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I got this today from Today, 02:01 PM
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I want to share with you this great home job opportunity. Earn a couple of bucks from the comfort of your home by reviewing and completing surveys about products. Visit http ://is.gd/eF7T4i for more information.

ANyone else get spammed?

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Gidday Nipper

Make sure that your user profile is set not to receive messages from unregistered users.

Go to User Control Panel / Edit Options / turn off "Visitor Messaging" at the very bottom - untick both boxes.

This guy is awaiting confirmation of registration.
If I were a betting man, I'd bet he won't get it ... .
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Just noticed the same one in my PM Inbox.
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Gidday Peter

See above advice to Nipper.
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Gidday Nipper

Make sure that your user profile is set not to receive messages from unregistered users.

Go to User Control Panel / Edit Options / turn off "Visitor Messaging" at the very bottom - untick both boxes.

This guy is awaiting confirmation of registration.
If I were a betting man, I'd bet he won't get it ... .
They are already unticked Ratbag.

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They are already unticked Ratbag.

I was going to say there is no need for name calling, untill I saw his name IS Ratbag.

Mine are unchecked already, so somehow he is getting through.
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Seeing as there are no Admins on deck ATM, I took it on myself to ban him permanently ...

One of the Admins can review that decision later, if they think it necessary.
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YAY. it is the first time i ever got spam here.
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Thanks John,

Don't hesitate banning spammers. Better to err on the side of caution. Banning can be undone if necessary but that has never been needed. You know one when you see it.
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^ No worries, Nip.

The Admins are extremely diligent at keeping these scumbags at bay. Normally they do all that part of keeping the site nice. They do a fantastic job of it too, if I may say so !

I don't normally do any of that stuff, just the housekeeping of moving posts around and that sort of thing. But I wasn't going to stand idly by and let this creep get away with that !
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