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SPAM Debris?

Post by kozikowski » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:33 am

Do we ever get digital debris when we destroy a SPAM account at the exact instant that the Spammer posts a message? A race condition? I have seen one posting that didn't seem to have a live poster behind it. It doesn't happen often.

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Re: SPAM Debris?

Post by steve » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:21 pm

I've seen one or perhaps 2 similar instances of posts with deleted users. I guess it's possible this could be due to a post being sent at the same moment as the spammer is being banned. I think it can occur if you ban a user but do not select to delete all posts. Whatever the cause I think it's more of a curiosity than a problem.
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Re: SPAM Debris?

Post by waxcylinder » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:45 pm

stevethefiddle wrote:I think it can occur if you ban a user but do not select to delete all posts.
That's my understanding too - and that's why I strongly believe that the default should be changed to "delete all posts" (i.e total extirpation) when you delete the user.

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Re: SPAM Debris?

Post by billw58 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:29 pm

Is it better to ban or delete a user? Or is it better to ban by email?

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Re: SPAM Debris?

Post by kozikowski » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:42 pm

I've been deleting the user and posts and yes, I do wish there was a faster way to do it. 27 rapid new postings for "[email protected]@ do not warrant any further effort.

I think many of these tools are burned into the forum software and do not change.

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Re: SPAM Debris?

Post by steve » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:44 pm

kozikowski wrote:I've been deleting the user and posts and yes, I do wish there was a faster way to do it. 27 rapid new postings for "[email protected]@ do not warrant any further effort.

I think many of these tools are burned into the forum software and do not change.

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I think that sums it up.
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