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Offline Marshal Halloway

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Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« on: July 16, 2006, 12:24:49 am »
Howdy members!

The last few weeks, moderators and myself have been working hard to get rid of and prevent spamming on our forum. It seems to me that the spammers have found a new way of getting the "word" out using open forums like ours.

The latest is members who sign in and start sending PMs with offensive content to forum members. We can delete messages on the boards, but we have no control over your PM inbox and cannot access it. As soon as the message comes into your inbox, it is too late for us to do anything.

I have received several complaints about the PMs and this is one of them:


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From: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 7/15/2006 11:29:04 PM
I thought I would let you know why I want no part of this CAS website any longer. I thought it would be a safe place for my family and me to read about and share with others about CAS. Today when I opened my messages on your website I was shocked to see a pornographic picture of a naked man, and also recieved an email I have attached.I am thankfull my little girl wasn't sitting here with me as she often is.
I have done business with some of the vendors who advertise on your website, and I don't believe they would like hearing about what their customers are exposed to on the websites they advertise on. For the sake of furture people looking for a place to share thier CAS intrests you find a way to police this type of behavior in your forums. There is noplace in CAS for this stuff.
Thank you for your attention in this matter.
xxxxxxx

I am truly sorry about all this, but believe me...

We do whatever we can to prevent this from happening. When the problems started, we changed the membership registration so every new member had to confirm their registration through email. This helped some, but did not solve the problem entirely. Tonight, we changed the rules again and this time, we will approve every new member.

We cannot make a 100% bullet proof forum when it comes to spamming, but we... together with all of you who does not want this to happen, will try to keep it outof CasCity.
We will  do our best to stop it.
Thanks for your support...


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Offline Stoney Pete

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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2006, 05:56:06 am »
Thanks Marshal.  As always you have my utmost respect and support.


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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2006, 07:05:19 am »
Marshal Halloway,

Thank you for the "heads up".   I recieved a message today that indicated that I was a _________(not quotable). At first I thought, hmmm..... someone had a problem with of my posts and has a short temper, but after reading your message, I now understand.

Thank you for all he great work that you do  for this great forum.

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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2006, 07:42:55 am »
That's pretty low..
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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2006, 10:37:00 am »
... probably explains why I've been getiing so many e-mails from "CAS" pards offering me all sorts of pharmacological solutions for every sexual malady known to the middle-aged man!

Hang in there, Marshal... it ain't your fault.
It's unfortunate,  it's going to happen, and some folks will take their blankets and leave. In the case of the e-mail above where young ones might have been involved, probably a good thing.

We know it isn't your fault or  intent-- we'd just like to catch and hang the basta*ds!  >:(

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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2006, 10:53:57 am »
Thanks for all you do Marshal. I agree with BJD, lets hang 'em!!!!!






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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2006, 01:05:25 pm »
 Marshel the Baldknobbers will help ;D
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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2006, 01:40:46 pm »
Is that where those "fun with farm animals" emails were coming from?  I never could figure out how those ended up in even my junk mail.  Went on several cookie-deleting cleanup terrors and it didn't help.
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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2006, 04:04:16 pm »
I've never recived a PM of that sort, thank the Lord. As far as email goes if someone isn't in my address book their mail goes directly into my spam box where itn gets eliminated if I don't know them.
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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2006, 06:11:44 pm »
Thanks Marshall!

I'm not getting any spam through the site PM and IF any is coming to my e-mail account it is mixed with all the other junk. IF it has increased recently I was giving credit to the VA for losing all my records. ::)

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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2006, 08:02:04 pm »
Another note on how your Names get used by Porn spammers!! Ever get an email from someone that never cuts and pastes what he or she forwards with every address that came to them on a previous forward of that email. Some I have seem have no less than a thousand address on them to re recorded and sold. Yes i mean sold to these spammers. So next time you get something cute or important that needs to be sent to friends do us all a favor and cut and paste that Info to a NEW mail and send it. Don't just forward mail. It takes just a few more seconds to do it and you might save your very good friends real trouble!!!

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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2006, 12:12:29 am »
Send over the IP's.

We could send a posse after them.
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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2006, 12:25:00 am »
Spammers, tele-marketers, door to door salesman and tele-survey folks, all the scum of the earth that make a living being un-wanted pests, like chiggers and ticks.

If this offends anyone, it's only fair, you've offended others. ;)
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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2006, 07:40:02 am »

  Thanks Marshal for your work !!.

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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2006, 08:01:11 am »
Thank  you Marshall!

I don't hold with that kind of junk.  If I get some, I'll delete them and let you know if I can determine the origin.  I hate this kind of crap.  Your work on CAS City is great.  Keep it up.  Spammers can't drive me away.

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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2006, 09:26:54 am »
I recieved a nasty email over the weekend that I just checked. it said it came from cascity.  I'm sure glad to find out it is not gonna be tolerated. email said message sent by Harrison Ford on cascity. I gotta rope somebody pick a tree.

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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2006, 07:20:54 am »
I too have recieved abunch of emails about things- I won't say online.  I too couldn't believe that they came, from CAS site.  Can we have 5 minutes with these jerks when you catch them?  They won't have any fingers left or hands, eyes, ears, etc....
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Thanks for looking into it, Marshal.  ;)
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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2006, 08:48:37 am »
This might explain some activity I've noted.  I keep getting failure notices for mail I haven't sent.  Someone is sending out SPAM using my e-mail address.  It's probably happening to all of us.  I suppose they think they can get through SPAM filters if the return address is a real one.  On the other hand, if someone replies wanting to order some of the stuff promoted I'll have a hard time delivering it.

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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2006, 07:24:49 pm »
 ;D

I'm a firm believer that a good solid dose of 10ga rocksalt, liberaly applyed to those spamers privets will impart the message that We Do Not Want SPAM. >:(

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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2006, 11:59:26 am »
we'all know it ain't yer fault, Marshal.   I jest gotta be them Heathen ACLU types that want to allow that thar type of thing.  We ought to take them all out and have a real ole time Fort Smith, hanging.  The more the merryier.
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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2006, 12:02:54 pm »
we'all know it ain't yer fault, Marshal.   It jest gotta be them Heathen ACLU types that want to allow that thar type of thing.  We ought to take them all out and have a real ole time Fort Smith, hanging.  The more the merryier.
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Re: Problems with spamming on the boards and in PMs
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2006, 10:31:23 am »
Howdy Marshall
  I don't receive any of those e-mails either and I wouldn't blame you if I did. It just seems that there are too many people with a sick sense of humor and too much time on their hands. Maybe they should shoot more, like themselves in the foot :)
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