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    At the bottom of each page is a contact us box. Click it and let the moderators or admins know about all of these spam posts. Today there are nine. They obviously aren't screening new members or need an update.
    And you can also report each spam post. Maybe if we all take action, they will too.
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    Originally posted by Z06RL View Post
    At the bottom of each page is a contact us box. Click it and let the moderators or admins know about all of these spam posts. Today there are nine. They obviously aren't screening new members or need an update.
    And you can also report each spam post. Maybe if we all take action, they will too.
    Sent an e mail to Tony today. They should be zapped tomorrow.

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    • #3
      They have been trolling for about a week. If the admins don't care....why should we. Way too many other sites to get involved with. Later.....I will check in every once in awhile, but like I said....if they don't care, why should we?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DeMan View Post
        They have been trolling for about a week. If the admins don't care....why should we. Way too many other sites to get involved with. Later.....I will check in every once in awhile, but like I said....if they don't care, why should we?
        I have to agree with you here. It's pretty much just us long timers who are keeping this forum alive. No new blood except for the trolls. And since the admins DON'T seem to care, maybe they'll just remove the forum. There are definitely other OC forums out there to enjoy.
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        • #5
          I agree. I really enjoy this forum and OC. Would like to see more posters in addition to deleting these troll threads.

          As I indicated earlier, I contacted Tony and he said he was working on it, but got locked out (????), whatever that means. Said he would have it done today. Let's give it until the end of today and if it's not fixed, send more requests tomorrow.

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          • #6
            Tony sent me an email as well and said they were trying to get to it. Hope they do. But then again, I have NO idea what is involved with programming to keep trolls out.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Z06RL View Post
              I have to agree with you here. It's pretty much just us long timers who are keeping this forum alive. No new blood except for the trolls. And since the admins DON'T seem to care, maybe they'll just remove the forum. There are definitely other OC forums out there to enjoy.
              You mention "other OC forums," just which ones are you referring to? Just curious in case this one is taken over by the trolls, or discontinued.

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              • #8
                I too, had sent a note about several of them. I'm sure it's all the same source, just using random names to get in. THey typically come in from Russia. The easiest way we were able to block them was by excluding registration attempts from IP addresses, and/or not allowing registration to be completely automatic.
                Regards,
                Pete, Gaithersburg & Ocean City

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                • #9
                  Take a deep breath and count to 10! As soon as I'm upgraded to an admin I will delete the troll posts. Apparently that happens about once a year or so for no obvious reason, and I also have no idea how to keep them out totally. They are very annoying and should not have stayed up here for as long as they have.
                  Last edited by kristin; 09-25-2017, 09:33 PM. Reason: grammar

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SlowRider View Post
                    I too, had sent a note about several of them. I'm sure it's all the same source, just using random names to get in. THey typically come in from Russia. The easiest way we were able to block them was by excluding registration attempts from IP addresses, and/or not allowing registration to be completely automatic.
                    Russian and Chinese IP addresses were the biggest problems when I used to own a car forum. It got to a point where I just banned all Russian and Chinese IP addresses but that I still had some issues but it cut it down 75%. I then switched the registration away from being automatic and still had trouble as they were able to get by the captcha process. It took all the fun out of it and I finally let it die.

                    Also people, can you please stop calling them TROLL Posts. They are not. They are Spammers spreading Spam. With you incorrectly calling them Troll Posts I was thinking that guy who always starts hater threads on Cruisin' week where the majority of their posts are misinformation and incorrect details was doing that again. That is Trolling.

                    Ok, I may have just done a very tiny bit of that myself but you get the drift.

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                    • #11
                      Unbelievable amount of spam today!! Where are the mods??
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Z06RL View Post
                        Unbelievable amount of spam today!! Where are the mods??
                        Ditto! There has to be a way to stop this permanently. I visit several other forums, mostly sports chat and have never seen this problem. Perhaps the Mods could check with other sites to see how they prevent this.

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                        • #13
                          Yep,it's really getting bad in here!!!

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                          • #14
                            Where are you all reporting these trolls/spammers/pains in the rear/whatever to? I've been just ignoring them. They're pretty easy to spot by their names, also the titles they give the posts. When I see a topic with a lot of views but no replies I stay away from it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by EllAnn View Post
                              Where are you all reporting these trolls/spammers/pains in the rear/whatever to? I've been just ignoring them. They're pretty easy to spot by their names, also the titles they give the posts. When I see a topic with a lot of views but no replies I stay away from it.
                              If we all simply ignore them, eventually the first pertinent, readable thread will be buried back on page 2 or 3 behind a boatload of spam posts.

                              To quote Barney Fife: "Nip it in the bud"

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