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Discussion in 'Forum Problems & Issues' started by Revelation, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Revelation

    Revelation Tele-Meister

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    Aug 4, 2018
    PA
    All these Chinese threads happened on Gearslutz.com and several other web sites. I recommend the owner of the web site to increase their security. Usually the web provider has an option to add extra security to your site.
     
  2. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2006
    Near Athens GA USA
    Spammed, not hacked.

    It's a tradeoff between being welcoming to new users and allowing spammers in too or keeping spammers out while also discouraging new, legit, users. Internet marketers take advantage of this generosity and hire people in Asia cheaply and manually spam forums. Their objective is to influence Google's algorithms for search engine results and advertising.
     
  3. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Madison, WI, USA
    Let me say this about that...
     
  4. ScribbleSomething

    ScribbleSomething Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

    488
    Mar 12, 2016
    San Antonio
    @TDPRI It would be useful if the forum settings had an option to hold all posts containing a link for moderator approvial.

    It might mess up the timing for some SDoD, Adarama or other heads up posts. But in my opinion it would be worth it.

    If it’s not an option, it’s the kind of feature the programmers might add if their customers ask for it (hint hint).
     
  5. tedtan

    tedtan TDPRI Member

    90
    Nov 18, 2015
    Kansas City
    I've seen forums that hold the first few posts by a new user back for mod approval before posting. That would be a way to stop the spammers without delaying existing members' posts (like the SDotD posts).
     
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  6. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
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    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    By posting a spammer discussion in the Telecaster discussion forum, and you trolling us by calling our Telecasters spam?
     
  7. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
  8. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    these spammers are also using western letters as well as asian pictograms , ive spotted a few that have come in usung a western keyboard as well as the asian ones

    I agree with monitoring the first few posts by new memebers then moderators can decide if its spam or not and deal with this issue immediately. before it hits the site.
     
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  9. luckett

    luckett Friend of Leo's

    Jun 14, 2011
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  10. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Friend of Leo's

    Apr 27, 2016
    USA
    Security: [X]On [ ]Off

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    Problem solved.
     
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  11. Art VanDelay

    Art VanDelay Tele-Holic

    663
    May 20, 2018
    Arcata
    I heard it was Chinese cannibal satan worshippers who have hacked into the TDPRI mainframe. They plan on maliciously commenting on relic guitars, rosewood vs maple, effects loops, and pre CBS fenders.
     
  12. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    gotta love it when newbies think they know how the site should best be run
     
  13. Stratohacker

    Stratohacker Tele-Holic

    783
    Apr 18, 2013
    California
    There's only one way to deal with the Spamsters

    [​IMG]
     
  14. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Yes, but then they get sucked in and next thing you know they are posting NGDs, asking about mods, posting BBQ pics, and joking about cargo shorts.
     
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  15. Art VanDelay

    Art VanDelay Tele-Holic

    663
    May 20, 2018
    Arcata
    Or posting CS guitars for $600 on eBay to initiate "Is this real?" threads thereby slowing down TDPRI
     
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  16. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Tele-Afflicted

    May 3, 2016
    In the South
    I hope all their shrits get bumched.
     
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  17. Mouth

    Mouth Tele-Holic

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    Feb 13, 2018
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    this must be how you say Papa John's in chinese.
     
  18. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Has Spamantha Stevens Bewitched us?
     
  19. bcorig

    bcorig Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    590
    Mar 11, 2018
    Chino Hills CA
    I always thought “Art VanDelay” was a great name.
     
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