Powered by Invision Power Board


Forum Rules Forum Rules (Please read before posting)
Pages:123>»» ( Go to first unread post ) Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> Spamminator Taskforce, New group to remove spam posts/topics
DutchDork
  Posted: October 10, 2006 09:54 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Admin
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 688
Member No.: 2
Joined: July 14, 2002




Today, we created a new "Spamminator Taskforce" group with the specific purpose to remove spam posts/topics as soon as possible. The members of this new group are now able to remove single spam-posts or entire spam-topics in case there is a spammer active on the forum.

All members of this new group are selected from the "trusted members" group (>50 posts) and the selection is mostly based on how active a member is on the forum. This hopefully means that the forum is under constant watch of at least one of these members.

The following 16 members are selected in alfabetic order:
* BlueVanACD2005
* C++dude
* CoulombMagician
* crane550
* damien
* draget
* govjohn
* GPG
* hal
* Ice-Tea
* JoOngle
* kellys_eye
* kl27x
* MyCattMaxx
* Nothing40
* tekwiz

If any of the above members don't want to be a member of this new group, please send me a PM and I'll directly remove you from the group.

To the above members:
If you are removing a spammer topic/post, could you please send me a PM with the username of the spammer, so I can suspend his account and put him in the banned list?

For more information, see this topic

I wish you all a happy hunting... cool.gif
PMUsers Website
Top
tekwiz
Posted: October 10, 2006 10:14 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 28,711
Member No.: 5,746
Joined: July 24, 2006




Thanx for the confidence. I will use my new abilities wisely. Spammers beware! You are facing the fastest mouse in the West (coast of Canada)! cool.gif


--------------------
Trouble rather the tiger in his lair, than the sage among his books.
For to you, kings & armies are things mighty & enduring.
To him, mere toys of the moment, to be overturned at the flick of a finger.

Fortuna favet fortibus.
PMEmail Poster
Top
BlueVanACD2005
Posted: October 10, 2006 10:50 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Cleanup Taskforce
Posts: 2,223
Member No.: 4,841
Joined: April 16, 2006




Thanks, i'll do the best I can and only use my powers for good, never evil. thumbsup.gif


BTW, what's that "warn level" mean? How come tekwiz doesn't have it?
PMEmail PosterUsers WebsiteYahoo
Top
kellys_eye
Posted: October 10, 2006 10:54 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Spamminator Taskforce
Posts: 10,630
Member No.: 2,735
Joined: June 21, 2005




Thanks for the confidence - I won't let you down... cool.gif



--------------------
May contain nuts
PMEmail PosterYahoo
Top
CoulombMagician
Posted: October 10, 2006 10:55 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict
******

Group: Spamminator Taskforce
Posts: 994
Member No.: 3,131
Joined: August 29, 2005




I feel like a superhero with special powers. I'm gonna get a spandex outfit with "Super Spaminator" written on my chest. biggrin.gif
PMEmail Poster
Top
Jimthecopierwrench
Posted: October 10, 2006 11:25 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Moderator
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 10,220
Member No.: 561
Joined: January 10, 2004




Gentlemen; welcome.

Please pick up your secret ring and shades in room 101.

Spammers have just been officially declared an endangered species here wink.gif .



--------------------
All children are equal in the eyes of dog :)
PMEmail PosterUsers Website
Top
BlueVanACD2005
Posted: October 11, 2006 12:52 am
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Cleanup Taskforce
Posts: 2,223
Member No.: 4,841
Joined: April 16, 2006




So anyone know why I'm the only one with this "warn" thing?
PMEmail PosterUsers WebsiteYahoo
Top
Jimthecopierwrench
Posted: October 11, 2006 12:57 am
Reply to this postQuote Post


Moderator
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 10,220
Member No.: 561
Joined: January 10, 2004




You're not from where I'm looking... Mebbe you can only see your own?


--------------------
All children are equal in the eyes of dog :)
PMEmail PosterUsers Website
Top
BlueVanACD2005
Posted: October 11, 2006 01:00 am
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Cleanup Taskforce
Posts: 2,223
Member No.: 4,841
Joined: April 16, 2006




Can you see one on yours? It says "Warn (0%)" then 5 little white bars. Thought that was for new members or something.


If I log out and look at my posts, then its gone. So it must not be bad I guess.
PMEmail PosterUsers WebsiteYahoo
Top
Sch3mat1c
Posted: October 11, 2006 01:53 am
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 19,513
Member No.: 73
Joined: July 24, 2002




It's the warning thing...

