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Sarah
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United Kingdom
625 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2007 :  23:07:10  Show Profile  Visit Sarah's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just a note to apologise for the recent cases of spamming on this Forum.

It's something that I can't prevent myself but I've asked my website technician to look into it for me to see if there's some way of stopping these time wasters joining the Forum.

In the meantime, can I ask that people simply ignore the postings and report them to me as soon as they see them please. AND PLEASE DON'T CLICK ON ANY OF THESE BOGUS LINKS. They are links to very, very dodgy websites and I would think they are riddled with spyware and adware and won't do your computers any good at all.

It really upsets me that we have a really nice good-natured Forum here and these complete idiots are using it to promote their disgusting wares.

Thanks for your help.

June
Platinum Member

United Kingdom
339 Posts

Posted - 14/02/2007 :  11:51:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe these people think that we are 'sad' because we enjoy talking about our holidays all the time But we are certainly not as 'SAD' as they are by just trying to fill our PCs with porn
We do hope that you DO NOT have to shut down the Forum, as it keeps us all occupied between meeting up again in Tossa

Junio Uno
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claredenandrose
Platinum Member

Spain
294 Posts

Posted - 15/02/2007 :  20:16:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like the new member "kitredut" may be a spammer/phisher too..
Please don't open any of his/her links

We would love to live in Tossa !!!
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June
Platinum Member

United Kingdom
339 Posts

Posted - 16/02/2007 :  10:36:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think he has already been annihilated

Junio Uno
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claredenandrose
Platinum Member

Spain
294 Posts

Posted - 16/02/2007 :  20:49:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No still there on 16th Feb at 20.48. I think we should let our "Leader" know..

We would love to live in Tossa !!!
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Sandra Mollat
Platinum Member

United Kingdom
211 Posts

Posted - 20/02/2007 :  17:07:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So sorry to see what is happening to this friendly website; what kind of people are they who would like to jeopardise all your hard work?
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Sarah
Administrator

United Kingdom
625 Posts

Posted - 28/02/2007 :  19:33:05  Show Profile  Visit Sarah's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The spammers are still causing a problem.

Please don't reply to the postings.

They are somehow using an automated system to register and until I can sort out a way of preventing it they will continue.

I am currently getting about 30 or so spam e-mails per day and most of them are not being filtered through my spamguard. Isn't technology wonderful?

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Sarah
Administrator

United Kingdom
625 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2007 :  23:35:41  Show Profile  Visit Sarah's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think I've had a brain wave. I've turned on 'approve registration' so every time a new member wants to join the forum, I get an e-mail asking me to accept or reject them. So this means no one can make any postings until I've approved their membership. Apologies to those members who are genuine and experience a delay in being able to make postings due to waiting for me to respond, but this really is necessary to try and put a stop to this annoying spamming.

I will try to respond to all new member requests as soon as possible.

Fingers crossed this will work!
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claredenandrose
Platinum Member

Spain
294 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2007 :  11:08:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like a brilliant idea Sarah...
It does seem that a lot of these people are from Toronto when you look at their details..

We would love to live in Tossa !!!
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Sandra Mollat
Platinum Member

United Kingdom
211 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2007 :  19:11:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wish you every success in ridding your website of these !*!*!* words fail me they are so despicable!
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