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    This morning there were 5 new threads and 2 other posts by the same spammer. That happens quite often. What amazes me is that not a single person reported it as spam. There was a total of 9 responses to his posts (several by the same veteran users) calling him out as a spammer but no one reported him.

    If you see spam or offensive language or a bru-ha-ha building, please use the report link that is on every post- that will send a message to us moderators and we will know to get our tails over there and fix it. We read every post but with the volume of posts we get it can be several hours before we do, so help us stamp out spam!

    The report link is a triangle with an exclamation mark inside and is on the same line as the "reply" choices but on the left side.

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    Oh I had never realized that was there or I would have flagged it quickly!!
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    I never realized that hazard sign was that,from now on when i see spam i will use it. Thanks for the info.
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    I tried the 'triangle' to report this idiot that posted. It told me I was unauthorized.

    I also was one of those who did not know how to report spam. I just tried the triangle again and it worked.
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    Guilty as charged....didn't know what that triangle was for...seen it, but not tried it. I know now...

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    h2ohhh....looks like if the post has already been deleted when you click submit report, it gives you that message. I had it happen to me, but when I went back to the thread, the spam was gone.


    Quote Originally Posted by h2ohhh View Post
    I tried the 'triangle' to report this idiot that posted. It told me I was unauthorized.

    I also was one of those who did not know how to report spam. I just tried the triangle again and it worked.
    Last edited by Jeffonc; 03-08-2011 at 04:29 PM. Reason: FYI - we're getting the reports. It takes a second to delete & ban. Several mins to re-register. Eventually boredom sets in

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    Due to the SPAMMER attack on our forums today we have had to resort to manually activating new accounts. If you register a new account we will try to confirm your registration as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience as we all have to adjust because of the actions of a few misfits who have nothing better to do with their lives than to disrupt the tranquility of others. What goes around comes around and their day will come. If someone had taken that young man fishing as a kid maybe he would be doing something more useful and productive with his time.

    I want to thank our diligent and faithful moderators for dealing with this unfortunate situation today. You guys ROCK!


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    Thanks NCAngler. I was worried that was going to be the case when the guy said he was going to be posting the site on 4chan to get other people to troll with him.

    I don't understand why some people find enjoyment in that sort of thing...
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    Thank you Randy for taking steps to address this issue.
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    The real thanks go to Lewisfishing, Jeffonc, Lefty and Topsail Angler. Your moderators stepped in quickly yesterday to deal with this. I couldn't keep this site going without these guys!
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    They did do a great job. Every time he'd post it disappeared within minutes.
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    What were people saying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinCary View Post
    What were people saying?
    Well, if we repeated it, we'd have to delete it again. It was not at all contributing to any thread -- pure and simple just making a pain of himself/herself. If you're concerned about accidentally crossing a line, you may review the site guidelines (Info, Guidelines in the top menu bar). The mess we had yesterday, though, was no accident.
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    It is actually a compliment to the work of the moderators here that people didn`t even know what/where the spam button was.
    ( I didn`t either) I`m surprised it doesn`t say " Spam, or report spam or abuse."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty View Post
    Well, if we repeated it, we'd have to delete it again. It was not at all contributing to any thread -- pure and simple just making a pain of himself/herself. If you're concerned about accidentally crossing a line, you may review the site guidelines (Info, Guidelines in the top menu bar). The mess we had yesterday, though, was no accident.
    Oh okay, thank you for clarifying. Spam made it sound like somewhat of an accidental off topic remark or something of that sort. It sounds to be that they were clearly trying to be a pain.

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