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GingerScraps
11-19-2012, 06:28 AM
Hey all... I just wanted to apologize to any of you that may have seen or been annoyed by the recent spam onslaught. We are working on figuring out what hole the spam bots are getting through. Please be assured that it does not put you, or your computer in any danger. It is just super annoying!
We are working hard to fix the problem, and also delete the spam posts as soon as we see them, but please just know we are aware of the issue and working to resolve it.
Thanks wonderful community!!

Ricki
11-19-2012, 09:49 AM
all part of the www scene :)
Totally understandable!

Jacque
11-19-2012, 12:59 PM
just to let u know...it is an update needed for VB that however has not yet been created but is being worked on. many VB sites r having this issue right now. they are getting past everything. maybe this will help u will some of the researching :)

GingerScraps
11-19-2012, 11:02 PM
Thank you both! :)

Tree City
11-20-2012, 12:52 AM
Hey, no worries! It's not like it's tough to tell which posts are spam. ;)

Sarah
11-20-2012, 01:05 PM
Hey, no worries! It's not like it's tough to tell which posts are spam. ;)

We've had a couple that were pretty good at it ;) We were going "Um, is that real?" Ended up being spam hehe

Hummie
11-20-2012, 03:13 PM
Ah, I'm currently waiting for Mr. Wyld Web himself to come and get my site back online. He was helping me update the control panel and things are not attaching as they should.

So, since I needed a place to chat, here I am! Did you miss me?

Yes, the spammers were hitting me hard too, but I have it set so I approve all first posts and then I deal with the spammers behind the scenes. After a person posts the first time and I approve it, a script runs and they have all privileges. I figured out that the spambots like to put links in signature lines for "link love" to boost sites rankings. So I have it set so unless their first post is approved, they cannot change signature lines either. They don't like me.

Hummie
11-20-2012, 04:17 PM
Is this one a spammer?
http://forums.gingerscraps.net/member.php?15793-LukeWarm

Seems to be with that signature line. Don't click!

Angelclaud
11-21-2012, 01:29 AM
Yeah, I am seeing the spam problems in a lot of other sites too. It's definitely very annoying. Appreciate all the hard work Ginger and also to all of you who reported the spam so quickly.

GingerScraps
11-21-2012, 07:43 AM
Ah, I'm currently waiting for Mr. Wyld Web himself to come and get my site back online. He was helping me update the control panel and things are not attaching as they should.

So, since I needed a place to chat, here I am! Did you miss me?

Yes, the spammers were hitting me hard too, but I have it set so I approve all first posts and then I deal with the spammers behind the scenes. After a person posts the first time and I approve it, a script runs and they have all privileges. I figured out that the spambots like to put links in signature lines for "link love" to boost sites rankings. So I have it set so unless their first post is approved, they cannot change signature lines either. They don't like me.
Hi Hummie!! Long time no see :) Of course we missed you!!
Ugh Spam is annoying! In the past I have set the forum on moderation mode, and approved all post by new users. However it can be quite annoying for new users that want to join a Speed Scrap or just don't like waiting for me to approve their post. Unless I'm on the computer 24/7 it is really hard to manage. Hopefully I don't have to go that route! Thanks for the tips though :)

dodgeladee
11-21-2012, 06:46 PM
Thanks Ginger for being ON IT! Silly spammers! You can't ruin a great site like GS!! Take your fun elsewhere! :)