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May 31 2011 13:45
petey wrote:
ps - could youse make this thread a sticky?

it is, isn't it?

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May 31 2011 14:07

http://libcom.org/forums/news/welcome-esmart-business-solutions-31052011

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May 31 2011 14:14
Spaßmaschine wrote:
it is, isn't it?

i had to go the second page to pull up the thread

Spassmaschine
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May 31 2011 14:42

weird, appears as a sticky for me, and doesn't look to have been edited.

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May 31 2011 15:31

It's been a sticky for year, Petey is just losing his marbles, or using the tracker perhaps.

petey
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May 31 2011 15:43

yes on the tracker it's a 'forum topic'.
who doesn't use the tracker? weirdos.

ps - the captcha below has an upside-down-and-backwards word in it. let's see if i can get this posted.

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Jun 5 2011 16:25

http://libcom.org/user/123935 - loads of "news" articles promoting penis enlargement pills.

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Jun 6 2011 17:26

http://libcom.org/forums/general/dump-truck-insurance-06062011
dump truck insurance?

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Jun 6 2011 18:19

I'm disappointed that someone deleted the one about stretchmarks.

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Jun 16 2011 06:52

Today, there's a spam attack, predictably; a way of sifting out spammers through a simple quiz for new users seems pretty essential and URGENT if this site isn't going to be inundated (and we ain't seen nothing yet).

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Jun 18 2011 05:50

Most of the newly registered users have been spammers and people who think that a libertarian communist forum is the best place to share theories about history they thought up while on the crapper. I suggest blocking new registrations until a system can be put in place to screen out spammers. I think ABC or one of the others has a system where you have to comment on a specific thread, then await admin approval to actually be able to post.

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Jun 18 2011 12:10

To be fair though a lot of older posters think LibCom is a place to share theories of history that I ... I mean, they... thought up on the crapper.

But I do think a quiz or an admin check is a good way to go, and quickly too. I don't think we should block new registrations though. Just implement the new system as soon as possible.

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Jun 18 2011 14:57

there is a topic called 'Air Your Views' and its an advert for that shite TV program shipwrecked....

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Jun 18 2011 21:51
Arbeiten wrote:
there is a topic called 'Air Your Views' and its an advert for that shite TV program shipwrecked....

put a link please.

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Jun 18 2011 22:57

Thought I'd posted something like this, but my computer's fucked and I probably didn't save ...
Variation on Tojiah's suggestion: the first post of new registrations have to be subject to pre-moderation, "a system where you have to comment on a specific thread, then await admin approval to actually be able to post". Something should be done soon without all these delays and hesitations because one day, maybe soon (June 30th?) libcom will be hit by a tsunami of spam that'll drown out the rest. Don't know if it is technically very difficult to bring in this change, and I know admin have loads of other stuff to do, but long term it'll reduce their burden.

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Jun 18 2011 23:28

How about volunteer checkers? I'd be able to help check out postings.

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Jun 19 2011 02:36

For fuck's sake this guy. I just went over the whole first page of the tracker reporting his posts, all in "news".

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Jun 19 2011 03:59

I blocked him, but the actual spam has to be removed still.

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Jun 19 2011 04:39

Cheers! I've removed all the spam.

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Jun 22 2011 13:43

this one

http://libcom.org/user/148984

http://libcom.org/news/software-recover-missing-photos-digital-media-storage-devices-22062011

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Jun 25 2011 10:10

Spam post about volunteering in Thailand: http://libcom.org/forums/news/red-shirts-try-overthrow-government-13032010#comment-433268

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Jul 2 2011 08:35

http://libcom.org/forums/organise/china-cheap-prada-shoes-air-max-shoes-discount-gucci-shoes-02072011

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Jul 2 2011 08:36

http://libcom.org/forums/news/wholesale-handbags-wallets-name-brand-buberry-sale-02072011

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Jul 4 2011 03:11

danice (above) is all over the site: I've reported some, but he/she was on for over an hour before I banned him/her as a spammer.....First spam was this, but there've been a million since...

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Jul 4 2011 07:59

Fuck me, that was mental.. deleted all of it now.

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Jul 20 2011 11:06

Thanks whoever reported all the spam last night/this morning!

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Jul 26 2011 08:02

lun19890528 angry

Too many links to list I'm afraid.

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Jul 26 2011 08:55

I've just deleted 25-30 from that one.
Next time could you link to the profile, it makes it easier to find, although in this case as he'd spammed over 60 articles he stood out smile

Thanks to whoever reported all those links sunday morning, made deleting them a lot easier.

Is there any record kept of deleted spam? It seems to me like there's getting to be more of it.

There was talk about spam prevention before, I'm not in favour of the revolutionary questionnaire, but one way would be to limit new posters to 5 posts in the first 24 hours unless they pm'd a mod. Not sure if you can do that on drupal though.

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Aug 6 2011 08:06

http://libcom.org/forums/news/html-color-06082011

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Aug 8 2011 01:07

http://libcom.org/forums/history/httpwwwlockfashioncom-dior-handbag-sale-08082011