What is going on?
I'm disappointed in RW towers, and their lack of response to this thing. I know that RW has outsourced their web work, so I get that it costs them directly to make changes, and that changes don't necessarily come quickly, but the damage to the forums is beyond ridiculous.
There are technical things that can be done without human intervention. The current wave of spammers are embedding an image in their posts, and all that would be needed would be to programmatically weed out postings with that image/host.
There are also quirks to the html that the spammers kick out that would be easy to find.
Another forum I use has a simple anti-spam button. If 5 people "mark this post as spam" then the post disappears and goes into a moderation queue.
While I've been happy to report spammers in the past, I don't feel like RW is holding up their end of the bargain... for that reason, I'm just gonna abandon ship for a while and hope that they get their house in order. Sigh.
Geez, just checked down the latest threads, and about 40-50 threads near the top of the lists have their last post written by a spammer!
This is getting ridiculously out of hand now!
That's true, but it's annoying not being able to see which threads are actually being talked on
Imagine if the magazine itself could be open to abuse from spammers. So someone would write something, and this would merely be repeated a little bit further down the line.
Oh no, hang on...
it does sum up why the website is worth having and the paper magazine isn't really
Does Fetch suffer from this problem? I've not bothered to move across because I don't like the site design - too fussy and busy. But if RW is going to continue being swamped with spam I might have to.
Or go without a running forum
I'm waiting for this thread to be spammed.
looking down the thread lists about 50% of threads seem to have their last post written by a spammer at the time I write!
They need to sort this out fast!
The only way around this- partly around this, that I have found was to click on the 'ignore member' link below the thread. I have 5 an counting in 2 days alone. It still doesn't stop the threads reaching the top of the pile but it means I don't have to read their stupid repeats.
I don't see a way to report them on here- even though it would appear no one is doing anything about it. At least though thei have obvious names to ignore- you'd think they'd at least invent something interesting to call themselves and grab attention, but being that they don't seem to know how to even write their own posts I guess they are lacking in that department too.
Just seems so wierd as much as irritating (and stupid) why bother to post a repeat? Its not as if its going to get them a new pair of trainers or pay bills! Pointless!!
Really gettin fed up now!
In Ultra Running nearly every thread spammed now
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