SPAM Activity On BYC

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Hi everyone! We've seen a huge influx of spam on BYC over the last few weeks. We've been working hard behind the scenes to help keep as much of the spam off the community forum as possible and appreciate your patience as we deal with these nasty buggers!

    We've been working to implement some technical solutions to keep them from being able to register and post. The problem with spam is that it's always tricky to balance blocking spammers, but also not blocking legitimate members... and it's often hard to tell who is who until they start posting.

    Our moderators, especially @TwoCrows , @Judy , and @terrielacy , that have been doing an AMAZING job at cleaning up this junk. Please take a moment to thank them for the hours and hours they spend removing spam and also approving legitimate members!!

    For our members:
    • Hopefully it goes without saying: NEVER click on links from spammers or quote their posts.
    • Thanks for reporting spammers. You only need to report one post per spammer. We see the spam and then "nuke" the entire spammer account, which will remove all their posts.
    • Thanks again for your patience and support as we keep BYC clean and safe!
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    Thanks !!!! I red flag them as soon as I see one. Want this forum to be clean. [​IMG]
  3. joshram

    joshram Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2015
    Thanks!!! [​IMG]
  4. Dipsey

    Dipsey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2015
    Thank you Admins and Mods for all your hard work keeping the forums clean from the spammers. I wish there was a "forum dewormer" you could use on them [​IMG]
  5. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2015
    Amo, IN
    Thanks Mods!!!
  6. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 6, 2012
    Mesa, Arizona U.S.A.
    Yes, can't even begin to say thanks enough to @TwoCrows. :frow
    @Judy. :woot. &
    @terrielacy :thumbsup
    For ALL of your dedicated time & effort on our behalf!! Not only do us humans but also our pet's want to send you a warm thank you for all you guy's do for us around the world!!
    1 person likes this.
  7. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2013
    Thanks, you've done an excellent job making this an amazing site. [​IMG]
  8. HeritageGoose13

    HeritageGoose13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2015
    Looks like its all gone for now... good job getting rid of it all!
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I used to hate cleaning up this stuff. Thankfully, the new system allows a one button nuke and the spammer and all its posts are vamoosed!
  10. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Thanks to all staff and mods for their tireless efforts in keeping BYC spam free!! A job well done :clap

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