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Feb 26, 2015
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Hey Guys,

So I am a little confused on what I did wrong here. I am also taking offence to renoldman's comments "I think there are some users that are utilizing RFD as a way to improve their English skills." I don't see where he gets me having multiple accounts from. I'm not sure what I mentioned in that post about being registered with Go Daddy that broke a rule, but I guess I'm sorry.

As a new user I apologize if I have done anything wrong. I didn't realize I have to be a sponsored user to post a coupon (is that the case?). I also messed up when I posted that coupon and made the title the Promo code, and now I cannot change it for the life of me.
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LUVTHADEALS wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2015 12:38 am
Hey Guys,

So I am a little confused on what I did wrong here. I am also taking offence to renoldman's comments "I think there are some users that are utilizing RFD as a way to improve their English skills." I don't see where he gets me having multiple accounts from. I'm not sure what I mentioned in that post about being registered with Go Daddy that broke a rule, but I guess I'm sorry.

As a new user I apologize if I have done anything wrong. I didn't realize I have to be a sponsored user to post a coupon (is that the case?). I also messed up when I posted that coupon and made the title the Promo code, and now I cannot change it for the life of me.
Here's Renegades TL;DR for you:

Read the site rules as you should have and stop pleading ignorance.
Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.
- Mark Twain
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Dec 13, 2002
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I reported new member, 'KatSerb' [user profile] on Friday at 11:29AM, using the Report Post button - for spamming the forums with a link to a dating site in her both of her first 2 posts. This same person has been busy over the last month spamming many other forums, too, primarily for the same site but also for 3 others. She's posting from Ukraine.

- help-what-say-girl-1697483/#post21945907
- dating-1697085/#post21935013

The posts are still standing now.

Please:
- ban this user,
- add the domain she was advertising to the censor word list
- figure out why time and time again no action is taken when a member uses the "Report Post" feature
- prevent new sign-ups from non-Canadian IP addresses.
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RenegadeX wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2015 12:11 pm
I reported new member, 'KatSerb' [user profile] on Friday at 11:29AM, using the Report Post button - for spamming the forums with a link to a dating site in her both of her first 2 posts. This same person has been busy over the last month spamming many other forums, too, primarily for the same site but also for 2 others.

- help-what-say-girl-1697483/#post21945907
- dating-1697085/#post21935013

The posts are still standing now.

Please:
- ban this user,
- add the domain she was advertising to the censor word list
- figure out why time and time again no action is taken when a member uses the "Report Post" feature
- prevent new sign-ups from non-Canadian IP addresses.
That user is banned. I can't do 2 of those 4 things you mentioned, but I'm sure an Admin will see this and decide what if any action needs to be taken. If not I will bring it up to them. I highly doubt non-Canadian IP's will be banned, but that's just my opinion.

As for why reports aren't acted on, trust me, they are. We spend a lot of time responding to them. There's just too many reported posts for the number of mods we have. We do the best we can, but sometimes were going to miss some and we don't always have the time to go back 2 or 3 days to act on them.
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Shaner wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2015 12:34 pm
I highly doubt non-Canadian IP's will be banned, but that's just my opinion.
RFD is a Canadian forum for Canadians, not foreigners, but some of us RFD members travel and for whatever reason might wish to continue to post here while we're abroad, so that's why I suggested that only new sign-ups should have to come from Canadian IP addresses. When I investigated organized spamming gangs targeting RFD back in 2012, I found that the majority of spammers were not using IP spoofing or VPN, and that those who were almost exclusively used US-based IP addresses - because they're easy to obtain. The # of foreigners signing up here for spamming purposes surely overwhelmingly outweighs the number of foreigners who legitimately sign up here to discuss something before they arrive in Canada, and therefore the greater good (restricting IP addresses at sign-up) should be given priority.
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So I've been reporting this guy (gavindcht) for the last 3 months at least. It's a spambot or a human with spambot personality disorder with a hostgator pixel web tracker (you'll see this in all of his posts<img src="https://imagicon.info/cat/6-4/1.gif" border="0" alt="">). Tracking pixel goes back to his hostgator referral account. Bumps old threads constantly. No substance. Either no one cares or I'm going mad. Both possibilities are quite plausible :)

Latest post here:
tips-installing-configuring-wordpress-1 ... st22268487
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RenegadeX wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2015 1:03 pm
RFD is a Canadian forum for Canadians, not foreigners, but some of us RFD members travel and for whatever reason might wish to continue to post here while we're abroad, so that's why I suggested that only new sign-ups should have to come from Canadian IP addresses. When I investigated organized spamming gangs targeting RFD back in 2012, I found that the majority of spammers were not using IP spoofing or VPN, and that those who were almost exclusively used US-based IP addresses - because they're easy to obtain. The # of foreigners signing up here for spamming purposes surely overwhelmingly outweighs the number of foreigners who legitimately sign up here to discuss something before they arrive in Canada, and therefore the greater good (restricting IP addresses at sign-up) should be given priority.

I dont know where you are getting the canada only from...yes this site is geared to Canadians but that hardly means it's restricted to only canadians

Secondly it's absurdly easy to get a Canadian IP address from the gazillions of free apps/sites out there
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ichpen wrote:
Apr 21st, 2015 8:35 pm
So I've been reporting this guy (gavindcht) for the last 3 months at least. It's a spambot or a human with spambot personality disorder with a hostgator pixel web tracker (you'll see this in all of his posts<img src="https://imagicon.info/cat/6-4/1.gif" border="0" alt="">). Tracking pixel goes back to his hostgator referral account. Bumps old threads constantly. No substance. Either no one cares or I'm going mad. Both possibilities are quite plausible :)

Latest post here:
tips-installing-configuring-wordpress-1 ... st22268487
I missed that one because my work computers block certain content, so I couldn't see that he was inserting images in his posts when I viewed them from my work computer. If I had seen his posts on my home computer, he would have been gone sooner. Your reports weren't being ignored.
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Shaner wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2015 7:55 am
I missed that one because my work computers block certain content, so I couldn't see that he was inserting images in his posts when I viewed them from my work computer. If I had seen his posts on my home computer, he would have been gone sooner. Your reports weren't being ignored.
Someone quoted his post so that thread is still stuffing.

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Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.
- Mark Twain
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Mar 14, 2005
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members/jacksonking112-808579/

This member is likely a bot because they made a post that plagiarized, verbatim, a section of another member's post. They already got reprimanded for using their signature to spam, but they haven't been banned?!
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Where do you report shill / bot accounts to? There is one user that has only ever posted deals to a grey market retailer while pretending the deals are from a legit retialer.

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