Hello admins??? Out there??? - Pontiac GTO Forums: Pontiac GTO Forum
NewAge GTO Forums
 


» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Pontiac GTO Forums: Pontiac GTO Forum > Community > New Ago GTO Site Issue Forum-Suggestion Box

Newagegto.com is the premier Pontiac GTO Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-30-2011, 12:49 PM   #1
Orbit Orange
Super Moderator
 
Orbit Orange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 3,336
Angry Hello admins??? Out there???

This site has basically became a spambot paradise. Is there no way you can ban/lock out these IP addresses for the spambots? I just put in 15 minutes removing 100 or so spam posts and banning them all. As I'm the only moderator I'm about to throw in the towel and let the spambots have it. A little attention is needed on your part if this site is to remain alive. Its no wonder no one wants to post here. Either help it out or put it out of its misery. This purgatory is shameful.
__________________
2004 GTO: IBM/Blue A4 (1 of 369)
K&N CAI, JBA shorty headers & catted mids, SLP LM1, Pred. tuner, ported stock TB and MAF ends, Derale trans pan cooler, 180 Tstat, TB coolant bypass, Hankook Ventus V12's, King 0" drop rear springs, drag bags, Monroe Sensa-Trac rear shocks, SLP rear sway bar w/ end link bushings, Lovell's RR bushings, BMR skidplate, tow brace delete kit, DEPO black tail lamps, SCSS pod w/Aeroforce gauge

Orbit Orange is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-30-2011, 10:49 PM   #2
HP11
Senior Member
 
HP11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Bernardino, Ca.
Posts: 145
Who is the owner/administrator of this site? Just curious because if the admin/owner is never here, how is it that NOPI/NSCRA/ and member' GTOSHOW' can annoint himself/themselves as a sponsor of this site as he does in this post?:
http://www.newagegto.com/forums/show...57&postcount=3
__________________

1983 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista (Daily Driver)
2005 Pontiac GTO (My Car)
2010 Kia Rio LX (Wife's Daily Driver)
2010 Mercedes Benz C300 AMG Sportline (Wife's car)

Quote:
Newagegto.com is the premier Pontiac GTO Forum on the internet.
(Not sure if that was ever really true...but what a joke now!)

Last edited by HP11; 10-30-2011 at 10:57 PM.
HP11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
Orbit Orange
Super Moderator
 
Orbit Orange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 3,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by HP11 View Post
Who is the owner/administrator of this site? Just curious because if the admin/owner is never here, how is it that NOPI/NSCRA/ and member' GTOSHOW' can annoint himself/themselves as a sponsor of this site as he does in this post?:
http://www.newagegto.com/forums/show...57&postcount=3
Good question, if I had the answer I'd share. Evidently it must be a blind chimp running things because nothing is being done. Its a shame.
__________________
2004 GTO: IBM/Blue A4 (1 of 369)
K&N CAI, JBA shorty headers & catted mids, SLP LM1, Pred. tuner, ported stock TB and MAF ends, Derale trans pan cooler, 180 Tstat, TB coolant bypass, Hankook Ventus V12's, King 0" drop rear springs, drag bags, Monroe Sensa-Trac rear shocks, SLP rear sway bar w/ end link bushings, Lovell's RR bushings, BMR skidplate, tow brace delete kit, DEPO black tail lamps, SCSS pod w/Aeroforce gauge

Orbit Orange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 01:20 PM   #4
Administrator
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 83
sorry i just didn't see this thread. you are right about the spam. I have added a bunch of plug in's to help but it doesn't seem to be working.... humm.

I will try one other thing lets see if it works
Administrator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 07:16 AM   #5
HP11
Senior Member
 
HP11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Bernardino, Ca.
Posts: 145
Well, you have 73 posts in a little under 4 years.......point being that you'd probably need to actually be here to be aware of the spam and whether or not your plug ins are working....just sayin'
__________________

1983 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista (Daily Driver)
2005 Pontiac GTO (My Car)
2010 Kia Rio LX (Wife's Daily Driver)
2010 Mercedes Benz C300 AMG Sportline (Wife's car)

Quote:
Newagegto.com is the premier Pontiac GTO Forum on the internet.
(Not sure if that was ever really true...but what a joke now!)

Last edited by HP11; 12-30-2011 at 01:48 PM.
HP11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 04:05 PM   #6
HP11
Senior Member
 
HP11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Bernardino, Ca.
Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
sorry i just didn't see this thread. you are right about the spam. I have added a bunch of plug in's to help but it doesn't seem to be working.... humm.

I will try one other thing lets see if it works
Fail.......
__________________

1983 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista (Daily Driver)
2005 Pontiac GTO (My Car)
2010 Kia Rio LX (Wife's Daily Driver)
2010 Mercedes Benz C300 AMG Sportline (Wife's car)

Quote:
Newagegto.com is the premier Pontiac GTO Forum on the internet.
(Not sure if that was ever really true...but what a joke now!)
HP11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 09:03 AM   #7
Administrator
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 83
would you like to be a mod and do it yourself?

My job is to make sure the site is running, i delete the spam when i see it. I could use some help, so why don't you do it since you think this is so easy to do?
Administrator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 09:26 AM   #8
Administrator
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 83
So i just spent a great deal of time blocking some IP ranges and members in the back and fixing some things that will filter out users that are spammers.

