Help please - 2 new members can’t post because antispam

Travel Forums System Talk Help please - 2 new members can’t post because antispam

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11. Posted by BrightlyBob (Budding Member 40 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Um, thanks for that leics2

I noticed one new member had been flagged as Spam on Saturday but since it was of course “not the end of the world” I did nothing fully expecting it to be reviewed. Then a second one got caught up in the spam web yesterday and the first one was still not released, hence this thread...

Since clearly you think I was over-reacting with this thread perhaps you can enlighten me as to what I should I have done instead utilising your considerable knowledge of the site bearing in mind I didn’t know which mod was responsible for the spam filters?

12. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1269 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Bob:

Many of us have been caught up in spam filters on one site or another. I don't personally expect issues to be rectified immediately or even within 24 hours, especially if they occur at the weekend.

On TP, any post about an issue which cannot be addressed by forum moderators will come to Peter's attention. As I said before, he is exceptionally responsive to member concerns. It's not necessary to know exactly who site moderators are. On TP their status appears in ther posts but on my previous, much larger and busier, site none of us knew who moderated the forums.

>Since clearly you think I was over-reacting with this thread

Please don't make assumptions about what I think. Thank you.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Apr-2020, 12:27 GMT by leics2 ]

13. Posted by IAHFLYR (Budding Member 27 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Does anyone happen to know when you use the @ symbol does that trigger a spam notice?

14. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1269 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

> Does anyone happen to know when you use the @ symbol does that trigger a spam notice

I don't think anyone except Peter is privy to all the details of the TP spam algorithm. For obvious reasons it wouldn't be sensible to make them public.

Using @ hasn't triggered the removal of your post but, at a guess (entirely my own), when used in a member page comment it might trigger a reaction because of the potential email aspect. I'm pretty sure that having an email address publicly visible, whether spam or not, isn't allowed.

Alternatively, if you (or someone else), a very new member, has been making lots of comments on different member pages it may be that which has triggered the reaction. That happened to me when I first joined TP and tried to add too many friends in too short a time (all people I knew well from my previous website). Adding lots of people as 'friends' is typical spammer behaviour, of course.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Apr-2020, 16:49 GMT by leics2 ]

15. Posted by IAHFLYR (Budding Member 27 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the feedback....I didn't include it with an email address as privacy is very very important. I was actually using it as reference to a former Insider's screen name in the reply.

16. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1269 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

>I was actually using it as reference to a former Insider's screen name in the reply.

I suspected you were using it for that reason.

I certainly didn't think or imply that you'd used it in an email address. I was simply speculating about that aspect potentially being the reason why it triggered the spam filter (if its use was actually the trigger). :-)

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Apr-2020, 16:36 GMT by leics2 ]

17. Posted by IAHFLYR (Budding Member 27 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Gotchya and all of the help others are giving us "newbies" makes great strides in learning the site rules.

18. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1269 posts) 6w 1 Star this if you like it!

We were all new members once so most of us do our best to assist......... :-)

19. Posted by Peter (Admin 6906 posts) 6w 1 Star this if you like it!

The @ symbol on its own won't trigger any spam filter - no need to worry about that :)

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