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A day in the life of a moderator

Posted: 13 Jan 2020 17:46
by Byron510
Well, we all put effort in something - and sometimes I wish there were a better way.
The auto-spammers go 24/7, and our site is just one of many thousands that are targeted. Most spams are from the Ukraine, Russia, Asia, Africa and right here in North America. It’s a PITA to sort through, I won’t deny it. And it’s a job I do a few times a week, and there are four of us taking turns. It there is no automatic way.
Today I sorted through 115 spam posts.... so that the realm members did’t have to. But today was a good day, because we actually got two new members to the Realm - most often this is not the case.
Today I’d like welcome Moonshade and Tony 510 to the Realm :-) This is a great source of info, and I sure hope you can take part in the community.
Welcome guys, look forward to your threads, questions and input.

Byron

Re: A day in the life of a moderator

Posted: 13 Jan 2020 17:57
by James
Nice to see new members outs there!
Thanks Byron for what you and the others do. Sounds mundane.....

Re: A day in the life of a moderator

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 18:48
by JordanTr
Keep the info on here and not lost in the abyss of Facebook!

Re: A day in the life of a moderator

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 19:35
by datzenmike
Byron, I feel your pain. I'm not as hard pressed as in the past but 150!! We had the LOVE GURU from India selling charms, potions and spells to attract women and repel in-laws, upwards of 30 a day! This was a few years ago and the spam filters are much better now (knock on wood) Most of India must be IP blocked by now. :lol: Lately one spam every few months gets through to as far as moderator approval. Hey, keep up the good fight to keep this forum running as well as it does.

mike

Re: A day in the life of a moderator

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 12:09
by Byron510
JordanTr wrote:
14 Jan 2020 18:48
Keep the info on here and not lost in the abyss of Facebook!
Absolutely!

Re: A day in the life of a moderator

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 12:21
by zKars
Attract women AND repel in-laws? Ever see anything that attracts NOS Datsun parts and repels rust? Now THERE’s a money maker.

Really now, I do appreciate the effort the mods put in. I know it is not trivial. Thank you.

Re: A day in the life of a moderator

Posted: 17 Jan 2020 13:12
by 510rob
Byron510 wrote:
15 Jan 2020 12:09
JordanTr wrote:
14 Jan 2020 18:48
Keep the info on here and not lost in the abyss of Facebook!
Absolutely!
+1

Sorry my mod participation has lagged lately - I've been a bit busy these days with other matters.