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Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby CSS-Registry » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:53 am

Hello Sweptline.org forum members,

i just wanted to take a few minutes to touch base on a two things - Spammers and political threads.

Spammers -
the site has slowly been bombarded with spammers over the years. this is why many of the new members have to wait for someone to manually approve their request to be a forum member. most of the time it is very obvious that the user name and email is a spammer but sometimes it is not. when it is obvious they are a spammer i ban the IP address, email and user name to avoid any issues with these jack-wagons. when it is not obvious i give them the benefit of the doubt and approve them. when they get through please email me directly as well as report it using the forum reporting tools. my email is simonsben at gmail dot com or simply reply to this post.

Politics -
i will attempt to be diplomatic about this: please refrain from posting political threads on this forum. this site is a truck forum and while we do encourage our users to post a wide variety of topics political threads eventually degrade to vitriol. as this country is evenly divided between liberal and conservative so is this site. i generally encourage political discussions if it can be kept civil but that is rarely the case so we generally avoid the topics and keep everything truck related. i realize this is a free country with free speech and all that democratic stuff but this forum is not - the final word is the moderators and we take a dim view on vitriol. we are all friends here and politics on a forum does not always end well.

with the above topics in mind please realize 2012 was a very bad year for several people in charge with the care of this forum (me included). i am looking forward to being more involved with the forum in 2013 but until things level out for me the best way to alert me of any forum issues is to email me directly - simonsben at gmail dot com.

i see lots of new names becoming very active on this forum and that is exciting. this is a great community with tons of experience with these trucks. let's keep them on the road and support each other with knowledge and experience - new and old.

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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby mopardwh » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:46 am

Thanks for all you do Ben, John, and Scott. :salut
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby 1969IndianaDodgeMan » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:13 pm

mopardwh wrote:Thanks for all you do Ben, John, and Scott. :salut

:goodpost

Agree completly - thank you for running a great site, and giving me this resource. You men do a fabulous job. :salut :clap
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby WD » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:24 pm

CSS-Registry wrote:
soopernaut wrote:The location is always a tip-off of the spammers. The city never matches the state.


right you are.

also - legitimate forum members don't fully reveal their locations for personal reasons.

tough finding middle ground on all this stuff.

Ben


Pretty sure I'm not that hard to find... only Lancaster Plantation In Rosemark TN... :lol:
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby dodgeboykim » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:53 pm

Thanks to the moderators for doing a good job. I have found some information here that I was not aware of and that's after owning and tearing apart a number of Sweptlines over the last 38 years. Started thinking of how many I have driven /parted/still have. Number totals 20 over the years. Plus all the parts I have taken from trucks in wreckers. :pale
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby OleRed66 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:26 am

Thank you for all you do for this site. I've been working diligently on my Jeep the last couple years and may finally be able to pay more attention to the Swepty.
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby kurt » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:19 am

Just to be clear that was a qoute from the other swpetline forum not from our memebers
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby Hobcobble » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:46 pm

Yellow71 wrote:I think nasty language has shown itself a problem too.



When people on this forum resort to calling one another crude names, and using rough talk...well...how shameful!


Agreed. :Thumbsup
This forum chugs along about 99% problem free... thanks to all the conscientious and
considerate members. On occasion, someone lands kinda hard on someone else or uses
some "choice" names, etc., but things seem to get resolved quickly.... :clap
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby wally426ci » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:21 pm

Thanks guys! We got 'em!
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby CSS-Registry » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:02 am

sorry y'all. getting slammed with spammers lately. one or two made it through.

please email me simonsben at gmail dot com for immediate help if shawn or john can't get to it through the forum.

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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby wally426ci » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:47 am

or PM me. It took a few tries to delete the last topic in A100 discussion, but it finally worked. :salut
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby MadMC63 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:02 am

The forum does run well and is an awesome resource. Thanks for all you guys do!!
Just read the whole thread and learned a new word (vitriol,cruel and bitter criticism). Cool!
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So what's wrong with setting beneath a single pull string incandescent light bulb writing angry letters?
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby soopernaut » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:56 am

Macros still hasn't been banned yet. :thinking All the posts from Macros are partial quotes of somebody else, plus a link to an unrelated subject. There is no London in South Dakota either.
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby CSS-Registry » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:22 am

soopernaut wrote:Macros still hasn't been banned yet. :thinking All the posts from Macros are partial quotes of somebody else, plus a link to an unrelated subject. There is no London in South Dakota either.


banned now.

if a forum member sees something please say something to me via email = simonsben at gmail dot com.

i don't get on the regular forum everyday but i am subscribed to this topic and i always have my phone with me to approve, or in this case ban, users.

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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby CSS-Registry » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:30 am

soopernaut wrote:Macros still hasn't been banned yet. :thinking All the posts from Macros are partial quotes of somebody else, plus a link to an unrelated subject. There is no London in South Dakota either.


a plea for help and empowerment-

i am asking all of you who contribute to this site to consider helping me to keep this site clean from spammers. i am empowering you that if you find someone who is a spammer to reply to this thread and please simply state "Marcos is a spammer as his location is fake - please have this username removed from the forum".

i don't have time to research every location and email account for every new users. if a new user looks like a real person i usually approve them - generally 9 time out of 10 i do it from my iPhone.

i apologize that some of these fake accounts make it through as i am doing the best i can to keep the new blood flowing in and keep viruses out.

email is the best way to reach me but also replying to this thread will also notify me. starting a new topic might get missed because i am not on the site every day and i am not subscribed to every topic.

simonsben at gmail dot com

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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby wally426ci » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:43 am

Good idea Ben - tahnk you for your work here.
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby soopernaut » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:57 pm

I mentioned in another thread that Macros was a spammer because Hobcobble asked what he was trying to say. Hobcobble acknowledged what I had stated. I figured he would have done the banning.
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby PwrWgnDrvr » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:29 pm

SPAMMER!
>>>>>>http://www.sweptline.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41052
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Re: Please Help - Spammers and politics

Postby wally426ci » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:08 am

Got "her" Terry! Thank you! :salut
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