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Cormac
Participant

I just permanently deleted a bunch of members who were using profiles and blogs for black hat SEO.
The culprits in question were:
[em]HopeGeist, KayFabe11, zumek, justka71, porsche993997, nike5490, adamewent, abakpan, kosmetykinaturalne, lafiniestra9, varsima91, andrew89, friakencl, amywest5390, kredytgotowkowy, hnppl, spotcable52, hammerporch98, DarcyEhrmann, adschelle, MelisaPinney, nol01, bernieklider, velx99, weddwayne, zachsell5645, joedenc22, marbrat85, jicbeatz, maehlum5563, georgewillit, barryjones5557, west1762, joedenc17, jasaseo5544, Jamil, wynylista, joedenc32, kriste[/em]
Regards
Cormac


Cormac
Participant

I’ve also just deleted a couple of people who had been sending spammy messages to members though the private message function.
Bye-bye Valjab and Bintaok!


*nikki180188*
Moderator

I also got private messages from susanhelms, jennylve and lynlyn but some were set a few weeks back, so may already be deleted by now!
Or i’m just really popular and these lovely ladies want to send me private photos, who knows!


Cormac
Participant

Nothing to worry about, it’s clearly the latter. I seem quite popular with ladies from Poland and Singapore. Strange how that only seems to be true on gapyear.com though!
In all seriousness, those guys were still around but I’ve now deleted them!
If you spot any others, you can check if they are still active by going to [url=http://www.gapyear.com/members/username]http://www.gapyear.com/members/username[/url] (e.g. [url=http://www.gapyear.com/members/lynlyn]http://www.gapyear.com/members/lynlyn[/url] ). If a 404 page appears they are gone, otherwise they are still in the system.
Let me know if you get any more and I will take great pleasure in banishing them to the phantom zone where they will be forced to bend the knee to General Zod for all eternity…
p.s. lynlyn’s status before I deleted her was “I look like I’m nine” – weird!


hdsimmons
Moderator

I get loads of those private messages though I normally just delete them without even reading them. I’ll try to remember to send them your way in future Cormac!


Cormac
Participant

[quote-0 author="hdsimmons" date="1376998588"]I get loads of those private messages though I normally just delete them without even reading them. I'll try to remember to send them your way in future Cormac! [/quote-0]
Yeah they are a total pain! Thanks Hannah!


hdsimmons
Moderator

Got a new one for you Cormac – sophianene
Banish away please!


Will
Keymaster

Cheers Hannah! I can confirm that particular spammer has just been exiled, never to return!


hdsimmons
Moderator

Is it me or have we recently been getting a lot more spam posts than normal? I seem to have moved loads over onto this board in the last few weeks.
Is there any way of stopping them posting in the first place?


Garybliss123
Moderator

Think there’s the same amount, just looks like more due to the fact that NOBODY COMES HERE ANYMORE >:(

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