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See the "notify site administrator" in the box on the upper right. That's how we report spam. If you can figure out how to or who will donate a BB program that is not 8 years old, be my guest. *krietzerjak wrote:We need a spam button. I am Tired of seeing obvious spam here, and no real way of reporting it. Spammers can post links when new members can not. I do NOT understand this. Please add a spam button for those reading these messages and see OBVIUS SPAM.
And it is an unwritten rule around here that one never responds to a post that smells of spam. Never give them the satisfaction.
Actually, the site software used here is free & open source. There probably is a newer version available, we just need tech savvy youth to do it.
Yes, it's annoying to have our space invaded by soulless leeches. It's an unfortunate side effect of an open market and an efficient Web -- and the never-ending presence of venality in the human race, I suppose . . .?
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I could be wrong, but I believe in the instance you are referring to, the spammer didn't put a direct link inside of the post. Rather, the link was included as part of their 'profile' - in which case it shows up at the bottom and would be a part of every post the spammer/poster ever makes.egads wrote:How is it possible for a new poster to add a link in their posts? Just today, in the Bob Burka exhibit thread, there is a new post by a newly registered member with one post with a link in it. Others, who have legitimately joined with a genuine interest in our discussions, cannot link or attach. This is really normal in boards like this. Do the spammers have some secret decoder ring to get around this restriction?
Perhaps we'd have more spam if readers gave in to the temptation to respond to it; everyone seems to be doing a good job on that score.