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Spamers

With the forum format that we have here is there a option to add a "Report Post" to notify a moderiator before these spamers get going?  I know that just recently there have been quite a few that have gotten on here and the mods have got rid of them but a way to report them to a mod would make it just that much faster.  The recent spamer goes by the name of  

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I was wondering that myself

I was wondering that myself and even thought maybe the flag as offensive button might work? It sure is annoying when this stuff pops up though.

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spammers

We sure wish there was a button BGH members could push to delete spammers!! Would save us a lot of headaches. They come in when they see the mods are off-line and spam away. Not much anyone can do until we can clean it up. You can "flag as offensive," and that would alert us if we missed something.

You can always become a moderator and help us clean up the forum every morning! lol Kinda like throwing out the trash every day!

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I am on a local fishing forum

I am on a local fishing forum in Michigan, and late last summer the spamming got so bad that they had to put a freeze on new members. In order to register on the board, you had to be recommended by a current member. It worked, of course, because it was simply impossible to register without going through the administrator this way.

Since the first of the year, membership is once again open. I'll have to ask to see how it's going. But I haven't been seeing names of new members that are wierd like I was before.

 

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Some sort of "Nuclear" option

Some sort of "Nuclear" option button... lol

I have seen some problems with them on other hunting sites, but they cleared it up simply by not allowign the new people to post immediately.  I think they have to jump through some hoops to get access.

It's not too much of a pain, so it does not deter people who legitimately want to get on the forum. 

What it does deter is the spammers, who are out there doing a sort of "spam carpet bombing", where they "spam and run".  the delay gives the moderators time to research their IP address, and in most cases, see that they were coming from places like eastern Europe.  That seems to be a hotbed for spammers.

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spammers

We have thought about not allowing new members to post immediately. If the problem escalates, we may have to look into that option. Right now it's not too bad yet.

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Yeah, it isn't bad right

Yeah, it isn't bad right now.

This other site I was on, no joke, I bet 4 or 5 times a night (Usually when they hit), there would be posts promoting porn, nedications, you name it. 

Mods did a great job trying to catch them all, but there were some eye openers that stayed a couple hours till they got cleaned up.

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What spammers?

Honestly I think I'm on this site as much as anyone and I have seen zero spammer activity.  You know what that means?  It means that the moderators here are doing a FANTASTIC job! 

I have been a moderator on hunting bulletin boards before, and let me tell you - it is a full time job.

You guys are doing a GREAT job at it.

Hats off to you.

Mike

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The spammers seem to come in

The spammers seem to come in when no mods are online, like in the middle of the night. We usually have to delete several every morning.

Thanks for the compliments Mike, we try to stay on top of the forum, but we do miss a spam post from time to time.