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 Post subject: Forum tweaks
PostPosted: March 29th, 2018, 10:31 am 
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Ionian has added me as an administrator and I've tweaked a couple of settings to try to block the spam. The main change has been to disable links in messages. All the spam messages include links to their *************************/sales/other pages, so hopefully this might kill them dead. It means that if you want to include a link in messages then it will need to be spelled out e.g. bbc dot co dot uk. An inconvenience but, if it works, a small one.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum tweaks
PostPosted: March 29th, 2018, 11:04 am 
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That didn't work as expected so I'll reverse that. I've now set new members to be approved by an admin. This shouldn't be too onerous.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum tweaks
PostPosted: March 29th, 2018, 1:33 pm 
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Hi gsullymorgan,
Glad to hear you are now an administrator whatever that means and have changed some of the settings. Hope that it helps.
This posting was duplicated so I have deleted the duplicate. I have noticed that this has happened on several other postings in the last week or two to mine and others that have sent postings. It doesn't seem to do this to every posting?
Also there is now a 30 second delay when submitting a posting which didn't happen before!

I just received this email from info@calabriaforum.com regarding an account owned by "chasityeu2" has been deactivated or newly created,

Did you receive it as well? I didn't fully understand what to do so I just deleted it.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum tweaks
PostPosted: March 29th, 2018, 3:56 pm 
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Hi gsullymorgan,
I have received 5 emails (all different account names) from info@calabriaforum.com into my email inbox and 9 into my Spam box.
I assume this is due to you setting up that new members need to be approved by an admin. This is easier to handle than disapproving them as before.
I wonder if all moderators and administrators are receiving these notification emails?
I have had to delete 2 postings from 'Active Topics' which I assume needs different settings to be changed to stop these postings appearing on the Forum..


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 Post subject: Re: Forum tweaks
PostPosted: March 30th, 2018, 5:23 pm 
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'm not getting any messages that I can see. I'm not able to log on too frequently as Telecom Italia (sigh) have failed to turn up as promised this week to install our fibre, so I''m using a dongle. Hopefully people will stop trying to join, or their bots will, and the others are probably already joined and need to be removed.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum tweaks
PostPosted: March 30th, 2018, 7:06 pm 
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I have been getting quite a number of emails from info@calabriaforum.com about 30 today mostly to my Spam folder and some into my Inbox. There have been some getting through to be approved and some into the 'Active Topics' but a a big difference to what we were experiencing before.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum tweaks
PostPosted: March 30th, 2018, 9:34 pm 
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Thanks David and gsullymorgan for trying to sort this, we appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum tweaks
PostPosted: April 1st, 2018, 4:41 pm 
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Hello all,

I was a little late renewing the domain name so it went offline for a few days. Maybe the mails are a consequence of that. I’ll look into making it work as designed without too much spam.

In the meanwhile, happy Easter.

Dennis.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum tweaks
PostPosted: April 1st, 2018, 5:55 pm 
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Hi Dennis ,
Good to hear that you are around.
These increasing number of spam and inappropriate postings have coming for several months.
Since gsullymorgan became an administrator and tweaked things the posting have significantly decreased on the Forum. Emails coming into my Spam Box instead from info@calabriaforum.com for 'approval'. To delete these is now much easier.
Are any other moderators or administrators receiving these emails?


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 Post subject: Re: Forum tweaks
PostPosted: April 2nd, 2018, 10:29 am 
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29 deleted from 'Active Topics' and 20 disapproved this morning at 1020. They seem to be getting around the fix!
I only had 2 in my Spambox this morning.
Another problem a 'Connection not protected' flag appeared!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Forum tweaks
PostPosted: April 3rd, 2018, 3:20 pm 
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gsullymorgan,
We must have deleted the duplicate posting you added re changing the settings at the same time at. It is no longer in 'Active Topics' but logged as deleted by you and myself at 1513 in the 'Moderators Log'.


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