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Postby Dave B » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:05 pm

Hi Guys,

Sticking this here and flagging it for the mods (who can delete if they want), but I've just got 3 spam PMs from the user 'Rock-Dock' for their loops. All are addressed to the Elf, but I remember someone saying that bots / bad users occasionally get through filters. Interestingly, this one has 0 posts, so I'm not sure how they managed to send PMs.

Anyway, flagging this post FYI. Cheers
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Re: Spam PM

Postby Dave B » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:07 pm

Ah - see you've already nailed him ... nothing to see here ... move along ... ;)
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Re: Spam PM

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:09 pm

Thanks Dave. The offending account has been banned. We know how and why it happened also, and steps are being taken as we speak to lock the loophole down!
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Re: Spam PM

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:17 pm

Cheers, I got three too.
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Re: Spam PM

Postby Stratman57 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:18 pm

Me too.

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Re: Spam PM

Postby IAA » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:01 pm

Yep me too. I’m seriously wondering who thinks SPAM emails, calls and other uninvited correspondence will make me more interested in spending my cash on them. Seriously who?.?
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Re: Spam PM

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:06 pm

Indeed - I suspect that "Rock-Dock" and his Loops Tracks might have just lost thousands of potential new customers by their ridiculous spam attack ;)

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Re: Spam PM

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:11 pm

Problem!

Rock doc and his three messages have gone but regrettably I still have the 3 new messages prompt on display and no way of getting rid of it since I can't read the messages (not that I want to, of course).

How do I get rid of it?

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Re: Spam PM

Postby BJG145 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:17 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:Problem!

Rock doc and his three messages have gone but regrettably I still have the 3 new messages prompt on display and no way of getting rid of it since I can't read the messages (not that I want to, of course).

How do I get rid of it?

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1) Log off and on again
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3) Change your MIDI Anglo to C Maj
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Re: Spam PM

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:35 pm

I see. The difficult one last.

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Re: Spam PM

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:50 pm

3 New Messages -
Hmmm, makes me feel rather special even if I can’t read them!
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Re: Spam PM

Postby Forum Admin » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:10 pm

Sorry, I was in such a rush to delete his account and posts I did not think of the possible impact in alert messages.

Will speak with the forum tech guru on Monday and see if he has a way to remove the alert box message from everyone's account.
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Re: Spam PM

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:13 pm

Excellent. I guess I can live with it for a few days :) . With a bit of luck it'll be a bit of minor database confusion fixable with some simple SQL.

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Re: Spam PM

Postby John Egan » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:27 pm

Dave B wrote:Hi Guys,

Sticking this here and flagging it for the mods (who can delete if they want), but I've just got 3 spam PMs from the user 'Rock-Dock' for their loops. All are addressed to the Elf, but I remember someone saying that bots / bad users occasionally get through filters. Interestingly, this one has 0 posts, so I'm not sure how they managed to send PMs.

Anyway, flagging this post FYI. Cheers

I got 3 too. Ignoring them as we speak.
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Re: Spam PM

Postby The Elf » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:44 pm

i can also see the three message warning, but nothing in my inbox.

If it's anything dumb I've done to let this through, please let me know!
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