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Spam Alert!!!!

zarabia
Tol Eressea


Aug 31 2016, 4:26pm

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Spam Alert!!!! Can't Post

Major spam on main and off topic, probably coming to another forum near you. Shocked

You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning 'round

~Do You Realize?, The Flaming Lips


(This post was edited by entmaiden on Aug 31 2016, 4:41pm)


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 31 2016, 4:41pm

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Got it, thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

I deleted your copy of the post since it had the spam links. Tried to catch the user and ban it, but arrived too late, alas.


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Aug 31 2016, 4:46pm

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For future reference [In reply to] Can't Post

What's the the proper way to do this? I like to think if I weren't sleep deprived I'd remember, but maybe not Crazy

You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning 'round

~Do You Realize?, The Flaming Lips


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 31 2016, 6:59pm

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Your way worked [In reply to] Can't Post

but I just wanted to edit out the links so the spam completely disappears.

The boards are slow now, but when we're busy, the easiest way for us to track down a spammer is for you to provide a link in your message. We still have to edit out the link, but the link will take us directly to the message.

To provide a link, copy the link to the spam message. Highlight a word or letter in your message then click on the little chain icon (this is Markup mode). A pop-up box will appear, and in the box you'll see "http://" edit that out, then paste the spam link in the box, click OK, then post your message.

In this situation, the spammer had hit several boards. You don't need to give us all the links - once we have the user's name, we can find them easily and get rid of them.

Thanks for tracking this one down! We really rely on all the members here to keep the boards clear of spammers, so your vigilance is very much appreciated. Smile

 
 

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