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Looks like Flite Test has Spam

sprzout

Knower of useless information
Mentor
#2
It happens. If you see it, go to the post and click on "Report" at the bottom of the post, you can let the moderators know and they'll come through and police it. :)
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#3
It happens. If you see it, go to the post and click on "Report" at the bottom of the post, you can let the moderators know and they'll come through and police it. :)
Already did it....After reporting I click on the username of the poster and set to ignore and that SPAM is out of my feed.
 

sprzout

Knower of useless information
Mentor
#4
Caroline, good to know that you can ignore the usernames too! :) I was just letting the OP know; they're not someone I've seen their name pop up before, so I figured just throwing the info out there would be good. :)
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#8
What do you mean? Did someone give you a hard time for reporting it?
Was told to just report, apparently posting a comment only adds more work for the moderators. I reckon they do a cracking job and making it harder for them is not something I want to do.
 

Craftydan

Hostage Taker of Quads
Staff member
Moderator
Mentor
#10
I did that and got told off by the moderators ;)
Not sure if you meant me, but if you did, I apologize for the misunderstanding -- I try to save harsh words for those with ill-intent, but dry text is too easy to leave a burred edge. If frustration after a long day bled through, I apologize.


As for the OP, yeah, we get spam. A LOT of spam. Mostly ballot stuffing for google rank, but we've seen an occasional malicious link -- for goodness sake, don't click them!

There are measures in place, and we smash it when it's found, most automatically, some as we wander through . . .

. . .but you are our last line of defense.

See it, report it, and someone will manually review it when they get a chance . . . And it will quietly disappear :)
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#11
Not sure if you meant me, but if you did, I apologize for the misunderstanding -- I try to save harsh words for those with ill-intent, but dry text is too easy to leave a burred edge. If frustration after a long day bled through, I apologize.


As for the OP, yeah, we get spam. A LOT of spam. Mostly ballot stuffing for google rank, but we've seen an occasional malicious link -- for goodness sake, don't click them!

There are measures in place, and we smash it when it's found, most automatically, some as we wander through . . .

. . .but you are our last line of defense.

See it, report it, and someone will manually review it when they get a chance . . . And it will quietly disappear :)
No problem, you guys do a fantastic job 👍👍👍😃😃😃
 
#12
Good on you for reporting spam and thanks to the moderators for keeping the Forums as clean as humanly possible.

I usually make sure to report any spam or bot post I come across, but never reply to them.
Replies to these posts posts are probably used as a metric to gauge success by their automated systems and that means more spam will follow.

Bots are pretty easy to spot as the posts automatically generated and often have little to to no conntent related to the topic.