How to deal with spam on the forum

Jan 10, 2012 at 6:20pm

How to deal with spam on the forum

ndrewoods is a spambot. He keeps posting links to piano lesson sites on any forum thread that contains piano. Is there any way to report abuse, etc.?

His latest posting is a reply to a thread from four years ago and contains a link to a site for piano lessons.

http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=10172

#61024
Jan 10, 2012 at 7:12pm

When you’re logged in, you should see a “REPORT” link under each post. We don’t always catch them, so your help is appreciated.

Lilli

#219850
Jan 10, 2012 at 7:14pm

I am logged in, but I don't see it. I'm using Chrome on OSX 10.6. Here's a screenshot.

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#219851
Jan 10, 2012 at 7:15pm

Thanks, we’ll check into it.

Lilli

#219852
Jan 10, 2012 at 7:19pm

Hmmmmm…not seeing it on Safari (5.1.1) either. No crazy javascript settings or stylesheets.

#219853
Jan 10, 2012 at 8:58pm

I believe it’s fixed. Will you take another look, please, and confirm?

Thanks,
Lilli

#219854
Jan 10, 2012 at 9:10pm

i´ve never seen that report button, i usually move spam to MISC.

p.s. reporting posts and users is not the same anyway. those bots which just answer to existing threads are quite annoying (as i cant move them to MISC, lol)

#219855
Jan 10, 2012 at 9:26pm

Hi Lilli, I see it now. Thanks!

#219856

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