In the classieds there is someone placing weird rings and money nonsense etc.. this person must be registered to do this? Looks like they are targeting social media sites like this, and I see they place a few ads, but i can not keep on reporting them, wonder if there is a way to sort them out?
Hello Expo, We have to keep updating our spam signature detection everytime they manage to get through to adapt to the changes they make. Which normally stops them for a good while until the find a way passed again. The unfortunate thing is that sometimes this detection could be too strong and stop normal people from posting on our website.
When the spam is reported to us we do investigate it and remove it once confirmed. The user is also banned which then activates a few systems in place to prevent them from registering another account. We also then take a look at how we can improve our spam signature detection to further prevent this from happening again.
Thank you admin, i know, they are a problem.. that is probably cyber terrorism... ;)
Aldente, I am not sure if reported ads are removed immediately, but I am sure it goes through an evaluation orocess first and the admin decides, it does give admin some help as we spot it quickly as users, hence the report functiom
I would suggest we continue assisting Admin in reporting these idiotes, but also suggest we do as Brian did. He stated that he reported a ad by some fool who advertised false money and passports etc, that way we wont flood aadmin's inbox with reporting by everybody.
just my 2c.
There is no realistic way to prevent everyone reporting an issue as some email us directly, others us the report function, and most use the dashboard quick admin contact.
We would rather receive 10 emails reporting it than not knowing about it at all.
Agreed one can never be careful enough.
The site is again being attacked by a spammer or fraudster.. hdk22, hdk, hdk222... can admin check this all again? May I suggest that all this can be avoided by having an sms security pin sent to all new registrations? This way, if such fraudsters try anything, it can be easier to act and get the police involved, as this is going to take over the whole classifieds section soon and it will be useless to have a classifieds section?
Daai "Report" icon werk goed op die forum om spam te raporteer. Daai 3 drade en advertensies onder classifieds vanoggend is binne enkele minute verwyder!
Dis goed. Mens moet maar die gemors uithou ;-) Eks eintlik nou te min hierso om dit raak te sien....
Druk net die REPORT skakel regs onder op die plasing.
Hier was vanoggend gepraat op so 'n moontlike draad waarop iemand iets geadverteer het, en toe ek dit sien het ek die REPORT gedruk, en nou, ongeveer halfuur later, is die draad afgehaal.
Please people, if you suspect SPAM, click on the REPORT button on the bottom of the thread, right hand side, and ADMIN will adhere, no sense in trying to have a conversation with spammer to try and convince him to go - ADMIN will do their job!!!!!