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    Reporting forum spam

    It's always fun to see a new member sign up... and it's always disappointing to discover that they're just here to post spam links!

    We try to ban spammers and delete their posts A.S.A.P., but sometimes they slip through the cracks (or I sneak away to go snowboarding for the day and a spammer goes crazy while I'm gone).

    If you ever see a blatant or even "suspicious" looking post, you can let us know quickly & easily by clicking the "REPORT POST" icon at the bottom left, and Tim or I will check it out. We've given the boot to two today.

    (Pic is obviousy from another site, in case you're wondering.)




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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    I am running a filter on my clan forum for spam users, not sure if there is a version for vBulletin. It has blocked 1600 spammers since the start of the year!!

    Just looked, and there is a vbulletin plugin. This is the site that I use: http://www.stopforumspam.com/

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    Thanks - will check it out.

    I'm running anti-spam measures on a number of vB forums. Not that one though.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    There has been a rash of spammers lately. Please use the "Report Post" button (triangle with an !) on the lower left of a post to notify us when this happens, and we'll take care of it. Thanks!
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
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    Thanks!

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    Thanks, I wasn't sure what to do that's why I Private messaged you(Daox).
    I really don't understand why people have to try and exploit everything they come across!
    Oh well we'll keep an eye out!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 43.1 mpg (US) ... 18.3 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.8 mpg (Imp)


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    Thanks to all the users that reported a super spammy new user. I perma-banned and deleted all of the posts. Shut that spam clown down!


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.5 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.6 mpg (Imp)


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