a lot of spam lately
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  1. #1
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    Default a lot of spam lately

    for some reason there have more than the usual 'spammy' posts making it into the forum.

    these are recognizable by having a weird title, an brand new user with no previous posts, and the post containing a long list of links not pertaining to beekeeping.

    if you open a post like that avoid clicking on any of the links as they may take you to an attack site.

    the best thing to do is go to the bottom of the post and click on the 'report' button, which is the little triangle with an '!' in the middle of it.

    reporting a post results in an email getting sent to all of the moderators; and we have a tool we can use to eliminate the user from the forum as well as get them listed with web services set up to defeat malicious intrusions.

    many thanks
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: a lot of spam lately

    Thanks Allways wondered what that little ! Was for

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    Default Re: a lot of spam lately

    Thanks squarepeg I couldn't remember how to report it!

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    Default Re: a lot of spam lately

    you are all welcome. hopefully the verticalscope admins will be able to ramp up the filtering process somehow, this is getting old.
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  6. #5
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    Default Re: a lot of spam lately

    Same, good to know. I clicked a couple links to see if the streaming sites were legit and the script blocker started pegging at 150+ blocked scripts, hundreds of blocked ads, tens of redirect attempts, the browser proper locking up on all the blocked pop ups... the post wasn't to benefit anyone who might occasionally stream A couple of those links went to bad places

    Wish there was a way to share the !. I usually have this section collapsed

    Edit: plus this is a beekeeping forum, they dont even try to keep it relevant
    Zone 5 @ 4700 ft. High Desert

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    Default Re: a lot of spam lately

    There will always be spam bots. It's the nature of the internet.

    As they constantly post links for streaming sites (along with other things like shoes, jerseys, medical items, ect), do not click them. They can contain malware and infect your system.

    When you use the !, the staff will be notified and we'll be able to go in and clear it out. The more we can, the less IP's they have available = less spam.

    - JB

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