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PostPosted: March 5th, 2018, 11:09 am 
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PostPosted: March 6th, 2018, 9:23 am 
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Why are you not setting up a separate topic for these deletions?
The Everything Else columns seems to be ignored due to all these deletion messages. Are people really interested in knowing the amount of deletions, on a personnal basis, I'm not. Be interested to hear other peoples opinions on it.


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PostPosted: March 6th, 2018, 12:17 pm 
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Hi bobby,
It has its own topic "*******sites on 'Posts awaiting approval' in 'Everything Else'.
I post these as a log of them and also to inform other Forum users of the size of the problems we are facing with these spammers. Hopefully Admin or someone will come up with a helpful solution on to stop them.
Possibly we could ignore the postings sent to 'Posts awaiting for approval' but if we ignored the ones posted on 'Active postings' it will soon fill up with these spam postings rendering the Forum less friendly user.

32 banned & deleted,& 7 from 'Active Topics' at 1445
11 banned & deleted,& 2 from 'Active Topics' at 2017
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PostPosted: March 7th, 2018, 3:17 pm 
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PostPosted: March 8th, 2018, 4:09 pm 
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PostPosted: March 9th, 2018, 11:49 am 
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PostPosted: March 9th, 2018, 11:49 am 
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PostPosted: March 10th, 2018, 10:50 am 
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PostPosted: March 11th, 2018, 3:47 pm 
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PostPosted: March 12th, 2018, 9:48 am 
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PostPosted: March 12th, 2018, 7:25 pm 
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PostPosted: March 13th, 2018, 10:13 am 
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PostPosted: March 14th, 2018, 11:13 pm 
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PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 10:48 am 
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Only deleting these posts and not banning them as well as it takes longer to do.
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PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 6:56 pm 
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About 30 deleted but it looks like someone approved them as they were in the main body of the forum.


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I have checked the 'Moderator's Log' and there is no record of anyone 'Approving' any postings.
I have noticed that more spam is being posted in the main body of the forum these past weeks.
This did happen sometime ago but then stopped. It looks as if they may be posting them again in the main body of the forum which takes longer to delete!

43 + 4 deleted at 2343.

Total of 106 deleted today (15th March).
It appears to be getting worse. If it carries on like this and gsullymorgan and myself stop deleting them, the forum will be rendered unusable.


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PostPosted: March 16th, 2018, 10:39 am 
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PostPosted: March 16th, 2018, 12:14 pm 
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PostPosted: March 16th, 2018, 2:47 pm 
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Gsullymorgan,
Just checked the 'Moderator Log'.
Wasn't it 4 disapproved and 3 deleted from the main body of the forum (active topics)?


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PostPosted: March 16th, 2018, 3:31 pm 
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davidnam wrote:
Gsullymorgan,
Just checked the 'Moderator Log'.
Wasn't it 4 disapproved and 3 deleted from the main body of the forum (active topics)?

I've no idea what theyre recorded as.


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PostPosted: March 16th, 2018, 7:34 pm 
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They are recorded as 'deleted' In the 'moderator log' when deleted from the 'active topic's and 'disapproved' when deleted from the 'moderator control panel'.

disapproved a further 12 at 1835.
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PostPosted: March 17th, 2018, 10:43 am 
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PostPosted: March 18th, 2018, 12:00 pm 
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PostPosted: March 19th, 2018, 10:10 am 
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PostPosted: March 19th, 2018, 1:56 pm 
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Have you tried emailing the administrator & get him/them to do something about these rogue people?

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PostPosted: March 19th, 2018, 5:31 pm 
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Davidnam & gsullymorgan, we appreciate all the time you spend deleting these rogue messages but there must be something the administrator can do?


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PostPosted: March 19th, 2018, 7:35 pm 
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I assume they have seen the requests on the Forum I have made to them to try and stop these postings.
Something strange with the Forum. The last postings Lorica, Evie and gsullymorgan have been sent and I have had to delete the duplicates!


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PostPosted: March 20th, 2018, 11:24 am 
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21 disapproved at 1022
13 + 1 disapproved and deleted by gsullymorgan at 1654
16 + 1 disapproved and deleted at 2010
6 disapproved at 2250

63 disapproved and deleted today.

I have been checking the numbers of these spam posting in the last 3 weeks. It appears that we are receiving on average upwards of 50/day.
I will stop logging the numbers now and just get rid of them. At some stage I will get fed up doing this daily.
If Admin doesn't do anything to sort this out this Forum will be rendered unusable which will be a shame as it has over the years helped a lot of expat holiday home owners in Calabria


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PostPosted: March 23rd, 2018, 1:48 pm 
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David

Is this the person to ask if he can stop these rogue postings? Did he take over from Dennis?

paul@calabrianservices.com

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PostPosted: March 23rd, 2018, 2:10 pm 
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Hi Lorica,
Paul did take over from Dennis as far as properties were concerned. I have been thinking of contacting him to see if he has taken over the admin for the Forum and to see if he can do something about these rogue emails. I will contact him now and see what transpires.


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PostPosted: March 23rd, 2018, 2:33 pm 
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Lorica,
I have just spoken to Paul and the current system that runs the Forum is old and out of date. When Dennis comes over to Calabria next he will discuss the problem with him and see if they can update the system which hopefully will resolve the problem.
In the meantime I will keep on disapproving and deleting them.


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PostPosted: March 23rd, 2018, 2:33 pm 
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Lorica,
I have just spoken to Paul and the current system that runs the Forum is old and out of date. When Dennis comes over to Calabria next he will discuss the problem with him and see if they can update the system which hopefully will resolve the problem.
In the meantime I will keep on disapproving and deleting them.
Disapproving them from the list of 'Waiting for approval' is quick to do now that I have stopped 'Banning' the authors as well. The postings placed on 'Active Topics' take much longer to 'Delete' and these postings appear to be increasing in numbers.


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PostPosted: April 24th, 2018, 10:21 pm 
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Hi all,

Unfortunately I have been unable to update the forum software. As it's quite insecure and being hammered by spambots the new registration has been disabled, hope this helps with the spam and huge amount of registration requests. If this is not as desired, please let me know by posting below. I'm just a visitor on this forum now ;-).

All posts are public now, if someone wants to register it should be done manually by one of the moderators.

All the best,

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PostPosted: April 27th, 2018, 3:10 pm 
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Hi Dennis,
Thanks for the update and for sorting out these spambots.
I am no longer getting the numerous notifications in my Spam box. At least that was better than what we experienced before gsullymorgan modified the Forum where we had to delete and disapprove them individually.
Hope we now only receive genuine postings on the Forum as it has been very useful for us all over the years.


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PostPosted: May 28th, 2018, 7:23 pm 
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I had to disapprove 11 postings today the first time for a month. Let's hope this was a one off that we don't get more of these as we had in the past.


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20 postings disapproved today!


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a further 10 today disapproved.


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PostPosted: June 3rd, 2018, 9:51 am 
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PostPosted: June 3rd, 2018, 6:24 pm 
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The ones I've removed seem to be coming from people who joined some time ago so I'm banning them.


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