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Old 05-29-2021, 06:46 AM
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Hoping the mods/admin read this.

Newest member is "zithromax antibiotics" with questionable info in profile. Can pretty much guarantee that's a spammer.

Might be worth reviewing new members when they join
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Old 05-29-2021, 07:08 AM
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There's a little triangle with an exclamation point in it below the user id. If you click on that, you can report the post to the admins.
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Old 05-29-2021, 07:23 AM
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You can't report until they post. There have been numerous new members with pharmaceutical users names and most list country of residence as NI = Nicaragua.

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Old 05-29-2021, 07:50 AM
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Good information to know.
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Old 05-29-2021, 09:26 AM
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Yes, you just click the red triangle to report it.
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Old 05-30-2021, 02:11 AM
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it can take hours every day to review new registrations.
there was a time i'd do that.
eventually i got overwhelmed.

luckily most of them never post anything.

also, members are getting better at reporting suspicious posts so we can catch and eliminate them quickly.
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Old 05-30-2021, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ-2 View Post
it can take hours every day to review new registrations....
From my understanding there is a plug-in for vBulletin https://www.stopforumspam.com/mods#link_vb that will prevent them from registering so that moderators don't have to monitor.

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Old 05-30-2021, 06:00 AM
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Oh goodness, on another forum there must have been 20 "hits" of spam this morning. I voted to make new comers wait for approval there. they don't do this now, but this is getting sad!
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