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SPAM ATTACK today
« on: December 14, 2014, 09:48:31 PM »
Hi Flourish Folks!

You may have seen we had a spam attack today. I usually check the forum several times per day however I have a shoulder injury and wasn't able to get on the computer for the past two days. Please, if you notice spam, or something that looks like it doesn't belong, please report it immediately. Thanks so much for all the watchful eyes!

I will be looking into further anti-spam action. It is ridiculous how much security is needed these days!
Truly, Erica
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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 11:48:47 PM »
Yes it was full effect today. No need for Viagra for Calligraphy. Hope your shoulder gets better soon.

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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 12:20:27 AM »
Wow, another one just got posted. These spammers are relentless!! >:(

Hope your shoulder feels better soon, Erica!

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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 12:53:01 AM »
Thank you ... just spent three hours banning 128 new members from the past 48 hours. But somehow that banned member just posted. GRRRR!  >:(
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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 12:55:32 AM »
Maybe these questions must get trickier … I also just reprted another one …
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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2014, 01:04:26 AM »
I was just thinking the same thing...time for a change up. Thanks Stefanie!
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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2014, 02:31:05 AM »
How annoying!

Get well soon, Erica (not so that you can check for spam, but for yourself).
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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2014, 02:02:11 AM »
So frustrating! 
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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2014, 09:50:21 AM »
I really don't understand what spammers hope to gain by putting spam on this site.  Clearly  it is spam.  No one is falling for it.  Hopefully if they have to write an essay, it will be too much work and they will move on.

I really hope no one is "dating" that lady looking for a serious man...

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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2014, 05:05:18 AM »
Get well soon Eric, sorry for your shoulder.

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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2014, 05:58:42 PM »
So that's why the questions are so dang hard! Spammers! Geeze, took me half an hour to figure out that you write italics with a ****  nib or somthing like that. and the book thing was a LITTLE specific. thank god for google
« Last Edit: December 22, 2014, 06:29:22 PM by Erica McPhee »
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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2014, 06:29:55 PM »
LOL! Yup! They had to be a made a little harder but still searchable. Don't worry, they go away, too.  ;)
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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2014, 07:55:59 PM »
I hope so,its a pain. i deal though
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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2015, 05:29:59 AM »
Hi Erica,

Being a newbie I don't know if this is the best place to put this or not...or starting a new lead...so sorry if it's not.

Just to let you know that unless logged in (which I probably should each time but somethings I'm lazy if I'm using my mobile), when I've tried to look at your contemporary/modern calligraphy samples I kept getting re-directed to a porn spam page. :(



 
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Re: SPAM ATTACK today
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2015, 08:46:58 PM »
Hi,
Thank you for letting me know. I think you are referring to the Contemporary/Modern Calligraphy post in Pointed Pen. I used to post images via postimage.org. Initially it was fine but lately, I've noticed they put some unsavory spam at the bottom of the images. So I am in the process of reposting those images directly without the image server.

If it is a different post, please let me know so I can investigate. Thank you!
Truly, Erica
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