Spam bots are out of hand -- FIXED

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Kayvon
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Spam bots are out of hand -- FIXED

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Reporting their posts does nothing. I've sent multiple emails to sharktalk@rockler.com, but I don't think that account is being monitored. I just put in a phone call to Rockler's Shark support. Last time I tried this, the bots were cleared out a couple days later.

It would be so much easier if Rockler would assigned an active forum user rights to kick these spambots before they get out of hand like this.

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yeah it’s a shit show. i’ve reached out to rockler and nw and it is what it is. sometimes i feel like creating my own.

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Great news! The Power That Be have bestowed admin access on two forum regulars, Bob and myself. I've been going through and cleaning out the spam posts. You'll have to look elsewhere for advice on where to buy Goose Sneakers (whatever those are).

If you see a spam post, hit the exclamation mark at the top of the post to report it. We'll keep the forum tidy and help it be more inviting for new and returning users.

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Glad to hear that you have been asked to get rid of all these spam's that keep showing up everyday. I just got tired of coming on here any more because of it.
Thanks,

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Great news!!!!!

Thanks for working on this.
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In your spelunking in the bowels of the system, did you find a way to "moderate" the new accounts?
Or at least put all new account's posting ability under moderation until they've show they actually are about CNCs?

Obviously there's a need to have a preventative measures in addition to clean-up of the messes they've left behind.

Thanks both of you for taking it on, let's hope a little cleaner place to talk will encourage people to come back.
Maybe we need to post "adverts" on the FB page that reminds people this one is there also?

Cheers!

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I haven't done any account moderation whatsoever. Simply deleting spam posts. I'm on here almost daily, so I'm able to clean the spam posts as they appear.

I'm not familiar with the FB page -- I'm never on FB. If you want to let people know that this forum is available, that'd be great. The forum was a valuable resource in answering a couple questions I had while I was learning the ropes.

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Traffic to the FB group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SharkHD4Owners) is FAR greater than here...orders of magnitude, even compared to when these forums were the main venue. And thankfully, very little of what I'd call true spam/unwanted stuff. It's quite a clean and helpful group.
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Thanks so much for doing this, glad you got permission. I haven’t been on here in a while since the last time I looked it seemed abandoned to me. There is a wealth of information in the posts here, glad its being maintained properly now.
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