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PostPosted: July 16th, 2017, 11:47 am 
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I have spent a long time banning the 'authors' and 'disapproving' ************************* sites about 75 this morning. It would be easier just to 'disapprove' these postings but presumably by 'banning' them they cannot post more postings using these 'names'
It is time consuming and annoying.
Presumably if they are not deleted (disapproved' and their authors not banned) the Forum will clog up with unwanted material and relevant postings not seen or answered.
Please help, is there something you can do to stop these spammers?
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Just realised after viewing my posting the 'P' word is banned and comes out as a string of *************. Can't this be done for the topics of these sites by not allowing them to be posted?.


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After a three weeks of not not receiving any unacceptable postings they have now started up again this past week!


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Unacceptable postings have started up again.
Banning the authors and then disapproving each post takes timer and is a bore to do. Fortunately this past week there have only been 4 to 5 a day. I am concerned that they will increase to the large numbers they did previously.
Admin, is there anything you can do to stop these postings like adding a 'captcha' included to send a post, this may deter them.


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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2018, 11:43 am 
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The Forum is receiving about 25 unacceptable postings waiting for 'Approval' each day this past week.
I have stopped 'Banning' the authors (which takes time) to just 'Disapproving' them which is a lot quicker.
I am also seeing small number of these postings appear on 'Active topics' which need to be edited and deleted.
ADMIN there must be a way of stopping these postings.


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Deleted and disapproved about 120 postings in the last two days.
Admin no response from you about stopping these unacceptable postings !!!


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As Admin last visited on Sun Aug 20, 2017, you may not get much response. You are listed as one of the administrators so presumably have as much control of the system. Is there anything in the standard setup that allows anything to be done?


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It was Dennis that set me up as an administrator and only found this out by accident!
I know nothing about the set up of the Forum, unfortunately I am not that tech savvy to do anything about it.
I presume that the same authors are sending their unacceptable poistings. I stopped 'Banning' the authors a couple of weeks ago and it appears that the postings seem to have increased in number.
I may have to bite the bullet and spend mofre time @banning' the authors as well as 'Diosapproving the postings to see if this reduces their numbers.
The Forum appears to be reciving between 2- - 30 a day of these postings!!


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It was Dennis that set me up as a moderator and only found this out by accident!
I know nothing about the set up of the Forum, unfortunately I am not that tech savvy to do anything about it.
I presume that the same authors are sending their unacceptable postings. I stopped 'Banning' the authors a couple of weeks ago and it appears that the postings seem to have increased in number.
I may have to bite the bullet and spend more time 'banning' the authors as well as 'Disapproving' these postings to see if this reduces their numbers.
The Forum appears at present to be receiving between 20 - 30 a day of these postings!!


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PostPosted: February 14th, 2018, 4:53 pm 
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I'm also deleting and banning but as only a moderator I have no access to the inner workings of the system.


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Hi Admin,
Just received this pm from an Elon Musk who I do not know.
I didn't get an email advising me that there was a pm in my Inbox which you usually do when getting one!

I don't understand the contents of it at all but is it advice how to defeat these spam postings we are getting? Or maybe

"This message is posted here using XRumer + XEvil 4.0

XEvil 4.0 is a revolutionary application that can bypass almost any antibot protection.
Captcha Recognition Google (ReCaptcha-1, ReCaptcha-2), Facebook, BING, Hotmail, Yahoo,
Yandex, VKontakte, Captcha Com - and over 8400 other types!

You read this - it means it works! ;)
Details on the official website of XEvil, there is a free demo version.

Check YouTube video "XEvil ReCaptcha2"


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Hi Admin,
Just received this pm from an Elon Musk who I do not know.
I didn't get an email advising me that there was a pm in my Inbox which you usually do when getting one!

I don't understand the contents of it at all but is it advice how to defeat these spam postings we are getting? Or maybe

"This message is posted here using XRumer + XEvil 4.0

XEvil 4.0 is a revolutionary application that can bypass almost any antibot protection.
Captcha Recognition Google (ReCaptcha-1, ReCaptcha-2), Facebook, BING, Hotmail, Yahoo,
Yandex, VKontakte, Captcha Com - and over 8400 other types!

