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  1. dontpanicbobby

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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

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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...
     
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  7. lunatic59

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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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  11. palmtree5

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    Nah, it's not just Canadian universities they're using. They're using American ones too iirc
     
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    Huh what are you talking about, I guess missed out on the pain... :D
     
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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:
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    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.
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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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    Is this why users from South Korea are blocked from the forum? I haven't used this place in awhile, but when I was googling an issue I had, one of the results was this site. Imagine my surprise when I try to read the thread to get help and instead see a "your IP address is blocked" message. I had to turn on a VPN to view the forum, but oh, guess what, so can any actual spammer, so all you've managed to do is inconvenience regular users and apparently do nothing to stop spam as I can see the front page is absolutely flooded with it right now.
     
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    Yeh near constant rapid-fire Korean gambling and Chinese Canadian university fake diploma spam.

    FWIW I also need to use a VPN as I'm in China, and AF does block Chinese IP addresses.
     
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  21. Rico ANDROID

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    What thaaaah… is going on with the past spams its got the recent post page whacked ⭐
     
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    We've been busy for sure :(
    Can't stop it, but can wipe it out with the help from you guys reporting it :D
     
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    Yeah, sometimes legit members do get caught in the crossfire sorry.
    Not sure, but if you do know what IP you are trying to access AF from, admin can unblock it. But if more spam comes from said IP, it may get whacked again.
     
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    The forum won't even let me check on what IP's you've used in the past. Odd, must have been something lost in the system conversion.

    As Mike stated, when we get flooded by spam and ban IP's, sometimes normal users get caught in the cross fire.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, Spam is an unfortunate never ending battle.

    If you want to post your IP I can remove it fro the black list (i'll remove from this post right after as well)
     
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    Well that zucks. Glad I'm not a mod.
     
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    You can visit https://whatismyipaddress.com/ without using your proxy and it will tell you what your IP address is. If you would prefer to not post it publicly (and reveal your exact location), just hit the report button on my post and post the IP address in there.
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