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shadownight

shadownight

Sky Pirate

from Montreal, Canada
1,567 posts

You may have noticed the forums have been getting a slight increase in spam lately. I don't know the reason for this, apart maybe from the fact some moderators don't seem as active as usual. We clean it as soon as we see it, as penis size enlargements, re-mortgage plans, and cheap cialis is of little connection to the world of Mac heisting (at least, we think so).

Just a reminder to help us delete the spam faster: if you see a spam post (or any other inappropriate post), please click the little Report button at the bottom left and tell us why you think we should delete/modify the post. Some of you are already doing this, and it's very helpful.
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Thanks for your collaboration, and hopefully we can clean that nasty spam faster.

Back on my two feet

May 13, 2007 11:55 pm
Warbrain

Warbrain

Banned

from Not here.
6,979 posts

Maybe it'll be time again soon to get new mods and keep the forums clean.  We have, what, three active mods who are here sometimes?  I'm not saying now, but at some point in the near future.

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May 14, 2007 2:22 am
definetheline

definetheline

Sky Pirate

from Canada
1,512 posts

I think the current mods are doing a pretty good job (spam has been kept pretty clean, people abusing smiley's have been banned). tongue

The only mod I see not doing much is Nollid....he hasn't been around much lately...

the greatest blog known to mankind / twitter / flickr

May 14, 2007 3:38 am
wph

wph

Sky Pirate

1,591 posts

I used to report stuff all the time... But lately I've been lazy.

May 14, 2007 11:01 am
chewy5000

chewy5000

Sky Pirate

from Terra Australis
1,174 posts

i've started tagging pposts as processed meat

mmm... Extra chewy

May 14, 2007 11:11 am
Warbrain

Warbrain

Banned

from Not here.
6,979 posts

chewy5000 wrote:

i've started tagging pposts as processed meat

It's not meat!

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May 14, 2007 7:20 pm
abramgornik

abramgornik

Big Game Hunter

from Big Island of Hawaii
603 posts

wph wrote:

I used to report stuff all the time... But lately I've been lazy.

I'm still reporting stuff evrytime I see it.

"If the pen is mightier than the sword, than the keyboard is a friggin lightsaber!"
"Computer are like air conditioners: they stop working when you open windows."
Thats an undead warlock if you're wondering.

May 14, 2007 7:27 pm
abramgornik

abramgornik

Big Game Hunter

from Big Island of Hawaii
603 posts

Warbrain wrote:

Maybe it'll be time again soon to get new mods and keep the forums clean.  We have, what, three active mods who are here sometimes?  I'm not saying now, but at some point in the near future.

Yeah, this might be a good idea.

"If the pen is mightier than the sword, than the keyboard is a friggin lightsaber!"
"Computer are like air conditioners: they stop working when you open windows."
Thats an undead warlock if you're wondering.

May 14, 2007 7:28 pm
Cypy

Cypy

Big Game Hunter

704 posts

I'm becoming a bit more active... I visit Macheist daily. I don't really care if I am a mod or not, but I would gladly delete spam if I was.

May 14, 2007 8:46 pm
step

step

Sky Pirate

from Georgia, US
1,787 posts

I haven't been on daily lately.  My visits will likely continue to be every few days instead of daily, fluctuating with forum activity and with vacation (Yay!).  smile

Whistle while you work.  Patience is key.

May 14, 2007 10:13 pm
Brandon

Brandon

Automaton Tech

216 posts

I report spam-related topics/posts the instant I see them, and after reporting, I post "Spam reported" so people don't have to report it additional times.

May 14, 2007 10:17 pm
wph

wph

Sky Pirate

1,591 posts

I'd love to be a mod here or whatever comes next. I'm here frequently enough anyway...

May 14, 2007 10:19 pm
Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

Brandon wrote:

I report spam-related topics/posts the instant I see them, and after reporting, I post "Spam reported" so people don't have to report it additional times.

I noticed that, you're a great help. I think you have the high score for most reports, needless to say, we still do get alot of multiple reports. We couldnt do it without the help of the comunity (well, we could....buuuuut thats besides the point)

tongue

Han shot first.

May 14, 2007 11:22 pm
hazzav

hazzav

Automaton Tech

from The Land of Fish and Chips
119 posts

People who spam are such losers.  They clearly get a kick out of posting complete tosh.  I wonder if they're mainly robots spamming?

