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  • i see a lot of spam posts. on my board, usually they are deleted within 1-2 hours. and are moved to a spammers group. posts like need to find love interest in new delhi or pushing members to buy a certain love potion doesnt need to be on here. but that is my own opinion..

  • What do you mean by "and are moved to a spammers group"? All spams are deleted and the spammers banned.

    posts like need to find love interest in new delhi or pushing members to buy a certain love potion doesnt need to be on here. but that is my own opinion..

    I don't like spam too but it's kinda impossible to get rid of them completely.

  • no, i see some fresh spam posts around here. guessing this board is huge, the moderators are stretched thin.

  • Everyone other than Opera staff are volunteers, and have lives (jobs, family, bills, ...) to contend with. We do our best. Actually, I guess that applies to the staff - I'm not aware of anyone whose primary role at Opera is moderator.

  • i have respect for staff. i used to be a mod, admin and co admin. took up a lot of time away from my real life

  • I would like to become a mod to clean spam, been a member since opera 6 came out.

    Where can I sign up?

  • Board is totally overrun by spam-bots right now.

  • they can be a nuisance. but thats the way it goes.

  • Moderators are not on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you will get some moments during the day/night (depending on your time zone) when spam may not get removed until a moderator next logs on.

    To make matters worse, the spammers test the forum at various times during the day/night and work out when are the best times to post their rubbish, when it will stand the best chance of staying up here longer.

    Moderators are only human after all, and we do have a life outside of these forums, though we could sit tied to our computers and remove every piece of spam as it comes in, but that would not be much of a life, but the forum would be completely free of spam, hmmmmmmm!.

    Oh, I was not on here early this morning, I decided to have a lay in seeing as it's Sunday and all, this is possible why there was a hoard of spam still on here waiting to greet all who logged in.

    It's an unforgiving job. :)

  • Did you get my :coffee: greetings?:)

  • I think I removed about 40 - 50 posts earlier today... what a Sunday morning...

  • It's a shame that presumably you can't set up a filter to remove any posts that contain numbers ten or more digits long.
    That would zap most of the "Black Magic" spams which all contain an international phone number.
    :-)

  • What if, in a thread, say, about public organisation or broadcasting companies, I post a feedback or call-in number of theirs?
    It's a learned lesson - no automatons!!!

  • One question: a spammer has a life?

  • One question: a spammer has a life?

    It depends on if you think that machines have a life. :-) Most of those spam post are made by robots, slave machines.

  • I noticed on the last couple of days that some spammers had about 10 posts instead of the regular one or two.

  • What if, in a thread, say, about public organisation or broadcasting companies, I post a feedback or call-in number of theirs?
    It's a learned lesson - no automatons!!!

    Well obviously that would get caught by the filter as well, but are you really likely to be doing that here?
    I've never seen a post here with a phone number in it apart from spam posts.
    Automated systems are never ideal of course, they always make mistakes.
    :-)

  • ...are you really likely to be doing that here?

    It's irrelevant.
    I have my right to do that.

  • In that case so do the spammers unfortunately!
    I suppose they could make everyone fill in a CAPTCHA before they post.
    Although that would be a bit of a pain, it would stop the spam robots immediately!
    :-)

  • There's this thread to read.
    We could consider suggestions made there...

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