I was asked to forward the following internal memo from some "IT Consultant" I've never heard of before to the bullboard (seriously we need to get the Toronto office renovated soon - the lack of a secretarial pool is a pain in the ass... did you know I had to go get my own
coffee yesterday? What is this, Gitmo? And more importantly isn't a WRPS "IT Consultant" without a computer a little sketchy? Dollars to donuts he's one of the Walker's kids or something... they've got to be driving age by now, right?):
Thank you to everyone who has been using the "report to moderator" button(s) when they see form spam. We're trying to find a way to make this process easier (and more automatic) but in the meantime, your efforts are very much appreciated since it lets us respond much faster.
As part of the Bullboard's ongoing efforts to fight the insane increase in global forum-spam as of late, we've lowered the threshold on our (fairly heavy-duty) automatic anti-spam measures to the site. It's possible that in some (extremely rare) cases with dynamic IP addresses you may get a "you're not permitted to access this site" message by accident. If so, just read the warning message in full as it contains information about what to do to fix this issue (and an e-mail address to contact if all else fails).
Also, if you're members of other forums/blogs please encourage the admins to use Askimet
, Stop Forum Spam
, Project Honey Pot
or a similar automatic "spam database" - while many admins have ignored these services as "too complicated" in the past, most software now has modifications or plugins to support these services, and even a small % increase in adoption would make a huge difference. Plus we'd get the satisfaction when we ban spammers we're also saving even more forums that time and effort down the line.