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    Spammers Update

    Hey Guys,

    Just to give you an update we did some house cleaning to get rid of the spam accounts that were constantly posting in the blogs. I think we are good for a bit now, but you never know. THey seem to really like spamming our site here.

    Thanks for dealing with it.

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    They're at it again... it's gotten really bad lately. Any way to prevent this? They just make new accounts and create new blog posts... but now it's mainly forum posts they're creating instead of blogs. This is getting ridiculous!!! I report when I can, but don't have time to report every single spam post (especially when you can only report once every 60 seconds).
    Initial Round October 29, 2012
    Tray 32/37 Upper (8 Attachments, 1 Additional Attachment Trays 20-26)
    Tray 19/19 Lower (7 Attachments)
    Change Biweekly

    Refinement Round February 26, 2014
    Tray 22/22 Upper (5 New Attachments)
    Tray 30/30 Lower (no new attachments)
    Change Weekly

    COMPLETED September 29, 2014
    Attachments removed. Retainers received October 8 and October 14!

    My Blog: http://invisaligned.weebly.com/

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    I've been blocking the spammers as soon as I see it. Unfortunately, I have classes all day on Tuesdays & Thursdays, so it takes me a bit longer to delete the posts and block the spammers on those days. But I'm on it! No worries.

    Also, don't worry about flagging each & every post. Just flag one and it sends an e-mail to all of the moderators. Anytime I receive a flag notification, I check every forum plus the blogs.

    It seems to come in waves. It'll get busy with spam for a while and then they give up for a bit. I still don't understand why anyone would want to spam an orthodontia forum!!!!!
    Last edited by SopranoKris; 06-17-2014 at 06:55 PM. Reason: correction
    Invisalign Start Date: 1-17-2013

    Initial round of treatment: 24 U&L, 14 attachments
    Refinements 1/28/14: 22 U&L, 16 attachments, 3 metal buttons, 5 elastics

    Lower retainer 12/23/14, circumferential elastics
    Upper retainer 1/14/15

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    Ahh, good to know, Kris! That'll save time on the reporting. You're doing great at moderating, BTW, it's just frustrating when they keep spamming! Especially that one time there were over 100 posts from that one spammer! lol.

    Yeah, I don't get why they spam here either!! Makes no sense to me!!
    Initial Round October 29, 2012
    Tray 32/37 Upper (8 Attachments, 1 Additional Attachment Trays 20-26)
    Tray 19/19 Lower (7 Attachments)
    Change Biweekly

    Refinement Round February 26, 2014
    Tray 22/22 Upper (5 New Attachments)
    Tray 30/30 Lower (no new attachments)
    Change Weekly

    COMPLETED September 29, 2014
    Attachments removed. Retainers received October 8 and October 14!

    My Blog: http://invisaligned.weebly.com/

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    Yeah, that one person posted 360+ spam posts in one night. Most of the spam lately appears to originate in Russia & Ghana.
    Invisalign Start Date: 1-17-2013

    Initial round of treatment: 24 U&L, 14 attachments
    Refinements 1/28/14: 22 U&L, 16 attachments, 3 metal buttons, 5 elastics

    Lower retainer 12/23/14, circumferential elastics
    Upper retainer 1/14/15

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    Lots of spammers lately. Thanks everyone for the help.

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    We had another spam attack last night. Because there were so many spam posts, I used the admin tool to delete them at the same time. Unfortunately, while the posts are gone, the title of the posts are still appearing in the main forum list. I noticed if a new post was created, it deleted the spam titles from the list.

    So, I'm posting this spam update in each affected forum to get rid of remaining spam tags. Thank you, everyone, for reporting spam when you see it on the forums!
    Invisalign Start Date: 1-17-2013

    Initial round of treatment: 24 U&L, 14 attachments
    Refinements 1/28/14: 22 U&L, 16 attachments, 3 metal buttons, 5 elastics

    Lower retainer 12/23/14, circumferential elastics
    Upper retainer 1/14/15

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