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  • [Forum] A New Spam Method?

    This user that registered used the report function to "report" two of my posts this morning around 6:15 AM PST. E-mails were sent out and threads were created in our Forum Discussion forum. All the reported posts contained, though, were spam ads and stuff.

    Is this a new method? Usually, they just post spam threads in one or more of our forums.
    Former vBulletin user

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    No idea, but it could be. I guess that spammers are just trying to find new ways of getting their crap through.
    No private support, only PM me when I ask for it. Support in the forums only.

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    • #3
      Is your Forum Discussion forum publicly accessible? If so it sounds like a human spammer figuring a way to get some spam onto the forum. If that forum is hidden to the general public it would be a waste to submit spam that way.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Joe D. View Post
        Is your Forum Discussion forum publicly accessible? If so it sounds like a human spammer figuring a way to get some spam onto the forum. If that forum is hidden to the general public it would be a waste to submit spam that way.
        No, it's staff-only.

        I have it set, though, so reported posts are automatically created as threads there. The 'bot reported two posts of mine from threads it could view (Registered Users).
        Former vBulletin user

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