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More SPAM than ever

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#1 Posted on:
Tue, 21/02/2017 - 10:01

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

Nearly every part of the forum has the chinese spam on it. This is very worrying...the problem is getting worse all the time it seems.

Posted on:
Tue, 21/02/2017 - 10:26

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

As I said last week which was ignored simply adding captcha to the sign up would stop spam bots flooding the site

Posted on:
Wed, 22/02/2017 - 10:09

Forum admin

Joined:
2010-11-01

Hi Deano, We have passed your idea on, we;ll see what the developers come back with.

Thanks, Rebecca

Posted on:
Fri, 24/02/2017 - 11:40

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

The Spamsters have returned! There has to be a long-term solution to this problem surely?

Posted on:
Fri, 24/02/2017 - 14:18

twinklyr

Joined:
2016-01-16

The developers must be on half term. 

Posted on:
Fri, 24/02/2017 - 15:15

ODAAT

Joined:
2014-11-10

This is disgraceful!  I can understand it over night but @ 1514 in the afternoon to have the current pages littered with the spam, really?!?

Posted on:
Fri, 24/02/2017 - 15:46

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

Agreed ODAAT

Posted on:
Sun, 26/02/2017 - 08:36

Loxxie

Joined:
2016-01-15

Come on gamcare...
Just can't beleive your tec team can't get on top of this

Posted on:
Sun, 26/02/2017 - 10:55

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

I struggled to find the 2017 challenge today due to the spam messages - surely this can be sorted / avoided. 

Posted on:
Mon, 27/02/2017 - 08:07

Loxxie

Joined:
2016-01-15

Crazyyyyyyyy !

Posted on:
Tue, 28/02/2017 - 02:32

ODAAT

Joined:
2014-11-10

Come on GamCare, you HAVE to sort this out...This is totally unacceptable!

How can it be that we get starred out for minor dictionary infringements but a filter can't be sorted for pages & pages (21 in one night recently...pages not entries) of spam?!?

Posted on:
Tue, 28/02/2017 - 08:24

andyrr

Joined:
2014-06-18

We want captcha! - send me the access details, and I'll login and change the code to add it myself. :).

Posted on:
Tue, 28/02/2017 - 09:22

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

This is insane - I just phoned them about it.

Posted on:
Tue, 28/02/2017 - 09:34

Rhoda

Joined:
2016-12-06

I read somewhere that the techno whizz's hope to sort it this week, so I ain't going to complain. Can someone answer me though, what is actually achieved by people posting spam? I was just wondering why they do it.

Posted on:
Tue, 28/02/2017 - 09:52

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

I think it's just spite? Can't see any financial gain on a website like this.

Posted on:
Tue, 28/02/2017 - 10:41

Forum admin

Joined:
2010-11-01

Hello Forum members,

I can assure you that our team is not 'Blase' about this issue and that we would also like a technical solution that prevents these spam posts from appearing on the forum.  We spend most of our working hours taking calls on the helpline and netline, and during the limited time we are working on the forum we would far rather be reading your posts than deleting spam.  Our forum manager has instructed the website engineers to work on this issue and we all hope that a technical solution will be working soon.

Thank you for caring about the forum.

Kind regards,

Forum admin.

Posted on:
Wed, 21/06/2017 - 20:29

ItMattersMoreWh...

Joined:
2017-06-02

Rather than using a captcha which is very inaccessible and annoying perhaps you could use the honey pot technique?

Posted on:
Thu, 22/06/2017 - 16:30

Joydivider

Joined:
2015-03-11

Well Im certainly posting much less because its and extra step that shouldnt be needed and becomes annoying after a short while.

The forum users shouldnt have to be ticking off pictures of cars until there are no more. It took me a while to even realise how it properly works but even at its easiest its still annoying like I have to pass a silly test each time. I also edit a fair bit as I think it out so its even more annoying.

I dont think it is bots as these spammers will copy and paste over multiple posts. Its not as if they have anything better to do if a day at the office consists of sending these messages out.