Admin & Mods please read!!!!!!

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  1. E3PhotographyStudio

    E3PhotographyStudio TPF Noob!

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    In the last two weeks I've gotten THREE bogus PM's...two of which were Porn! I don't have time for this kind of childish BS. If this is the kind of crap this board is going to be PMing around, then remove my account ASAP as I don't want to have any part of it! :x If this site has been hit by trolls, then get on top of it. :x
     
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    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

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    I understand your frustration but I feel like you would have better luck with a patient attitude towards the mods. This is generally a problem-free board, spam is well monitored (and with a lot of effort from the mod team to accomplish this), so try to be patient. Did you forward these PM's to the mods? Thats usually the first step.

    Good luck. :)
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you for the vote of confidence, Eric. :hugs: You're a peach.

    Everyone: please note we've been hit by spam today. We are indeed monitoring it and already have an action plan to keep this from happening again.

    Again: thank you all for your patience!
     
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    This is hardly something to get angry about. It is an occasional irritation on most forums that spammers manage to get through the security. I ran a forum for quite a while. Sadly it never attracted enough users to make it worthwhile. I did find that I was getting 30 new spammers each week - most of whom just had spam in their profiles. Quickly erased :d
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Unfortunately, when it's done by PM, we have absolutely no way to know about it until someone lets us know so we can ban them. ;)
     
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    Sarah23 TPF Noob!

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    This happens on every public board out there! Just calm down and delete it and chill out! :) There is no way they can get 100% of EVERYTHING bad out there!
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Thank you Sarah!

    We mods/admins/spamcops do our best to get rid of spammers as quickly as possible, but some slip through!
     
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    Renair TPF Noob!

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    I can happily say I never had any spam from this forum (yet!)
     
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    So does this mean I can give you the name of someone that may have sent me spam via PM and you'll ban them?????



    bwahahaha
     
  11. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    :biglaugh:

    ....you're not going to say Clarinetjwd, are you?






    ....cuz I already know he's a spammer. I'll totally ban him.
     
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    I checked my e-mail to-day to find I had over 1,000 spam messages - everything from childishly spelt ads for porn (no links, dammit) to requests for me to re-mortgage and save money (I don't have a mortgage...).
    Spam - particularly from porn sites - is a fact of internet life. Every year porn sites account for a quarter of the sites on the www and are, incidentally, the biggest earners. They make more money annually than all the other sites put together.
    Porn is big business.
    And there is fierce competition.
    People are always looking for new ways to promote their site because they want a slice. And so they spend a lot of time trying to find ways around protection systems in the sure knowledge that if they spam 1,000,000 times and get just 10 customers they will make money.
    Porn spam has been around almost as long as the internet for this reason.
    Learn to accept it as a fact of life - like litter.

    I'm afraid my attitude when faced by some graphically illustrated spam for porn is to think 'Jeez! The lighting is terrible. Bloody amateurs. If they spent as much time on learning to take pictures as they do trying to sell them to me....' :lol:
     
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