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Everyday now as the holidays get closer we seem to be inundated with  SPAM. New "members" posting to sell knock off items and other junk.  While we report this as SPAM the headline remains
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VBB PLEASE answer this,about SPAM posts

posted at 11/23/2013 9:37 AM EST
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Everyday now as the holidays get closer we seem to be inundated with  SPAM.
New "members" posting to sell knock off items and other junk.  While we report this as SPAM the headline remains making it easy to them to post again or for at least the headline to remain.  Is it possible when a post is reported and the content of the post removed that the headline be removed as well.  This would slow the reposting of more spam under the same headline. 
Just curious if this could be done. 

Re: VBB PLEASE answer this,about SPAM posts

posted at 11/23/2013 1:31 PM EST
Posts: 1955
First: 12/5/2010
Last: 4/20/2014

but they are also posting in our regular threads as well as starting these
so we must be vigilant         because daily new people read this site        and may not understand the danger in just clicking on one of these links
the wary among us know that just one peek at one can really get you caught up in a nightmare of      i.d. theft  computer viruses, etc
\they are not actually trying to sell anything
and they     CAN   get into your computer   WITHOUT    even giving them data     
a lot of us don't understand that

Re: VBB PLEASE answer this,about SPAM posts

posted at 11/25/2013 9:38 AM EST
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
VBB I would love a response to this and it looks like other members have asked the same question in another post. 

Re: VBB PLEASE answer this,about SPAM posts

posted at 11/25/2013 11:16 AM EST
Posts: 1417
First: 10/26/2009
Last: 3/15/2014
I've had trouble getting onto this site over the past few weeks. Logging in is a hit and miss. I'm thinking/hoping it's because VBB is working on their firewall and upgrading their spamware so these spammers can be blocked from accessing our site???

Re: VBB PLEASE answer this,about SPAM posts

posted at 11/25/2013 12:43 PM EST
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
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In Response to Re: VBB PLEASE answer this,about SPAM posts:
I've had trouble getting onto this site over the past few weeks. Logging in is a hit and miss. I'm thinking/hoping it's because VBB is working on their firewall and upgrading their spamware so these spammers can be blocked from accessing our site???
Posted by Verlee T

Nothing to block if the person is just posting like we do.  
I think it would make more sense to remove the entire post, headline as well as the ad so that it gives them no more advertisement as well as eliminates someone clicking on the address that is given. 

Re: VBB PLEASE answer this,about SPAM posts

posted at 11/25/2013 12:46 PM EST
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
Oh, I think I recall last year that it was mentioned that the site slowed down around this time because of all the activity people searching for recipes.  But I also have found it very slow I don't think I was able to get to this site but once yesterday. Most of the time I got a Time Out message and just gave up. It's bad when you  try to get in and put a load of wash in and the site still has not come up!

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