Recieving spam through the Report Abuse function

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Post by Kreftropod June 2nd 2021, 7:00 pm

Hi!

I wrote this topic back in February, regarding receiving spam-messages through the "Report Abuse" function on our forum: Possible bot using the Report Abuse function

In that thread I was told that the function can't be disabled, so I'm aware of this.

However, we (admins on https://numoori.swedishforum.net/ ) have since then received multiple new spam-messages through this function.  We've gotten two new ones today, within hours of one another. It's very obviously spam, and not someone trying to get in contact with us about the forum.

Recieving spam through the Report Abuse function Forumotion_reported_abuse_spam

Since we can't disable the report abuse function, is there any way to at least filter for this kind of spam?

Thanks for your help!
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Solved Re: Recieving spam through the Report Abuse function

Post by skouliki June 2nd 2021, 8:15 pm

Hello

it might be more helpful if the abuses reported came with the ip of those reporting them ...but right now iam afraid you can not do anything, my only advice is just to ignore them since its spam and just move them to the done reports

if I am not mistaken the abuse function is one of those things that Forumotion is required to have on forums under French law
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Solved Re: Recieving spam through the Report Abuse function

Post by Mihai June 2nd 2021, 10:32 pm

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Solved Re: Recieving spam through the Report Abuse function

Post by Ape June 2nd 2021, 10:39 pm

@Mihai The footer links can not be removed you are breaking the law if you remove that one, My advice is to remove your post from here.

It's also in /our TOS


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Solved Re: Recieving spam through the Report Abuse function

Post by Mihai June 2nd 2021, 10:46 pm

@Ape wrote:@Mihai The footer links can not be removed you are breaking the law if you remove that one, My advice is to remove your post from here.

It's also in /our TOS
i removed my mesage, the code is from our romanian support forum, sorry about that! Very Happy

Edit: i dont have acces to delete my post, only to edit it.
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Solved Re: Recieving spam through the Report Abuse function

Post by Ape June 2nd 2021, 10:52 pm

@Mihai Not a problem Please remember all Footer links if not removed by Credits should not be removed it's our TOS and any footer links left in the footer when removed by Credits are there by Law.

My advice is to remove the post made on your support forum as this is breaking our TOS rules.


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Solved Re: Recieving spam through the Report Abuse function

Post by skouliki June 12th 2021, 3:05 pm

is this solved?
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Solved Re: Recieving spam through the Report Abuse function

Post by Kreftropod June 12th 2021, 5:31 pm

Hi! Thanks for your replies, sorry I forgot to write back earlier.

It's very understandable that the function can't be disabled due to law requirements.

I think what @skouliki suggested earlier about getting the IP of the ones making the reports would be helpful. That way admins could perhaps block spammers from abusing the function. I assume this isn't possible at the moment, but it could maybe be of interest for the future, should more sites start receiving spam this way.

Thanks again for your help and patience! Very Happy :rose:
I'll mark this as solved~
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Solved Re: Recieving spam through the Report Abuse function

Post by skouliki June 12th 2021, 6:40 pm

Thank you for your reply

Problem solved & topic archived.
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