Spammers

What is going on?

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17/02/2012 at 08:49

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!

17/02/2012 at 09:29
Agreed. It's getting silly. That said, though, the spammers are bringing back old threads and some of  them are good and I missed them first time round ... like the "Don't be this runner" thread on Clubhouse
17/02/2012 at 09:56

That's true, but it's annoying not being able to see which threads are actually being talked on

17/02/2012 at 09:57
The site is supposed to be a commercial asset -- arguably more of an asset than the "dead trees" version of the magazine
17/02/2012 at 10:03

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...

seren nos yn canu    pirate
17/02/2012 at 10:05
lol Phil
M...eldy    pirate
17/02/2012 at 10:08
17/02/2012 at 10:09

brilliant

it does sum up why the website is worth having and the paper magazine isn't really

Edited: 17/02/2012 at 10:09
17/02/2012 at 11:07

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

17/02/2012 at 11:36
Not that RW and the 'tech team' seem to be doing much about this issue but RW have only responded on this thread Spam in Website bugs so if people post on there, RW may actually take notice of a few more posts.
NB3
17/02/2012 at 11:39
if they had a report button for each post it might make it easier for spam posts to be removed for the RW people.

Adding to that most forums now require all that human verification stuff, a few little changes by RW might sort the issue :-/
Edited: 17/02/2012 at 11:39
17/02/2012 at 12:05

I'm waiting for this thread to be spammed.

18/02/2012 at 13:46

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!

19/02/2012 at 04:37

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!!

21/02/2012 at 21:16

Really gettin fed up now!

In Ultra Running nearly every thread spammed now

Help!!!

21/02/2012 at 21:35
to be fair...most of the posts in ultra running are by nutters anyway
21/02/2012 at 21:39
Fair comment, point taken.
21/02/2012 at 23:42
I guess they are lacking in that department too.
21/02/2012 at 23:55
The link in Little Ninja's post will take you to where there is the most info on this.  Bit technical a lot of it for the likes of me.  Lots of solutions being suggested along with minimal feedback from RW.

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