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Post by g-man » 05:16 Sat 29 Jun 2013

an ip block is necessary for the fellow who keeps posting the same kitchen wares
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Post by DRT » 08:14 Sat 29 Jun 2013

Done.

Thanks for reporting.
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Post by jdaw1 » 09:26 Sat 29 Jun 2013

Thank you g-man for suggesting and DRT for doing so promptly. Let’s see whether it works.

BTW, when spam is noticed:

• Please do click the ‘Report’ icon, and/or PM me;
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• Please don’t follow any of their links, which might be laden with malware.

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Post by jdaw1 » 15:26 Sat 29 Jun 2013

One spammer, though not the kitchen variety, just registered, and was still viewing the site as I deleted. Zap!

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Post by benread » 20:39 Sat 29 Jun 2013

Although Google will do their very best not to tell us exactly how it works, the latest algorithm (aka Penguin 2.0) is believed to take a dim view of websites that seed lots of spam links to themselves from content locations that bear little relation. So, for example, a website promoting the virtues of port drinking will not be considered by Google to be relevant to buying cheap kitchens. If that proves to be the case, we might see a reduction in such behaviour.

I do of course accept many of us decant in the kitchen, but I think that degree of connection will probably be discounted by the penguins!
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Post by PhilW » 09:34 Sun 30 Jun 2013

benread wrote:Although Google will do their very best not to tell us exactly how it works, the latest algorithm (aka Penguin 2.0) is believed to take a dim view of websites that seed lots of spam links to themselves from content locations that bear little relation. So, for example, a website promoting the virtues of port drinking will not be considered by Google to be relevant to buying cheap kitchens. If that proves to be the case, we might see a reduction in such behaviour.

I do of course accept many of us decant in the kitchen, but I think that degree of connection will probably be discounted by the penguins!
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Post by DRT » 10:51 Sun 30 Jun 2013

PhilW wrote:disaster! Jehovah! <stoned>
:lol:

One more quote and we'll start getting hits from Monty Python fans!
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Post by g-man » 05:16 Wed 03 Jul 2013

indeed the ktichen dude went buck wild!
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Post by DRT » 07:26 Wed 03 Jul 2013

Zapped.
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Post by jdaw1 » 18:46 Thu 04 Jul 2013

I think that the goblins promoting a certain class of domestic improvements are doing one link per town. Perhaps, when every large town in the UK has been promoted, they’ll be done.

But how large is ‟large”? To take an example from DRT’s county, is Ault Hucknall large?

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Post by djewesbury » 21:11 Thu 04 Jul 2013

Bolsover is the district town, I notice. Bolsover has an interesting number of pubs in its main square, from memory. I am sure we will have a post from Bolsover soon.
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Post by DRT » 23:22 Thu 04 Jul 2013

Perhaps the temporary ban on the offending word will dissuade them.
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:42 Thu 04 Jul 2013

They won’t know if until after posting. And I very much doubt, if they realise, that they’ll delete the post and the account.

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Post by DRT » 23:45 Thu 04 Jul 2013

Nothing else has worked. Nothing to lose in trying.
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Post by DRT » 07:55 Fri 05 Jul 2013

It didn't work :(

Interestingly, the spam post that I just deleted was able to bypass the (now deleted) word censoring setting, suggesting it is automated spam rather than a human.

I will try something else.
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Post by jdaw1 » 09:15 Fri 05 Jul 2013

The most recent deletion was ‟In Burgesshill”. Oh dear: Burgess Hill is small, pop. 28k.

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Post by DRT » 09:22 Fri 05 Jul 2013

DRT wrote:I will try something else.
jdaw1 wrote:The most recent deletion was ‟In Burgesshill”.
My something else didn't work :(
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Post by Glenn E. » 21:29 Fri 05 Jul 2013

How many real new subscribers does TPF get every day?

Perhaps new subscribers should be restricted from posting until they have contacted an Admin?
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Post by jdaw1 » 21:39 Fri 05 Jul 2013

Glenn E. wrote:How many real new subscribers does TPF get every day?
Less than one a week. Maybe one a month.
Glenn E. wrote:Perhaps new subscribers should be restricted from posting until they have contacted an Admin?
That used to happen. I would get dozens of emails every day needing processing. Sometimes real people wouldn’t be approved for weeks, by which time they’d lost interest.

Separately, I know that new boy Zj0IZredf7 looks dodgy. But a different dodgy to the recent crew, so I’m waiting to see what (s)he does. Then, Zap!

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Post by DRT » 22:31 Fri 05 Jul 2013

DRT wrote:
DRT wrote:I will try something else.
jdaw1 wrote:The most recent deletion was ‟In Burgesshill”.
My something else didn't work :(
A small tweak to the "something else" seems to be working on the cooking place fitters.
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Post by CaliforniaBrad » 02:18 Sat 06 Jul 2013

I'm a newbie and thankful I didn't have to wait for approval. Also, hello everyone!

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Post by DRT » 02:23 Sat 06 Jul 2013

Brad,

Welcome to :tpf: :D

Do you mind if we move your post to a more appropriate place?

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Post by jdaw1 » 08:37 Sat 06 Jul 2013

jdaw1 wrote:I know that new boy Zj0IZredf7 looks dodgy. But a different dodgy to the recent crew, so I’m waiting to see what (s)he does. Then, Zap!
Selling different rubbish: Zap!

Unusual to have a 22 hour gap between registration and posting spam.

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:54 Sat 06 Jul 2013

Just waded through two years of people with only one post. One had subsequently changed his signature, been flagged by Daniel, and then not noticed. One had edited his post to add links sneaky! Both people deleted, and posts retained by edited.

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Post by CaliforniaBrad » 19:31 Sat 06 Jul 2013

That's fine, Derek, just wanted to chime in that I likely would have been one of those people to forget about signing up with a big wait. Thanks!

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