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Reporting a post

Discussion in 'ESMB Rules, FAQ, and New Member Info' started by Emma, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    If a member wishes to bring a post or thread to the attention of management, they can click on this [​IMG] symbol and report it. This symbol is found in the header bar of every post on the board. An email will be sent to all moderators to make them aware of it.

    Hopefully it won't get used too often. But is there for you if ever needed.

    The person reporting the post will remain anonymous to everyone except the moderators.
  2. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Bump for newbies.
  3. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator


    Use the report a post function to let me know about Spam as well as abusive posts.
  4. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    "Bump" - in light of some recent goings on.

    I don't read every single post on this board every day.

    If you spot something that you think should be bought to my attention please use the "report a post" function.

  5. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    I have used it to report spam.

    There is a way to obstruct the creation of automated spam accounts but I don't know if phpBB software has a feature you can enable that supports this method.
  6. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    Is there, really?

    I would be interested in this.

    Do tell.
  7. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

    The usual method nowdays is using a 'graphic' number that needs to be entered during sign in, but, I haven't seen much in the way of 'automated' spam here anyway.

    5 or 6 a week isn't 'automated'; 300 - 3000 is :)

    Flora likes this.
  8. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    That is exactly what I was refering to.

    Either you are mistaken or didn't see them before they were deleted OR I am mistaken about the nature of what I think caused them.

    Oh, well... :)
  9. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

    Oh well indeed :)

    I'm in and out a lot during the day and I usually check things here while I'm doing computer stuff (as opposed to the woodworking I have scheduled for myself) and, I see 'some' spam, but, very little. New 'topics' with single posts.

    Maybe Emma's already deleting things before I see them... but, I doubt it.

    I suspect single spammers post single spam posts; nothing requiring 'automatic' software (or that could be defended against, except by deleting it)

  10. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    I've deleted about 1000 spammer accounts in the last 7 months.

    After a while you see a pattern. They are not automated and often use the same email address over & over. Quite often they never get through the complete registration process because you need a legit email address to do that.

    The odd one who does get through the process usually posts in the off topic section. Sometimes I catch them in the act. Sometimes I catch them before they can post & sometimes they get to post. Those are the ones you see.
  11. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

    Well good for you. The end result is very little spam. Naturally, that's the best defense, because, once you let them sit, it's like ants :)

  12. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator


    Please re read about how to report an offending post.
  13. TheSneakster

    TheSneakster Guest

    Emma, this one should be either a sticky or moved to the FAQ/Rule forum, don't you think ?

    The Sneakster
  14. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator


    Please all read newly.

    I can't possibly read all posts to ESMB on a daily basis and rely on all members to be self policing.

    Please help to keep ESMB civil & friendly by reporting posts so that I may act on them.

    Don't let anyone change to board into something else. Please, I need your help.