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Reply #24 - 12/14/16 at 15:32:53
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You may need to log out and then log back in? Refreshes your status, as it were.
  
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Reply #23 - 12/14/16 at 14:07:37
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Yeah, mine just allowed me to 'print' though. The only option. Which was no help.
  
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Reply #22 - 12/14/16 at 10:22:01
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Bibs wrote on 12/14/16 at 09:39:49:
I tried to delete where I am Mod, but cannot find my tools. Tony - how does one find and use such mod tools again?


I have a big, blue 'Post tools' button at the top right of each post and if I click on it I get options to delete (among others).
  
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Reply #21 - 12/14/16 at 09:39:49
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I tried to delete where I am Mod, but cannot find my tools. Tony - how does one find and use such mod tools again?
Darned if i can find....
  
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Reply #20 - 12/14/16 at 00:47:52
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kaylee dave

is a spammer. This can be deleted after action.
  

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Reply #19 - 11/10/16 at 12:23:21
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RoleyPoley wrote on 11/09/16 at 17:04:46:
I've just deleted about a dozen or so posts by Harry Allen in the General Thread


Good work ... I've just deleted 'Harry Allen'! Grin
  
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Reply #18 - 11/09/16 at 17:04:46
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I've just deleted about a dozen or so posts by Harry Allen in the General Thread. Also, a thread he started on whether he should hire an essay writing service to do his essay on gaming.

  

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Reply #17 - 05/11/16 at 20:05:59
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Usually i would see these sorts of posts as i am a frequent reader of the forums and remove them. However i've been away for a couple of weeks due to an illness in the family.

Unfortunately, when i've gone into those posts tonight I dont appear to have any options to delete them.
  

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Reply #16 - 05/11/16 at 12:04:24
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There's one at http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1462956787/0#0 too; it's been a productive day for them.

I just PM the mods (as I have done with these two).
  
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Reply #15 - 05/11/16 at 07:46:11
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http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1462944032/0#0 same as usual. Still don't know how to report people. Or should I PM some Mod? Or just leave it, as they're gonna see it themselves (not exactly a covert operation to write 5 one-line posts into old threads prior to spamming some link)
  
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Reply #14 - 05/03/16 at 19:35:26
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Hi, from a big chess enthusiast and a newbie in this forum. I think the Chess-opening-captcha is a great way to keep spammers away. Lucky me, I managed to answered it correctly as my opening repertoire is a little bit rusty ( just kidding- I stumbled upon my favourite opening). 
« Last Edit: 05/04/16 at 05:54:28 by Ognian_Mikov »  

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Reply #13 - 02/06/16 at 22:56:02
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Volunteers please to help remove such nonsense.
Please mail TonyK to be put in as a 'mod'.
RP - thanks, that helps everyone a lot. Can you PM Kosten san?
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Reply #12 - 02/06/16 at 13:43:41
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http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?action=viewprofile;username=043735... spent 5 posts on quoting the first line of Wikipedia for topics discussed in the respective threads, before they posted some random ad.

I'd just report, but didn't actually manage to find a "Report" option?!
  
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Reply #11 - 11/21/15 at 22:21:12
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Don't know, but maybe because if they can catch just one person, it might be enough for them?
  
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Reply #10 - 11/21/15 at 22:14:45
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fling wrote on 11/21/15 at 12:49:54:
now spammer Littlebeauty


He is now deleted and banned, why do they bother?
  
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Reply #9 - 11/21/15 at 12:49:54
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And now spammer Littlebeauty.
  
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Reply #8 - 11/18/15 at 02:50:49
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Sorry, I don't mean to be a spammer
  
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Reply #7 - 11/17/15 at 23:16:05
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See also 'NegiRefutes' by the looks of it.
  
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Re: Spammers
Reply #6 - 11/15/15 at 18:05:56
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 11/15/15 at 12:10:09:
As soon as I got home and put my computer on I saw his posts and deleted him/them.


I saw that, appreciated. These spammers seem to be getting more sophisticated, at least this one. Some of his posts were just general "oh this is interesting" which I cant see how anybody could detect.

Then others were "oh this is interesting" followed by insert external link to god knows what.
  
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Reply #5 - 11/15/15 at 12:10:09
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Keano wrote on 11/14/15 at 10:50:27:
Please delete new spammer Chrisatorain


Bibs wrote on 11/13/15 at 01:34:20:
they get wiped out quickly


As soon as I got home and put my computer on I saw his posts and deleted him/them.
  
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Reply #4 - 11/14/15 at 10:50:27
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Please delete new spammer Chrisatorain
  
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Reply #3 - 11/13/15 at 01:34:20
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I think it is okay as it is.
Some crop up, and they get wiped out quickly.
Suggest: leave as.
  
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Reply #2 - 11/12/15 at 10:40:53
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Smyslov_Fan wrote on 11/11/15 at 15:39:19:
I have seen a recent rise in complaints about spammers. I'm not sure we actually have more spammers than in the past, but there seems to be a perception that the site's anti-spam system isn't working well enough.


I can make it more difficult to start a new account, but at some point it becomes dissuasive for non-spammers too, and that's a shame. I think we've all been to sites where we gave up at some point because it was too much hassle getting an account, and I really don't want to put people off becoming useful members.
  
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Reply #1 - 11/11/15 at 20:49:03
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As spammers probably follow the L-distribution one should wait before acting.
  

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11/11/15 at 15:39:19
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Hi,

I have seen a recent rise in complaints about spammers. I'm not sure we actually have more spammers than in the past, but there seems to be a perception that the site's anti-spam system isn't working well enough.

Currently, we have a spam filter and any new member must make at least five posts before they can start a new topic. Moderators will usually step in and delete any spam that gets through within 24 hours of it being posted.

My questions are:

Is this enough?

How can this be improved without deterring legitimate new members?
  
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