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Bishop24
10-01-2008, 02:03 PM
Does anybody else see a rise in spam threads mainly in the Podcast forum? Just today I've seen a porn thread made and a thread made about ordering drugs. I've also seen two threads made today about a secret page here at x360a which is actually a virus link.

Is there anything that can be done about this to stop it from happening or do we have to wait for a mod/admin to come along and delete these threads? It seems like the more days that go by the more and more these threads keep popping up.

Method
10-01-2008, 02:07 PM
I've noticed too. Best thing you can do is report the post as soon as possible. I also post in a different thread to bump the spam threads down. Then I just delete that post once the spam thread is deleted. I too wondered if this is some jerk doing this manually or some automated process. Either way I'm sure the mods/admins are aware and trying to prevent anymore.

Minty
10-01-2008, 02:15 PM
It's a pain in the ass. I have locked down the podcast forum for a while till we resolve the issue :)

INSANEKID13
10-01-2008, 02:16 PM
I have also seen arise in these, i think its been like 7-10 this week, alls you can do is report them and a mod will get it taken care of when they get a chance. you know it sucks that people want to mess up our site, but i guess they have nothing better to do they can mess with one of the billions of sites out there why this one

Bishop24
10-01-2008, 02:18 PM
It's a pain in the ass. I have locked down the podcast forum for a while till we resolve the issue :)

Very good thing to do there Minty as that seems to be the spammers place to post these threads. Hopefully you guys can find a way to resolve this issue so these people quit posting that kind of stuff.

INSANEKID13
10-01-2008, 02:32 PM
It's a pain in the ass. I have locked down the podcast forum for a while till we resolve the issue :)

thanks man hope this gets resolved soon

JC
10-01-2008, 06:01 PM
People think it is a quiet forum and so take advantage off it. :(

Good idea to lock it Minty.

DJbruce
10-01-2008, 06:06 PM
People think it is a quiet forum and so take advantage off it. :(

Good idea to lock it Minty. Yeah but what if they just go to another forum :confused:.

JC
10-01-2008, 06:16 PM
Yeah but what if they just go to another forum :confused:.
Then you shall wield the "Report" button. ;)

BulletMagnet Uk
10-02-2008, 04:12 PM
Was originally going to report that the podcast forum was locked and couldnt be posted in, but a quick search brought me to this thread.

Figure I'll put my question I was going to post in the podcast forum here (if its the wrong place just ignore it and I'll ask again when the podcast forums back up and running).

Regarding copyright and music for the end of the podcasts: if theres a band that are no longer together and didnt have a record label at the time of making the songs, would they be ok to be used on the podcast, or would that still be a big no no?

XZYOE
11-15-2008, 05:12 PM
Isn't their a way to make it so no new threads can be posted?

Minty
11-15-2008, 07:42 PM
Regarding copyrit and music for the end of the podcasts: if theres a band that are no longer together and didnt have a record label at the time of making the songs, would they be ok to be used on the podcast, or would that still be a big no no?

Still be a no without consent.

Isn't their a way to make it so no new threads can be posted?

Take a second to think things through here.....

J.Waddo
11-15-2008, 10:10 PM
I've seen shitloads of crappy spam threads in the "Games" forum:mad: and have been doing my part for the community and reporting them to CovertDog and Minty:woop:

master_shake_350
11-16-2008, 03:45 PM
It's a pain in the ass. I have locked down the podcast forum for a while till we resolve the issue :)

Ahh ok so this is why I can't post in here!

BulletMagnet Uk
11-16-2008, 06:36 PM
Still be a no without consent.

Ok no problems. Guess I'll have to track down an email address for the bloke then, see if i cant wrangle a permission slip offa him lol.

Simzo
11-16-2008, 10:25 PM
I've seen shitloads of crappy spam threads in the "Games" forum:mad: and have been doing my part for the community and reporting them to CovertDog and Minty:woop:

Yeah i have been seeing these to and have told them to go away but i don't think that will help because they are either bots or are just there to advertise and most likely wont listen..

There is also alot of people disregarding the announcements, i recently told a guy off twice for making a new thread on giving away map codes for GoW 2 and noone paid a blind bit of notice to what i said.