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Recent Troubles with Spam Filter

RDA's picture

Hello CooksTalkers,

Just a note to let you know that I was on vacation, but am back now. I’ve seen the posts about headaches the recently amped-up spam filters have caused some of you. Thanks for letting me know. I’ve got the tech team investigating. In the meantime, I’ll test a few posts, edits, copy/pastes to see if I can duplicate your experience.

Stay tuned. . .and sorry about the frustrations the filters caused. Ultimately, we’re trying to improve your experience by blocking spammers, not make it difficult for legit community members to post and edit. Thanks for your patience!


Pielove's picture

spam (post #71271, reply #1 of 12)

Hi Robyn!

Thanks!!  And welcome back!


Gretchen9's picture

WEll, you've ignored my post (post #71271, reply #2 of 12)

WEll, you've ignored my post for a month about my password not being recognized, so now I am on my 4th registration.  Oh, and when I finally answered the password question to the satisfaction of your "site", and reset my password, it would not log in.  So this is still a "bug", and it happened LONG before you went on vacation.

Same thing with the cut and paste inability. Others have it also, so maybe it will be more important.

RDA's picture

You have several screen names (post #71271, reply #3 of 12)

You have several screen names registered. Which one exactly would you like the developers to look into fixing/restoring?

Gretchen9's picture

ALL of them. I have created (post #71271, reply #4 of 12)

ALL of them. No, I take that back, just make it so if I have to login, ANY of them will work. You choose--I'm fine with your choice. Probably I would be most happy with my original one==Gretchen.

 I have created them as I have needed to when the "question" for my password was rejected as "not the answer". THEN the last one (this one for "Gretchen10"), I finally pared the name down to "Troy" and it was accepted, changed the password, said to log in with it, and would not accept it.  I ONLY created the different ones because of the refusal of the password. Interestingly enough, EVERYTHING is just hunky dory with mine on Fine Woodworking with my original name.  Left hand know what the right hand does?  LOL  OR does it have something to do with THIS board, and whether I can post. Inquiring minds?

Gretchen9's picture

And since we are reporting a (post #71271, reply #5 of 12)

I don't think my post showed up as a new post--just yours. But not positive now.

ICDOCEAN1's picture

Another message (post #71271, reply #6 of 12)

I hope you had a nice break...Just another note about yet another message, but at least I'm not a spammer now.

I just got this meassage to my last reply "The selected file /mnt/gfs/tauntonfrm/sites/ could not be copied, because no file by that name exists. Please check that you supplied the correct filename.

Pielove's picture

spam filter (post #71271, reply #7 of 12)

Hi Robyn!

I have been having more trouble with the spam filter lately.  I triggered it by trying to post three links in a single post (in response to how to cook lamb).  I had to edit that post down to a single link and could not post any links in subsequent posts in that thread.  It seems that I can post single links in other threads though.  Two of the links I was posting were to FC content-- could the spam filter be sophisticated enough to differentiate between internal and external links?  

I'm totally ready to talk more about Christmas cookies, and caramels!

Cheers, Jen

RDA's picture

Spam filter problems (post #71271, reply #8 of 12)

Sorry about the troubles you’ve had with the spam blocker. I’ll get our developers on it and see what they can do.

RDA's picture

Fix in place (post #71271, reply #9 of 12)

Spammers are persistent, so we’re constantly trying to come up with ways to foil their efforts, but it is certainly never our intention to frustrate our regulars! Our forum developer gave me a quick fix for the problem you had, so you shouldn’t be mistaken for a spammer again. Sign in fresh, and if you continue having problems, let me know and I’ll kick it back to our tech team.  

Thanks for the heads up.   

Pielove's picture

Thanks! (post #71271, reply #10 of 12)

Hey Robyn, thanks so much!!!  I appreciate the help!  OOh, gonna go post some links!

Cheers, Jen

P.S. If the fix is person-specific, could you have them apply it to ICD also-- she has been having the same problem!

Gretchen8's picture

Oh, I did too, but am feeling (post #71271, reply #11 of 12)

Oh, I did too, but am feeling SO ignored for any of my problems!!   LOL

Pielove's picture

Thanks! (post #71271, reply #12 of 12)

Hey Robyn, whatever your developer did seemed to work-- I have been able to post links and everything-- not even a verification!


Ha, am I abusing the privelige?

Cheers, Jen