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Can you also make it possible to mark the user, not their posts, as spam?

We've got someone coming in and putting spam in their user info now:

https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?uid=27493&mode=about

quackquack
#00027493

Quackquack is the best matchmaker site to chat, date and browse personals online. Register now and find perfect life partner from thousands of singles.
<link deleted>

I can't mark them as a spammer because the tool is only available when they have posts on their post page.

P#48446 2018-01-22 06:47 ( Edited 2018-02-01 20:23)

:: Felice
P#48447 2018-01-22 06:57 ( Edited 2018-01-22 11:57)
:: Felice

As an aside, I just found a spammer (Hilarys) who clearly wrote their post manually, to suit the site. I could only tell it was spam because the link was to a site found in other forum spam.

If you reviewed that post I removed without reading this explanation, and didn't follow the link, you might be concerned that I had mis-marked the user. Would it be useful to keep a thread, or to have a comment box on the "mark as spammer" option, where I/we can explain why we marked them?

Or you could blindly trust that we're careful. But... doesn't seem like a great idea. ;)

P#48448 2018-01-22 07:05 ( Edited 2018-01-22 12:48)
:: Felice

Found a couple of old ones too:

https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?uid=26025&mode=about
https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?uid=23905&mode=about

There are probably more. That was just from a very simple google search of the site's user pages, which probably wasn't exhaustive, knowing google. Maybe do a db query on whatever backend you're using and look for "about" pages with links.

Spammers belong in the same hell as pedophiles and anyone who defrauds the elderly. For all I know, they're headed there anyway.

P#48449 2018-01-22 07:47 ( Edited 2018-01-22 12:51)
:: Felice
P#48473 2018-01-23 07:49 ( Edited 2018-01-23 12:49)

Another one today:
https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?uid=27565&mode=about
Posting here...
https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=28700

(just so that Felice doesn't feel the only one making some noise!) ;o)

P#48568 2018-01-26 05:14 ( Edited 2018-01-26 10:14)

It's 2018 and people still using tactics like this?

What planet do we live on where this works on people?

P#48587 2018-01-26 19:18 ( Edited 2018-01-27 00:18)
:: Felice

Someone more versed in psychology than I am once told me there is a group of people whose impulsiveness is well off of the scale. Rather than just being foolishly tempted to buy the expensive treats in the checkout line at the supermarket, they will respond to each and every tempting stimulus immediately because it gives them a serotonin rush: "OMG LET'S TRY IT!"

The upshot of that is these people tend to click links, especially if the link literally prompts them to do so:

Click HERE for Amazing!

It's also the case that children, unwisely gifted with internet access before being gifted with actual wisdom, will click just about anything, much like the dysfunctional people from the first paragraph. If you can get a child to install malware, it can still log the keystrokes of the adults who use the same system for online banking.

P#48597 2018-01-27 06:10 ( Edited 2018-01-27 11:10)
:: Felice
P#48838 2018-02-01 12:48 ( Edited 2018-02-01 17:48)
:: enargy

@Felice: hey that amazing link is broken, please fix

P#48845 2018-02-01 14:46 ( Edited 2018-02-01 19:46)

@Energy: I think it was this... ;o)

Click HERE! for amazing stuff!

P#48847 2018-02-01 15:06 ( Edited 2018-02-01 20:06)
:: enargy

worth it

P#48848 2018-02-01 15:23 ( Edited 2018-02-01 20:23)

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