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SF Board being badly spammed

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Not sure if this is happening right now in other boards, but the SF Chowhound board is being badly spammed and I can't keep up with the posts (trying to report them as spam!). Just a late night/early morning FYI! (It's 1:45 am here)

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  1. Thanks for your help. We're dealing with it.

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    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      Spammers are back at SF board.

    2. I've noticed some of that too. There is one prolific poster in particular who keeps using CH to drive traffic to another blog/site. I tried flagging but gave up after they kept coming. Glad to know others are on to this too.

      1. they're doing a lot of it overnight, and i've noticed it only so bad in this last few days.

        1. It seems to be happening again tonight. I reported some but there were quite a few.

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          1. re: ms. clicquot

            Wow, spam posts are everywhere.

            1. re: maria lorraine

              SF Board is basically unusable. The entire top page is almost all spam. I hope CH can figure out how to filter these out.

              1. re: Shane Greenwood

                I notice that real posts and posters have started up again over the spam which still needs to be cleaned up. And if you look you can see the mod's have shut down the accounts of the spam "posters" - so the best revenge is to continue business as usual. "Don't let the bastards grind you down"

                1. re: Servorg

                  In Latin the motto of the USS Tunny SSN 682
                  Illegitimi non carborundum