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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by dontpanicbobby, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    ********************* love problem solution baba ji in Assa

    [[[[[Lucknow]]]]]?????*********************?????- LoVe PRobLem sOLutION BABa JI Lucknow



    #1 dontpanicbobby, Jun 27, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 29, 2017
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  2. Best Answer:
    Post #14 by Unforgiven, Jun 29, 2017 (3 points)

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  3. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast

    I think there's no way other than waiting for the mods to delete it... But that guy seems to do this every day...
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  4. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast

    I think there's no way other than waiting for the mods to delete it... But that guy seems to do this every day...
  5. Other forum software allows mods to block posters by IP address. In that way at least the miscreants can't repeat their offences from the same address.
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    May not be too effective, blocking by specific IP address. Myself, I'm accessing AF from many different IP addresses all over the world. Today my IP address is in Hong Kong, tomorrow it might be in Los Angeles or Tokyo or something. Obviously I'm a legit AF user. :)
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  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    We are aware and working on it. Thanks.

    Pro tip: Linking to or quoting spam just helps the spammers.
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  8. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    So here's what I do. I report the spammer then click on their username to bring up their profile page. Then click on ignore. I just hope they don't have a legitimate problems in the future cause I'm not un-ignoring them ever. The cheeky buzzards seriously harsh my mellow.
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  9. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    They're more than likely to be bots so if they do have issues in future they're on the wrong type of android forums for help anyway :p
  10. Phalon4

    Phalon4 Android Enthusiast

    I think the site administrator or the moderators can assist us with that issue because I can't see those post as a question nor a issue but to only to annoy the members. I know that one or more of the moderators have seen that because I accidentally started a thread in the wrong place and it was quickly moved to the lounge with in seconds. So I don't know why one of them is not up on those question mark phone number post right now?
  11. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Android Expert

    Hey guys... maybe you could get a small group of active users and use them like a goon squad against this. Only permission they get is to delete these spams. (Of course never permanently delete.. Have a mod review the deletions before setting them in stone)
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  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    AF had it before actually with forum "guides", who could move obvious spam posts to a private trash-can and out of public view, and then the mods could ultimately deal with the spammers. But it was taken away when AF was revamped.
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  13. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Android Expert

    I know. I was a guide for years. :D:D:p
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  14. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Those of you who've quoted the spam here: could you edit to remove the numbers? As Unforgiven says, the spammer's objective is to get their information out on the web and picked up by search engines, so copying it in posts that we aren't deleting is doing their work, even if we are doing so in the context of discussing spam.

    I wouldn't worry about that: do you think that the bot accounts used for spam bombing like this will ever be allowed to post again? ;)
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  15. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    There are multiple tools and layers of protection in place to capture and prevent spam from hitting the public space of the forum. Discussing these only gives the spammers a roadmap to defeat our defenses.

    No matter our efforts, some spam will get through. What you see is only a small amount of the spam we see on a daily basis. We are lucky that most times the spam that does get through is highly visible, easy to find, and easy to deal with. The best thing members can do is hit the report button and let us know where it is.
  16. Phases


    lol, love problem...
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  17. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Love problem is nothing next to Black Magic... :rolleyes:
  18. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I always preferred Milk Tray to Black Magic.
    milk tray.JPG black magic.jpg
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  19. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Android Expert

    Lol.. What ever happened to calling it chocolate?..
    I am a big fan of calling it what it is... If the kettles black... I call the kettle black. ^_^
  20. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Those chocolates have always been called Milk Tray and Black Magic, for as long as I can remember.
    1960s ad "All because the lady loves Milk Tray."
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  21. DaisFlaque

    DaisFlaque Android Expert

    Hahahha omfg even came out with the video!:D #takeTHAT

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