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    Default Ads all over the site

    I have a question for the moderators...are the posts by "Urfriend" some sort of advertising spam that got all over the site? Just wondering, because they're not in the "Off topic" forum, but they're all about football memoribilia...and the posts look like ads. If that's a real member, I apologize..but it doesnt look like one.

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    Yes they are spam. You report it by clicking on the report button on the bottom of the post (it's the warning sign with an ! in it). I've banned the profile, so no more is coming, however the section mods will need to clean it up.

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    I used to be more active on this site but now I just pop in occasionally. Wondering if LadyLoba's off-topic thread about American football caused urfriend to home in here, but who knows? There was another posting about golf and I also rememember one hawking video games. I used to report this stuff but now I just wait and see how fast a moderator will give the spammer the trap door. It is usually very fast.

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    Thankyou.

    ETA - it's probably not any one particular thread topic that is causing any particular type of spam, more over that once forums gain any sort of useage, they tend to be noticed by spammers. Since this forum is one of the largest bellydance forums in the world, we've been noticed, ergo we are spammer central. I assume that the multiple accounts for spam of any particular topic are the work of one particular person.
    Last edited by Darshiva; 09-06-2011 at 03:30 AM.

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    You are welcome!

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    yay now we have spam from Asian escorts.
    I wish I had nothing better to do with my life then sit online and troll sites to spam my company on. *obvious sarcasm*

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    Please, in future use the button in the picture below (apologies to bella for using her in this example) to alert the mods to a suspect post. It will enable a much quicker response than posting to a thread which may be buried by spammer postings.

    Think of it as the spammer alert button.

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    Just for the record; I did report it before posting here. I just needed to rant for a second lol.
    I don't mind being used as an example either way.

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    Thankyou for reporting it the official way. I understand the need for a good vent (don't we all!).

    Thankyou also for not minding about me using your userid in my illustration of how to use the spam alert button. With all the little images on the bottom of the page it can be confusing for some and I figured I'd take some of the guesswork out.

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