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    Careful which threads you click on

    I think spam is appearing, probably linked to the number of odd-sounding new members who seem to join the forum each day.

    #2
    Yes it's very annoying, there is another one today!! ...............................................Car ol

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      #3
      I used to use the Duolingo language learning site and it suddenly became ovvewhelmed with constant spam including many posts promoting links to pornographic sites.

      The site owners seemed unable to get a grip and it got worse and worse. It was particularly bad, as a lot of children used that site.

      Hope this does not become a problem here.

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        #4
        Oh that's interesting. I was going to look at the Duolingo site as I want to do a little refresher Spanish course.

        Barb

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          #5
          It may be OK now. I haven't looked for months.

          For Spanish I like www.spanishdict.com. It has lots of resources and exercises.

          ​​​​​​​Another good site is www.holaquepasa.com. it has news stories in easy Spanish, which you can read and listen to.

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            #6
            Thanks Sandra, appreciate that. I'll look at those sites. I want to brush up a bit on conversational Spanish.

            Barb

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              #7
              Originally posted by BandN, Markyate View Post
              Thanks Sandra, appreciate that. I'll look at those sites. I want to brush up a bit on conversational Spanish.

              Barb
              If you do want to try Duolingo as well, there was no problem with the lessons.

              It was the forums and blogs that were hijacked. They weren't useful anyway, in my view.

              Duolingo lessons were good for drilling, but I found the format got too repetitive for me after a while.

              Good luck with your efforts. I hope I can use some Spanish on a cruise, although maybe mask-wearing will create an added challenge!

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                #8
                Use the report feature to flag up spam.

                I suspect a lot is getting blocked.



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                  #9
                  I've reported one, but I don't really want to click on the thread anyway.

                  Every day someone with an odd user name joins the forum. It started a few weeks ago.

                  This forum doesn't have that many active members. It must be obvious to Admin.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by sandraggg, Newcastle View Post
                    I've reported one, but I don't really want to click on the thread anyway.

                    Every day someone with an odd user name joins the forum. It started a few weeks ago.

                    This forum doesn't have that many active members. It must be obvious to Admin.
                    There are 20+ a day dodgy joiners.

                    They like to be able to say

                    Over 125,000 members.

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                      #11
                      Amar was online yesterday and presumably removed the spam threads, not sure if he’s been around today though.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by All at sea, Yorks View Post
                        Amar was online yesterday and presumably removed the spam threads, not sure if he’s been around today though.
                        I'm not sure it's Amar any more but someone else maintaining his account.
                        I sent him a PM a few days ago and haven't had a reply which would be unusual for him.

                        Garf

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post

                          There are 20+ a day dodgy joiners.

                          They like to be able to say

                          Over 125,000 members.
                          Ain’t that the truth? I once trawled through the names of the so called members and it was was obvious that the lists have more padding than my middle section 😆.

                          Take care. Helen

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                            #14
                            Hi all,

                            I apologise for all of the recent spam. Seems like a few topics have managed to get their way through our spam filters.

                            All spam topics have been deleted and will continue to be removed, along with these members being banned immediately. Please take care when reading new threads and approach with caution if anything seems suspicious. And as always, if you can report spam threads/posts whenever you see them, that will greatly help us in ensuring no spam is able to live on this Forum.

                            Thanks,
                            Amar

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