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Old 28th July 2018, 05:47
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Are the admins turned in?

Turn to!

There are spammers on this forum....
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Old 28th July 2018, 06:56
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We have had several hundred of these spambot postings every day and even when cleared have returned,Korean in origin...this has gone on for last ten days and there are many many postings about them.....Only the site owners can change things but they don't visit the engine room to do it.

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Old 28th July 2018, 08:17
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I think Admin have given up visiting this site - All we do is moan about something called a Gallery, whatever that is.
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Old 28th July 2018, 08:26
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The upside is I am learning a bit of Korean.
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Old 28th July 2018, 08:53
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It all illustrates most clearly the human side of electronic communication.

It reminds me of a story which my Papa told me. In 1936 he was a young and newly qualified Mersey Pilot, living with his parents at Great Saughall, a village about three miles north of Chester. One of his daily obligations, if ashore at the time, was to telephone the Pilot Office in Liverpool at 1730 each day, to receive his night orders.

The family telephone number was Great Saughall 48 and they lived about 200 yards from the post-office/telephone exchange in the village, operated by the postmistress, Mrs Whaley. Dad told me that if he had been seen in the village during the afternoon it was not unknown for Mrs Whaley to call up the household on Great Saughall 48 at about 1725 and enquire "Mr Ron, will you be wanting to call the office, now?"

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Old 28th July 2018, 09:03
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The admins are asleep at the wheel.

If we had our own admins on this sub forum, it is only a matter of a few clicks to delete the posts...

On any well moderated forum, this crap would be fixed very quickly....
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Old 28th July 2018, 09:12
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Admin can only delete the posts en bloc. The Moderators, that we do have at forum level, can delete posts one by one. Or, that used to be the case, maybe the site owners have taken that facility away now.
Neither can help the situation which requires the open port used by the SpamBot to be blocked. That can only be done with high level access.
The SpamBot can generate messages faster than a single Moderator can delete them, assuming that they still could do so, so I do not blame them for just letting it run.

In order to have your own Admin you need to own the website, or have some major fiscal interest. None of us do.
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Old 28th July 2018, 11:26
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Interesting to note that the last Korean post was at 1000 precisely, following a rate of sometimes more than one per minute for several hours.
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Old 28th July 2018, 11:35
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The admins are asleep at the wheel.

If we had our own admins on this sub forum, it is only a matter of a few clicks to delete the posts...

On any well moderated forum, this crap would be fixed very quickly....
Am with ML on this, We are no longer a Moderated Forum, our Moderators are now happily ensconsed elsewhere,as are many of our SN members, some live double lives and some have changed vessel totally. That includes our former 'Bridge' here Steve. We still hope for a good sound vessel here but until the site owners can stop the gap to spambots ,and also return the thousands of post 2005 Gallery photographs lost in the Cloud, all we can do is lash ourselves to the mast and hope.

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Old 29th July 2018, 04:02
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Old 29th July 2018, 08:14
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I'm gonna bin this site if things don't get sorted soon.
You do have the same option as many of the other members have taken,go 'next door, to SH...

I see we have David (pompeyfan) with us this morning..HI.

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Is there some light? This morning's most abused thread is 'Obituaries'. Any chance the posts are announcing the death of a Kimchi Munching spammer?
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The bandits are now working their way through the accommodation in the Shipping Lines Forum. Bank line is invaded, it will be the sleepy Brocklebanks thread next. Methinks just our bows do show. What a waste . . .
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Old 29th July 2018, 12:10
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If SN is being spammed then what about the other several hundred sites that own by the same Canadian company? They must be loosing serious money of they are not able to control the whole lot.
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Old 29th July 2018, 12:53
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Is there any significance in the fact that the spamming seems to start in the early hours of the morning (BST) and to finish promptly at 1000?
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[QUOTE=Barrie Youde;2927267]Is there any significance in the fact that the spamming seems to start in the early hours of the morning (BST) and to finish promptly at 1000?[/QUOTE


Could be that BST/CET has the biggest audience for viewing there advertising. People are using machines to circumvent the laws which are already in place concerning trolling and harassment, don't despair hang in there humans control the spambots their day will come.
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Spammers in the Non-Seafaring Obituaries forum. The all-time low.
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Old 29th July 2018, 15:04
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Is there any significance in the fact that the spamming seems to start in the early hours of the morning (BST) and to finish promptly at 1000?
Simple answer is that it is Korean office hours - 1000 BST is 1800hrs Korean time.
They switch off the Bot and go home.
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Old 29th July 2018, 15:31
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Thank you, Malcolm.

That would fit.
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Thank you, Malcolm.

That would fit.
in that case lets hope they don't add another shift.
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Old 29th July 2018, 20:08
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If SN is being spammed then what about the other several hundred sites that own by the same Canadian company? They must be loosing serious money of they are not able to control the whole lot.
Losing serious money? I really hope so, as I have no sympathy for them after losing our Gallery. All that is now left is mostly fluff.
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Old 30th July 2018, 00:20
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Losing serious money? I really hope so, as I have no sympathy for them after losing our Gallery. All that is now left is mostly fluff.

Whoever is responsible needs his/her bottom needs to feel the fancy end of a bloody pineapple!
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Or, as we used to say in Liverpool - with the rough end of a ragman's bugle.
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