Stev-jr wrote:Note to Site Administrator: My current privileges don't allow don't allow me to answer the inquires that I get! Please change my settings so that I can answer them.
All new members must post three approved posts before they will be able to post automatically and I also believe it does not allow for new members to send messages to other members until they have reached this threshold? You have now passed that mark and should be able to move around freely?
I get on average 25 new members that are spammers to every legitimate forum member. I am constantly banning email servers, banning IP addresses and even entire blocks of IP addresses in order to stop them. Just before I approved your last post I blocked a spammer from France that was in the process of setting up an account and removed another one from Thailand that had one set up and attempted to post a link to their site. The only thing they can manage to do that others can see is list their website in their profile and hope someone clicks on it before I take them out. Their post if they make one goes into a holding cell until I approve it or ban it (and them) and they can not contact other members to send them spam. They often lie about where they are from but I can track them by their IP address. If the IP address shows on a spammers log or the claimed location in the profile does not match the IP address they are automatically banned and blocked. Russia used to be my biggest problem but I probably have most of the country blocked now? The Chinese spammers must think you guys want Ipod, Ipad and cell phone accessories because they keep trying to sell them here and I have even had them try to sell cigarettes on this forum.
It's a big, big world that seems a lot smaller each day but I will keep fighting them!
Thanks for you patience and understanding.
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