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can you do something about the prolific spammer?

(13 Posts)
Enormouse Mon 19-Jan-15 19:11:34

The one that keeps linking to his/her blog and keeps coming back constantly?

Thanks hq.

LineRunner Mon 19-Jan-15 19:12:57

Yes ffs it is getting stupid now.

Enormouse Mon 19-Jan-15 19:14:19
Ad infinitum

JaneFonda Mon 19-Jan-15 19:41:33

Yes please.

cozietoesie Mon 19-Jan-15 21:16:26

There are things that can be done (for example, limiting the power to post links to people who have already posted X times on the site/been registered for x months or so on, or requiring all people who want to post to have lodged a cc or whatever (these are just examples)) but they're liable to have significant effects on the useability of the site as it currently operates. As would eg active moderation.

Did you have any thoughts for a possible solution(s) ?

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 20-Jan-15 09:41:43

Hi all,

Thanks for the reports, we do zap them as quickly as possible and if they persist, we ban their accounts with us. Spammers like this do tend to come in waves but soon stop when they realise that we don't allow that sort of thing on MN.

Please keep reporting and we will keep zapping, if it carries on beyond January then we will look at other tech solutions. We do have a few up our sleeves [TSSDNCOP] and we are using them, but please keep reporting and we will have a look at the process if they persist.

Thanks again thanks

Enormouse Tue 20-Jan-15 18:54:59

Thanks rebecca

It appears he/she is back again

YetAnotherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 20-Jan-15 19:48:52

If you just keep reporting, we'll get rid of them, thanks.

LineRunner Tue 20-Jan-15 19:58:11

I have just reported another FOUR.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 21-Jan-15 10:37:35

OK we're trying another tack <strokes super-massive ban hammer> which we hope will make it a bit more difficult for them to CONSTANTLY RE-REG AAAARGH

<lies down>

magimedi Wed 21-Jan-15 12:13:08

I've reported at least two this morning.

BOFster Wed 21-Jan-15 12:15:51

Ah right, I reported one but didn't realise there were loads of them. What a pain.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 21-Jan-15 12:17:44

Yep - we can make it more difficult for them but as yet haven't worked out a way to completely stop them. Thanks for the reports though - we WILL prevail, yes we will

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