Odd, I see it on everybody, or at least...all of you (not Jim or DD). Hmmm looks to be we mods have warn power over the new group. Watch out, you're under our noses, too! mad.gif rolleyes.gif laugh.gif

Tim


--------------------
Answering questions is a tricky subject to practice. Not due to the difficulty of formulating or locating answers, but due to the human inability of asking the right questions; a skill that, were one to possess, would put them in the "answering" category.
PMEmail PosterUsers Website
Top
Nothing40
Posted: October 11, 2006 02:27 am
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Spamminator Taskforce
Posts: 3,536
Member No.: 181
Joined: October 05, 2002




Bwahahaha...

With 16 more spam-I-nators,they don't stand a chance! biggrin.gif

"We're commin ta get'cha!"


--------------------
"we need an e-kick-in-the-nuts button" -Colt45
PMUsers WebsiteYahoo
Top
JoOngle
Posted: October 11, 2006 05:42 am
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 8,975
Member No.: 3,818
Joined: December 12, 2005




Yeah...

Let's get the little spammin'bastards!


--------------------
If my soul was software, I could program myself and you.
PMEmail Poster
Top
Sch3mat1c
Posted: October 11, 2006 05:56 am
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 19,513
Member No.: 73
Joined: July 24, 2002




The irony is it's mostly us who read the forum so mostly we're the only ones who ever do see the spam.

Allowing us to nuke the spam that's basically for us adds a sort of wiki feel to it. Not sure if I can explain that, I need sleep.

Tim


--------------------
Answering questions is a tricky subject to practice. Not due to the difficulty of formulating or locating answers, but due to the human inability of asking the right questions; a skill that, were one to possess, would put them in the "answering" category.
PMEmail PosterUsers Website
Top
damien
Posted: October 11, 2006 08:49 am
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 5,489
Member No.: 175
Joined: October 02, 2002




Hmm i feel like a german who now helps the US government during world war 2. i mean me? I dont really spam i just dont do electronics anymore! lol no thats a lie, i dont electronics at home... because why would i when i do it all day everyday!

Im waiting for one of you smarmies to block a picture of mine. LOL

Damien


--------------------
Wow you look quite normal for a geek.

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.
PMEmail PosterUsers Website
Top
Ice-Tea
Posted: October 11, 2006 09:00 am
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Spamminator Taskforce
Posts: 3,053
Member No.: 462
Joined: October 07, 2003




Scared the hell out of me when I saw my new 'powers'. Figured the forum'd been hacked.

*holsters anti-spam gun* biggrin.gif
PMEmail PosterUsers Website
Top
damien
Posted: October 11, 2006 12:20 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 5,489
Member No.: 175
Joined: October 02, 2002




user posted image

its what willis was talking about....

chuck

wink.gif

Damien


--------------------
Wow you look quite normal for a geek.

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.
PMEmail PosterUsers Website
Top
C++dude
Posted: October 11, 2006 05:38 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Trusted Members
Posts: 1,226
Member No.: 6,440
Joined: September 20, 2006




Holy S**t shock.gif smile.gif thumbsup.gif
I've become over night , a spammer terminating machine! WOW cool.gif
right now I'm feeling like the new born vampire Louis in the movie "Interview with The Vampire" btw awesome movie wink.gif
I think I need some time to get used to those new gifted powers , but not that very long neither , so to all you spammers out there:
Take a very very long turn around this forum or prepare to be ........you know what laugh.gif


--------------------
NiteCo.com

Home of Collaborative Knowledge
PMUsers Website
Top
tekwiz
Posted: October 11, 2006 05:48 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 28,711
Member No.: 5,746
Joined: July 24, 2006




I can just imagine the look on the next spammer's face when his hard typed spam dissappears within seconds of his posting it. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif *dusts off 50 megaton anti-spam mouse*

BTW: Spenser: I have one of the warn bars too. I think we can only see our own. No idea what it is for, though. cool.gif


--------------------
Trouble rather the tiger in his lair, than the sage among his books.
For to you, kings & armies are things mighty & enduring.
To him, mere toys of the moment, to be overturned at the flick of a finger.

Fortuna favet fortibus.
PMEmail Poster
Top
BlueVanACD2005
Posted: October 11, 2006 06:06 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Cleanup Taskforce
Posts: 2,223
Member No.: 4,841
Joined: April 16, 2006




OK, just checking. Sort of weird to see that, maybe if you start deleting posts left and right, it goes up a little or something.


