The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 30 of 30
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2004
    Posts
    7,538

    Default

    just curious - since the spam is here and not in your own email why not just not click on the link in the post? seems simple enough?

    and thanks Mod1 - you guys do a great job.


    3 members found this post helpful.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jun. 9, 2005
    Location
    Unionville, PA
    Posts
    3,491

    Default

    How about not letting a new user have a signature until they reach a certain number of posts? Not sure it would help, but it might make the site less attractive.
    Delaware Park Canter Volunteer
    http://www.canterusa.org/


    1 members found this post helpful.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Dec. 28, 2003
    Location
    US
    Posts
    1,966

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mbm View Post
    just curious - since the spam is here and not in your own email why not just not click on the link in the post? seems simple enough?

    and thanks Mod1 - you guys do a great job.
    I browse from my phone most of the time. It's not the most precise. It took me three tries to click "reply with quote."



  4. #24
    Join Date
    Feb. 18, 2012
    Location
    knee deep in Oregon mud
    Posts
    648

    Default

    First of all I know the mods are working to correct the problem and get spam removed, but I AM SO SICK OF SPAM!

    Do these creeps think that there is actually some benefit from plastering their crap all over? There must be some sort of benefit for them, but for the life of me I can't see a person with even half a brain purposely clicking a link in their spam. I do get the accidentally part, as my phone does the same thing.
    It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
    Theodore Roosevelt


    1 members found this post helpful.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Mar. 10, 2009
    Posts
    5,445

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoroughbred in Color View Post
    First of all I know the mods are working to correct the problem and get spam removed, but I AM SO SICK OF SPAM!

    Do these creeps think that there is actually some benefit from plastering their crap all over? There must be some sort of benefit for them, but for the life of me I can't see a person with even half a brain purposely clicking a link in their spam. I do get the accidentally part, as my phone does the same thing.
    Apparently there are just enough vaporheads out there who truly believe that clicking on a senseless thread started by someone with an unpronounceable username will indeed allow them to watch the latest big movie theater release for free. Otherwise this sort of spam wouldn't keep happening.


    3 members found this post helpful.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Dec. 12, 2007
    Posts
    4,029

    Default

    All of the spam features were tested and functional, so we're going to be tweaking one aspect of the system and implementing a new anti-spam measure over the next couple of days. Hopefully we should start to see a reduction in these obnoxious postings (the spam itself, not the questions about the spam!) soon.

    Thanks ~
    Mod 1


    2 members found this post helpful.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Dec. 12, 2007
    Posts
    4,029

    Default

    We just activated a new anti-spam feature, so and it looks to be working -- so we'll make sure everything is operating properly with it over the next few days and that it isn't negatively affecting anything else.

    Fingers crossed! Thanks for your patience ~
    Mod 1


    2 members found this post helpful.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Jan. 5, 2010
    Posts
    2,152

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mara View Post
    Apparently there are just enough vaporheads out there who truly believe that clicking on a senseless thread started by someone with an unpronounceable username will indeed allow them to watch the latest big movie theater release for free. Otherwise this sort of spam wouldn't keep happening.
    Actually it has more to do with how many links get posted, inbound links, and attepmts to garner pagerank via keyword loaded inbound links... than actually expecting someone to click on them... though a payload is ready in case someone conveniently does... or a browser preloads available links.
    Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
    http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com


    1 members found this post helpful.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jan. 5, 2010
    Posts
    2,152

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator 1 View Post
    We just activated a new anti-spam feature, so and it looks to be working -- so we'll make sure everything is operating properly with it over the next few days and that it isn't negatively affecting anything else.

    Fingers crossed! Thanks for your patience ~
    Mod 1
    Looks like they programmed around the system... or hired people to do it manually. Have you folks considered using RBL-based ACL's?
    Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
    http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com



  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jan. 5, 2010
    Posts
    2,152

    Default

    Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
    http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com



Similar Threads

  1. PBS Alert!
    By Isabeau Z Solace in forum Off Course
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Aug. 10, 2011, 07:34 PM
  2. Cam alert
    By Joanne in forum Sport Horse Breeding
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Jan. 17, 2011, 10:13 PM
  3. TV ALERT-you'll want to see this one.
    By findeight in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Dec. 12, 2010, 08:57 PM
  4. Replies: 16
    Last Post: May. 16, 2010, 10:37 PM
  5. Hot Vet Alert!!!!!
    By Candle in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 93
    Last Post: Mar. 29, 2010, 12:18 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness