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  1. #1
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    Default Current Spammer Issues

    Hey Guys,

    I'm sure all the regular users on this site have noticed the increase in forum spam over the last few weeks.

    I did some digging into it, and tried many solutions - but I haven't solved it yet.

    The deal is - its not just GigPosters.com - its a global spam issue hitting almost every site out there.

    For now - please don't respond when a spammer bumps 20 old threads to the top. Just let me or a moderator know and we will deal with it (our names are bright white in the userlist at the bottom of the front page).

    I hope to find the right solution to this very soon.

    For those who want a technical read ..

    Spam bots defeat Recaptcha. - vBulletin Community Forum

    Thanks again to our moderators for helping me deal with this!

    -Clay
    *PLEASE DO NOT PM ME WITH SUPPORT REQUESTS - CLICK THE CONTACT LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE*

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    when someone uses the report / alert button ---> a very helpful little email gets sent out to clay & the mods with a link right to that post so it can be found ASAP. and you can even add a little note, like: 'you goober!'.

    fun. and useful!

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    thanks clay.
    "i pretty much think dave has nothing of any value to offer anyone on gigposters.com"-jay ryan
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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberryluna View Post
    when someone uses the report / alert button ---> a very helpful little email gets sent out to clay & the mods with a link right to that post so it can be found ASAP. and you can even add a little note, like: 'you goober!'.

    fun. and useful!
    i have totally been using that.

    those spams are annoying.

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    But I got a deep discount on a genuine Rolex, it should arrive here any day now.
    Brg!
    Barricades of hamburgers divide the nation.

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    I have always wondered why people respond to spammers around here. it makes no sense.

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    indignant self-righteousness crossed with open-mic-night syndrome.

    (I mean, maybe that's just me. HO HO HO!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom
    "...and WHAT'S the DEEAAAAL with these SPAMMERS!!?!" I mean... they're not meat, they're not ham! SOMEBODY PLEASE!"
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    "stay off my lawn!"

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    i get my xbox back today!!!!!!
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