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A word about spam on the forum

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  1. Regular members will have seen this friendly forum seems to have had more than it's fare share of spam posts recently, they are very annoying but harmless if ignored
    Sara is looking into ways of preventing this but in the meantime Sara, myself and Sarah (when not on her holiday) visit the forum often to delete the spam posts
    Sometimes when I have come on almost the whole wall is spam, this also makes it hard to spot the real posts, it made me realise some members might not be able to find their own posts or one they are following, for any member who didn't know, once you have logged in if you click on your own profile it will give you the list of any post you have commented on so thats a quick link to what you are looking for
    hope this helps and hope the spammers will be gone soon x

    mo x
    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. Hi Mo, thanks for this, very useful. Andy is trialing different ways to get rid of the spammers, they must be attacking our server as this morning I went onto my farmingfriends email and there were 110 emails, all of which were spam and usually I only have about 10-20 emails. So it is a big problem at the moment. I really appreciate all your help.
    Best Wishes
    sara @ farmingfriends

    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. oh Sara thats even worse its bad enough here without them in emails as well, good job you have time to sit with your feet up at the moment....joking of course I know you will be very busy so dont need this hassle and im more than pleased to be able to help you xx

    mo x
    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. Mama
    Member

    Thanks for that Mo and didn't know ,have noticed the spam but took no notice .You and Sara and Sarah when she is back are doing a great job on the forum and I don't know how you all do it .Matters not as we all love it and even with fb this is the place to be .Mama x

    Goose Girl
    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. here we go again wish they would do one as the kids say lol x

    mo x
    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. campbell ridge
    Administrator

    Yesterday I had 5 too - harmless fortunately but so very tiresome.

    Sarah L
    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. campbell ridge
    Administrator

    Yesterday I had 5 too - harmless fortunately but so very tiresome.

    Sarah L
    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. Sarah its been manic while you have been away ive been doing upwards of 30 a day and this morning I deleted about 20 first thing then by 9am the whole wall was plastered, one spammer alone did over 30 spams, thankfully now we can mass delete so that will be better for us and the forum x

    mo x
    Posted 7 years ago #
  9. More spam! Is it a member that's trying to sell stuff on the forum? Because that's just strange !

    Posted 7 years ago #
  10. No Deanna its not members its just attacks by other computers we think they pick up on a key word then post their spams here, some are adverts but some are political some have even been porn recently, very annoying really x

    mo x
    Posted 7 years ago #
  11. Ghent
    Member

    Really aff you just had to do it

    George
    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. Ghent
    Member

    Is their any way you can ban users from the forum?

    George
    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. I'm sorry George but if this forum is kept open for people with an urgent plea for help regarding their animals its sadly left open to abuse as well, I have just deleted 118 spams from one person alone its very annoying and time consuming but is worth it rather than risk missing an emergency from some one

    Sara has just had her baby, so Sarah and myself are working hard trying to get the forum spam free the problem we have is we live in the UK and sadly most spams come in over night from America when we arn't on here as you have noticed

    mo x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. Pastordot
    Member

    Hello Sara, Mo, and Sarah,

    Is there anything that I can do to help - as I am in America?

    Perhaps I could check them before going to bed each night...although I would suspect that they occur after that as I notice spam junk mail that I get generally comes in at around 2 or three a.m. my time, which of course at that time I am not online.

    If there is anything that I can do, I would be happy to.

    Blessings,
    Dottie

    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. at the moment Dottie we are getting no spam and havn't done for several weeks, Sarah like me thought this was strange so tried to register under a different name and email and for some reason at the moment no new registrations can post, sadley this means no real people with real worries can post either, Sara has been informed and is getting the matter looked into x

    mo x
    Posted 6 years ago #

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