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  1. A bochur

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    Can't stand the daily spam in Chinese!!
    Not sure what they're trying to do but, almost daily or even a few times a day there are spammers who posts 15-20 new threads in a foreign language here on Android forums.

    My suggestion? Block full posts in foreign language with an error saying that this forum is in English only.

    Or block new members from posting more than 2 new thread in an hour and if they try going over that limit, the post should be checked by a moderator first.

    Anyone with me?

    Btw thanks to the mods for the swift removal of those posts.
     

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  2. LV426

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    It's a pain, that's for sure. I would support any measures to filter out this stuff.
     
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    I'm almost certain we used to have a similar system like this in place, I'd definitely be all for implementing it again.
     
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    Agree, filter with a message that the forum is in English only. And limit new members to (say) 5 posts in any 60 minute period until they've made (say) 25 Useful posts.
     
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    Totally agree. You can multiply that by at least four, I regularly count 4 or 5 pages of this rubbish in 'Most Recent'.
     
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    If you put these restrictions in place, we'd be out of a job :D :D

    Seriously though, to reiterate @LV426, it IS a pain.


    Thanks, we try :D
     
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    Until there's an effective block in place, whenever you see this spam please use the 'Report' link to alert the moderators so they can take care of it. Don't assume they've already seen it.
     
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  8. A bochur

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    He's back again!

    Any ideas as to what this spammer is gaining from this?!
     
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    He is a bot, and is gone again...
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    I'm totally in agreement with this.
    New members should have a set post limit to stop this crap.
     
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    I wonder why a filter or a post limit per hour isn't implemented yet when this thing is going on for a very very very very very long time now. Its the reason I don't frequent to this site or just close it when the first thing I see is a whole page of spam threads.
     
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    My default first page when I log in is 'Most recent' so usually see them as soon as they are posted whichever Forum they're in. I always now use report :).
     
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    Multiple threads, multiple forums? Saw that.

    I'd ban that user for a few days.
     
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    Nuther one got in.
     
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    Looks like the past 24 hours, someone's working real hard. Making sure we don't forget Chinese
     
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    Like Jhayzone said, I barely visit this site, yet when I do that's all I see. (And a laggy site, which I've been complaining about since the site redesign a couple months ago)
     
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    The last ones I saw were for Egyptian Appliance Repair services.
     
  21. A bochur

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    What does it take to stop posts in any foreign language?

    Or put a cap on the amount of posts for new users within a certain amount of time?
     

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    Without these spammers I wouldn't have anything to do.
     
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    In that case keep them coming! :D :D
     
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    "Spam"----- They arbitrarily attach links to forums for their own benefit,disrupt the order of forums ,:mad:
     
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