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RussellAP

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471 days ago

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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kdc68

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#1 posted 471 days ago

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

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Jimbo4

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#2 posted 471 days ago

Yep . . .me to.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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jumbojack

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#3 posted 471 days ago

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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RussellAP

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#4 posted 471 days ago

Jumbojack, it was a PM.

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

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 471 days ago

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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Brandon

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#6 posted 471 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 471 days ago

Deleted 2 of them also

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Buckethead

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#8 posted 471 days ago

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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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 471 days ago

I got a Spam PM also.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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jumbojack

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#10 posted 471 days ago

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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 471 days ago

Me too ;-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Picklehead

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#12 posted 471 days ago

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.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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whitebeast88

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#13 posted 471 days ago

got 1 yesterday.very annoying.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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HorizontalMike

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#14 posted 471 days ago

@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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RussellAP

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#15 posted 471 days ago

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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