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Old 07-12-2018, 01:37 PM   #31
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When was this added? I don't remember such when I registered.
That was 12 years ago, barely out of the stone age for forums.

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Old 07-13-2018, 06:58 AM   #32
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Darn! Now they are crossing the limits! I just saw more than 4 pages full of spam!

Humble suggestion: Is it not technically possible to automatically reject the posts with non-English characters?
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:17 AM   #33
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:45 AM   #34
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Yes, I know the mods are already overburdened. I was just thinking a possibility of barricading the spammers.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:02 AM   #35
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Darn! Now they are crossing the limits! I just saw more than 4 pages full of spam!

Humble suggestion: Is it not technically possible to automatically reject the posts with non-English characters?
We've asked Alex. Fingers crossed.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:17 AM   #36
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Yes, I know the mods are already overburdened. I was just thinking a possibility of barricading the spammers.
Because of my work schedule and the spam schedule I tend to see the mess every day. I get up really early!

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We've asked Alex. Fingers crossed.
I hope there's something that can be done. It's annoying enough for us mere members. It must be beyond annoying for mods/ admins.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:25 AM   #37
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Because of my work schedule and the spam schedule I tend to see the mess every day. I get up really early!
At this point in time, I'm ignoring the General Discussions forum until this problem is resolved.
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:24 PM   #38
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At this point in time, I'm ignoring the General Discussions forum until this problem is resolved.
Oh how I wish I could do the same. Soooooo jealous.
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:57 PM   #39
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Because of my work schedule and the spam schedule I tend to see the mess every day. I get up really early!
There is no need to have a special work schedule or get up early. All you need is to live in an appropriate time zone, like I do ;-).

I wish I could help our administrators somehow.

I genuinely thought that reporting the spam diligently makes their work easier - they would just click on my report and all the posts by that spammer would go poof. It was obviously a very naive view ;-).
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:44 PM   #40
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Too bad you can't temporarily "deputize" some non-mod regulars with only the ability to delete SPAM. I'd be willing to do so, and I'm sure there are other regulars who'd pitch in.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:59 PM   #41
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There is no need to have a special work schedule or get up early. All you need is to live in an appropriate time zone, like I do ;-).

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Too bad you can't temporarily "deputize" some non-mod regulars with only the ability to delete SPAM. I'd be willing to do so, and I'm sure there are other regulars who'd pitch in.
We appreciate it. We've discussed it and the real issue is that while a forum mod could delete spam, s/he couldn't ban a user which means the user would continue to post the spam until an editor banned it anyway. These are not "one and done" spammers, alas. It's a possibility, but what we really need is a permanent solution that will stop it at the source, or as close as possible.

We also appreciate everyone's patience as we try to work through this.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:17 PM   #42
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What could the spammers be getting out of posting Asian-language spam on a primarily English-language forum? Usually (well, before this recent spate of junk) if I see spam on Mobileread or any other English-language forum, the spam is also in English and has a title like "get a great deal on an iphone" in order to entice people to click through to some other site. I expect that kind of spam probably draws at least a few clicks from the gullible so there's a reason the spammers keep doing it, but I can't imagine that posting Asian-language spam on Mobileread is getting clicks.

I do appreciate the work the moderators are doing to get rid of it.
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:23 AM   #43
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What could the spammers be getting out of posting Asian-language spam on a primarily English-language forum? Usually (well, before this recent spate of junk) if I see spam on Mobileread or any other English-language forum, the spam is also in English and has a title like "get a great deal on an iphone" in order to entice people to click through to some other site. I expect that kind of spam probably draws at least a few clicks from the gullible so there's a reason the spammers keep doing it, but I can't imagine that posting Asian-language spam on Mobileread is getting clicks.

I do appreciate the work the moderators are doing to get rid of it.
I appreciate your work too.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:31 AM   #44
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I don't really mind skipping ahead a few pages to get past the SPAM.

Still, I wonder what the world would be like if we could harness that energy for good!
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Still, I wonder what the world would be like if we could harness that energy for good!
Like charging our phones

Anyone know why it only hits General Discussion, or have any 'why is it so' theories?

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