Possible spambot member.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by retroben, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. retroben

    retroben Active Member

    May 3, 2013
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    It appears we have someone or somebot spam posting small unproductive comments on the forums from repetitive basic posts at really short times in mostly News Forum topics.
    Most of these posts are over two month old bumps.

    The recently joined user is sparkyindustries98 with 10 posts today in a very short total of time.

    Just thought I should inform everyone.
  2. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2011
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    Hi retroben. Yes there are posters that sign-up with this Forum just for the purpose of posting spam. Usually the small nonsense posts are to bring their post total up to ten so they then can post a link (trying to sell something). This is why the Forum administer decided to enact the rule that all members must have at least ten posts before posting a link.

    The best course of action if you see one of these spam posts is to click the small triangle near the bottom left of the spam post. You can then make a brief comment and click to report the post to the Forum administrator. Eventually it gets removed and that user gets banned. I have already reported sparkyindustries98.

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