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Spam Filters

Is my IP blocked?  I have been trying to reply to a number of post on the forum and it says that I am a spammer?  What's going on? 

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Hi, all.   I justed wanted to

Hi, all.  

I justed wanted to let everyone know that due to an influx of spam on the site, i have installed a new spam filter.  

This new filter is going to take a bit of time to train itself and it might flag some posts as spam even though they aren't.  I get that it's annoying, but once things will run much smoother once we get through the false positives.  

What helps me a lot is when you guys actually provide feedback through the spam filter.  I happened to see a few posts this morning from you guys that included feedback comments letting me know that the spam filter plucked your posts as spam.  

It's nothing personal and we aren't trying to over moderate the site, it's just the filter doing it's thing a little too well.  ;)

 

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Thanks !

cgonzalez-admin wrote:

Hi, all.  

I justed wanted to let everyone know that due to an influx of spam on the site, i have installed a new spam filter.  

This new filter is going to take a bit of time to train itself and it might flag some posts as spam even though they aren't.  I get that it's annoying, but once things will run much smoother once we get through the false positives.  

What helps me a lot is when you guys actually provide feedback through the spam filter.  I happened to see a few posts this morning from you guys that included feedback comments letting me know that the spam filter plucked your posts as spam.  

It's nothing personal and we aren't trying to over moderate the site, it's just the filter doing it's thing a little too well.  ;)

 

Thanks for the update!

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Actually Critter, I requested

Actually Critter, I requested that everything you post gets blocked.  We don't like what you have to contribute...... Wink

 

Just kidding, of course..... lol

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Ca_Vermonster wrote:

Actually Critter, I requested that everything you post gets blocked.  We don't like what you have to contribute...... Wink

 

Just kidding, of course..... lol

 

I'll remember that you said that. Bash

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Yes it has happened to me

Yes it has happened to me too. Hope this is a quick fix as it is very annoying. Once I was blocked a screen came up that said something like, "talk to the mediator if not spam". I did but never got a reply nor was my post posted. Is this being fixed too? 

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For anyone having this

For anyone having this problem I suggest doing as cgonzalez-admin suggested and when the spam screen pops up click on the report it. 

Remember if they don't know what is going on it is hard to fix a problem.  The other thing is if this keeps the spammers off of here without causeing us more problems then it might be worth it. 

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Yep, me too.  Tried to post a

Yep, me too.  Tried to post a couple of days ago and was...filtered.  I tried to post here after it happened and was denied again.  Hopefully it's fixed now.  Guess we'll find out in about 2 seconds when I post this comment...

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