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Offline dogperson

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Spam advertising
« on: June 15, 2020, 03:44:08 AM »
There has been a proliferation of spam advertising.  Do you want this reported through the report button?

Offline nilsjohan

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Re: Spam advertising
«Reply #1 on: June 15, 2020, 10:29:36 AM »
Yes, it is an increasing problem. Very few slip through all registration steps and manage to post their links, but when they do, it is very helpful if members click the "Report to moderator" link and report as "spam".

Do not reply to the spam post. That would just help the spammers by creating activity around their links.

Offline perfect_pitch

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Re: Spam advertising
«Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 07:55:43 AM »
Damnit... some spam artists are beginning to get smart now - starting what seem like legitimate messages, and then later on throwing in their advertising links into the message:

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Re: Spam advertising
«Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 08:49:08 AM »
There was a first time poster last week that posted a short blurb. barely related to the topic, and then linked to a piano learning app.  The problem?  It was not the general app link but one that went through another url first.  I assume so he could get credit for the ‘referral’.  Five posts in less than 10 minutes

Did I report them? Yes. Were  they removed? No
Makes me wonder what is the definition of spam.


Offline quantum

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Re: Spam advertising
«Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 03:28:14 PM »
There are also a number of first time posters that have links in their signatures. 
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Re: Spam advertising
«Reply #5 on: July 23, 2020, 11:11:51 AM »
Seriously... why the sudden spike in advertising? Why now, and what made Pianostreet the target after all these years?

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Re: Spam advertising
«Reply #6 on: July 23, 2020, 11:38:52 AM »
Seriously... why the sudden spike in advertising? Why now, and what made Pianostreet the target after all these years?


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