You read this - it means it works! ;)
Details on the official website of XEvil, there is a free demo version.

Check YouTube video "XEvil ReCaptcha2"


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PostPosted: February 20th, 2018, 8:05 pm 
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Hi Admin,
Just received this pm from a latonyaCiz who I do not know.
I didn't get an email advising me that there was a pm in my Inbox which you usually do when getting one!

I don't understand the contents of it at all but is it advice how to defeat these spam postings we are getting? Or maybe

"This message is posted here using XRumer + XEvil 4.0

XEvil 4.0 is a revolutionary application that can bypass almost any antibot protection.
Captcha Recognition Google (ReCaptcha-1, ReCaptcha-2), Facebook, BING, Hotmail, Yahoo,
Yandex, VKontakte, Captcha Com - and over 8400 other types!

You read this - it means it works! ;)
Details on the official website of XEvil, there is a free demo version.

Check YouTube video "XEvil ReCaptcha2"


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In my spam I have an email from you
You have received a new private message from "davidnam" to your account on
"Calabrian Forum" with the following subject:

Messages mising.

You can view your new message by clicking on the following link:

ucp.php?i=pm&mode=view&p=23728

You have requested that you be notified on this event, remember that you
can always choose not to be notified of new messages by changing the
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PostPosted: February 21st, 2018, 5:41 pm 
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Hi Beauyash,
I sent a pm to an 'Elise' headed 'Messages mising' in response to her posting.The text thast I sent are not what you have quoted in your posting. This pm is still in my 'Outbox' not being picked up and has been there since the 7th February !!! You did the correct thing by ignoring and deleting it.


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PostPosted: February 21st, 2018, 5:42 pm 
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Hi Beauyash,
I sent a pm to an 'Elise' headed 'Messages mising' in response to her posting.The text thast I sent are not what you have quoted in your posting. This pm is still in my 'Outbox' not being picked up and has been there since the 7th February !!! You did the correct thing by ignoring and deleting it.


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PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 11:39 am 
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Hi gsullymorgan and Admin,
I want to check on how many of these 'spam' unacceptable postings we receive.
This morning I have banned and disapproved 36 this morning and edited and deleted 3 from 'Active topics. 0900 hours
Yesterday I banned and disapproved about the same number throughout the day. It would appear that we get them posted to the Forum several times a day.
Would you you post the number that you deal with so we can monitor the numbers we received?


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4 posts banned and disapproved and 1 edited and deleted from 'Active Topics' 1330 hours.


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I did a couple of dozen yesterday and one just now.


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22 more banned and disapproved tonight at 2014.
Will check once more tonight before I go to bed to see if there are any more! Just as well I check my email regularly!


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Back home from a trip and 1 deleted.


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David, we appreciate what you and others are doing to remove junk but it must be so timeconsuming and surely not sustainable?


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Just the 3 this time.

David, as an Administrator ca you not adjust the membership and posting settings?


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Hi Evie
It is time consuming and a bit of a bore but they have to be deleted otherwise the Forum will just clog up with postings waiting for approval or rather disapproval in these cases. I am just hoping that they give up before me. It does appear that there are many different persons sending these posts at different times of the day.
I would make a lot easer if the Forum worked properly instead of me continually sending an error message that 'Data not sent' from the server.

Hi gsullymorgan,
I am not an administrator just a moderator like yourself. I don't have any technical ability to sort these spammers out. I had hoped that the Admin people would have tried to do something to stop them.
I am monitoring them just to see how many we are getting at what time of day and hopefully with my persistence banning them they will get the message. By banning them they are notified that they are banned from the Forum using that particular name.

9 banned & delete & 4 from 'Active Topics' at 2250.

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PostPosted: March 4th, 2018, 3:22 pm 
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davidnam wrote:
I am not an administrator just a moderator


Hi, you're showing as an administrator on

http://www.calabrianforum.com/memberlis ... =group&g=5

If you are, and can make me into one as well, then I could have a go at tweaking the settings.


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Hi gsullymorgan, I wasn't aware of this.
I don't know how to make you an administrator. All I can suggest is you contact Admin or Paul at info@calabrianvoice.com or Dennis at dennis@selectiveitaly.com

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