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FYI Chockstoners - this weeks deletions, etc.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
14-Jan-2018
3:00:35 PM
On 14-Jan-2018 Chockstone Moderator wrote:
>Today’s new UserID young23 pre-emptively disabled due having 10 prior spamming offences recorded on SFS. I did the check and got him while he was still logged on at the time. Would’ve loved to have seen the look on his face when his log-in failed after having just been accepted by the registration process!

Hmm. So what happens if a spammer also happens to be a climber, or have some other legitimate reason for joining Chockstone?

Are they forever barred due to the sin of their line of 'work'?

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Post edit:
Fair enough, and thanks for the detailed reply Mod.
Chockstone Moderator
14-Jan-2018
3:19:50 PM
On 14-Jan-2018 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 14-Jan-2018 Chockstone Moderator wrote:
>>Today’s new UserID young23 pre-emptively disabled due having 10 prior
>spamming offences recorded on SFS. I did the check and got him while he
>was still logged on at the time. Would’ve loved to have seen the look on
>his face when his log-in failed after having just been accepted by the
>registration process!
>
>Hmm. So what happens if a spammer also happens to be a climber, or have
>some other legitimate reason for joining Chockstone?

I check more than just the banned email address as registered with Stop Forum Spam due it belonging to a known spammer of other sites.
In the case of young23 for example; his registration detail on Chockstone indicates he comes from London, however the IP address that was used to register with us was a Spanish one.
Those who want anonymity don't usually lie about such things if they legitimately want to use this Site when their email address is obscure anyway.

Those that I have given the benefit of the doubt too, and waited to see how events unfold, have spammed us down the track; or remained as sleepers for some time and then used the PM feature to spam other individuals registered on this Site through the legitimate email addresses of those members.

>Are they forever barred due to the sin of their line of 'work'?

Almost always the answer is yes.
Our spam policy is quite clear so they have no excuse to do it to us under the banner of "work".
If they choose to have their situation reviewed then they are free to contact Site Author by email and have their situation reviewed in light of additional evidence in their favour.
So far, none have, so they remain disabled.

We have the option of putting code into the registration process for this Site, which would automatically disable the attempted registration of known spammers. So far the numbers involved have not warranted this action, and by having a manual filtering process (Moderators), it is perhaps fairer to spammers, because there are some registrations that do receive the benefit of the doubt.

If a spammer who also happens to be a climber wants to legitimately use this Site, then they need only register using legitimate non-spamming information, and if they subsequently abuse that privilege then we will deal with it appropriately at that time.
Dave_S
17-Jan-2018
6:07:08 AM
Some necromancy/spam happening here: http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=DisplayTopic&ForumID=5&MessageID=8280&Replies=14#NewPost

[Moderator edit: Registration 8081 UserID shashank16997 disabled and the spam link that was posted has now been deleted from their post. User registrations 8082, 8083 & 8084 also checked with SFS tool and cleared as ok.]
Chockstone Moderator
24-Jan-2018
6:29:03 PM
Today’s (24-Jan-2018) new UserID xiao12345 disabled due having 3 prior spamming offences recorded on SFS. Their innocuous two word introductory post of saying "Hello everyone", was deleted too. They claimed to be from Victoria Australia but were posting us from Macao.

New registrations up to number 8091 of 31/01/18 checked OK with SFS tool.
Chockstone Moderator
31-Jan-2018
10:50:34 PM
Early hours* of a new month and another new User disabled. This time ID amywoods (registration 8092) and their toolbox spam (2008 thread resurrection) post deleted.

Afterwards the disablement was confirmed with SFS as having two prior convictions.

(*Chockstone time stamp is still 3 hours slow but Site Author has been unable to change that since Site migration to the new platform).

Post edit: Registration 8093 checked OK with SFS.
Chockstone Moderator
3-Feb-2018
12:01:05 AM
Another early hour spammer disabled. This time 8094 registration ID dvdgett3 and their computer software spam deleted.
They tried the subterfuge of at least posting it in the For Sale section, but under the title of Textiles for sale!
It didn’t work.
A secondary check showed 3 offences recorded on SFS for it too.


Post edit 05/02/18: New registration 8095 SFS checked OK.
Post edit 06/02/18: New registration 8096 SFS checked OK.
Post edit 07/02/18: New registrations 8097, 8098 SFS checked OK
dalai
12-Feb-2018
6:40:17 AM
divinocert and bamamadoum2017 disabled and Passport SPAM deleted 12/02/2018

[Moderator edits: Five and one offences for the above registrations 8100 and 8101 respectively, on SFS.
Registrations 8099, 8102, 8103, 8104, 8105, 8106, 8107, 8108, 8109, 8110 checked as SFS ok.]

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