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Spam and Abuse Watch

This board allows members to report the accounts of spammers and others who abuse the forums in order to give other members the chance to vote to close the offending account.

 
GeneralKeyboard troll: Member 15169120 Pin
Richard MacCutchan25-Apr-21 0:51
mveRichard MacCutchan25-Apr-21 0:51 
GeneralRe: Keyboard troll: Member 15169120 - Gone Pin
Richard Deeming25-Apr-21 21:19
mveRichard Deeming25-Apr-21 21:19 
GeneralTroll from moderation: Member 15168588 Pin
OriginalGriff24-Apr-21 11:34
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GeneralRe: Troll from moderation: Member 15168588 - gone Pin
Greg Utas26-Apr-21 2:20
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GeneralTroll from moderation: udav-haui Pin
OriginalGriff24-Apr-21 10:47
mveOriginalGriff24-Apr-21 10:47 
GeneralStill alive spammers Pin
OriginalGriff24-Apr-21 4:05
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GeneralRe: Still alive spammers Pin
User 1513141024-Apr-21 7:49
professionalUser 1513141024-Apr-21 7:49 
GeneralRe: Still alive spammers Pin
OriginalGriff24-Apr-21 9:13
mveOriginalGriff24-Apr-21 9:13 
Disabled means "closed by staff" - and I think that the email address is blocked. Think of it as "Closed with extreme prejudice".
Closed means it's shut by consensus, and can be reactivated if necessary.

The age of the account is irrelevant: if a long-time member breaks the rules his account is as vulnerable as a newbies. One member that had been here from the first few months lost his account last year, because he persisted in getting drunk and abusive.

If a 16 year member suddenly decides to start spamming the site, he's going to lose the account. Like most websites, this one runs on advertising: so spammers would reduce that income if they were allowed - since if you had to pay for an advert but the spammer don't, why pay instead of spamming yourself?
So we block spam, and close spammer accounts ASAP to maintain the site. If an account is hacked by a spammer, then it's closed - but the legitimate member can request it's reopening with a new password. All he needs is the email address to receive the confirmation from, and to promise to be more careful ... Laugh | :laugh:
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GeneralTroll from moderation: Member 15167995 Pin
OriginalGriff24-Apr-21 1:50
mveOriginalGriff24-Apr-21 1:50 
GeneralRe: Troll from moderation: Member 15167995 - gone Pin
Greg Utas25-Apr-21 4:07
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GeneralTroll from moderation: Member 15167904 Pin
OriginalGriff24-Apr-21 0:38
mveOriginalGriff24-Apr-21 0:38 
GeneralRe: Troll from moderation: Member 15167904 - gone Pin
Greg Utas25-Apr-21 4:07
mveGreg Utas25-Apr-21 4:07 
GeneralSpammers from moderation: Member 15167798 & Member 15167794 Pin
Richard MacCutchan23-Apr-21 22:35
mveRichard MacCutchan23-Apr-21 22:35 
GeneralRe: Spammers from moderation: Member 15167798 & Member 15167794 - both gone Pin
Greg Utas25-Apr-21 4:06
mveGreg Utas25-Apr-21 4:06 
GeneralTroll from moderation: Member 15167664 Pin
OriginalGriff23-Apr-21 20:58
mveOriginalGriff23-Apr-21 20:58 
GeneralRe: Troll from moderation: Member 15167664 - Gone Pin
Richard Deeming25-Apr-21 21:17
mveRichard Deeming25-Apr-21 21:17 
GeneralSpammer from moderation queue (Member 15167539) Pin
OriginalGriff23-Apr-21 18:59
mveOriginalGriff23-Apr-21 18:59 
JokeRe: Spammer from moderation queue (Member 15167539) Pin
Peter_in_278023-Apr-21 19:42
professionalPeter_in_278023-Apr-21 19:42 
GeneralRe: Spammer from moderation queue (Member 15167539) Pin
OriginalGriff23-Apr-21 19:59
mveOriginalGriff23-Apr-21 19:59 
GeneralRe: Spammer from moderation queue (Member 15167539) - gone Pin
Greg Utas25-Apr-21 4:06
mveGreg Utas25-Apr-21 4:06 
GeneralSpammer from moderation queue (Member 15167157) Pin
OriginalGriff23-Apr-21 8:18
mveOriginalGriff23-Apr-21 8:18 
GeneralRe: Spammer from moderation queue (Member 15167157) - Gone Pin
jeron123-Apr-21 8:22
Memberjeron123-Apr-21 8:22 
GeneralPremiere Reputation Management is a spammer Pin
PIEBALDconsult23-Apr-21 5:26
professionalPIEBALDconsult23-Apr-21 5:26 
GeneralRe: Premiere Reputation Management is a spammer - gone Pin
Greg Utas23-Apr-21 5:42
mveGreg Utas23-Apr-21 5:42 
GeneralKeystroker - 15166455 Pin
CHill6022-Apr-21 23:51
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