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    i would think vbulletin would allow for that.

    you also don't have to click on it. it is your option to be here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSr619 View Post
    Is there a way to keep certain people out of the PA? or perhaps just say F it and torch it all.
    Stop talking about me like I'm not here. I HATE that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSr619 View Post
    so because i dont want to read the back and forth bull**** it is my choice to avoid trying to discuss something im interested in? i now have to avoid threads about things im passionate about because people cant stop with the childish name calling?
    well you can report the post, and you can put them on ignore.

    or you can ignore it without putting the poster on ignore.

    i mean there are plenty of options here, i'm just trying to help since you seem to have difficulty figuring them out
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    I did...

    I more came in to poke fun at the way you're going about it though.
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    Gonna be a spam kickin' sometime soon. It will be fun to see which mod has the honors.
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    That guy's not legit? Damn it! I should NOT have pm'd him my order.
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    Hehehe. No, not a good idea.

    This is the worst incident that I have seen in here. Just horrible. I feel for the mods - this will take some time to clean up. These spammers never learn.
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    I really don't understand it. In all seriousness, do they tnk people will actually click on their links? Do people really do that?
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    What he/she is looking to do it get a quick, high ranking in the search engines. The spiders for the various engines are constantly scanning the site and putting info from posts into a link (aka backlinks). Most likely, this spammer is trying to get these quick rankings on to page one for a brief period of time (knowing that they are spamming and it will be deleted soon).

    From there, they can take screenshots of where they rank (at or close to the top) and sell this idea to local companies who are looking for a presence online. These spammers can say, "Look, I can get your company to page one on such-and-such search engine in a matter of minutes". The local company is impressed and will learn the hard way - they have been taken and spent thousands of dollars on a scammer and a fraud.
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    We've lost the entire first page of the "Redskins News" section (for now) and the "NFL" section is about to see the same thing. This attack is more than three hours old and still churning. Ugh.

    Edited to add: There goes the NFL section. No NFL news on page one now.
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    Five hours of spam attacks and counting.

    MODS! Where are you???
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    It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Henry! And there's Neo! With the ban hammer!

    Thank you guys, nice work!
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    Awesome. Boone is now working to restore things as well. Thanks gentlemen.

    That was nearly six hours of attacks. That is six hours of lost production time for that person - HA! But a headache for the mods.

    Crazy spammer. Bah.
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    Actually - if we 'delete' the user, with one click we have the ability to remove every single post/thread they've ever made. Mods - remember that - otherwise you are making it much more difficult on yourself
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    Let us know when you are going to do the honors. I'll be glad to watch and .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boone View Post
    Actually - if we 'delete' the user, with one click we have the ability to remove every single post/thread they've ever made. Mods - remember that - otherwise you are making it much more difficult on yourself
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvlaojjyTWY[/video]
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    Sorry, out at a haunt build day today so i missed it for a few hours. Tapatalk rocks as i have full mod powers there...even the ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boone View Post
    Actually - if we 'delete' the user, with one click we have the ability to remove every single post/thread they've ever made. Mods - remember that - otherwise you are making it much more difficult on yourself
    Works by Tapatalk too. You can ban a user and delete all their posts at once from there as well.

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    Hope it is OK to post in this (relatively quiet) thread.

    The post by Sarge is the main reason I've started up at this site.

    Very glad to have a place where Skins fans can get together, interact politely, and enjoy a forum.

    I signed up years ago, stopped posting overall, and now will be here on a semi-regular basis.

    Appreciate all the work the owners/mods have done here.
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    Reading through this struck me with one thought (ok, more than one but only one I'll share.)

    Today is the first time I've seen the word or term 'ban', as directed towards a member, in many years. Thanks for that to the powers that be!
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