▞▞▞▞ blu blu bluE! ▚▚▚▚

May 15, 2007 7:49 pm
shadownight

shadownight

Sky Pirate

from Montreal, Canada
1,567 posts

hazzav wrote:

People who spam are such losers.  They clearly get a kick out of posting complete tosh.  I wonder if they're mainly robots spamming?

Yeah, they are. If they were real people, they'd be more intelligent wink

Back on my two feet

May 15, 2007 11:36 pm
step

step

Sky Pirate

from Georgia, US
1,787 posts

Brandon wrote:

I report spam-related topics/posts the instant I see them, and after reporting, I post "Spam reported" so people don't have to report it additional times.

Totally awesome.  Thank you, and the many others that do similar courteous things.

Whistle while you work.  Patience is key.

May 16, 2007 12:41 am
Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

There was quite a spam-plosion on the forums this morning. Its all under control for now.

Han shot first.

May 28, 2007 12:44 pm
wph

wph

Sky Pirate

1,591 posts

step wrote:
Brandon wrote:

I report spam-related topics/posts the instant I see them, and after reporting, I post "Spam reported" so people don't have to report it additional times.

Totally awesome.  Thank you, and the many others that do similar courteous things.

Thats really perfect, that way the Spam gets taken care of right away, and the reports are easier to zap.

May 28, 2007 2:18 pm
Warbrain

Warbrain

Banned

from Not here.
6,979 posts

I personally prefer to ridicule the spambot.

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May 28, 2007 2:53 pm
boboboe

boboboe

Moderator

from Eastern Canada
2,356 posts

Warbrain wrote:

I personally prefer to ridicule the spambot.

I'm sure he (or she, Shim[he-she] or neither) appreciates it. smile


EDIT: tried to incorporate all of the sexes..

Flickr

May 28, 2007 6:59 pm
wph

wph

Sky Pirate

1,591 posts

boboboe wrote:
Warbrain wrote:

I personally prefer to ridicule the spambot.

I'm sure he appreciates it. smile

Or she! Let's not be sexist here, spambots can be either gender I'm sure.

May 28, 2007 7:22 pm
definetheline

definetheline

Sky Pirate

from Canada
1,512 posts

wph wrote:
boboboe wrote:
Warbrain wrote:

I personally prefer to ridicule the spambot.

I'm sure he appreciates it. smile

Or she! Let's not be sexist here, spambots can be either gender I'm sure.

Didn't you read what the spambots said...they wanted to be our friends....

I think they really need to be loved, and we should embrace their friendship!

the greatest blog known to mankind / twitter / flickr

May 28, 2007 7:33 pm
shadownight

shadownight

Sky Pirate

from Montreal, Canada
1,567 posts

There was a little surge a moment ago as well... But for now, Paris Hilton clips, Rolex watches, and re-mortgage plans are off the forums.

Back on my two feet

May 28, 2007 10:18 pm
Swanny14

Swanny14

Automaton Tech

from Somewhere Over the Rainbow...
497 posts

chewy5000 wrote:

i've started tagging pposts as processed meat

Wheres the Beef?

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May 29, 2007 1:06 am
Ænima

Ænima

Sky Pirate

from Michigan
1,304 posts

I think some of the spam increases you guys noticed the last couple days was actually just because I was temporarily MIA wink ... Sorry about that.

"It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity."
- Albert Einstein

May 29, 2007 6:46 pm
boboboe

boboboe

Moderator

from Eastern Canada
2,356 posts

wph wrote:
boboboe wrote:
Warbrain wrote:

I personally prefer to ridicule the spambot.

I'm sure he appreciates it. smile

Or she! Let's not be sexist here, spambots can be either gender I'm sure.

lol sorry... I have edited my post accordingly...

Flickr

May 30, 2007 1:07 am
max

max

Sky Pirate

1,167 posts

technically speaking they are computer programs and thus are asexual

unless you enjoy anthropomorphization or speak a foreign language that assigns genders to inanimate objects

May 30, 2007 1:34 am

alej744

Sky Pirate

from Miami
1,813 posts

Warbrain wrote:

I personally prefer to ridicule the spambot.

me too

May 30, 2007 2:02 am
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