Are We Being Spammed Again? ;-(
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John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Are We Being Spammed Again? ;-( on 09/07/2011 21:05:35 MDT Print View

Is anyone else tired of seeing advertisements for sheepskin boots in forums like Make Your Own Gear, Gear Lists, Gear Swap and Gear?

I can accept an advertisement in Gear Deals, and I can almost overlook the post in General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion.

If you care to check inside of 30 minutes there were 6 posts made all of them hawking a particular brand of boots and website.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=52998&skip_to_post=446570#446570

Please follow the link and check out the profile and the associated posts.

Before anyone tells me what the appropriate measures are and what I should have done let it be known that I already followed the prescribed procedure.

Thanks

Party On,

Newton

Aaron Benson
(AaronMB) - F

Locale: Central Valley California
Re: Are We Being Spammed Again? ;-( on 09/08/2011 08:51:33 MDT Print View

"I feel ya." The whole Ugg spam as of late has become a bit much.

Another reason to do something about this forum software?

It's too bad the tech savvy folks here can't help us with this Uggly problem.

Bueller?

Edited by AaronMB on 09/08/2011 08:52:15 MDT.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Are We Being Spammed Again? ;-( on 09/08/2011 09:18:36 MDT Print View

Is anyone else tired of seeing advertisements for sheepskin boots in forums like Make Your Own Gear, Gear Lists, Gear Swap and Gear?

Yes

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Re: Are We Being Spammed Again? ;-( on 09/08/2011 11:29:36 MDT Print View

> It's too bad the tech savvy folks here can't help us with this Uggly problem.

I'm sure they're plenty of us here that could, but we didn't write and don't have access to the forum software either.

Edited by topshot on 09/08/2011 11:30:06 MDT.

noneur business
(that_one_dude) - F
Solved problems on 09/08/2011 22:41:24 MDT Print View

People have been recommending for years that BPL upgrade it's forum software. These kinds of problems (and others) have been solved for years in the forum software community.

Frankly, it's ridiculous.