I've noticed an increase in spammer who are using some combinations of 8Õ8, 8Õ5, and AÓL Perhaps some focus on blocking threads starting with numbers with 8Õ
I understand its a game of cat and mouse but its been a rather large influx of spammers the past few days.
The admins can set rules of what post/threads end up in the moderation queue so the members don't see the threads. the thread creator will be notified their thread is awaiting approval. They may get the message to stop and that helps as well.Yeah, I was a mod at another Apple related site but I don’t remember seeing the ability to create a rule for account creation with specific guidelines.
Looks like some serious spammers hit the boards overnight.
I would respectfully disagree simply because once you zap them with the spam button that should resolve the reports and I think its better to have a more engaged membership where more people report posts, not less.One might argue that submitting reports just creates more work for the staff, since the reports must be addressed in addition to the spam.
I’m also noticing a lot of spam bots.I would respectfully disagree simply because once you zap them with the spam button that should resolve the reports and I think its better to have a more engaged membership where more people report posts, not less.
Either way is fine and once you report it is pretty easy for us to nuke the account and all posts. Whatever is easier for you.I figured the profile links to all of the posts but maybe I’m doing that wrong and I should report the actual posts?
I don’t get these spam posts. It looks like a wall of text with some phone number
You always seem to passively aggressively attack the staff of MacRumors - odd. You bring up two points and here's my opinion on both.There's always holes in moderation because there aren't enough mods to cover the work. That's why you overly depend on reports.