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06/10/2014 07:33:47

oziabla
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Dear Digimania

Surely there is a long-timer user (or four) that you can give forum moderation rights to.

In the last few hours we have had 10 new spam posts.
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06/10/2014 13:02:08

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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What He Said It's always the weekend they do it - I guess they know there's less moderators around on weekends.
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06/10/2014 16:15:18

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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i agree
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19/10/2014 23:37:39

oziabla
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Nearly 100 new spam posts this weekend.

*sigh*
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19/10/2014 23:55:06

fazz68
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nearly 5 pages of spam.... a record i believe. im guessing no mods on duty at the weekend Big Grin
the thing is, does anyone actually read the spam and think "oh that sounds good, i think i'll check it out" probably not. so whats the point?
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20/10/2014 00:23:07

mystoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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From the words of the old Monty Python sketch, "I DON'T LIKE SPAM!!!!"
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20/10/2014 00:33:57

fazz68
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mysto wrote:
From the words of the old Monty Python sketch, "I DON'T LIKE SPAM!!!!"


im quite partial to a spam fritter. many many moons ago after a good drink in the local, a spam fritter in a crusty bread roll from the chippie went down a treat Big Grin

then came back up again the next day.....
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20/10/2014 00:35:54

BrianGray
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Perfect Quote Mysto. I think the Spammers should be booted from Muvizu. They know their spamming us. A weekend Moderator is a great idea too.

Brian
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20/10/2014 01:41:37

primaveranz
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BrianGray wrote:
Perfect Quote Mysto. I think the Spammers should be booted from Muvizu.


They probably are when a mod finally reacts, but the spammer just create a new fake ID. Blacklisting IP address ranges is a bit more effective but even then the more determined ones can use anonymising software to get around that. New users could be blocked from sending without moderation for (say) 5 posts to check they are probably real. Most spammers would get bored and go elsewhere.
But of course, without regular moderation you will always get these "floods" happening. So Oziabla's original suggestion is the most effective, give mod permissions to a few trusted users in different time zones and just nuke the verminous little scumbags as soon as they raise their repulsive little heads
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20/10/2014 08:58:26

oziabla
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And another round...

Digimania - I think you really need to appoint additional mods now.
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20/10/2014 09:54:11

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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oziabla wrote:
And another round...

Digimania - I think you really need to appoint additional mods now.


What happened to muvizu chap? I thought he was the newly appointed mod to deal with crap like this?
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20/10/2014 15:37:47

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Aha! Someone's on the ball today!

Die die die!
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20/10/2014 19:38:02

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Not quite - the same spammers have put something up on the Assets page as well. Of course it'll be a trojan, but you can't report assets! HQ, please remove ASAP, and allow for Assets to be reported like forum posts so they can get taken down before someone downloads this crap.
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20/10/2014 20:57:03

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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ziggy72 wrote:
Not quite - the same spammers have put something up on the Assets page as well.

Wow I'm almost impressed.
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20/10/2014 21:08:53

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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MrDrWho13 wrote:
ziggy72 wrote:
Not quite - the same spammers have put something up on the Assets page as well.

Wow I'm almost impressed.



Hahaha!

I was under the impression that the assets had to be sanctioned in the same way that the videos have to be.

So who was the numpty that gave it the green light then?!

Someone is going to have a sore arse tomorrow lol!

D
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21/10/2014 18:47:14

muvizu_chapMuvizu staff
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Glad you remembered me! I've been away for a little while hence the pesky scammers getting their way. I'm back now and will make it a top priority to rid them from the forum.
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21/10/2014 19:23:40

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Better jump to it then matey! He's back at it again as I type!
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21/10/2014 19:24:53

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Oh the irony!
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21/10/2014 20:27:33

primaveranz
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You probably want to get rid of iritberger as well looking at the chat list.
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21/10/2014 20:39:20

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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I'd say he looks like a normal user, his message translates to: "Hello My Name municipality I live in Tel Aviv" according to google (looks like quite a dodgy translation).
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