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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 05-06-2013 01:07 AM 789 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2013 01:07 AM

A1Jim has been telling us about the mass amounts of new people signing up with no bio or projects, or much of anything related to this site.

So I got my first private message spam today.

I certainly hope the admins don’t let this sort of thing happen. I get enough useless notifications from social networking sites.

Any one else having this problem?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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#1 posted 05-06-2013 01:09 AM

Yep….right here
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http://lumberjocks.com/topics/49591

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 01:13 AM

Yep . . .me to.

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#3 posted 05-06-2013 01:31 AM

WE ARE THE ADMINS of this site. This is a free site with a great history and I believe an even greater future. We must be proactive in its maintenance. If a post needs flagging FLAG IT!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#4 posted 05-06-2013 01:35 AM

Jumbojack, it was a PM.

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#5 posted 05-06-2013 01:39 AM

Teah, I got a pm from a new member that had nothing to do with woodworking but it was easy to delete! So not a problem for me.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 05-06-2013 01:54 AM

One is no big deal. I got two from the same person (grado) but still, no big deal. The issue is that the site is set up in such a way that spammers can easily sign up and now they are getting smarter (frakin’ toasters!) and are sending PMs. The admins should really be proactive to put something in place now before it becomes more commonplace.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 05-06-2013 02:56 AM

Deleted 2 of them also

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#8 posted 05-06-2013 02:57 AM

I’m feeling a bit left out. No spam for me.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#9 posted 05-06-2013 03:17 AM

I got a Spam PM also.

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#10 posted 05-06-2013 05:56 AM

I got that thing from Grado also. Delete and send Ms Debbie a note like I did. We can onlyh help ourselves.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#11 posted 05-06-2013 06:55 AM

Me too ;-((

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#12 posted 05-06-2013 10:54 AM

Maybe require the entry of verification data (or whatever those annoying wavy letter/number boxes are) before sending a PM? For the record, though, I hate those things.

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#13 posted 05-06-2013 12:19 PM

got 1 yesterday.very annoying.

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#14 posted 05-06-2013 01:58 PM

@jumbojack: ”...I got that thing from Grado also. Delete and send Ms Debbie a note like I did. We can onlyh help ourselves….”

Ditto! Did that too!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#15 posted 05-06-2013 02:10 PM

I’m just concerned that with the influx of all these new accounts, we could be in for some trouble if they all start this crap.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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