Let us hope this helps
Administrator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 06:52 AM   #9
HP11
Senior Member
 
HP11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Bernardino, Ca.
Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
would you like to be a mod and do it yourself?

My job is to make sure the site is running, i delete the spam when i see it. I could use some help, so why don't you do it since you think this is so easy to do?
No, thank you. Never said it was easy to do. Easy, difficult, I have no clue. This is, however, the only site I go to where the problem is so out of control. We may have one or two spammers every couple of weeks or so, if even that, on the other sites I go to. I don't have the answer; all I see is the result....
__________________

1983 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista (Daily Driver)
2005 Pontiac GTO (My Car)
2010 Kia Rio LX (Wife's Daily Driver)
2010 Mercedes Benz C300 AMG Sportline (Wife's car)

Quote:
Newagegto.com is the premier Pontiac GTO Forum on the internet.
(Not sure if that was ever really true...but what a joke now!)
HP11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 12:27 PM   #10
Administrator
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 83
Those are the spam posts you see, not what is actually on the site.

If we had more mods then it would be better, but it is just me. So again you want a solution become a mod and help out. If not then stop complaining.
Administrator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 07:22 AM   #11
HP11
Senior Member
 
HP11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Bernardino, Ca.
Posts: 145
I'm just a member here. One of few active ones left. As I said in my last post, I have no desire to be a mod. The only reason I stay around is because it's one of the first GTO sites I joined. Perhaps I'm hoping against hope, but I'd like to see this site get back to what it once was. I make comments/observations. If you choose to take them as complaints, that's your call. If I'm 'complaining' then so is Orbit Orange. Either way, the solutions are up to those of you who run the site.
__________________

1983 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista (Daily Driver)
2005 Pontiac GTO (My Car)
2010 Kia Rio LX (Wife's Daily Driver)
2010 Mercedes Benz C300 AMG Sportline (Wife's car)

Quote:
Newagegto.com is the premier Pontiac GTO Forum on the internet.
(Not sure if that was ever really true...but what a joke now!)
HP11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 08:29 AM   #12
rspiller1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: pinellas park fl
Posts: 1
Are there really even any members to this forum I just signed up foe this one cause I saw it on my autoguide and i like checking the for sales for part and there are not any posts
rspiller1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 07:13 AM   #13
HP11
Senior Member
 
HP11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Bernardino, Ca.
Posts: 145
Time to 'stick a fork' in this site.................it was actually fun at one time.
__________________

1983 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista (Daily Driver)
2005 Pontiac GTO (My Car)
2010 Kia Rio LX (Wife's Daily Driver)
2010 Mercedes Benz C300 AMG Sportline (Wife's car)

Quote:
Newagegto.com is the premier Pontiac GTO Forum on the internet.
(Not sure if that was ever really true...but what a joke now!)

Last edited by HP11; 03-10-2012 at 07:16 AM.
HP11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #14
Orbit Orange
Super Moderator
 
Orbit Orange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 3,336
It was, its a chore now for me to visit. Its why I only check in about once a month anymore and its to clean up spam. Depressing. I'd clean it daily if I was compensated, I'm not so unfortunately its not worth my time or effort other than every once in a while. I too miss the "old days" when traffic was up, not huge mind you but the regulars were around.

BTW for HP11 or anyone else out there, do the spam threads I delete and ban the users still pop up in the forum after I've done it? I tell the software to remove the posts but they still show up for me, I'm not sure. If so the site is littered with these closed spam threads. Just another stupid thing I tell the software to do and it doesn't evidently.
__________________
2004 GTO: IBM/Blue A4 (1 of 369)
K&N CAI, JBA shorty headers & catted mids, SLP LM1, Pred. tuner, ported stock TB and MAF ends, Derale trans pan cooler, 180 Tstat, TB coolant bypass, Hankook Ventus V12's, King 0" drop rear springs, drag bags, Monroe Sensa-Trac rear shocks, SLP rear sway bar w/ end link bushings, Lovell's RR bushings, BMR skidplate, tow brace delete kit, DEPO black tail lamps, SCSS pod w/Aeroforce gauge


Last edited by Orbit Orange; 03-10-2012 at 09:20 PM.
Orbit Orange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 10:02 PM   #15
Orbit Orange
Super Moderator
 
Orbit Orange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 3,336
It seems about the only moderator actions it will allow me to do is move the spam threads to the Garbage Dump forum. It won't let me delete them. Its like they WANT this spam garbage here. A ****ing spammer popped up WHILE I'M FREAKING CLEANING THIS UP!!! Its a joke. I bet if I moved all these threads to one of the sponsors threads it would end real quick.
__________________
2004 GTO: IBM/Blue A4 (1 of 369)
K&N CAI, JBA shorty headers & catted mids, SLP LM1, Pred. tuner, ported stock TB and MAF ends, Derale trans pan cooler, 180 Tstat, TB coolant bypass, Hankook Ventus V12's, King 0" drop rear springs, drag bags, Monroe Sensa-Trac rear shocks, SLP rear sway bar w/ end link bushings, Lovell's RR bushings, BMR skidplate, tow brace delete kit, DEPO black tail lamps, SCSS pod w/Aeroforce gauge

Orbit Orange is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®. Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.