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  1. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Android Expert
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    This is the worst spam attack yet...
    There has got to be a better way to stop these thieves using up bandwidth on our forum?

    This site is unusable right now.

     

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  2. LV426

    LV426 I say we take off and nuke this place from orbit
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    Tell me about it!!
     
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  4. Unforgiven

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    Moved to the suggestion box.
     
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    Use bad language and threatened to kill their kids and their dog and leave the wife alive to nag them for the rest of their life :D
     
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
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    Listen, and understand! The Indian black magic, the Korean gambling site, and the Chinese Canadian university diploma spambots are out there! They can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They do not feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop...
     
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    And ... they'll be back.
     
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  8. dontpanicbobby

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    Chinese/Canadian?

    I'd just ban each user forever if they tried to swarm our board once; But that's so 20th century...
     
  9. mikedt

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    Yup, phoney Canadian university diploma from China...I give you good price.
     
  10. dontpanicbobby

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    palmtree5 Sunny Vacation Supporter!
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    Nah, it's not just Canadian universities they're using. They're using American ones too iirc
     
  12. Milo Willamson

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    Huh what are you talking about, I guess missed out on the pain... :D
     
  13. Mikestony

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    Good thing we have moderators in different time zones across the globe to keep up on the spam you may not have seen. While some of us sleep, the others are there :D

    If you see spam that we haven't, just mash the report button and we'll see it and make it go **poof**. :p
     
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    See humanity is not wasted :D Yay fellow humans :D
     
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    Is it possible to make the report button a bit easier to access? I don't want spam titles or username urls in my browser history... I want it on this screen:
    upload_2018-6-15_10-21-3.png
    That way I don't need to click "Profile Page" to report it.

    Of course, you can place it somewhere else too, but I just need it to be easier to access....


    Spammers are going to hate me now... :D
     
  16. Unforgiven

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    At the bottom of any post there is a report button. We only need a report from a single post from a spammer to nail him.
    upload_2018-6-15_6-9-21.png
     
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    Yes, but for that I need to open the post... If I do that, then the weird title of the post will enter my browser history.... And I don't want that...
     
  18. kate

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    I believe going to the post or profile page are the only two ways for regular users to report a spammer.

    If you don't mind a work around, copy the users URL then add /report to the end:
    https://androidforums.com/members/phases.275/report

    That's the URL of the pop up you see when clicking Report. Most browsers let you delete viewed pages in your browser history if you don't want it to stay there.
     
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