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    Spammers

    For your awareness, since the new Forum started up, SPAMMERS have been trying to get on our forum. Every day there are some that register and then leave spam links in their profile signatures or in the visitor message at their profiles.

    The spam is everything from shoes, suntan crap, nonstick cooking crap, pills, etc. Some spam is really disgusting.

    WE CHECK THE FORUM ON A REGULAR BASIS AND BAN SPAMMERS AS SOON AS WE NOTICE THEM.

    At the Welcome to our newest member place, if you click on a newest member name and go to their profile, if you see only two tabs and one says Infractions, this tells you they are a SPAMMER that has been banned and their SPAM post has been removed.

    The Community - Member List gives the Usernames of members who have made at least 3 good (non-spam) posts. This helps keep SPAMMERS off this forum.

    If you notice a SPAMMER before we do, please report it. We will remove them.
    Don't click on their link. If you do, it is at your own risk.

    Thanks!

    Gary W


    SEE POST BELOW FOR RUNNING UPDATE OF SPAMMERS BANNED.
    Last edited by Gary W; 09-01-2011 at 11:46 AM.
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    In this post I will keep a running tally of spammers we have banned, to date, since the new Forum format.

    18-May-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 91
    28-May-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 112

    02-June-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 120
    04-June-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 127
    06-June-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 131
    09-June-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 140
    15-June-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 153
    19-June-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 168
    24-June-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 186
    30-June-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 192
    08-July-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 221
    17-July-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 264
    20-July-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 280
    28-July-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 315
    31-July-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 333
    02-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 350
    04-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 368
    05-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 377
    06-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 393
    07-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 408
    08-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 427
    09-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 441
    10-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 454
    11-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 468
    12-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 473
    13-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 485
    14-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 521

    15-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 540
    See NOTE below: 15-Aug-2011 Some system changes were made to combat spam.
    16-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 545
    17-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 548
    18-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 550
    19-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 553
    20-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 553
    21-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 553
    22-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 554
    23-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 554
    24-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 554
    25-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 554
    26-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 555
    27-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 556
    28-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 557
    29-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 558
    30-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 559
    31-Aug-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 559
    01-Sept-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 562
    02-Sept-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 562
    03-Sept-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 562
    04-Sept-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 562
    05-Sept-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 562
    06-Sept-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 564
    07-Sept-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 564
    NEW NOTE (7-Sept-11) Since the spam is now under reasonable control, I will update the list only whenever spammers have been banned.

    10-Sept-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 565
    16-Sept-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 566
    21-Nov-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 567
    22-Nov-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 568
    08-Dec-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 570
    20-Dec-2011 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 571

    05-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 573
    06-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 574
    08-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 576
    09-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 578
    10-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 579
    12-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 580
    14-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 581
    15-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 582
    17-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 586
    18-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 587
    20-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 592
    21-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 594
    22-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 596
    23-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 597
    24-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 599
    25-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 600
    27-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 601
    28-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 602
    29-Feb-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 603
    01-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 605
    02-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 609
    03-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 612
    06-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 614
    07-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 615
    09-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 619
    12-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 621
    13-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 622
    14-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 623
    15-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 626
    16-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 629
    17-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 630
    19-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 637
    26-Mar-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 638
    01-Apr-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 639
    NOTE (01-Apr-2012): The site had been down for a couple of days because of a hacker. The situation has been rectified.

    02-May-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 640

    06-Nov-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 641. Yup! One sneaked through but he didn't last long. Thanks Sparky!
    04-Dec-2012 TOTAL SPAMMERS BANNED = 642.
    Thanks for stopping another one Sparky!


    NOTE: Most spam is from spambots which are automated computer programs designed to assist in the sending of spam. The site owner (Administrator) has made some changes that are proving to be successful in blocking spambots.
    .........In addition, all new registrations go through a moderation process where known spammers are blocked.
    .........Sneaky spammers sometimes register as a normal non-spammer person and after they are approved as a member they sneak back and modify their profile to include spam links. We are aware when they do this. If they get as far as posting spam, we notice that pretty fast and the post is deleted and the spammer is banned forever.
    .........Thanks to "sparky" for proving to be a SPAM-SLAYER 1st CLASS.
    Now 2014 still more spammers but they don't last long They are banned forever
    Last edited by sparky; 12-24-2014 at 08:11 PM.
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