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    Spam threads

    Why are they not deleted? Being there still there the spamer wins..........

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    I don't know why the posts continue to show after they have been deleted and the user banned. Once that has happened though, the word "banned" shows in their status line below the user's name. The fact that everyone reports "banned" user spams doesn't help because once they have been banned there is nothing more that we can do, except ban them again. I banned this guy this am around six and we are still posting even more threads and posts about the same guy! Some of this is shooting ourselves in the foot.
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    I'm a mod at kiaforums.com, we have a one touch ban and clean which, bans said user and deletes all of his posts. I'm guessing you don't have that? If not, don't you think it would be a good idea to delete all of his posts?

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    Most Forum Software, at least the ones I'm familiar with, give the Moderators the ability to "Delete a post" or "Delete a Thread" and/or "Ban the poster and delete all his/her posts".
    I've used all of those options on those forums where I have Moderator powers.

    Sometimes a spammer will post to a large number of threads and I just select the option to delete all posts by the same person and then permanently BAN that person.
    Then it's as if that person never logged in to the forum in the first place.

    On one forum where I was a moderator, we were getting between ten and twenty spammers a day..... mostly from China. Since we started using "Spam-O-Matic" that has decreased to maybe one or two a week.

    On most forums, the mod's also have the power to edit posts, to edit out curse words, and correct glaring spelling errors. Obviously, some just can't be bothered. Eh?

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    Well judging from the responses, I guess no matter what I do it just isn't good enough. I cannot help what is in here as far as software goes, all I can do is use what there is here. I have banned the users, deleted the posts, deleted the threads, and spent a few hours kicking myself in the butt because the software does not seem to delete everything. I don't know why not. I am more the willing to give up my moderator pay check to anyone who is in need of a job or self realization. Just let me know.

    Your friendly neighborhood lazy, ineffective, and inefficient mod and proud of it.
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    Sorry, just trying to give some advise.........

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    We luv ya Shaggy! Don't go away.

    But can you just talk to the forum ADMIN about how the software is working? Or NOT working. Most forum software has many options that are never even used.

    We had a problem on one forum, where all the admin were in China. It took several weeks to get them to reprogram the software, so that we could better deal with spammers, but they finally "got'er done". Now that forum is dying, because of over-moderation by one member (moderator). It's practically his own private forum now.

    Whatever it takes.... keep the spammers OUT!
    We'll all luv ya for it.

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    We've had a rash of this crap lately, the one touch ban is the only way to go. Keep up the good work Shaggy!!! I'm here to help when I can!
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    I was under the impression that other than Shaggy we have MT-ED and Rodville as mods or super mods. Not blaming anyone "locally", but if it isn't working then it is time to escalate.

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    here's one still outstanding that hasn't been thrown in the trash bin

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