Topic: SPAM: What to do

Hi CC family. Some of you may have noticed that we were hit with a spammer this morning. I have reported it to Rick but here are the steps to take in case you suspect as spammer.

Under each post is the word REPORT
Click on REPORT
Type in SPAM
Submit

Then when Rick as a chance he will look over the situation and Delete as needed.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: SPAM: What to do

Thanks, Lainy.  I saw that.

Take care,

Susie

Re: SPAM: What to do

Thanks for telling us what to do about SPAM, Lainy.

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

Re: SPAM: What to do

I wonder if Rick can tweak forum settings, so our fine Moderators can delete SPAM themselves, without waiting for Rick to act.

Re: SPAM: What to do

Hi Eli, but I think there is a reason they want Rick to do it. "Us Moderators answer to a higher authority". LOL They may keep track of the Spam or something, not sure. I know I am an over achiever when it comes to cleaning things up and I am afraid I may delete something that was really needed. Then again, your idea is not a bad one. Food for thought and thanks.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: SPAM: What to do

We had discussed the above issue (numerous times) in our various board meetings. I don't believe that Rick is against moderators taking on the task of removing spam from our site however; as of yet we have not worked out the details.  Eli, given your extensive experience, is this a task you might be interested in handling?
Hugs,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

Re: SPAM: What to do

Sure Marion, I'd be happy to help.

Re: SPAM: What to do

Yeah! Thanks Marion, see, you are always so needed. Thanks, Eli.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: SPAM: What to do

As I understood it, but I could be wrong here, Rick liked to be the one to delete the spam and that way he would be able to try and see where the spams came from. But that was a while ago when we were constantly getting them and think that we have only had a few since these days. And I remember Rick hitting back at some of them on Twitter!! smile

Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.

Re: SPAM: What to do

Gavin, thanks, I think you are right.  Go Rick go!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: SPAM: What to do

We had discussed it during our CCF Board Conferences.  I am not aware of a definite solution to the problem, but Rick had implemented a set of stringent rules affecting new member sign-ups - consequently we have had a significant reduction of spam on our site. But things are changing constantly;  I will keep you posted.
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: SPAM: What to do

Some spammers are very sneaky.

For example, see these posts by 'Michael222':

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … 624#p65624
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … 622#p65622

He started by posting a few generic messages in the Nutrition section on Sep 20th. He came back on Sep 25th and edited his own posts to add spammy links to a commercial web site.

Here's another spammer ('jimmy82') doing the exact same thing.

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … 841#p63841
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … 842#p63842
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … 843#p63843
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … 870#p63870

Again, he started by posting a few generic messages not related to CC. Then he came back to edit his own posts. He added spammy links to 'aged care homes'.

I reported all these posts as SPAM long time ago. Either Rick is too busy to clean them up (which is perfectly understandable!!!!!), or he doesn't share my view on what constitutes spam.

These examples of spam are rather benign. It just irks me that some people are trying to make a buck off this site.

Re: SPAM: What to do

Eli, I totally agree. How can someone be so callous as to come on to a site for Cancer and Spam. No conscience!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: SPAM: What to do

That's what I thought when I saw it. This is our little, safe haven. How rude of you darn spammer!!

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

15 (edited by marions Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:02:28)

Re: SPAM: What to do

Eli....Rick is anything but fond of spammers.  In fact, Eli, it irritates him to no end when people use this site for business purposes.  He should be less busy soon and I am sure that he will address this annoying issue then.
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: SPAM: What to do

You should see Rick going after them on Twitter when he finds out who they are, a thing of beauty! Go Rick!!! smile

Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.

Re: SPAM: What to do

Seems that this particular posting escaped the rigirous eyes of our spam stoppers.  Please continue to monitor the threads and report all concerns.
Thanks much to all for keeping our forum clean.
Hugs,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER