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by ohwadmin
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: New Member - help!
Replies: 4
Views: 4332

Re: New Member - help!

Welcome Amy2331,

The moderation process has been necessary to combat spam. We are actively moderating the forums to keep them and as spam-free as possible.

Thanks!

The Old House Web
by ohwadmin
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: More SPAM protection -- new post approval
Replies: 24
Views: 142492

Re: More SPAM protection -- new post approval

Hi everyone. We upgraded a section of the site which caused our SPAM upgrades to revert and our boards were hit by an aggressive spammer. We took care of the issue quickly and deleted the spam posts. The boards are spam free again. Thanks!
by ohwadmin
Tue May 28, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: More SPAM protection -- new post approval
Replies: 24
Views: 142492

Re: More SPAM protection -- new post approval

Hi Pqtex,

Could you provide links to the spam you found?

Thanks!
by ohwadmin
Tue May 21, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: More SPAM protection -- new post approval
Replies: 24
Views: 142492

More SPAM protection -- new post approval

Hi everyone, Just wanted to let you know that we've added a new level of SPAM protection, posts by new users must be approved before they appear on the boards. To the new users: sorry we had to add this extra layer of protection, the spammers have been relentless. We apologize ahead of time for the ...
by ohwadmin
Tue May 07, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: NO MORE SPAM: Forum has been upgraded
Replies: 20
Views: 157289

Re: NO MORE SPAM: Forum has been upgraded

Hi everyone, Yes, we are seeing quite a few spammers who are actually responding to other posts in order to create the illusion of being legitimate members... so they can spam the board. We are deleting these posts as quickly as we can. Our developer is also adding a modification that will hopefully...
by ohwadmin
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: NO MORE SPAM: Forum has been upgraded
Replies: 20
Views: 157289

Re: NO MORE SPAM: Forum has been upgraded

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, McCall, we have been blocking IP addresses that spammers were using, and unfortunately this seems to have caused some non-spammers to be banned. We are removing the block now, sorry for the hassle! Please continue to report any issues you see and I will try...
by ohwadmin
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: NO MORE SPAM: Forum has been upgraded
Replies: 20
Views: 157289

Re: NO MORE SPAM: Forum has been upgraded

I've been warning, deleting and banning the users posting spam... I appreciate those who have helped by flagging the spam. Thanks!

Old House Web moderator
by ohwadmin
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: NO MORE SPAM: Forum has been upgraded
Replies: 20
Views: 157289

Re: NO MORE SPAM: Forum has been upgraded

Hi Jade, I did see the posts you were alluding to, and deleted them and banned the users. Unfortunately these are people (not spambots) registering with new names and posting links to their company, e.g. the recent spammers solidwoodkitchen.co.uk, so there is not much I can do about it besides tryin...
by ohwadmin
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: NO MORE SPAM: Forum has been upgraded
Replies: 20
Views: 157289

NO MORE SPAM: Forum has been upgraded

Hello, Old House community,

Happy to report that we've successfully upgraded the forums to combat the growing SPAM problem -- so far so good. If you do happen to come across any spam please post here to let us know, I will checking regularly.

Thank you for your patience!

Best,

The Old House Web
by ohwadmin
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: The Boards are now back open...
Replies: 17
Views: 129001

Re: The Boards are now back open...

Hi Jade, I will respond to your PM momentarily, just wanted to let everyone know we are still working on the spam protection upgrade and hope to launch it soon. Thank you for your patience!