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Forum topic by Julian posted 06-10-2009 08:01 PM 1074 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Julian

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06-10-2009 08:01 PM

How about a way to flag users for review, similiar to craigslist?

Maybe make it so the new user has to be approved after filling out a form of some sort, or give them a probational period where the first few posts must be approved?

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL


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FirehouseWoodworking

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#1 posted 06-10-2009 08:08 PM

I’m a newbie and I’d agree to it. Seems like we’re getting a rash of them in the last week or so.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 06-10-2009 08:09 PM

Martin seems to do a pretty good job of taking care of things… When we see them we should just ignor them and PM Martin. ...just a thought

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 06-10-2009 09:10 PM

It’s annoying to message martin every time this happens, only to never have him reply back. The spammers are getting worse if you ask me.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#4 posted 06-10-2009 09:16 PM

Just about all the blogs right now are filled with spam! This is getting crazy!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 06-10-2009 09:25 PM

I think recently the internet as a whole has received tons of spammers… I run a message board and we’ve been getting a ton of accounts registering out of Russia trying to peddle diet pills and the like. I have created some unique ways of preventing them from registering, and it has cut down from 20 a day to probably around 3 a week.

-- San Diego, CA

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Julian

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#6 posted 06-10-2009 09:33 PM

I noticed also that since the kids are on summer break, that the bogus posts on craigslist have jumped through the roof.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#7 posted 06-10-2009 11:25 PM

I pm’d Martin about one and he responded.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 06-11-2009 07:47 AM

Julian.. actually that probational period is a good idea. I’m thinking about this issue each day. We will resolve it…

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ellen35

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#9 posted 06-11-2009 03:09 PM

Here we go again…this time it is both blogs AND videos!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Julian

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#10 posted 06-11-2009 03:16 PM

sisorama is the newest violator!
What gets me is that these new spammers get so many greetings on their homepage. PEOPLE WAKE UP!!!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#11 posted 06-11-2009 03:22 PM

Unfortunately, for the fine folks like Martin, spammers greatly outnumber the good guys and they have a single focus. I’m impressed with how little spam actually gets here considering how much is floating around the web. It’s a nuisance, but so is rain at a picnic. If you pay attention it won’t do you much harm.

As for probation, it’s an interesting idea. However, someone is going to have to monitor those on probation and that could take a fair amount of time. Unfortunately, it’s not a simple task.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Julian

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#12 posted 06-11-2009 04:11 PM

Well in most forums I peruse, there are plenty of moderators that watch out for things like this. I don’t see spam like this in any of the other forums i’m involved in.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#13 posted 06-11-2009 04:16 PM

Martin does a great job of keeping up with all the issues on LJs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 06-11-2009 04:26 PM

And how is Martin going to filter out dedicated spammers like me who spend a year learning woodworking and posting projects just so I could infiltrate your site. MMMWUUAAHHH haaa haaaaaaaaaaa! Ok I’m just kidding don’t delete my account!

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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Julian

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#15 posted 06-11-2009 05:01 PM

You forgot to add lol at the end of your post. DELETE HIM!!!!

Seriously though, the spammers with their hyperlink loaded posts need to go.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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