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Super Modulator
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Today, yet another brand new member and first post is SPAM and with an advertising link.

I use this forum software on several other forums that I moderate. Please set up the default for new members to MODERATED status, you have enough moderators and the rate of new members is very low, well within their capabilities.

And if 3 moderators are not enough, I'll volunteer to moderate new members, normally all you have to do is moderate the first post and see they are a spammer and ban their email address... 2 or 3 reasonable posts and you un-moderate them. this is not rocket science.

This is getting worse, not better....

Greg Elmassian
 

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Well, if the alert no longer goes to moderators, that seems to be a big loss, since clearly no admin replied to this thread.

(I mean Admin like the guys employed by Vertical Scope)

Without a communication channel, I guess my next attempt is to find a post by a VS employee and see if I can engage him, and get some idea on solving the issue.

Unfortunately, if they have "cut out" the moderators from the report function, then we have even less chance of addressing this issue is my guess... clearly they are spread thin, and they are paid employees, thus my request will cost VS money in their time...

Oh well...

Thanks for replying Dwight!

Greg
 

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no, why? You think they will respond to a tag? If they are not responding to the means they asked for, then they can easily justify not responding in a way they never requested.

I will turn the heat up shortly, they WILL hear from me.

Greg
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Honest reply:

Forums run on rules, and the administrators typically give you very few avenues of communication... they aren't sampling texts, emails, tweets, and facebook posts... it would be overload.

So, like anything else in the world, you try the official avenue first, out of respect for those who made the rules. Then when that does not work, you try something else, but no guarantees.

You might also think that people with a more long term experience with this forum might have a better clue. Pete has 6,000 posts, he's been here a while and seen the evolution.

Your reasoning is that what the heck, try whatever,

Maybe that would p**s the admins off, by not exhausting the avenues of communication requested first.... i.e. your reasoning is faulty, in life you don't just do something because you can, and surely as a newcomer to the forum, not a great introduction.

Greg
 

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Discussion Starter · #21 ·
I did say experience... of course you may have been reading since 2007, but 4 posts does not count as a lot of experience posting.

So, you have to up the ante by an insult... ok, you are now even further out with the insult... stuff it...
 

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There you go, comparing size again. Perhaps the post count was reset when VS took over. Either way, you’ve the one picking fights and storming off. Go sulk on your corner of the internet
you up the ante, and then throw another insult, and of course if the post count was reset, then mine would not be over 20,000. .... come clean, are you the Bubba, Marty's old friend?
 
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