automated spam warnings generated

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spam warnings on this site are

Poll ended at Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:40 pm

a necessary evil, I support the system totally
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90%
necessary, full stop
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necessary but annoying
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not really needed, should be removed
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very annoying, I do not support the system
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something that should be removed immediately
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No votes
I have a cat called fluffy
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No votes
 
Total votes: 10

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automated spam warnings generated

Post: # 6429Post falkor
Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:40 pm

PM title: Warning.
PM text: This is a warning. You have tried to post a word that is defined as spam on this website. Please refrain from doing so again.

The above PMs will be generated and sent to any members using a word that is defined as spam on this website. Now the PM is sent on my behalf and appears to have been sent by me individually to the "offending member" concerned. The PMs are created automatically by our spam system which stops a gigantic 90% of unwanted (spam) messages getting through.

How do I know this? Because that 90% stopped is diverted to an admin area that only I can view. A handful of these messages are in fact GENUINE messages written by members who have tried to post websites in the main. In those cases I do my best to PM the member and advise of what can be done to address the situation.

If you receive a PM regarding use of spam PLEASE contact me if you are confused or require further info.

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Post: # 6446Post Vic Mackey
Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:48 pm

I DESPISE Spam!!!! Good on ya Falk :D

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Post: # 6449Post Flash
Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:20 pm

No problem at all Falkor. Spam YUK! Do what you can to keep it off the site :wink:

If I get a Spam notice due to something I have written, then obviously I shoudnt have wrote it! I suspect it will be a genuine error on my behalf but a reminder wont go amiss!! :D

Just out of interest will these Spam mails incorpaorate words which have bee *** or _ _ _ out? Or is it simply trying to post a dodgy web site etc?
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Post: # 6607Post falkor
Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:51 pm

both, thanks for the support guys :wink:

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Post: # 6609Post snafu
Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:55 pm

With you Falk

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Post: # 9033Post Magician
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:59 pm

Scarey at first to get a warning as a newcomer but now it (like most things in life) has been explained,,,,,, total support!!!!

Keep up the good work (hope nothing spammish in there) :D

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Post: # 9048Post Race Track
Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:26 pm

Magician wrote:Keep up the good work (hope nothing spammish in there) :D
Yes, that word (sudder), work!

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Post: # 9093Post Haywain
Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:50 pm

Full support from this location

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Post: # 10076Post Dave
Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:25 pm

must admit I got the "WARNING" PM from falk.... I did think as a newbie it was a bit over the top.


:? after a bit of Pm'ing I just about understood what was happening. :?

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Post: # 13917Post J B Boldman
Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:49 pm

I must confess I felt a bit agrieved initially, thinking that I have been reprimanded for trying to post a genuine link, but once it was all explained I understood fully.
Other forums I post on have been inundated by spambots recently and everyone gets frustrated with them.
So this active stance against them gets my full support.
For Queen & Country

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Post: # 13920Post Nevr you mind
Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:07 pm

What i want to do Is why do the little %$£" muppet sit down and hatch these little things, why dont they just get a life and do something with it rather than annouy us all.

What the hells the matter with them?????
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