oh my! how you've earned one!!

Thanks Megan!!


 
RedSquirrel
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Goodness. That needs streamlining, doesn't it? Thanks for explaining.

So the best thing for you is for the first person to spot the spam to click Report, post "Reported - don't report again" or some-such, and that's it? No more reporting, no threads like this, no separate PMs, right?


 
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In response to RedSquirrel

The most efficient is just one or two reports, yep!

And I'm always up for a margarita.



I get to 'em as quick as I can. Sometimes, tho, I have to do stuff that isn't staring at the boards...and sometimes I'm not here. The admin tools don't work worth a dang from my phone.


 
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:margarita:

Nope, still not there. You're gonna have to give us a margarita before we can give YOU one!


 
Megan - ForumTech
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In response to RedSquirrel

Note to self. Move that higher up the priority list.



 
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Henri Jean
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Got it. The first one reports - notes reported and everyone else should just let it die down by not posting reported again or making any other notes on it.

That is what I will do. The way to do it - directly from Megan.

THe information posted here before that it is good to start a thread - would be seen first. Gee I don't get it. I was taught to believe everything I read. (Being snarky).


 
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I'll get to threads, eventually. They're just not top of the list....


 
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