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Old 02-03-2016, 07:45 PM   #106
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Sadly, LQ is becoming unusable for hours every day. It just started again...
 
Old 02-03-2016, 07:47 PM   #107
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I tend to simply ignore the forums which are being spammed
 
Old 02-03-2016, 07:51 PM   #108
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I tend to simply ignore the forums which are being spammed
I use the "new posts" which is rendered useless...
 
Old 02-03-2016, 07:53 PM   #109
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I tend to simply ignore the forums which are being spammed
There is little else you can do, but it means that the zero reply and LQ SPy/New Posts threads become unusable too - and that means that legitimate new member posts are not easily monitored and may go unanswered for hours.

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Old 02-03-2016, 10:14 PM   #110
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I usually start my LQ sessions by browsing the zero-reply search. It seemed to me that a lot fewer spams got through this time than last time, which, if I recall correctly, was several days ago.

I clicked to report the spams I saw and then went on about my business.

In my observation, this has not been an everyday thing and I think that, as LQ users, the best thing we can do is report the spams we see when we see them, allow the mods to do their thing, and not get all panicky.

This too shall pass.

Just my two cents.

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Old 02-04-2016, 06:54 AM   #111
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LQ is never alone.

Give us a 'heads-up' if we can help.
 
Old 02-04-2016, 01:34 PM   #112
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I usually start my LQ sessions by browsing the zero-reply search. It seemed to me that a lot fewer spams got through this time than last time, which, if I recall correctly, was several days ago.

I clicked to report the spams I saw and then went on about my business.

In my observation, this has not been an everyday thing and I think that, as LQ users, the best thing we can do is report the spams we see when we see them, allow the mods to do their thing, and not get all panicky.

This too shall pass.

Just my two cents.
I half think that reporting may be redundant, in that someone likely already may have. But there really isn't a way to tell about that. How do the reports gets to the mods? An email per report, or do they show up on a list they can view and redundancy is merely a statistic there?

I agree with reporting those threads in any case.
 
Old 02-04-2016, 01:35 PM   #113
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Multiple reports for the same post get grouped together automatically.

--jeremy
 
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Old 02-04-2016, 05:39 PM   #114
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Multiple reports for the same post get grouped together automatically.

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That's good to know as I'm never too sure whether reporting a spam post is just adding extra spam.
 
Old 10-05-2016, 03:48 AM   #115
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Looks like we have no spams at all. It is really good.
I have only one question now: is this the engine of LQ or something else? Can we have some info on it?
 
Old 10-05-2016, 06:52 AM   #116
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Looks like we have no spams at all. It is really good.
I have only one question now: is this the engine of LQ or something else? Can we have some info on it?
I would like to see that ONLY if we can avoid having the specific steps made clear to the spammers. They would only use the information to try to bypass the protections. Again. We do not want that.
 
Old 10-05-2016, 10:38 AM   #117
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I've covered some of what we do to fight spam in the past, here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post4606017

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