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41. Posted by elsielefe (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hope you enjoy your trip and arrive safely.:)

42. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 6y

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this thread was bumped with a new post.

43. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 6y

Yeah, this new breed of spammers - posting 'innocuous' responses (but not paying attention to how old the thread they reply to is) in order to make it seem they're legitimate posters by the time they dump their promotional content - is getting annoying.
Maybe we shouldn't allow new members to reply to threads without a recent response in the last month? Then again, this behaviour does make them ridiculously easy to spot...

44. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 6y

Damn...I thought I made a new friend.

:)

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47. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 6y

As predicted, the spammer attempted to dump promotional content--which was promptly deleted.

Just a warning to other spammers--this site is monitored not only by the admins and moderators (who live in about 6 different time zones--meaning they are awake 24 hours a day), but also is monitored by the regular posters. This means you are essentially wasting your time trying to post promotional content here--since it gets deleted even while under review--unlike many sites where stuff stays on for long periods when admins are out of town or busy with their regular lives.

P.S. Thanks to Sander--who caught the latest one--as well as many other previous spam posts.

[ Edit: Edited to give thanks to Sander ]

48. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 6y

Quoting Calcruzer

As predicted, the spammer attempted to dump promotional content--which was promptly deleted.

Just a warning to other spammers--this site is monitored not only by the admins and moderators (who live in about 6 different time zones--meaning they are awake 24 hours a day), but also is monitored by the regular posters. This means you are essentially wasting your time trying to post promotional content here--since it gets deleted even while under review--unlike many sites where stuff stays on for long periods when admins are out of town or busy with their regular lives.

P.S. Thanks to Sander--who caught the latest one--as well as many other previous spam posts.

The only thing I miss, is a warning to the respective moderator when someone flagged a post as spam in the forum which someone is moderator of. That way we would miss even less and the spam would be gone quicker as well;)

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Aug-2010, at 07:10 by Utrecht ]

49. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 6y

Quoting Utrecht

The only thing I miss, is a warning to the respective moderator when someone flagged a post as spam in the forum which someone is moderator of.

Just bookmark and regularly visit http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum_spam.cfm (purposefully left unlinked, as the page will only show meaningful content for Moderators, and that only when there's a spam report in their forums).

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Aug-2010, at 09:51 by Sander ]

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