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Hi Grant,

What's with all these mobile phone ads that are invading various forums?

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scumbag spammers - they're deleted as soon as I find out about them, and then the user is banned.
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three things,,,
is it possible to auto ban posts containing a particular symbol ( currency symbols) I use this on my filtering for email spam. ( also use the word 'meta' as it blocks most html documents which many spammers use to bypass the word filters)

pick up their email addresses and use it to subscribe to dodgy websites.. then they will be on the spammers lists

everyone send 'war and peace' in pdf format or some big file to their email addy, blocking or filling up their webspace buffers.
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three things,
is it possible to auto ban posts containing a particular symbol ( currency symbols) I use this on my filtering for email spam.
Not a good idea as we often need to use currency symbols - and they could always use some other symbol or just say "dollars" and we'd have to ban that - etc etc etc...

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( also use the word 'meta' as it blocks most html documents which many spammers use to bypass the word filters)

Not of any use here. All non-approved html is already blocked.
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pick up their email addresses and use it to subscribe to dodgy websites.. then they will be on the spammers lists

everyone send 'war and peace' in pdf format or some big file to their email addy, blocking or filling up their webspace buffers.
This SOUNDS good but is actually a bad idea - and a waste of time.

MANY if not ALL of the spams you receive are not actually from who they say they are from! Spammers now SPOOF email addresses - in other words, use another email address as the "From" address - not their own. That way they are untraceable and ideas like the above won't work.

Worse, the spoofed addresses are just another innocent person on the spammers list, so you're signing up an innocent person - you could even be one of the people whose address is used as a spoof mail address. I know mine has been used in spoof addresses.

Best thing to do with spam is simply delete it - and let all newbies know the same. If one person in a million buys something from them it's all worthwhile. So don't buy!

hope that helps a little
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These guys are leaving a telephone number and email so we can go buy.... not the same as these spammers for viagra
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Grant I would suggest a 'flag this spam' button for any objectionable content. At least it would prioritise it for you?
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Grant I would suggest a 'flag this spam' button for any objectionable content. At least it would prioritise it for you?
There is such a button already , top right above every post.
It brings you to a report-page with a form.
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I've worked out that I was browsing the HUBB without signing in and once I had then the 'report' button flashed up.
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I've worked out that I was browsing the HUBB without signing in and once I had then the 'report' button flashed up.
apology for the brain freeze
No worries! There are definite advantages to registering and logging in! That's not the only thing the non-logged in don't see.
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