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24/09/2012 at 23:32

This site has been plagued by spammers & rubbish posts tonight- please can something be done about this before it spoils what it is a fantastic site and enjoyed by many

24/09/2012 at 23:33

There is a report to moderator button Hollie, but will anyone be online at this time to stop it??

24/09/2012 at 23:49


24/09/2012 at 23:58

bump again

25/09/2012 at 00:18

and again

25/09/2012 at 00:23


25/09/2012 at 00:35

No, there isn't.

Hopefully it'll be sorted tomorrow.

25/09/2012 at 05:48

Oh well, a bit of a shock at this time in the morning - let's hope it's all sorted by the time I get home from work.  Have a good day everyone, especially the Moderator 

25/09/2012 at 07:01

Has anyone reported these?

25/09/2012 at 07:19

Alina's message suggests that she has reported it. One of the drawbacks of having a forum that's open 24 hours is that it can't be attended at all times.

There seem to be around 16ish posts from each of 8 spammer names. You can actually get rid of them all by 'ignoring' the culprits. They are these names:


That does restore the apperance of the forum.

It shouldn't be hard for techy people to delete those spammer names, and their posts.

I wonder what can be done to prevent it from happening again, every night. These people have no scruples. TBH I find spam a real pain in the neck. I have filters on my Email, but they are not 100% effective, so some rubbish still gets through, and there's always a chance that something legitimate gets sent to spam, and is missed.

Perhaps we should be grateful that the products being advertised last night are only watches and similar.

25/09/2012 at 07:50

I've taken one of those names which looked fairly unique, ipmengwassphill, and put it into Google. The name is mentioned on some 17000 webpages, and everyone that I looked at was a socal media site. Some entries go back up to a year. A few pages say things like 'account suspended' or 'banned'. This guy is a hard core spammer.


25/09/2012 at 07:55

Gary - I'm not sure what to do. Where is the ignore button ?  Thanks.

25/09/2012 at 07:59

I 've just found it.

25/09/2012 at 08:02
Hi Jean. Open one of the rubbish posts, the ones advertising stuff. Hover the cursor over the poster's icon, and a box should appear with the options to ignore or message. Click on ignore and all that poster's messages will disappear. Repeat with all rubbish posts. Took me about 5 minutes.
25/09/2012 at 08:04

Thanks Figrat no e-mail notifications of any weird stuff though just the normal ones.

25/09/2012 at 08:23

I have sent Daniel Haynes a message-hopefully he can sort it

Have found the quickest way to ignore is click on new discussions and there they are

25/09/2012 at 09:22

Have just "unignored" one as an experiment-all spam seems to have been removed

    25/09/2012 at 09:43

Hello everyone,

Thanks for alerting us to the spam last night. I think I've found all the offending posts, but if you come across any more please use the report function!

Daniel Haynes



25/09/2012 at 12:13

Thanks, Daniel.

Yes, Gary, I did report some of them - it does no harm to give the Mods a few pointers to them.

25/09/2012 at 12:15

Thankyou Daniel.

I reported a few, but then had to go to bed.

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