WTF? (fudge)

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  1. CoveyMaster

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    WHat is with all the spam posts on this forum the last few weeks?:eek2:
    I come into the forum every morning and hit the new posts button and I get about a page or so of new threads that are mostly spam.

    Isn't there some security measure to stop that mess?
     
  2. elkguide

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    It sure is a downer when you open the forum and think,
    "WOW. There should be a lot of interesting topics with two pages of new posts,"
    only to find that it's just junk.
     
  3. CoveyMaster

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    Well it makes it kind of hard to sort out the legit posts when they are intermingled with so many spam threads.
     
  4. J.H.

    J.H. Weekend Warrior

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    it could be taken care of pretty easily by requiring new members first post be approved by admin/mods.
     
  5. CoveyMaster

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    That's a good idea.
    I'd volunteer some time to it.
     
  6. Fitz

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    Yes, the spam has been building over the last couple months. The problem is we've come to a fork in the road: do one more update with the current software company which seems to be dying, or switch platforms to a new company.

    We've decided on the later. The good news is that should in the end help us drastically with the spam and will be a platform that we can continue to build on and add features with. The down side is that it's not an easy fix, and it'll take some time. We're hoping to have it done in the next month, but I'm afraid we'll need a little patience from everyone until we can complete the migration.

    Trust me, I'll be just as happy (or more) to see the flood of SPAM stop. We've been averaging between 15-30+ bans a day, our fingers are getting tired! :tu:
     
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    So to sum up, sorry for the mess! We're trying to clean it up as quickly as we can.
     
  8. CoveyMaster

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    Thanks for the enlightenment Fitz.
    I wasn't trying to b*tch and moan, I just was curious why it was happening.
     
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    I say we blame it on everyone spending alot of time in the rant thread, I can't prove it. But I'm using new fangled scienmatific guesstimated deducted reasoning.
    It's slightly above spitballing.

    On the other hand I've lost 17lbs and my skin has never been softer.
     
  10. CoveyMaster

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    Yeah, I was kinda liking it for a while, I had a 30% increase in p*nis size but after a month now my back is hurting from carrying so much weight all the time and I'm a bit disgruntled so...
     
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    bradn4201 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I thought BHOD had a new erectile disfunction pill they were pushing.....guess I shouldn't have clicked the link

    And my Nigerian prince cousin will be sending me the 30 thousand dollars after I send him this 5 thousand dollars cashiers check for the handling fee...
     
  12. elkguide

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    $30k????

    I'm only getting $25k for the same fee of $5k that I sent last week.
    How long before the money will be in my account?
     
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    It'll be in there soon guys, just like I promised!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    ^^^^This is not the Nigerian prince you're looking for...
     
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    Really?

    He has a good accent.
     
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    I thought it was Tapatalk allowing all the spam.

    Thanks for getting on it Fritz.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    You're going to miss it when it's gone aren't you?!?!
     
  18. Fitz

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    Tapatalk is pretty notorious for having security holes that can let spammers in. I think the new software has the ability to prevent users signing up with Tapatalk, so that should help a great deal.
     
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    For every spam thread you see, there are just as many and more being deleted by us in the morning as fast as we can.

    Having used the new platform on another forum for a few years, I can say I think most of you will be pleased with the change.
     

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