Wayne Stollings wrote:
It looks weird that I can edit everyone else's posts...
Yes, and if you hit the wrong button when you start to quote the post it really srews you up.
I hate the spammers. I have been banning/deleting 1 to 2 dozen a day of late. It is set up that no posts will show up without approval up to a certain point. Some of the rest I know are spammers, but there is a line they have to cross before I can justify removing them. It is a game of sorts to see if they can make it through ... and they do not.
I almost did that one time actually, it was the first day I was moderator, and I meant to "quote" them instead of editing their post. Then I realized it and stopped.
I have caught myself a few times over the years. Get a little fast with the click and hit the wrong button.
It's very easy to tell who the spammers are, though. They usually have advertising in their signatures and on their wall.
Those are the easy ones. Others slowly add their ads over time. I had one that took three months to finally get to the point they could clearly be called a spammer. Some will just sign up and add a link for anyone who checks out their profile. Others add a signature line or slide links into a post they copied form another site.
I have gotten three messages from spammers so far.
Not too bad, but you're right, they are pretty annoying.
This has been a big day already. I removed 28 so far today, but there are so many links to this site we are in the top layer of the target groups.
By the way, TES appears to be suspended due to a virus attack.
That took me by surprise. My company's initials are TES too. So the first thought was my website.
Those attacks are tough. That is why we added so many additional layers of security. The othe rproblem is backing up. We lost the entire archives in 2003 ... which went back to the late 1990s. More recently a function of the software prunned a lot of the old archives before anyone realized it was being done. Those were lost too.
I wish Fabian luck in that.