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  • Avatar of xspringe
    Xspringe
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    @xspringe

    It seems that there’s issues with spam being sent to people on buddypress.org. I recall receiving spam on this site before. Isn’t there something that we can build into BP to counter this kind of spam? Maybe a spam report button?

    The user http://buddypress.org/community/members/anabel4you/ just sent me this spam message:

    Please reply back with my email (anabel.awaza01@yahoo.co.uk)
    Dearest,
    How are you over there?
    I know that you would be excited for the fact that you do not know who is writing.
    Actually my name is Mis. Anabel Awaza,Please my dear i will like us to hold a good long time relationship with real love.and I have something very important that I need to share with you. I am very serious; I shall tell you more about myself and send you my picture in my next mail.please reply back with my email address (anabel.awaza01@yahoo.co.uk)
    Hoping to hear from you soonest.
    Yours Anabel.

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  • Avatar of techguy
    techguy
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    @crashutah

    Dang. I thought I was Anabel’s only true love.

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    Damn, think the biatch has been cheating on us…

    Avatar of 3sixty
    3sixty
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    @3sixty

    I’m following anabel. I’m her first follower!

    But apparently not the first to notice her in the past 2 hours, 30 minutes: http://buddypress.org/community/members/anabel4you/

    Yo MODs… ban hammer??

    Avatar of 3sixty
    3sixty
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    @3sixty

    testing another delightful bug@buddypress.com

    ^^^ spurious atmention

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    @anabel4you I can sort you with some good cheap Indian viagra if needed?

    Avatar of josh101
    josh101
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    @josh101

    Yea shes a cheater man. Don’t trust her. She give her love to every thing that moves. Reminds me of a dog. I wounder? Can a male dog turn into a female spammer? Well at least she is helping us come up with different ways to ban people.

    Currently only two people on this site can ban spammers; JJJ and Andy Peatling, and both are at Wordcamp SF this weekend.

    Ray, Jeff and I will try to remain on top of things and we’ve already reported this to the guys, so we’re just waiting for them to check their email when they get a chance :)

    Avatar of xspringe
    Xspringe
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    @xspringe

    My vote is for a report spam button. When any action (activity, forum post, message etc) by a user is marked as spam, an admin should be notified. If more than x actions within x time of the user are marked a spam, the user account is locked until the admin is able to review the offending account.

    This same spammer showed up on my site today. It seems to me a bot figured out how to hack BP.

    Avatar of xspringe
    Xspringe
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    @xspringe

    And the spamming continues. Anyone else getting spammed?

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    techguy
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    @crashutah

    xspringe,
    There is someone doing a Google Summer of Code project which is working on a plugin for BP that will report objectionable content. I expect spam will be part of the objectionable content that can/will be reported with that plugin. You can support his efforts: http://buddypress.org/community/groups/bp-moderation/

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