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Looking for SPAM Monitors

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Looking for SPAM Monitors

by beatthegmat » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:14 am
Hi Folks:

I absolutely love running this GMAT Forum, but one of the hardest parts of the job is controlling SPAM. Nothing makes me cringe more than waking up in the morning, or coming back from a long day of work, and finding a bunch of SPAM posts.

I'm looking for a few volunteers from this community to serve as SPAM monitors. Your job would be to collect info on SPAMMERS when post are made, report the info to me (I have a special place on the wiki for this), and immediately delete the SPAM post--I'll provide more details to folks who volunteer.

It would be great if a few people from India as well as the United States volunteered. I'd like to have a few monitors watching the site throughout a 24-hr period.

I really appreciate your help in this fight. I know that there are tons of people out there who care about this amazing GMAT & MBA community service project as much as I do, and I want to make sure our members always get the best experience out of this site--we need to be more effective about SPAM management.

Thanks again! Shoot me a PM or reply to this thread if you are interested.
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Thanks Johny!

by beatthegmat » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:16 am
One more thing that I'd like to mention: I'd like to thank aim-wsc (Johny) for being the primary SPAM monitor for this site over the last several weeks. He first suggested taking on this role to me, and he's done an excellent job!

Thanks man!
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by aim-wsc » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:54 am
Thanks Eric,
I was thinking of proposing this thread, but good that you started it.

Monitors Wanted 8)

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by beatthegmat » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:30 am
Wow, that was one of the worst SPAM attacks this board had seen this morning.

I really could use some help!
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by aim-wsc » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:51 pm
... looking for the active members who logged into the site most of the time, who contribute and add value to the forums who would like to help, give some time, and keep the forum beautiful 8)

THANK YOU

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by Neo2000 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:22 am
<Wonders whether he would be eligible>

:-)

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by beatthegmat » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:42 pm
Neo2000 wrote:<Wonders whether he would be eligible>

:-)
I'd love your help, Neo! I'm going to send you some info, thanks!
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by gabriel » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:10 am
Hi eric ... had sent u a PM regarding the monitor thing .. but no response .. wuld love to help out in any way possible ... so let me know ..

bye and tc..

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by beatthegmat » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:49 pm
gabriel wrote:Hi eric ... had sent u a PM regarding the monitor thing .. but no response .. wuld love to help out in any way possible ... so let me know ..

bye and tc..
Hi gabriel:

Thanks for volunteering! My apologies, I didn't see your PM. I'll send you some more info about this and set up your account.

Thanks again for helping me build this community service project!
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by aim-wsc » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:22 am
I'm happy to announce to the forum that we have new Monitors on board.
They are-
ajith
neo2000
gabriel


they'll monitor the site and delete spamposts along with the other tasks of Monitor.

Dear monitor-brothers,
I hope you've checked this new thread.

Http://www.beatthegmat.com/viewtopic?t=2093

Thank you.

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by aim-wsc » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:27 pm
I wont be online for next few days... ~7-8 days and again for next 10-12 days.

I think Admin has found out some cool trick to keep spams away 8) (pre-spam campaign like they had in "minority report ;) )
or maybe other monitors are keeping watch on the site 24X7 and removing spams before I could spot any. :lol:

Anyway guys keep Rocking da place 8)
c ya.

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by beatthegmat » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:34 am
Have a good break, Johny!
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Re: Looking for SPAM Monitors

by aim-wsc » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:24 pm
beatthegmat wrote:Hi Folks:

It would be great if a few people from India as well as the United States volunteered. I'd like to have a few monitors watching the site throughout a 24-hr period.
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Just reiterating.