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Old 2008-04-15, 11:45   #1
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Are you being spammed through PM?

Unfortunately, a big problem today with forums like this, are people who register accounts with the sole purpose of placing advertisements on it. They use software that accomplish this automatically or semi-automatically. vBulletin, which I use on this site, is one of the best forum software around and is very good in denying access to these "spam-bots". I've taken almost every step I can to ensure they won't get in here but now and then someone is able to register. If you ever get a spam through PM - let me know immediately! Just send me a PM with the username in question and I will investigate.

/Morgan

P.S. If you want to see a sad example of a forum where the spam-bots have taken control you can watch the memberlist of Sissel's official forum:
http://www.secretgarden.no/sissel_fo...=ASC&start=250
Just hover with your mouse on the users' www-links and notice how almost everyone of them is a spam-link to some Chinese site (refuse the urge to click those links! ). The administrator of this site has turned off automatic registration and now moderates each registration manually. I suggest he/she switch forum software instead...
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Old 2008-04-15, 11:59   #2
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I just got one today (or yesterday as the case may be). User name of Jeannette and she was listed as banned.
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Old 2008-04-15, 13:12   #3
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Thanks Kath, same user spammed another member so the account was banned earlier today.
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Old 2008-04-15, 16:40   #4
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Same person spammed me also today also.
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