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If they check out to be a legitimate company I will delete their post and PM them about vendor rules and opportunities. I have not yet had one post a second time, or sign up to be a vendor.
Good call, most do not convert but at least they are aware of the Vendor FAQ.
 

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If they check out to be a legitimate company I will delete their post and PM them about vendor rules and opportunities. I have not yet had one post a second time, or sign up to be a vendor.
Actually did that the other day, deleted his thread about 4x4 parts he was manufacturing and added a note to him explaining why. Happens occasionally.
 

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Maybe it would be worthwhile having a lower level of venodr. Maybe a bit above a premium member, and they can have a few continues adds in the classifieds, but not get their own node.
 

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Maybe it would be worthwhile having a lower level of venodr. Maybe a bit above a premium member, and they can have a few continues adds in the classifieds, but not get their own node.
That is coming down the line with VSS or Vendor Self Serve which is currently being tested on a communties.

More info here: Vendor Self Serve
 

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It fits here best.
Starting a new thread is not really necessary from my point of view.

Related threads:

The 1st one's thread title is:
Extra Burn Keto 800mg Safe and Effective Fat Loss Product Price Benefits In 2022

The 2nd one's thread title is:
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Both scammers/spammers were able to register, to pass all security measures and to start threads without being sent to the approval queue.
Especially the 1st one makes me wonder because its thread title is showing quite lot words which should have triggered our security measures.
It would have been great the 2nd one would have been deteted somehow as well.

Could someone from VerticalScope have a look into this, please.
I ask because perhaps something was turned off somehow due to the weekly update.
 

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It fits here best.
Starting a new thread is not really necessary from my point of view.

Related threads:

The 1st one's thread title is:
Extra Burn Keto 800mg Safe and Effective Fat Loss Product Price Benefits In 2022

The 2nd one's thread title is:
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Both scammers/spammers were able to register, to pass all security measures and to start threads without being sent to the approval queue.
Especially the 1st one makes me wonder because its thread title is showing quite lot words which have triggered our security measures.
It would have been great the 2nd one would have been deteted somehow as well.

Could someone from VerticalScope have a look into this, please.
I ask because perhaps something was turned off somehow due to the weekly update.

The approval queue is not perfect and if the users are real people and not bots signing up they are much harder to catch.

Not seeing any spam tools that got tweaked or reverted. I do see @Jan looked at one of these accounts also.

Are you using the "Spam Ban" tool on these? Leaving those threads in the Yang section might not be feeding the spam tools the correct info that they need to work properly.


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^ remember that one earlier today as a flagged account. The approval queue had only one IP-match with one banned user to show for, and in the spirit of "forgiveness as a permanent attitude" I let him pass. I'd rather ban someone based on actual spam than on an incorrect assumption someone is a spammer. Spam never really lasts long on our forum anyway.
 

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Are you using the "Spam Ban" tool on these? Leaving those threads in the Yang section might not be feeding the spam tools the correct info that they need to work properly.
Yes, I use the spam clean option on any scammer/spammer within the 1st 30 days.
After having spam cleaned him I move the related threads to our trash section "Yang".
So the thread was not created in "Yang" by the spammer originally.
 
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