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    Default Forum being ruined!!

    Can the moderators please please block this “spcrapto” from polluting the site?

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    It really is becoming a challenge sorting through the garbage but previous posts seem to indicate there is no one at the wheel.

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    Default Re: Forum being ruined!!

    I grew up using FORTRAN and my knowledge and computer skills are pretty much limited to just user skills. What is involved in blocking a user, and secondly can moderators just delete these spam messages one at a time? I realize that doing so would be time consuming, but this is getting to be a real drag on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougb1426 View Post
    I grew up using FORTRAN and my knowledge and computer skills are pretty much limited to just user skills. What is involved in blocking a user, and secondly can moderators just delete these spam messages one at a time? I realize that doing so would be time consuming, but this is getting to be a real drag on the site.
    That's it. The 'Dougs' are in agreement.

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    There are no moderators.
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    The biggest hindrance is the exo-facto owner/moderator no longer has an active interest in maintaining the board properly. He has been contacted ad infinitum about the need(s), to no avail. And for that & other reasons, I've already unsubscribed from their vlogs, & am contemplating no longer doing business with his associated shop.

    The spamming is supposedly being committed by one of the butt-hurt members, who has taken it upon himself to disrupt the board operations, for whatever there is about him that finds some kind of pleasure in making the lives of others as miserable as possible. That's the part I can't wrap my mind around -- can you imagine living your life with that kind of sickness tormenting you? It's really sad.
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    This matter is being currently discussed in at least two other threads here.

    Most of the "spam" on this site is the result of a single, disgruntled & mentally ill individual who uses innumerable aliases as a result of his egregious abuse of his employer's VPN. Even if we had an active moderator it is unlikely that they could put an end to this whacko's nonsense. It would be like a game of "Whack-A-Mole!"

    Posts complaining about it fuel this deranged indivdual's fantasies. Effectively, he gets "pleasured" each time he reads a new one.
    The only way to get rid of this creep is if everyone simply ignores his nonsense.

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    Default Re: Forum being ruined!!

    Another Doug agrees...it is ruining this forum. Other forums manage to control the crap/spam. But that does require moderators.

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    Ignore it and it won't bother you. Your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karmachanic View Post
    Ignore it and it won't bother you. Your choice.
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    Default Re: Forum being ruined!!

    What's funny is that these threads complaining about the "spam" have become a form of spam themselves. And the fact is, this is a good forum with very low level disruption. If you want a true shitshow, go to whatever Twitter is now called --- and probably FB and all the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliant Bill View Post
    What's funny is that these threads complaining about the "spam" have become a form of spam themselves.
    Of course, that wouldn't be the case if the owner/administrator took care of business. New people often come to this forum and are a bit baffled, and ask the question as to why this is. Since the person who is supposed to be in charge never answers or takes care of the place, people respond. It is unfortunate, and I am sorry that a once active and valuable forum has become much like a trash-strewn street. But that's just me.
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    Default Re: Forum being ruined!!

    It's a shame but we just have to ignore it and get on with doing our own things. I have a question: Why do these complaints get posted in the Classified For Sale forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliant Bill View Post
    What's funny is that these threads complaining about the "spam" have become a form of spam themselves.
    Of course, that wouldn't be the case if the owner/administrator took care of business. New people often come to this forum and are a bit baffled, and ask the question as to why this is. Since the person who is supposed to be in charge never answers or takes care of the place, people respond. It is unfortunate, and I am sorry that a once active and valuable forum has become much like a trash-strewn street. But that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    ... I have a question: Why do these complaints get posted in the Classified For Sale forum?
    Cuz that's where the chit hits the Spam, old chap.

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    ... I have a question: Why do these complaints get posted in the Classified For Sale forum?
    Cuz that's where the chit hits the Spam, old chap.
    I'm no old chap but if I wanted to moan about something that was happening in the "whole site" then I might not write it as an "off topic" post in the one specific forum that's for selling pens and writing accessories. Two wrongs never make a right. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
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    ... I have a question: Why do these complaints get posted in the Classified For Sale forum?
    Cuz that's where the chit hits the Spam, old chap.
    I'm no old chap but if I wanted to moan about something that was happening in the "whole site" then I might not write it as an "off topic" post in the one specific forum that's for selling pens and writing accessories. Two wrongs never make a right. LOL
    I agree that the response belongs here, where the spam is happening. Now, technically it probably belongs in another forum, but to put it in the same forum where we are being pestered by the spam is most effective. In my opinion

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    A good way for the spam to fade away is to just ignore it, by that I mean don't open the posts. I see that is kind of happening judging from the very low number of views that the spam posts are getting.
    I for one, have not bothered to open one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pen Tom View Post
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    ... I have a question: Why do these complaints get posted in the Classified For Sale forum?
    Cuz that's where the chit hits the Spam, old chap.
    I'm no old chap but if I wanted to moan about something that was happening in the "whole site" then I might not write it as an "off topic" post in the one specific forum that's for selling pens and writing accessories. Two wrongs never make a right. LOL
    I agree that the response belongs here, where the spam is happening. Now, technically it probably belongs in another forum, but to put it in the same forum where we are being pestered by the spam is most effective. In my opinion
    Sadly the spam is not just happening here. It's taken over the New Members forum too. Actually this forum does tend to turn over really quickly so maybe it is as good a place as any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pen Tom View Post
    A good way for the spam to fade away is to just ignore it, by that I mean don't open the posts. I see that is kind of happening judging from the very low number of views that the spam posts are getting.
    I for one, have not bothered to open one of them.
    Good point well made. Sadly the spammers like to resurrect old threads to post on. Then other members respond to them and the thread restarts "post-spam" even though the OP might have originally been 10 years ago. It's how it goes.
    Last edited by Chrissy; March 24th, 2024 at 03:52 PM.
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