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    Default Spam posts

    Has anybody else noticed the huge amount of spam being posted on this site in the past few weeks? They seem to be recent "members" who just post links to weight loss supplements. Isn't this a Weight Watchers site? I didn't think this sort of thing was allowed here. I have reported several of these posts, but it seems like nobody is watching or even cares any more.
    Ann
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    Quote Originally Posted by JalepenoAnn View Post
    Has anybody else noticed the huge amount of spam being posted on this site in the past few weeks? They seem to be recent "members" who just post links to weight loss supplements. Isn't this a Weight Watchers site? I didn't think this sort of thing was allowed here. I have reported several of these posts, but it seems like nobody is watching or even cares any more.
    It's so disappointing that this is happening. I too have reported it to admin.a couple of times. No response back and the spam keeps coming. Are there any active mods here anymore, or admin checking in periodically? Sad to this happening...
    Trudie
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    I am also sad to see this happening Trudie. I have been posting here for over 10 years and have never seen anything like it. These people don't care about Weight Watchers. They are all about a quick fix and to sell their "magic bullet". I wish they would go pedal their garbage somewhere besides here. And YES. Where the heck are the mods and the admin? These people should be banned from the boards.
    Ann
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    Quote Originally Posted by JalepenoAnn View Post
    And YES. Where the heck are the mods and the admin? These people should be banned from the boards.
    I know Ann! I've been here 7.5 years, and all the spam has me contemplating staying here…
    Trudie
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    I know that I reported a couple spam posts last night
    Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

    Barb A

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    Is anyone monitoring the boards? I don't see any posts from admin. recently. I am wondering about continuing here as well if it is not being monitored. I would not like to lose this since I have been here for 13 years!
    DEE

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    I agree with you 100% Dee and Trudie. I haven't seen anything from the admin for ages. This used to be a safe place to come, but now that we are bombarded with these spam posts from these people who have no interest in anything but making a buck....I am not so sure.
    Ann
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    I sent 2 emails more then a week ago. Nadda
    Trudie
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    Default Re: Spam posts

    I am very sorry everybody! I have not logged to the forums or checked emails in almost a month. In part due to a new full time job, technical issues with my computer/internet at home, children, and other time constraints.

    I was able to do some pruning of the spam posts and ban a handful of users. Not sure why I cant see 'reported' posts... That would help if I could. Send me PM with a link to thread if you see any I missed.

    The automatic spam prevention plugins I had implemented previously have been disabled due to the difficulty it imposed on new members. I may have plans to get some moderators set up here, or fix the plugins - so in the event of my absence things don't turn in to a spam madhouse again.

    Thanks for hanging in there and being patient with me.

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    Thank you so much Jason!!
    Ann
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    Yes, thanks Jason!
    Trudie
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    No problem at all.

    I found where I can view posts that are reported using the 'Report Post' icon at the bottom of each post. I think I remember seeing where they go a while ago but forgot where it was.I'll keep on eye on them and tend to reported posts promptly. Extra eyes here are a huge help - A big thank you to anyone that reports spam.

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    had not seen or noticed the report spam icon, but I do now, thanks, it was beginning to be a problem, and I don't want to leave this board!

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