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    Re: Keep your eyes open.

    I noticed that some of them don't post, but spam the members' profile pages instead.
    Maybe new members should be made temporally until they make some posts that are not spams. If they cannot become real members within a month, the ip addresses will be banned for several months and accounts deleted. All this can be done automatically by the forum software. Is this going to work?

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    Re: Keep your eyes open.

    fingersong I already banned the other day, due to visitor message spamming. I've now banned the other three, thanks for reporting. Nathan periodically prunes the user list, but it's a never ending task. I'd like to see all new users on moderation until they establish their bona fides, but that's a call that has to come from Jake, who's still out of touch.

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    Re: Keep your eyes open.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aviator168 View Post
    Maybe new members should be made temporally until they make some posts that are not spams. If they cannot become real members within a month, the ip addresses will be banned for several months and accounts deleted. All this can be done automatically by the forum software. Is this going to work?
    That would be an easy fix, but there are a lot of legitimate members who sign up and browse, sometimes for years, before making their first post. I wouldn't want to knock them out just because they are silent.

    I think a simple screening question (or ask new joins to positively state their interest in aviation in their profile) would suffice. We can get enough members here to share the screening duties that it becomes relatively seamless. Another option (or added feature) would be a 3-5 post probationary period of membership... allow them to post from the outset, but a click report by any of the standing members automatically hides their post and reports them to the admins for further review. (all of this, of course, if the BB software allows it)

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    Re: Keep your eyes open.

    To all the moderators:

    I bow deeply in your direction. I have been a mod on a couple of boards and can testify that on occasion you wish that you could ACTUALLY blow something or someone up. It goes from being a referee to babysitting in just a couple of minutes or less. Thus, I bow deeply and say "A thousand Thanks" to you guys for your hard work on herding the cats in mostly the same direction. Thanks for letting me play here too.

    Derswede

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    Re: Keep your eyes open.

    Got another one for you....

    I got a spam post in my visitor messages from huongnguyen1234. Based on profile and language (I'm guessing Vietnamese), he/she is obviously a spammer.

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    Re: Keep your eyes open.

    Quote Originally Posted by bmcj View Post
    Got another one for you....

    I got a spam post in my visitor messages from huongnguyen1234. Based on profile and language (I'm guessing Vietnamese), he/she is obviously a spammer.
    Gone..
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    Re: Keep your eyes open.

    Think this may be spam as well. Clicked on the HBA link only to find an old thread with the last post dating back a few years.
    here's what came in my email:
    (I did not click on the "for sale" link)


    This thread is located at:
    http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/fo...-new-post.html

    Here is the message that has just been posted:

    ***************
    Hi,
    I'm selling mine. Here is the link: FOR SALE P-51 MUSTANG, FOR SALE P-51D MUSTANG | ADS-B (FOR SALE P-51 MUSTANG, FOR SALE P-51D MUSTANG | ADS-B)
    ***************

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    Re: Keep your eyes open.

    Quote Originally Posted by AVI View Post
    Think this may be spam as well. Clicked on the HBA link only to find an old thread with the last post dating back a few years.
    here's what came in my email:
    (I did not click on the "for sale" link)


    This thread is located at:
    http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/fo...-new-post.html

    Here is the message that has just been posted:

    ***************
    Hi,
    I'm selling mine. Here is the link: FOR SALE P-51 MUSTANG, FOR SALE P-51D MUSTANG | ADS-B (FOR SALE P-51 MUSTANG, FOR SALE P-51D MUSTANG | ADS-B)
    ***************
    Thanks.. Ya, the link appears legit, but he definitely spammed it
    Jim

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