By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-07-14 18:09:54 -0500
Started 2014-07-10 22:30:35 -0500

Just joined this site, and saddened to see spamming by babadas700 . I hope the admin of this site bans him, and if there is not good control of things like this, I will have to leave the site.

Tags: spamming

21 replies

haoleboy 2014-07-12 10:51:14 -0500 Report

widespread? I'd say
Here is the return from a search on the phone number used in the spam messages:

Type1Lou 2014-07-11 11:44:17 -0500 Report

I feel Dc is doing what they can to eliminate these posts and will continue to help by reporting when I see them. After all, it's our site too. Anon has to make his/her own decisions whether to stay or leave.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-11 23:05:54 -0500 Report

I don't own the site. I do not consider it "our" site. If it was. We would take steps to improve it. Took me 3 mins to delete the notifications. I really don't care who is friends with whom. I really don't need to know that.

Type1Lou 2014-07-12 09:13:04 -0500 Report

Inasmuch as DC would not exist without "our" membership and posts, I am of the opinion that it is indeed "our" site. You may choose to disagree and that is your right. I believe it was Voltaire who said, "I may disagree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it."

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-14 05:05:18 -0500 Report

I think you should not include anyone but yourself. When you say "our" you are speaking for people who may not feel the way you do. It is not "our" site. Though it is true they wouldn't be here without us, however, they can close down the site whenever they choose without your permission. You can't claim anything you don't physically own or control so it is technically not "our" site.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-14 07:40:57 -0500 Report

I know I am entitled to my opinion just as you are entitled to yours. I also have the right to not agree with you. Don't you think it would be wise to just agree that we both disagree with what we each have said and move forward from here?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-11 09:32:20 -0500 Report

This has been a problem for several weeks. They want us to report them when it would be just as easy for admin to check the site several times a day. It is a pain to go through pages of spam. I gave up reporting. All they do is switch to Anonymous and keep spamming. It was suggested that they stop allowing people to be anonymous to help catch them with a name. They don't listen so eventually, I am going to stop coming here.

jayabee52 2014-07-11 02:01:58 -0500 Report

Howdy Anon
I dislike these spam postings as much as anyone, but the people in the tech dept are doing yeoman's work combatting this problem,

I report these things and soon they disappear.

sorry that you let these spammers spoil the good things you could be getting by contunuing to stay here.

Praying you don't let these evil ppl chase you away. That would be tragic in my mind.

James Baker

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-11 09:35:04 -0500 Report

James they can do a better job than they are doing. I refuse to continue to report these people. Admin can do a far better job of monitoring the site. We never had a problem this bad with spammers. Now they are spamming us from all over the world.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2014-07-13 23:32:44 -0500 Report

Joyce you are right on. We never have had it this bad because we have never been under a relentless attack like this. I can tell you that these spammers are working hard to push their ridiculous posts on our good community. I'm not sure what you mean when you post things like the admins could do a better job. Unless you know what our staff size is compared to all we're trying to monitor and accomplish and unless you know what our business model looks like and what resources we have available, I don't think you can make that call. Please believe me when I say we have been devoting a huge portion of our resources to combat this attack. It may seem really simple to just flip a switch and make this all stop. But I promise you that it is a complicated problem and a sophisticated attack. So please hang in there. We are making progress. And hopefully we'll have them beat soon.

Chris Combs
Chris Combs 2014-07-14 07:09:21 -0500 Report

just keep telling yourselves..Karma is indeed a B___H…shame on the spammers for spamming a site for people that depend on this sometimes to stay alive!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-14 05:48:17 -0500 Report

John personally I really don't care about the size of t & DC staff. My question is this. Why are your counterparts asking the members to report the spammers? Since you all know that |the site is under a spam attack, does the tech dept. monitor the site? If not, why? I give up. I am not reporting them. I don't get compensated nor do I work for DC. I just leave.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2014-07-14 18:09:54 -0500 Report

Joyce, you don't need to report anything if you don't want to. We get asked all the time what members can do when they encounter spam and inappropriate posts. The answer to "what can you do" is always to report the post for our review.

Now please don't think for a second that the reason we answer that is because we are sitting around all day on our thumbs and only react when something is reported. We are actively monitoring the site as well. Trust me, we hate these spammers more than anyone. We want to drive them away. The good news is we are definitely making headway. The volume is definitely going down.

We really do appreciate all that all of you do to help make this a great place. Please don't be discouraged because the actions of a few have disrupted our community. This too shall pass.

jayabee52 2014-07-11 15:44:20 -0500 Report

I disagree JJ. In one of these discussions on spammers someone mentioned these ppl are active on other sites as well and they are having a hard time controlling them there too.

I agree that sorting fhrough pages of spam to find a legitimate discussion a PITA. However the tech ppl are doing a yeoman's job of cleaning up the site. I commend them whenever I post a report of spam. I don't report every spam (otherwise I wouldn't get anything done) but whenever I do notice it starting again I will report one or two.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-14 06:01:28 -0500 Report

James you can commend them that is your right. I don't even report problems I have with the site because NOTHING was done to solve the problems I have. I wouldn't commend them at all. I also don't care how widespread The spammers are.. This is the Internet of course they are going to spam all over it. I find it easier to leave when I see page after page of spam and come back later.

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