Spam in profiles

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  1. Jeremy-WI

    Jeremy-WI Full Access Member

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    I see some additions in https://www.jeepkj.com/find-new/381170/profile-posts that I would consider spam. Users that have never posted adding commercial homepage links. On sites I am a moderator on, that would result in an immediate ban.
    https://www.jeepkj.com/members/emma-william.27672/
    https://www.jeepkj.com/members/webtanitimtr.27704/
    https://www.jeepkj.com/members/john-symons.28109/
    https://www.jeepkj.com/members/robert-robbins.28116/
    https://www.jeepkj.com/members/tanujjain.28208/
    https://www.jeepkj.com/members/vietmartdoor.28206/

    I reported the second entry but the garbage still exists in users profile. Is this actually allowed here?
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Did you report 2nd entry today? Never got the memo/ flag. oh oh..
    Seems to be spammers posting everywhere lately, including profiles, not acceptable.
    When I get some time, I''ll clean things up the best I can, & lace up my big boots again :)
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Not sure why report post did not appear. I have now completed a mega profile clean up! Thanks!
     
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    profdlp Grouchy Old Cuss

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    Just saw the asian spam-burst in action. I'm sure this will move a lot of merchandise for them.
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    If they were expecting to last long, they're posting in the wrong forum! :)
     
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    Thanks for handling it all. Trying to figure out how to keep them out completely.
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    You're Welcome & finding a way to keep them out completely, that would be extremely great news indeed.
    Keep me informed please. ;)
     
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    If you have enough staff, moderating new users for their first post will help and if you can make it so no profile changes can be made until a user has 5 posts also works and a stopforumspam.com plugin is helpful but not foolproof. Some spambots will do a copy/paste of another post that is on topic for the forum and come back in a few hours or even a few weeks and edit it to include spam
     
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    profdlp Grouchy Old Cuss

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    I'd give them the ol' Mossberg. :mad:
     
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    Jeremy-WI Full Access Member

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    The ol' Mossberg would likely do as little good as IP bans
     
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    profdlp Grouchy Old Cuss

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    It works on the deer, and you don't see any of them posting here, do you? ;)
     
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    How can you be sure?
     
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    profdlp Grouchy Old Cuss

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    Look at it logically. The spammers think they are going to make some money, right? If there were male deer here they would have plenty of bucks. If there were female deer here they'd be rolling in the doe.

    But ... they end up getting diddly-squat. Ergo, no deer here.
     
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    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    o_O
     
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    There is no point to some spam other than to annoy people. I didn't see any contact info in the asian spam.
     
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    That just proves they're deer.
     
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    I begin to wonder if report is broken, there has been nothing reported lately. I tested it from my side and it worked.
    Go ahead and report it again with this description, spam in profile /link. Confirm you reported it.
     
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    Just reported that user again