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Registered: ‎13-08-2008

Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

again dm sent on twitter to @o2
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

Ironically, after posting the details of the porno link in my moderated post, I red-flagged it to ensure the Mods did actually see it but they still sent me the PM Smiley Very Happy
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

Ironically, after posting the details of the porno link in my moderated post, I red-flagged it to ensure the Mods did actually see it but they still sent me the PM Smiley Very Happy

No doubt that happened after they were all able to verify it was a porno link, viewing it multiple times just to be sure Smiley Very Happy
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

and of course, escalating the link to management just to be sure Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

O2 did say they are taking steps to try to cut out the spam at source by using new innovations. I agree with everyone on the thread. At the moment nothing has been done that we can observe and we can all spot and flag the offenders as soon as they register or post.
Seems that we are still doing the moderators job for them and there also seems to be no difference in the amount of spam getting through.
The question is whether we should carry on doing this very frustrating and time consuming, pain-in-the backside for much longer. There is already a significant reduction in the number of genuine posters whose query is buried and surrounded by inane drivel. I mean, seriously, does this type of solid manure actually succeed in its intention of promoting dubious wares and practices?
I have set my own deadline whereas if O2 have still not implemented visible changes or altered the terms and conditions of registration, then I'm afraid I'm out of here in 30 days.
Do you know, I'm not even sure this post will still be here in the morning such is the petty action of moderators in being all to quick in judging and censoring regular posters while expecting the same people to to do the biggest part of their job for them. It takes a lot to anger me, I'm usually laid back and very tolerant but I'm very close to breaking point over this.
And just a final thought......I wonder what the ratio is between moderation flagged by forum members to that found by the vigilance of the moderators themselves. I would seriously be very interested!
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!


I have set my own deadline whereas if O2 have still not implemented visible changes or altered the terms and conditions of registration, then I'm afraid I'm out of here in 30 days.


Seconded 1st july and I will be off deleting all my posts (or requesting there deletion and my account).

Again a mass spam attack this morning!!!!!!!
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

Well if we are walking at least we can order some fine shoes which are at the minute advertised on every section of the forum! :robotmad:
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

Here's a test :
TrougsOrasoub registered at 3:49am this morning using a link to a car warranty comparison article with other references to car warranty comparisons in their Profile.
I'll bet my post gets spotted before the advertising registration.
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

Agreed Steve. I do like trying to help people here, but despite my jokey response, I did feel aggrieved that I was censored and sent an admonishing pm for being offensive and hurtful to the spammer I named ( but didn't actually comment other than in asking if the mods had seen it!)
If that's the level of moderating in here then I'm not sure I want to be part of it to be honest.
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Re: Changes to the forum to tackle spam!

I received a Nigerian 419 scam in a PM today:
Hello Friend ,
I'm Anne Robert, am 23yrs old girl, Please forgive my indignation if this message come to you as a surprise i just Feel It s' God direction and will, i have something that is really burdring me in mind and i do not just know how to tell you this I have a project worth $9,000,000.00)US Dollars in security storage house here in Abidjan, that i need your assistance in, all i need is your full support and effort, cause Ideally you will perhaps be my equal or more, and I will like to know you more better because I have a serous issue I need to disclose to you.during the political conflict which I strongly believed that you are aware of. The funds are in a security company here in my country Cote d'Ivoire. I request your permission and help to transfer the funds to your country so that I can come to your country for investment, and also continue my studies.
well, for now, I think This is all I can say before I run out of room;
What do you think ? Pls reach me through my private email ads, ok !
Email "deleted by me"
I wait for your message, ok !
Anne
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