Download of the Week: DropFolders

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spentnickles

I AGREE!!!  FRY THE SPAM!!!

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johnnyathm1

Good god Admins...I hate to complain, but you really have to do something about these spammers! Restrict the comments content or something...please! Its making it very difficult to enjoy the articles and communicate with the community. And please Kill theses accounts:

http://www.maximumpc.com/user/boots123

http://www.maximumpc.com/user/pisatrade

http://www.maximumpc.com/user/falas20

They are the same lame ass lossers that keep on Spamming this sight. Maybe you need to start logging IP's and BAN these guys...I dont have all the answers...I leave that up to you. I keep looking for a "Mark as spam button" and havent found one yet...Just do something.

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TheMurph

I will do what I can with my godlike powers of account banning... but other than that, your best bet is to email the MPC folk directly with your concerns.  I'm not sure how much they check comments in every thread (especially my articles.  ha ha!)

I kid.  : )

But yes, email them directly.

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johnnyathm1

I emailed them a lot, I eventually received this:

 

From: Jon Phillips [mailto:CENSOR.com]
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 5:30 PM
To: Garn, John C SGT USA 3rd STB HHC Signal Support; George Jones; Gordon Ung; Michael Brown; Nathan Edwards; Alex Castle; Amber Bouman; allan@maximumpc.com; Andrea Recio-Ang; Jose Urrutia; Ashley Kardel; MaxPC Tips; maxcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com; Future US Webmaster
Cc: Chris Doyle
Subject: RE: Spam Attacks

 

We are well aware of the problem, and are working toward fixes that go beyond the current model of community policing. One of the problems is the "mark as spam" button is so small, and people don't even know it's there, or exactly how it works. But we're on it, John. For the time being we all need to be aggressive in marking spam as spam. Thanks for your concern, your support, and your email.

________________________________________

From: Garn, John C SGT USA 3rd STB HHC Signal Support [CENSOR.mil]

Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:10 PM

To: Jon Phillips; George Jones; Gordon Ung; Michael Brown; Nathan Edwards; Alex Castle; Amber Bouman; allan@maximumpc.com; Andrea Recio-Ang; Jose Urrutia; Ashley Kardel; MaxPC Tips; maxcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com; Future US Webmaster

Subject: Spam Attacks

 

Folks,

 

  Is anything being done about the extensive spam that is showing up on your

web page at maximumpc.com ? It is really starting to make the whole

experience of coming to the site very unpleasant. Please let us, your

readers and fellow tech-geeks, know if you are aware of the problem and you

are intending to do something about it.

 

 

Respectfully,

  SGT John Garn

 

Member: johnnyathm1

 

Geeked at birth

 

(I dont see a "Mark as spam button", do you? This was back in AUG...think its time to patch this puppy.)

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dracx619

how is it that sites like gizmodo and engadget dont have this problem and they are much larger tech sites? this is betond ridiculous that our facvorite nerds at max pc cant contain this huge annoying issue. captcha isn't working, the spam filter was completely annoying and more useless...log ips, continuously ban accounts, add a 'mark as spam' button, shouldnt be that difficult

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Airheadq

I think you just said it yourself. Articles here may get a few comments while other places have hundreds of comments. It's more noticeable if your "spam" isn't push all the way down. This is a popular place but not many people will comment, thus its has a bit more exposure than elsewhere.

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sammy_sam

No kidding....this is getting to be really annoying.

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