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 Post subject: Re: SDL spam?
PostPosted: 12 May 2018, 16:20 
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That is a lot of spam.

Spammers often auto-search by finding keywords so perhaps you're inadvertently using too many of the keywords they like in your drabbles? A little like how we used to get all those spammers selling kitchens here because of the Kaffee und Kuchen forum name.

They also probably like the fact that your account is so active and that you get a lot of comments and respond to them.

Not sure what to suggest unfortunately


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 Post subject: Re: SDL spam?
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I've had a couple today. They're registering under ordinary names - James, Charles, Rebecca, etc - which makes them much harder to spot than when they register under a random jumble of letters. I haven't got any answers either!

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How do spammers know?!? I've just opened my laptop for the first time since Friday and discovered they decided to celebrate my birthday yesterday by posting 19 spam messages on Vol 7 of ND!! :shock: :banghead: Plus sundry others elsewhere.

Normally I'd be able to delete them, but that means signing on, which we can't do right now.

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I think they were just busy yesterday! I'd had no spam e-mails for several days and was hoping they'd decided to leave me alone, but I had 3 yesterday. None today, touch wood! Maybe they just like Saturdays :lol: .

ETA - tempted fate there. Just had another one. Boo!

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 Post subject: Re: SDL spam?
PostPosted: 15 Oct 2018, 14:29 
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Is anyone else STILL being bothered by countless spam alerts from SDL? :evil: There seem to be three or four new posts on ND, in different volumes, every day... How do they manage to get on, while we can't? And, indeed, why bother when it's obvious nothing is happening on there at the moment?

And what about the current spam in several places here on the board, eg Rose Garden?

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There's a note in School Noticeboard about the spam on here. The available Mods are deleting the spam as quickly as we can, but unfortunately there's no way of getting rid of it all until someone with the authority to ban the spammers has chance to do so.

I'm still getting the odd spam alert from the SDL. If it's a big problem, you can probably mark the e-mail address as spam so that the e-mails don't come into your inbox - presumably no genuine reviews are coming through at the moment because people can't log in. I assume spambots don't have logical thought processes :lol:, but they're very annoying!

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