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Please Read! What To Do When You See Spam......

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 Posted 02/21/2018  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like the spammers were at it again today, and people were responding to spam again.

At my company we have annual security training on what to do (and not do) with phishing emails. It's gotten so bad and we've had so many repeat offenders that when people are caught clicking on bad links in phishing emails, they are required to go through the training again. Which is fine with me because I run the department that has to wipe infected machines and reimage them.

Maybe we need to implement something like that here at CCF before posting privileges are restored:



Of course I say that assuming (and hoping) that I am not a previous violator.
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 Posted 02/22/2018  07:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Took me about 5 times longer than it should have to clean up yesterday because people kept replying. When deleting topics in the database every time a row changes (someone replies) during the delete process the entire delete fails and you have to start over from scratch. What should have taken less than 30 minutes, took almost 3 hours.

When you reply to spam:

No one thinks you're cute.
No one thinks you're clever.
No one thinks you're smart.
No one thinks you're funny.
No one thinks you're brave.
No one thinks you're threatening.

The only person that thinks anything is the spammer, and he is grateful you've taken time out of your busy day to make his posts even more visible.
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 Posted 04/09/2018  6:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ron6788 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I think you're doing a great job with it, Bobby, because I've never seen any spam on this forum!
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 Posted 04/11/2018  11:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Well, I think you're doing a great job with it, Bobby, because I've never seen any spam on this forum!


I have never seen spam here. Bobby is doing a great job and he's keeping it peaceful for us.
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 Posted 04/28/2020  11:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Once again, members with over 10,000 posts that should know better replying to spam.
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 Posted 05/25/2020  2:49 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe handing out one week vacations might be a good incentive for some clowns to stop replying to spam...
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 Posted 05/30/2020  10:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Bobby, is there merit to the occasional reminder to the CCF, perhaps in Upper case/Bold letters, on what to do? I don't recall ever seeing an explicit message on what to do, but what you said makes perfect sense.
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 Posted 09/09/2020  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Handing out vacations is a wrong philosophy. Stampboards does it all the time and for stupid reasons like disagreeing with a mod. I got 6 months (!) for disagreeing with his high majesty running the site (An Australian Stamp Dealer).

Stampboards loss is your gain - I probably won't go back there ever. Just delete the spam and instead of banning, shame the respondateurs so they get message what they did was incredibly dumb.

For the record I have never seen spam on this website, but I have seen a lot of flaky new members who keep showing junk and near play money coins and a few too many, how much is it worth types, who get waht they want and vanish into the dust.
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 Posted 10/17/2020  04:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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