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#350377 - 09/03/10 06:05 PM RE: SPAM POSTS
Perky_REALTOR Offline
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Hi Guys,

Please do not reply to spam posts - it makes it more annoying for us mods to delete them. Please report them (some of you very faithfully do that and it's appreciated!) and then one of us will delete it - whoever logs on first.

When you reply to posts we mods can not delete the thread, we have to delete the posts individually first then delete the thread.

Thanks for helping us make the community better!

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#358067 - 11/17/10 06:00 PM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: Perky_REALTOR]
Anyelina Offline
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Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 227
Loc: Miami
Perky, we report it in "Notify"? can't see any "flag" or "report" option here...

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#358098 - 11/17/10 08:24 PM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: Anyelina]
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Yes. Use the "Notify" link.
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#359452 - 12/03/10 12:20 PM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: LizL]
MonctonRealtor Offline
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Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 2
Loc: NB, Canada
Lot of the forums are having this problem :/ You guys think it can be eventually stopped?

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#359457 - 12/03/10 12:51 PM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: MonctonRealtor]
mn-houses Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
Posts: 47
Loc: St. Paul, MN
Yes, we must report spam posts to keep the forum integrity very high. Spam posts are often focused on selling a product or bragging about income in some fashion.

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#360189 - 12/10/10 05:58 PM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: mn-houses]
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No I don't think it can be stopped completely but if we all "notify" the moment we see them, without commenting on the thread, it will make it much easier for the mods to deal with them. smile

Thanks everyone!

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#366576 - 02/11/11 07:00 PM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: Perky_REALTOR]
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Registered: 07/27/06
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Its actually gotten alot better than a few years ago. I've not had to go after a repeated spammer for a long time now.

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#366578 - 02/11/11 07:04 PM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: REODayton]
Perky_REALTOR Offline
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Yeah, we usually just get the drive by spammer nowadays.

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#389148 - 09/12/11 06:49 AM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: Perky_REALTOR]
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 42
Loc: India
[edited for spam content]


Edited by Perky_REALTOR (09/12/11 10:27 AM)

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#389159 - 09/12/11 09:36 AM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: deepikasnv]
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Registered: 10/14/07
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spam is also stealing content from other sources and posting it here just to get links like you are doing.

in fact this post of yours is stolen from here
http://spam.abuse.net/overview/whatisspam.shtml
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#389161 - 09/12/11 10:27 AM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: Perky_REALTOR]
Perky_REALTOR Offline
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Loc: PA
Taken care of. Deleted another post by this user earlier today. no more posts from this member!

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#389179 - 09/12/11 06:13 PM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: Perky_REALTOR]
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Please continue to report spam posts - esp. these nonsense ones.

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#389182 - 09/12/11 06:30 PM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: mn-houses]
VABroker Offline
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Registered: 11/02/10
Posts: 1042
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: mn-houses
Yes, we must report spam posts to keep the forum integrity very high. Spam posts are often focused on selling a product or bragging about income in some fashion.


Hmmm...the "or bragging about income" sounds like someone we know.

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#389185 - 09/12/11 06:33 PM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: Perky_REALTOR]
Perky_REALTOR Offline
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LOL!

I just went through and of the 36 posts created by deepikasnv only 3 remain - they actually make sense to the conversation and add some sort of value. Everything else was just nonsense drivel.

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#395291 - 11/21/11 03:24 PM Re: RE: SPAM POSTS [Re: Perky_REALTOR]
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Registered: 07/28/11
Posts: 33
Loc: CO
It is nice to see that the effort is made on here to get rid of that stuff. Some of these forums are horrible for the nonsense they allow!
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