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#1 2008-02-28 15:32:16

JonW719
Eggcornista
From: Colorado
Registered: 2007-09-05
Posts: 285

Spammers

Is there a way to block our forum spammer/shoe salesman, jqyshoes?

He or she could at least contribute an eggcorn or two along with the spam!


Feeling quite combobulated.

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#2 2008-02-28 15:35:34

jorkel
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Registered: 2006-08-08
Posts: 1455

Re: Spammers

The administrator removes them when he becomes aware of them.

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#3 2008-02-28 15:44:02

JonW719
Eggcornista
From: Colorado
Registered: 2007-09-05
Posts: 285

Re: Spammers

Cool. I can hardly see the forest for the trees anymore. :-)


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#4 2008-02-28 20:07:04

booboo
Eggcornista
From: Austin, Tx
Registered: 2007-04-01
Posts: 179

Re: Spammers

The shoe salesman should shoo!

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#5 2008-02-28 22:47:41

JonW719
Eggcornista
From: Colorado
Registered: 2007-09-05
Posts: 285

Re: Spammers

I’m going to go barefoot for the rest of the day in protest! :-)


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#6 2008-02-29 09:04:15

patschwieterman
Administrator
From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Re: Spammers

Okay, it’s safe to wear shoes (or carry purses) again—I’ve deleted our spam. And after that I went rummaging through the deserted back offices here, looking for that darn manual. And waddya know…. Most of the time, it turns out that I don’t have the access to do whatever we feel needs to be done on the site. But in this case I actually found clear directions for banning offending IPs, so if the pesky Prada peddler strikes again, we’ll be ready for him.

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#7 2008-02-29 11:09:21

Craig C Clarke
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Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 232
Website

Re: Spammers

um. at the moment there are several spam threads preceding this one in the list. Lol. Guess it didn’t work.

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#8 2008-02-29 18:18:58

patschwieterman
Administrator
From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Re: Spammers

No, we can’t tell yet whether it worked. As I said in the earlier post, I only figured out how to ban IPs after I deleted the spam—which means I didn’t have any IPs to ban. This morning’s new batch gave me an IP to work with, so we’ll see if they’re back tomorrow. And spammers typically work with multiple IPs—they may just jump to a new one on me

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