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03/05/2013 at 10:50

Can I make a suggestion re the spate of spam here recently? If someone reports it and the rest of us ignore it and answer any thread apart from them it will push it down the list and get lost. Any thoughts?... 

03/05/2013 at 10:56

Makes sense Fairygirl.

Lets agree to do this

03/05/2013 at 11:01

My thoughts exactly FG.  Problem is the moderators aren't picking up on it quick enough. Not too sure what they are doing actually. According to Daniel, there are still issues with the site and he is not being alerted quickly enough. This has been going on for sooooo long.

03/05/2013 at 11:07

For end-users, the rate of change can seem glacial - I have worked in IT and trust me, there will be a lot of late nights, hard work and a little bit of swearing (not always at the computer!) going on behind the scenes.  Someone will have had a jolly good spanking at not testing the upgrades properly, too - ranging from sacking, demotion, to a telling off and a testing training course prescribed.

It's nice to see that the reply is in normal-sized text as I'm typing, so there is progress (although it may seem slow to lots of other folk, I'm quite impressed as to how quickly the issues are being addressed, it's not as though this forum is making money for GW!  Had it been a shop front, someone would definitely have been sent packing, and the thing sorted much quicker.

A very good idea to ignore the spam about kitchens and other rubbish.  Times are hard for a lot of people, if they think they can make a quick buck there are some things people won't think twice about, spam is just irritating.

03/05/2013 at 14:46

I've only ever had normal-sized text when writing, at the same time as others have complained about small writing. Maybe it's not the fault of the site but the fault of the computer, iPad, tablet it's being written on.

Agree about the spam.

03/05/2013 at 17:58

My type size is OK too Sue. Thought the same as you as there are so many contraptions in use these days!

04/05/2013 at 09:53

Interesting the way the spammers turn up at the weekends. 

04/05/2013 at 10:46

What I've been doing is alerting the Moderators, and putting one post on to let everyone know that it's been done - otherwise the Mods will be swamped with alerts.  Hope everyone thinks that's a good idea? 

04/05/2013 at 10:52

Sounds good to me Dove. I won't do any notifying, I'll leave it to you.

04/05/2013 at 10:55

What I dont get-how difficult is it for one person from the GW team to log on in here in the morning for 2 minutes to check for spam postings-not exactly brain surgery is it??

They are dead easy to spot

04/05/2013 at 10:57

They soon sink down the list of posts if no-one opens them up though. Trouble is someone always does.

04/05/2013 at 11:00

Maybe not so many of them are at work on a Saturday morning?  I'm not   Think that's why the spammers do so much stuff over the weekends, and over a Bank Holiday weekend they do even more - always happens that way 

 

nutcutlet wrote (see)

Sounds good to me Dove. I won't do any notifying, I'll leave it to you.

Aaargh - what a big responsibility!!!!  I didn't mean leave it to me ROLFL  I might not be here!!! I just meant that whoever spots it first, alert the Mods then do one post saying that it's been done. 

04/05/2013 at 11:19

Righto then message understood.

04/05/2013 at 11:22

04/05/2013 at 12:33

Aah, I was just thinking we should appoint you spam moniter Dove.

04/05/2013 at 12:36

Would she get a badge for that TT?

04/05/2013 at 12:54

04/05/2013 at 13:03

I'm happy to leave them all. I reported everyone this morning - hoping the mods would see that it is quite a problem. i know it bumped them all up - sorry , but I was very annoyed.

04/05/2013 at 14:40

http://www.schoolbadges.com/assets/images/Head-Girl-Badge.jpg

There you go Dove.  Couldn't find one with Spam Moniter. You can see I have nothing to do.

04/05/2013 at 14:42

My old head mistress would never believe it - she always said that I would never fulfil my potential  but just look at me now 

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