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    SPam threads

    Why do we get so much spam threads? It seems to be happening more and more all the time.

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    Re: SPam threads

    We are not getting anymore than we ever have - you just happened to have visited the forum when none of the moderators happened to be on hand to get rid of it. That will happen from time to time - remember, we are all volunteers!

    Thread moved to the appropriate section.
    Last edited by AliGW; 11-17-2018 at 10:40 AM.
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    Re: SPam threads

    I was a forum moderator for several years here the question is not about the moderators.

    I started the thread in the "Suggestions for Improvement" forum, for a reason. There should be better security measures taken so all this spam does not happen. Is it actually bots that are opening accounts?

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    Re: SPam threads

    We have been through this so many times, Dave - everything that we can do has been done. There are several threads on it already.

    Your opening post is not a suggestion - it's a question. If you think there is something that can be done to make things better, bearing in mind that there is nothing that mods and admins can do without the tech team's help, then by all means suggest it. Bear in mind also that the tech team rarely engages with any of the issues we present to them.
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    Re: SPam threads

    Unfortunately, I have to agree with Ali here (not unfortunate that I agree with her, unfortunate about being able to do much).

    I have made requests to them regarding a few different ways to help reduce spam (block threads with URL's in the title), but I rarely even get a response back
    1. Use code tags for VBA. [code] Your Code [/code] (or use the # button)
    2. If your question is resolved, mark it SOLVED using the thread tools
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    Re: SPam threads

    I did propose my help, but to no avail...

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    Re: SPam threads

    Pepe,
    Are you suggesting that you would like to be a moderator?

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    Re: SPam threads

    Hi Alan,
    perhaps ask Ford about my offer...

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    Re: SPam threads

    We are looking into the matter, Pepe

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    Re: SPam threads

    Surely, Ford, you must be joking

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    Re: SPam threads

    I took Pepe's offer to be one of help to the tech team
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