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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    If there are several SPAM posts, just report one and say how many others you have seen in your report - we see them, too, so all the report post feature does is draw our attention to them. In fact for us, having multiple reported posts is a bit of a pain, as each of them has to be marked solved separately - there is no batch function.
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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...nt-muscle.html

    where should one report to?
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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    Click report post to right of add reputation button. If no button visible, it's already been reported.
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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    Большое Спасибо!

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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    T failte romhat.

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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    I always wonder how people live so close and still they are so different, even in language.

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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    Not that surprising really when you consider the rate at which language is susceptible to change.

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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    Lots of spam again recently. usually appears round 0800 Western European time

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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    Recently introduced restrictions on posting hyperlinks may help a bit. I am coming round to the view that a sub-forum, visible only to a wider group (suggest Guru Mod and Admin) should be set up. Spam posts should be moveable to that sub-forum by anyone in that Group. The spam pattern xan be checked. Do names recur, or are they single-use. If the latter, maybe no need to ban 'em.

    Advantages. A larger group of us policing this would lead to the more rapid removal of spam from general view. If they're humans, the spammers may be put off by the rapid disappearance of their efforts.


    If they're machines, could a Captur be included in either new subscriptions or logins?

    Disadvantages????

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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    Glenn that exact suggestion is currently being discussed, where all new members with be "quarantined" for their 1st post, in a sub-forum. These would then be audited by mod.admin and either banned or approved
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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    Good luck....

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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    Has the possibility of having the first post from a new member approved by mod/admin before publishing already been discussed? ( especially if it contains any link whatsoever)
    As there seem to be mods/admin from different parts of the world on this forum, approval shouldn't delay answering possibilities for long
    Are spammers banned on username or IP?

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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    Quote Originally Posted by Pepe Le Mokko View Post
    Has the possibility of having the first post from a new member approved by mod/admin before publishing already been discussed? ( especially if it contains any link whatsoever)
    As there seem to be mods/admin from different parts of the world on this forum, approval shouldn't delay answering possibilities for long
    Are spammers banned on username or IP?
    That is pretty much what I meant in post #25

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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    Ford, I'm afraid this could cause a delay for OP's in getting answers since I assume that there are times that no admin or mod is present at the forum.
    Therefore I'd rather support Glenn's idea while there's always on or the other Guru present around the clock.
    Also the 60 sec. delay is a pain in reporting spam posts while I noticed 2 just a while ago that took me approx. 3 min. to report while it could be done in 20 sec.
    approval shouldn't delay answering possibilities for long
    I tend to disagree because when I report spam at night (it's now 9:20 AM here) it sometimes stays there more then several hours before removal.
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    Re: Spam, spam, spam, spam...wonderful spam

    There probably wont ever be a "right" answer, and atm, its just under discussion.

    Also, only mods/admin have the ability to ban/delete threads

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