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PLEASE! Do not post in open spam posts!

Sorry I'm not at home so I can't send out an announcement, but if you see a spam post, do NOT post in the thread! It takes far more time to go through post by post to delete spam when someone that isn't a spambot posting.

If you see a spam post (or otherwise worth reporting) please use the "report post" at the bottom right of the post.

There has been a massive increase in spambot posts (particularly open ones not caught by the filter) recently, so if you could be helpful and report them via the feature, that would be great thanks.




On the forum as much as possible trying to keep the place clean. We're all here to help each other, so if you could do that simple thing, awesome.

I can usually pick out the spam threads; but if you spot a post somewhere hidden in a thread, chances are I will not see it.


Just be glad you don't see this in each subsection of the forum, because it's quite annoying.

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ummm...ok

Didja see who slipped in the door while we were in here, though? Wow...full out spammer assault! I reported one, but I think they are all pretty obvious...

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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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haha

No it's pretty normal but for whatever reason as of about last week or so A LOT of them are getting past the vB filter.

I wake up every morning, look on woot.com check facebook for a second then jump on here to clean up posts (yes that's seriously my in-bed wakeup schedule). On a semi-heavy morning I delete upwards of 50 threads and ban 40 or so bots.
Throughout the day I land up deleting about the same amount of posts and users.


There have been weekends where I am working on my car and never get on the forum; come back and no other moderators have been on to clean up and it's like 5 pages on the new posts section just FULL of spambots...

No one can figure it out; amazingly they are getting around the "must post in intro section" rule and that's also very bizarre.
I'mma keep bugging Philip about it lol; he knows it's a problem as we've discussed it and the intro section was what he put in place to restrict it, but weeks like the past two... it's insane.

But sometimes like a 4 weeks ago we don't get a spam post for like 3 solid days.

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Most of those threads looked legit to me... i was going to share my opinion in some them but naow they're all gone


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To be honest some of them are beginning to fool me; no longer are they all some massive chunk of text with some hyperlinks; some of them actually have correct english and full sentences so I have to doubletake some of them lol

I did catch a pretty hilarious and quite informative spam post earlier this week I thought was funny.

For once spam was ... semi useful lol!

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5 questions about hot air balloons Answered-4 5 Questions About Hot Air Balloons AnsweredTwo brothers, Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier, and a scientist, Pilatre De Rozier, (SPAMLINK). The envelope is the fabric which holds the air; the burner is the unit which shoots the heat up inside the envelope; the basket is where the passengers and pilot stand. Air is made up of molecules of nitrogen, oxygen, and other gases which move around at incredible speeds. As air heats up, the molecules speed up and push harder against their surroundings. When vapor molecules are introduced into that volume of dry air, the number of air molecules in the volume must decrease by the same number. Hence the mass per unit volume of the gas-its density-decreases.A typical commercial flights can reach anywhere from 500 to 3,000 feet altitude above ground level. The altitude record for hot air balloons is 65,000 feet. Helium balloons using specialized equipment have exceeded 100,000 feet in altitude. The speed at which a balloon moves depends on the speed of the winds at a given altitude.Cool weather is always preferred to hot weather, so spring and autumn are ideal. Regardless of the time of year, most pilots prefer to fly either just after dawn or just before dusk, since these times offer cooler air and the calmest and most favourable wind conditions for hot air ballooning. Furthermore, the heat propelled by the burner is relative to the outside air temperature, so flying in cooler temperatures requires less propane gas.

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Bad enough there are external spammers, but there's also that AutoGuide account that spams us all the time with reviews of care nobody cares about.


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