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Why is TR not removing SPAMMERS and HACKERS?

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Why is TR not removing SPAMMERS and HACKERS?

jdclyde
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=206169&start=0

I would think the only way to effectively discourage both hackers and spammers is to remove all evidence of their being there as fast as they make themselves known. Am I alone in this line of thinking?

Is ignoring hackers and spammers the desired method of handling them?

The linked "discussion" has now been up for over two weeks. A second offender has come along and is looking to pick up where the first loser finished off (provided it isn't the same user).

I would think leaving discussions like this in place would look poorly on a technical site?

If the game plan is to ignore, let us know and I won't bother you again about it.
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    TheChas

    The best way to get a thread or peer removed is to directly contact TR.

    Use the help link and point them to the thread or peer.

    The big problem is that there is no way to stop them from coming back with a different ID or starting over from scratch.

    I would suggest that you not start threads that could end up directing new eyes to a different thread offering hacking or other questionable information.

    Chas

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    jdclyde

    it would be much simpler.

    As for linking to the discussion, once the discussion is pulled, no one will be looking at anything.

    Different ID's. If they are pulled as fast as they go up, the SPAMMERS/HACKERS will move on to a site that is an easier mark.

    I still think TR should get a consolidated list of just posts by new members, say less than a month of being a member has you on a watched list.

    I was also surprised that James's post didn't catch their eye two weeks ago. Oh well, everyone was getting ready for the holiday I guess.

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    ProtiusX

    What is the significance of the numeric value placed next to ones moniker and the thumbs up?

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    TheChas

    That number is the number of questions that you have answered where the person who asked the question rated your answer as helpful.

    A little less arbitrary than the old points system. Plus, not near as obscure as the percentage system.

    Chas

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    jdclyde

    here it is, a few daze out and the PTB have decided to leave the spammer/hacker "discussion" in place.

    I guess that is my answer.

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    gadgetgirl

    that there is a simpler answer to that one babz.

    Under "normal" circumstances, it is usually Smorty or Jay who stomp on the offenders; Jay being the fastest by far (think he gets more enjoyment out of it than Smorty!)

    As Jay is away at the moment, Beth was heading up the squash list, but she appears to be on leave, as is Smorty.

    Ergo, no-one in TR in the festive season who can quickly get in a crunch the little darlings before they run riot.

    Seems to be lots of them at the moment, though - I wonder if word has got out that no-one is "watching" but us posters.

    GG

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    jdclyde

    at a minimum I would have expected the first reply that actually had the "answer" to be edited.

    It really does reflect poorly on TR to have such crap laying around.

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    TheChas

    The best way to get a thread or peer removed is to directly contact TR.

    Use the help link and point them to the thread or peer.

    The big problem is that there is no way to stop them from coming back with a different ID or starting over from scratch.

    I would suggest that you not start threads that could end up directing new eyes to a different thread offering hacking or other questionable information.

    Chas

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    jdclyde

    it would be much simpler.

    As for linking to the discussion, once the discussion is pulled, no one will be looking at anything.

    Different ID's. If they are pulled as fast as they go up, the SPAMMERS/HACKERS will move on to a site that is an easier mark.

    I still think TR should get a consolidated list of just posts by new members, say less than a month of being a member has you on a watched list.

    I was also surprised that James's post didn't catch their eye two weeks ago. Oh well, everyone was getting ready for the holiday I guess.

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    ProtiusX

    What is the significance of the numeric value placed next to ones moniker and the thumbs up?

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    TheChas

    That number is the number of questions that you have answered where the person who asked the question rated your answer as helpful.

    A little less arbitrary than the old points system. Plus, not near as obscure as the percentage system.

    Chas

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    jdclyde

    here it is, a few daze out and the PTB have decided to leave the spammer/hacker "discussion" in place.

    I guess that is my answer.

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    gadgetgirl

    that there is a simpler answer to that one babz.

    Under "normal" circumstances, it is usually Smorty or Jay who stomp on the offenders; Jay being the fastest by far (think he gets more enjoyment out of it than Smorty!)

    As Jay is away at the moment, Beth was heading up the squash list, but she appears to be on leave, as is Smorty.

    Ergo, no-one in TR in the festive season who can quickly get in a crunch the little darlings before they run riot.

    Seems to be lots of them at the moment, though - I wonder if word has got out that no-one is "watching" but us posters.

    GG

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    jdclyde

    at a minimum I would have expected the first reply that actually had the "answer" to be edited.

    It really does reflect poorly on TR to have such crap laying around.