First time visitor (nervous)

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Re: First time visitor (nervous)

Post by Horus » Mon May 27, 2019 8:50 am

If you were sat in my place Dusak you would see that quite often a new member will appear, it is then up to myself or Keefy to allow that new post onto the forum. Are they genuine? are they just someone hoping to disguise themselves to make trouble? have they made a deliberately provocative post? are they just a spammer hoping to post scams and advertisements on the forum? All these are possibilities and we have to make an educated guess at times and await the outcome, however if we are wrong then it is easily dealt with. :up Some genuine people are scared off by some adverse comments they may get, so it is not unusual for someone to make a single post and then nothing afterwards. ;)


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Re: First time visitor (nervous)

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon May 27, 2019 11:51 pm

I have to agree with Horus.
Although I have set my moderators hat aside now, for a very long time I I too, over the years, had to sometimes make the decision whether to let a first time post appear on the open forum.
It is interesting how quickly you gain an instinct for those new members that are going to be a problem or, to be fair, an asset to the forums.
There are occasions when an Admin or Moderator's decision tjrns out to be wrong, but thankfully they are few and far between.
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Re: First time visitor (nervous)

Post by Dusak » Tue May 28, 2019 7:08 am

I totally agree with what you are saying, and in this case the post was pretty harmless, not worth scrutiny. But you know me, if I smell fish, its usually because its right under my nose. Thats the way god made me. It was no way intended to question your ability to suss out trolls, haters or scammers, just dusak back from the dead. :D
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Re: First time visitor (nervous)

Post by Horus » Tue May 28, 2019 10:09 am

Dusak, as an example here is just one of several posts that I have rejected this week alone, others were from a scammer inserting car advertisements within their posts and they had been an inactive member for several years before doing so. :urm:

"I like it and I'm happy to see this good thing again".

That is all that was been added to a thread that was last active in September 2018 and was the first post by a new member. The fact that the syntax is poor, the wording makes little sense with reference to the subject and it resurrects a dead thread. All this makes me suspect it is a robotic response generated by a computer and not a real person, whilst other posts are far harder to make a judgement call on.
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