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Old 08-14-2019, 12:51 PM   #1
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Mk8 Forum all Spam

Went to check out the MK8 forum and there is nothing but spam in there. Why don't the moderators ban all those accounts and clean it up. How are we to find out updated news on the MK8 when its all spam in there?
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:56 PM   #2
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Oh boy, it looks terrible. It wasnt this bad when i checked it last week or so.

Mods should clean it up soon as will be getting some info about the release.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:16 PM   #3
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It looks abandoned with all that spam.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:22 PM   #4
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Thats probably why the network filter at work blocks the site for me. MK7 forums started out the same though before the MK7 actually came out and the forums started being moderated
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:25 PM   #5
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Looks horrendous - I've also received lots of spam messages in there too.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:37 PM   #6
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Oh boy, it looks terrible. It wasnt this bad when i checked it last week or so.

Mods should clean it up soon as will be getting some info about the release.
dude, it's been bad for at least a month now. I started checking it at least once a week after I first noticed this, and it started within a span of 1-2 days and exploded: The same ~3 threads that have been there for...I'm not really sure how long...then within a day or two, about 5 pages of porn spam. Then a logarithmic growth in spam by day, lol.

Not sure how easy it is to clean all of that up at this point--I guess you can lock the forum for a day or so and just delete all but those 3 actual threads. banning those accounts is kinda useless though, even banning the IP addresses is a bit like fighting a tsunami with a garden hose.

I mentioned it in another thread in this forum...somewhere. I forget which one. It does look un-moderated, but it isn't. I think there is only one mod assigned to it and it's a bit of a tall task for just one person that, one might assume, does have a real job and life.

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Old 08-14-2019, 02:50 PM   #7
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idk on this forum but another one where I was a mod there is a "one touch ban and clean button" it only really takes time if you get behind. I wonder if these MK7, MK8, MK6, etc are all owned by different folks I know you need to register for them seperate to participate.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:53 PM   #8
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idk on this forum but another one where I was a mod there is a "one touch ban and clean button" it only really takes time if you get behind. I wonder if these MK7, MK8, MK6, etc are all owned by different folks I know you need to register for them seperate to participate.
It also seems to be under a different version/update of vBulletin as this mk7 forum, so it likely doesn't have all of the same features installed and probably isn't as moderator-friendly as it could be.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:36 PM   #9
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This site is priority, that site is only there for show, the car isn't even out yet. So im assuming why worry
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:41 PM   #10
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It's un-moderated. This place would look similar if i didn't remove users and posts. The requirements to get an account here need to be updated IMO, but i have no control over that.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:21 PM   #11
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It's un-moderated. This place would look similar if i didn't remove users and posts. The requirements to get an account here need to be updated IMO, but i have no control over that.

lol yes we need to turn on 2fa or reCAPTCHA....
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:50 PM   #12
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dude, it's been bad for at least a month now. I started checking it at least once a week after I first noticed this, and it started within a span of 1-2 days and exploded: The same ~3 threads that have been there for...I'm not really sure how long...then within a day or two, about 5 pages of porn spam. Then a logarithmic growth in spam by day, lol.
Last time when i visited i remember seeing a couple of threads but it looks terrible now.

I thought its been a week or so but looks like the time is flying by a lot quicker
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:02 PM   #13
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:27 PM   #14
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looks like the mk8 forum got cleaned up. Only see 3 threads.
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