So far all I deleted was the "SOLD" post I had in the electronics trade forum. thumbsup.gif
PMEmail PosterUsers WebsiteYahoo
Top
MyCattMaxx
Posted: October 11, 2006 06:43 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Spamminator Taskforce
Posts: 2,050
Member No.: 2,662
Joined: June 04, 2005




QUOTE (tekwiz @ Oct 11 2006, 12:48 PM)
I can just imagine the look on the next spammer's face when his hard typed spam dissappears within seconds of his posting it. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif *dusts off 50 megaton anti-spam mouse*

BTW: Spenser: I have one of the warn bars too. I think we can only see our own. No idea what it is for, though. cool.gif

Most spammers more than likely do a copy and paste, so they spend less time at each site.


--------------------
Hey Buddy, Can you spare a mouse?

PMEmail PosterUsers Website
Top
DutchDork
Posted: October 11, 2006 07:04 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Admin
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 688
Member No.: 2
Joined: July 14, 2002




QUOTE
BTW, what's that "warn level" mean?

We have a warning system on the forum, that can be used by a moderators to warn, suspend or ban a person. But they can do that only for new members, so if you have more than 50 posts and you become a member of the "trusted members" group, the warning status-bar dissapears.
Since I created the "Spamminator Taskforce" group yesterday, I forgot to disable the warning system for this group. This is solved now wink.gif
PMUsers Website
Top
BlueVanACD2005
Posted: October 11, 2006 08:10 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Cleanup Taskforce
Posts: 2,223
Member No.: 4,841
Joined: April 16, 2006




Oh, OK. I thought it was for new members.



QUOTE
QUOTE (tekwiz @ Oct 11 2006, 12:48 PM)
I can just imagine the look on the next spammer's face when his hard typed spam dissappears within seconds of his posting it. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif *dusts off 50 megaton anti-spam mouse*

BTW: Spenser: I have one of the warn bars too. I think we can only see our own. No idea what it is for, though. cool.gif

Most spammers more than likely do a copy and paste, so they spend less time at each site.


Still, they have to take at least a couple minutes to make an account, and then insert their spam. All that work for nothing...

What do spammers get from posting their advertisments on any forum? Do they think we're all stupid and say. "Oh, OK, let buy all our parts from this place now." All it does is make us ignore them even more.
PMEmail PosterUsers WebsiteYahoo
Top
C++dude
Posted: October 11, 2006 09:16 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Trusted Members
Posts: 1,226
Member No.: 6,440
Joined: September 20, 2006




QUOTE (DutchDork @ Oct 11 2006, 07:04 PM)
Since I created the "Spamminator Taskforce" group yesterday, I forgot to disable the warning system for this group. This is solved now wink.gif

Alright! I don't haven't it anymore.

QUOTE
What do spammers get from posting their advertisments on any forum? Do they think we're all stupid and say. "Oh, OK, let buy all our parts from this place now." All it does is make us ignore them even more.

I always do wonder why they do such BS , but what makes me wonder more is Who in hell pays for this counter-productive advertisement???


--------------------
NiteCo.com

Home of Collaborative Knowledge
PMUsers Website
Top
tekwiz
Posted: October 11, 2006 09:28 pm
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 28,711
Member No.: 5,746
Joined: July 24, 2006




Apparently it's not so counterproductive. After all, the whole point of advertising is to get your product seen. Certain types of spam do accomplish that, unfortunatly. Companies pay people to post this crap, & they wouldn't if it didn't help the bottom line. cool.gif


--------------------
Trouble rather the tiger in his lair, than the sage among his books.
For to you, kings & armies are things mighty & enduring.
To him, mere toys of the moment, to be overturned at the flick of a finger.

Fortuna favet fortibus.
PMEmail Poster
Top
MacFromOK
Posted: October 12, 2006 03:19 am
Reply to this postQuote Post


Forum Addict ++
*******

Group: Spamminator Taskforce
Posts: 14,103
Member No.: 5,314
Joined: June 04, 2006




Congratulations guys. thumbsup.gif

Cheers, Mac


--------------------
Mac *

"Basic research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." [Wernher Von Braun]

* is not responsible for errors, consequential damage, or... anything.
PMEmail Poster
Top
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Topic OptionsPages:123>»» Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

 


:: support us ::




ElectronicsSkin by DutchDork & The-Force