1. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    I see a lot of spamming for sex sites, especially in the giveaways and nothing is being done about it? are spammers allowed?
    02-05-2011 03:53 PM
  2. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Sigh. Another thread complaining about spam. We really are doing our best over here. There is sooo much spam that we do take care of and most people never see. To help us out, you can hit the little "report post" icon when you come across it and we'll take care of it. We'd appreciate it.

    Thanks.
    Jeremy likes this.
    02-05-2011 03:55 PM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    Like mentioned above, report it and it will be removed.
    02-05-2011 04:19 PM
  4. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    If you need more help...I'll join! Sign me up!

    It's interesting that when I searched for spam (before posting this) I was directed to front page...
    02-05-2011 04:20 PM
  5. Kale58's Avatar
    Forums have always, and always will be, the target of spammers galore. It's a testament to the staff and Mods of TiPb that there isn't as much as I've seen in many other forums. And what spam I do see gets cleaned up PDQ.
    Alli likes this.
    02-05-2011 04:59 PM
  6. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Take into consideration that the mods have lives and jobs, they can't (and I'm sure don't want to, who would?) sit online all day watching for spam. I report spam every time I see it and it quickly disappears. Give them a break.

    And the one time I saw a pornographic image, I thought it needed more urgent attention as kids do use the forum - so I Tweeted Alli and it was gone within a minute. There are several ways that we can be proactive in helping to get rid of the spam.
    Alli likes this.
    02-05-2011 07:55 PM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    Sigh. Another thread complaining about spam.
    Win!

    isn't this thread, basically, spam in itself?
    02-05-2011 08:35 PM
  8. Massie's Avatar
    I'm guilty of complaining about spam here myself, but the fact remains that of all the iPhone forums I visit regularly, TiPB seems to get hit the worst. So really I'm just curious--why does it seem so much more frequent here, rather than at modmyi, or macrumors, for instance? Is it just that they have more people on the job, or is it possible they have better measures set up to prevent spam from reaching the boards in the first place? Maybe a better comparison is to something like Gmail--obviously they're not relying on actual workers to mark every piece of spam, yet I almost never get spam in my inbox.

    I'm sorry if you guys feel like we're unappreciative, but when other forums seem to filter spammers with much greater success we have to ask what more can be done, and whether or not the right tools are being used to make the forums the best they can be.

    Here's to hoping TiPB can remain a lively, fun source of information and discussion!
    02-06-2011 02:56 AM
  9. Massie's Avatar
    So I tried to help but I'm not allowed to report more than one spammer post per minute...since I don't plan to wait around all night to report them, here is a list of the most recent:

    brarpCene
    Amappexyrax
    qSategoasedsu
    Ziggidoappara
    PhotoshopCS

    these are within the last hour...
    02-06-2011 04:28 AM
  10. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    Win!

    isn't this thread, basically, spam in itself?
    LOL not if your replying to it.

    I searched first remember! Search function must have hiccuped when I hit "enter".

    I'm new here anyway, give a newbie a break, especially as I've never seen so much spam in one site. But I am just hearing breaking news! Other sites are now complaining of mass spamming within the past few days! That must be why...
    02-06-2011 05:19 AM
  11. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    Win!

    isn't this thread, basically, spam in itself?
    LOL not if your replying to it.

    I searched first remember! Search function must have hiccuped when I hit "enter".

    I'm new here anyway, give a newbie a break, especially as I've never seen so much spam in one site. But I am just hearing breaking news! Other sites are now complaining of mass spamming within the past few days! That must be why...
    02-06-2011 05:26 AM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    haha, touch sir! all we can do is report it as soon as we see it and hopefully, if enough of us do it, we can keep it to a minimum

    welcome to the forum by the way
    02-06-2011 08:06 AM
  13. Alli's Avatar
    It's pretty much the same threads being hit regularly. When I got up this morning, I removed 52 spam posts from the contest thread giving away the red and blue kits. That's fifty-two. In one thread! One of them had gone so far as to set up an avatar and everything.

    But the amount of spam has actually dropped back a lot in the last 4-5 days.
    02-06-2011 10:55 AM
  14. kch50428's Avatar
    Spam can be a wonderful thing... when it comes in a can from Austin, MN - about an hour or so away as the crow files from my house

    Spam with Tabasco Sauce built in... Garlic Spam... Spam with Bacon... yum!!
    02-06-2011 11:34 AM
  15. JakePleasants's Avatar
    But the amount of spam has actually dropped back a lot in the last 4-5 days.
    I've noticed that too. I figured it was so intense last week because of the Verizon iPhone launch. It will probably pick up again when it launches to general public.
    02-06-2011 01:49 PM
  16. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    Thanks Blink! I'm hoping to have a blast leaving BB and hoppin on the itrain!
    02-06-2011 04:30 PM
  17. Kale58's Avatar
    All this talk of spam puts me in mind of this classic Monty Python skit -->
    02-06-2011 04:41 PM
  18. slalomskie's Avatar
    You beat me to posting the link. Comedy done right.
    02-06-2011 04:46 PM
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