Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:02 AM
We seem to have been hit with a wave of spam posts of late and I thought I should give everyone some information about them.
First: The site's security is intact, Wetpixel is entirely safe to browse and interact with. These spammers are humans that are getting in and registering their profiles just like any other member.
Second: The admins and moderators are working hard to control this. Once we see, or are alerted to, a spam post, the poster is immediately banned and their posts removed. If there is any delay, it is only due to time zones and folks being busy with other things
Third: Many of you have been active in letting us know when spam has been posted. Please keep this up. The more eyes we have on the lookout for spam, the quicker and better we can deal with it. Please use the REPORT button located under every post on the right side:
Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:59 AM
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:09 AM
The best way for folks to report a spammer is on the bottom of the offending post, you will see series of buttons on the bottom right, one of which says, Report.. just click on that and fill in the word spam and it gets reported to the Mods.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:56 PM
A quick situation report.
We have created new rules that should deal with most of the spammers. We are getting over 50/day trying to join the site. Hopefully our new membership rules will stop them.
An unfortunate by-product of this is that the board seems to be occasionally deleting threads and/or posts. If this happens to you, or you notice it, please send me a PM and I will reinstate them. Suffice to say that we are trying to fix this too.
Thanks for your patience.