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    As an indication of what moderators can be up...

    As an indication of what moderators can be up against.

    I've just had to clean up a spambot attack on another forum that I mod.

    104 spam posts from the same username, plus another 87 that got...
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    Sorry Welshchick, I couldn't resist. Where is...

    Sorry Welshchick, I couldn't resist.

    Where is this question being asked?
  3. Have you tried contacting the...

    Have you tried contacting the manufacture/retailer he bought if from?

    If it's almost new they may be interested in buying it back for resale, at a reduced price of course.
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    Answer #1 - "What ****** good days!". Answer...

    Answer #1 - "What ****** good days!".

    Answer #2 -"There are only bad days and worse days."
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    Welcome back. You are lucky you didn't come...

    Welcome back.

    You are lucky you didn't come back last month, we had an issue with spam - but they have just had a shake up with the moderation and things are much better now.

    I use an...
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    Weekend moderation as well; thumbs up. Let's...

    Weekend moderation as well; thumbs up.

    Let's hope it keeps up.
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    It is a bit too simple, and wouldn't stop spam. ...

    It is a bit too simple, and wouldn't stop spam.

    Spambots will sometimes/often register and then lay dormant for weeks or even months before suddenly posting a rash of spam.

    Blocking new...
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    They are now logging on out of office hours,...

    They are now logging on out of office hours, Dlfteam logged in at 9:52 PM last night.

    We'll see what happens this weekend.
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    I also note that they are logging on outside of...

    I also note that they are logging on outside of office hours, which is another long needed improvement.
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    It wouldn't have been that difficult for someone...

    It wouldn't have been that difficult for someone with Supermod or Admin permissions, although it would have taken a couple of hours.

    Most of the spam was from bots using the same account name for...
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    Thanks Moderator(s) - Keep it up.

    It seems that the day to day moderation has improved vastly since New Year.
    (But we'll see what the weekend brings).

    A lot of the old spam threads/posts have now been removed as well.
    I can...
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    That number is given on the DWP form ESA3(IBR)...

    That number is given on the DWP form ESA3(IBR) 06/18 which is sent out by the team looking at the IB-ESA review.

    I can also find it on various other letters sent out by that team.

    It is the...
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    It would depend on what their particular lease...

    It would depend on what their particular lease says about flooring.
    What your lease says about it will be a clue as they are probably the same.

    However what do you hope to achieve by raising the...
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    Well it is made into jewelry, especially Jet and...

    Well it is made into jewelry, especially Jet and Anthracite but softer coals can be used as well.
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    Additional rant - Why do people who I'm barely on...

    Additional rant - Why do people who I'm barely on nodding terms with expect me to shake their hands today?

    Next year I think I'll revive a Scottish tradition and give them each a lump of coal and...
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    Deleting all of a spammers posts at once can be...

    Deleting all of a spammers posts at once can be done by a moderator (one who knows what they are doing), it's easy and takes seconds.
    Which is why it's frustrating that it isn't being done here.
    ...
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    I wouldn't report the obvious new spam threads,...

    I wouldn't report the obvious new spam threads, at 30 seconds a report it just takes too long to do the obvious ones.
    But I do still report spam tacked onto the end of an existing thread.

    Whether...
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    (leave me) Alone for Christmas. - A rant.

    I hope everyone is well and enjoys their Christmas and New Year, whether on their own or with a crowd.

    But:
    Does anybody else get fed up with being told that you shouldn't, indeed musn't, be on...
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    vb is getting a bit long in the tooth, but I have...

    vb is getting a bit long in the tooth, but I have to say that I much pefer the moderation options on vb than I do on Invision and other 'more modern' software.

    I guess it all comes down to just...
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    No not that, not by my choice anyway.

    No not that, not by my choice anyway.
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    Benefit Fraud - Inside job.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-50844861


    Her own bank account? She hardly sounds like the brain of Britain.

    If a claimant makes a deliberately fraudulent claim they would be...
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    I made the scale of the problem quite clear in my...

    I made the scale of the problem quite clear in my email, and made it clear that it reflects poorly on their whole organisation, we'll see what happens when their website team gets hold of it.

    TBH...
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    I've received an acknowledgement from the Head of...

    I've received an acknowledgement from the Head of Communications at Shaw Trust, (copied to their site feedback team), we'll see what happens.
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    I was avoiding posting the date, why give the...

    I was avoiding posting the date, why give the spamners an easy time.

    It's definitley a spambot, maybe 2.

    And there may be a new one, we have been getting Keto spam for a couple of months now on...
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    Earlier I checked when was the last time dlfteam...

    Earlier I checked when was the last time dlfteam logged onto the forum.

    That did it - I have now emailed Shaw Trust about the moderation/spam removal problem here.

    We'll see what DLF's 'bosses'...
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