Spam Control

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  1. r055co

    r055co VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Love VU but VU has a problem with the Scum spammers, you know there's a number of easy options available. Myself I run a couple of website's and what do I do to keep the Spammers at bay? I use CleanTalk, no captcha bullshit it just blocks the scum spammers from even registering or "if" one or two slips by it screens their posts with no impact to the user.

    Anyway every single night there's a number of spam posts, VU is great but it really does need to check into spam control other than manual intervention by Mod's.

    One solution I use that yes has a module for Xenforo, hell subscription is only $8 for a year and yes fuck it if it's an issue I'll even pay for it.

    https://cleantalk.org
    https://cleantalk.org/help/install-xenforo2
     
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    Word. No need for it to come out of your pocket, but I hear ya.

    @5150sick
     
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  3. r055co

    r055co VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Seriously a solution is so simple to implement and fucking cheap, around 65¢ a month, seriously folks.
     
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  4. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee Reddit Exile

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    There’s an easy solution if this really bothers you. Avoid VU from 3:00am to 7:00am central standard time. That’s the only time I see them. Seriously though can you guys, VU moderators, change it so when I see spam I can report one after another and not have to wait 30 seconds, or whatever it is, between reports? If you can do that for posts also that would be great but definitely for reporting spam. It’s annoying to have to wait, twiddling my thumbs, until some arbitrary amount of time has passed. I promise if you lift these restrictions on my account I will not abuse it. Maybe make a new banner like VU Spam Crew, and give certain members privileges. That’s all I’ve got to say about that.
     
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  5. r055co

    r055co VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Easier is to use tools that have zero impact to users that I have seen, like CleanTalk. $8 a year? It'll block 99.99% of the scum ya know.
     
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  6. 5150sick

    5150sick Under Ground Hustler Staff Member VU Administrator Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Mod Team Leader Member For 5 Years

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    Everyone likes less spam.
    Except spammers I guess.:gaah:

    Let's see what @TygerTyger says.
     
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  7. Rooster Cogburn

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    I don’t know much about running a website but it seems like it would be a good idea. However now that I’ve had the VU Spam Crew idea and a new banner for a few elite spam reporters like myself, I think they should save the $8 a year and lean on its members like myself to remove these annoying parasites. Honestly they are both great ideas, choice A. Spend a few bucks a year vs. choice B. Take some time to make a cool exclusive banner and vet a few members to give some privileges to.
    There it is VU leaders: 2 excellent choices, consider both and tell us your decision. We will respect whatever you decide.
     
  8. r055co

    r055co VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Seriously $8 a year? Like I said I'll pay for it myself if it's an issue, you know like around 66¢ a month. Hell that doesn't even come down to being what you would loose in your couch ya know.
     
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  9. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee Reddit Exile

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    Listen I completely agree especially if it blocks 99.9% of the trash. I’m just excited about a new banner I could show off especially if there isn’t many on the spam crew. Chicks will see it and be like “wow I’ve never seen that before what does the spam crew do?” And I can say “it’s an elite undercover crew with the best of the best, but I cannot discuss the nature of the work we do, highly classified.” Women like a man of mystery so then they ask if we can meet in real life. I ask for nudes to be sent to verify her identity via any birthmarks or tattoos, you know because I can never be too safe, especially with the dangerous work I do in the vaping community. Ok well you get the idea......I’m batshit crazy, I cannot be reasoned with. Lol of course your idea is better, like I said, if it works like you said it does, it’s a no brained.
     
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    No more spam...lol. won't we as all miss seeing ads for keto and all the Chinese whatever it is theyr selling. Lmao
    Hate spam and i do report it regularly. I get home from work at 330am so i always see it
     
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    Where will I get all my Keto supplies and get hard pills from?
     
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    I know rite. We will be lost without it all.
     
  13. TygerTyger

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    I love when you guys come up with better ideas than me. I'm looking into this. Give me some time with it...
     
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    I'll be in your batshit crazy crew as well. I've often found myself reporting spam here. Even a simple "SpamCrew [X# spams reported]" banner would be kind of neat, I think. Maybe get tournaments going on, let say one of our vaping industry folks offer up a little something as a prize say maybe donate a few bucks to VU on our behalf. It'd be something fun to do. Sure know there's a cheap and 98/9% solution that could do the trick. I don't mind sending the ♪♫♬"Spam, spam, spam!"♪♫♬ reports though.
     
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    Does get tiresome ignoring so many posters when up in the wee hours cruising new posts.
     
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    Oh c'mon, join our batshit insane crew. You know you wanna. Hehehe. :) :D
     
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    If you guys ban the spam, then where am I gonna get my Supa Rockhard 2-Day Wang Elixir??? :bingo:
     
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  18. DogMan

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    i never see those ones

    i'm on east australian time, and yeah, keto diets and stuff

    maybe i should log in earlier, for wang elixir?

    good luck sorting it, admins. Not fun
     
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    Don't waste your money on the Mega Rhino Multi Rocket Gasm. It's a burn.

    I heard from a friend... :banana:

    .
     
  20. r055co

    r055co VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Yeah tools are pretty decent today that blocks these fuckers. Hell my Google Pixel phone with GoogleFi when ever a call comes in I have the option to screen. The unknown caller must responded which I see in text format and I have the option to approve, mark as spam or just ignore and I have the full transcript. Hell I no longer have to keep my ringer off 24x7 like I used to.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
     
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    you're doing a really great job

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    Those are gone for now. Deleting one, took all of them. Posted by one person/bot/punk. I know they're frustrating. Sorry I didn't get to them sooner.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  24. Rooster Cogburn

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    Awesome if you do go with the spam crew idea, keep me in mind. I won’t abuse any report/removal privileges given to me and I sleep like shit so I’m frequently up in the wee hours. Anyway thank you for your consideration.
     
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