MNHQ here <waves> re. spam

(85 Posts)
RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 11:25:15

Hello

Just to let you know that we are dealing and exterminating; thanks for all the reports. Hope you'll understand if we don't have time to come on to all the various different threads about this right now.

<up to thighs in spam>

ShowOfHands Sun 03-Mar-13 12:34:38

I don't think it is advertising though. I think they're doing it because they can. If they wanted to advertise they'd pay more attention to audience. I think they're more likely to be doing it because they can. Disruption of Service attacks seem to be just ridiculous attempts to derail the function of large sites for some perverse pleasure. There are groups out there whose sole function is to choose a site and try and bring it down by doing exactly this sort of thing. There are a few ways of doing it but spambots are very popular. Makes it unusable for the intended audience.

Tee2072 Sun 03-Mar-13 12:35:27

I made the same suggestion, Tapir. I don't know if HQ have done it or not.

Remember, if you hide the threads, other threads will appear on Active!

LIZS Sun 03-Mar-13 12:35:42

They're still appearing !

MmeLindor Sun 03-Mar-13 12:35:51

yes, had another look at the threads. I think you are correct. Poor Tech, must be manic at MNHQ.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 03-Mar-13 12:36:40

No attacking AIBU. Still reporting but not sure if should be?

I think if you report. Post 'reported' on the thread. I assume that's helpful re multiple reports?

MrsJREwing Sun 03-Mar-13 12:36:55

still loads

Same here Five. But the NN seems to change a lot.

MmeLindor Sun 03-Mar-13 12:37:34

Not sure if it helps or just makes it worse, if we are all reporting threads. Hopefully one of MNHQ will pop in and tell us.

MooncupGoddess Sun 03-Mar-13 12:37:55

Ugh. Could MN make the registration process a bit more complicated (e.g. having to identify mixed-up letters on the screen or something) to deter them, or does it not work like that?

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 03-Mar-13 12:38:30

I have been doing that and just hiding those already done.

Thumbwitch Sun 03-Mar-13 12:38:59

Hope you can fix up an appropriate defence against them! Bloody annoying, they are.

<sends case of gin to MNHQ>

Tee2072 Sun 03-Mar-13 12:40:26

Most of the bots can get through that moon. Their tech is more advanced than most Captcha tech.

Sad but true...

At least with the huge thread titles they are easy to stop.

Not stop-spot. hmm

LineRunner Sun 03-Mar-13 12:41:32

Just reported another few.

lougle Sun 03-Mar-13 12:42:07

Don't stand in Spam, Rowan shock

Please do tell us what will make your lives easier at the Towers smile

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 03-Mar-13 12:42:14

We seem to have moved on from football.

brewbrewbrew for the troops.

Tee2072 Sun 03-Mar-13 12:53:05

I have this mental image of HQ with red lights flashing and people yelling across the room 'There's 12 more in Bloggers! Get on it STAT!'

'Roger!'

and the sound of electronic laser fire as they are deleted and blocked....

stoatie Sun 03-Mar-13 12:54:41

sad gits (spammers)

It must be like the control panel of the Tardis.

Tee2072 Sun 03-Mar-13 13:01:16

This is what I'm thinking, Sparkling.

I am expecting a picture of The Doctor on the MN Facebook page any second now.

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