That right Jerry & all the Moderators (as well as the CG members) are well aware of it! I just signed in & saw all this sh** again, & just took care of it..
If a moderator isn't online nothing can be done. One of us physically has to be online/signed in to manually deal with these one by one, unless they're multiple spams by the same person/entity even across multiple forums., then it's a bulk termination.
Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:47am Subject: Re: Do Moderators Remove SPAM?
We're not sure. We have a spam filter that catches some of these but it's an arms race with spammers. They are constantly tweaking the messages to get past the filters.
The best thing to do is just ignore the messages. Please don't reply, I'll see the spam sooner if you don't. I can only speak for myself but when I first log in, I look at unanswered messages. I delete all the spam and look for questions from users I might be able to help. After that I'll scan through the rest of the messages.
The recoding of the site is a very old story. Bringing CG to state of the art doesn't seem to be a business/forum priority. Meantime, spam becomes a metaphor for that kind of neglect, through no fault of the moderators.
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