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lovebuda
06-24-2007, 05:37 PM
I am so pissed off it's not even remotely funny. Aparently people think it's OK to leave SPAM and PORN on this site. I just wanted to voice my distain for people like that. I'm not so much upset about the content really, I mean don't get me wrong I don't agree with it I hate it in fact, but it's the fact that this is not that kind of site. This is not MySpace, this is not email or anything like that. This is a site for sick people. People who are suffering and need help from other people. This is not a site for people that want to throw their smut around. I usually don't pay attention to the topic I just click on the new ones and read them. So I click on this one not paying attention with my 4 yr old next to me and all the sudden what do we see....cum shots and a sluttly blonde. That is not something I EVER wanted my child to see and I had to explain to her what that was. These people make me sick. Please if you see any spammers or anything that is NOT in relation to someone who really is sick with LUPUS please report it to the admin. I can't stand people that think that stuff like that is ok. Sorry just had to vent

browneyedgirl53
06-24-2007, 07:18 PM
I agree with you wholeheartedly the porno stuff is sickening; HOWEVER; I am one ready to stand in our admin's corner to say that they do an ABOVE AVERAGE job of "guarding the gates"....and it is very rare when this kind of CRAP comes into our chat space.

I'm sure there are HUNDREDS of emails in the admin's mailbox as we speak. I know how sickened WE ALL feel when we see this filth on a "wholesome" website. Please know that ALL the admin and owners of this website do all they can to keep this environment clean for ALL of us.

Saysusie and others will respond swiftly to this nonsense and will be in touch with you. I hope you won't give up on this site, it's a wonderful community of caring, thoughtful people....and once in a while this kind of stuff slips through the cracks. We'd love to you have stay....

Another viewer and I are also disappointed when we see this ANYWHERE on the website. I know I've had to set up my "options" page to a higher security to keep most of the smut out.

Hang in there, the folks here will respond to you very soon.

Much love,
Browneyedgirl

Saysusie
06-25-2007, 08:58 AM
I have deleted all of the posts and reported them to the administrator as soon as I logged on this morning. Unfortunately, I am in California and I log in some three hours after many of you.
Lovebudda..I am so very, very, very sorry that your child had to be subjected to such horrendous sites and, for the life of me, I cannot understand how they got through all of the administrators firewalls, blocks and protections. Conrad is very diligent about protecting this site and for that person to have gotten through is a mystery to me. I was sad and sickened by those posts and sadder that I could not personally retaliate by exploding the computer that sent them (I suppose you can hear the anger in my words).
Again...I am truly sorry for the pain this must have caused you and your young child. Please do accept my apology on behalf of myself and the administrator of this site.

Browneyedgirl...thank you for understanding how hard we do, in fact, work to make sure that this site is a safe haven for everyone. I turly appreciate your faith in us and I promise that we will continue to be extremely diligent in our efforts to keep this site that way.

I want to apologize to everyone who was offended and I want you to know that we have acted as swiftly as possible!!

Peace and Blessings to you all
Saysusie

hatlady
06-25-2007, 10:05 AM
I logged in earlier as well, saw the topics and said :shock: to myself. Didn't open any of them - had a feeling I wouldn't like what I saw! I decided to log out until after Saysusie and the Conrad had a chance to see the site. I knew they'd fix it ASAP.

:twisted: $^#&* spammers. Thanks, Saysusie for taking care of them so quickly!

lovebuda
06-25-2007, 05:06 PM
I love this site and will stay on it. I guess I just have to pay attn to the subject from now on. I guess it just got to me that this like a doctor's office of sorts. And you don't bring that stuff the doc's office. I know that everyone works hard to keep spam away. They are just finding ways around the rules. But I'll stick it out and make sure that I'm paying more attn next time =)

browneyedgirl53
06-25-2007, 08:45 PM
I was thinking today; that sometimes when you see that kind of junk; it makes you really appreciate what a nice, welcoming, sharing and caring environment WE HAVE LUPUS has created.

I'm glad you're staying....there's so much love and so many people who you will grow to love, respect and in time....we become mentors for one another.

I am happy that you're here.

Take care,

Much love,
Browneyedgirl

admin
06-25-2007, 10:32 PM
Posts have been removed.

It is a common problem for all forums. All we can do is remove them when we know about them.

Obviously we don't have someone online 24 hours a day, but will get to them as soon as we know.

The pharmacy spam is a little tricky on this site, because many valid posts on this site ARE about medications.

To report a post - click the "exclamation point" icon on the offending post. This will create a list we can attend to.

We do not allow any links from new members - period. If it's a members first post and it contains a link - it is Spam. Please report it.

Saysusie
06-27-2007, 09:43 AM
Thanx Conrad :lol:

I will continue to delete them as soon as I see them. I just with that I didn't have to open them up to delete them - disgusting!!

Anywho...thanx for always being there when we need you!


SMOOCHES
Saysusie

admin
07-02-2007, 10:41 PM
I installed a mod so members cannot post links until they have 10 posts.

FYI, a lot of spammers are posting are members are not aware of it. The posts that ask for "acne treatment" recommendations or "accounting software" info, that is all automated spam too.

Saysusie
07-03-2007, 09:42 AM
I suspected that acne post was a spammer, but since a member responded to it, I let it go!! But, thanx for the "heads-up" and I will be much more aware from now on.

Also, thanx for making the change so that links cannot be posted so easily!

Oh..oh...oh...oh....there is an old spam in the moderator's forum which I cannot delete. How this person got into there, I do not know!

Always
Saysusie

IloveHistory
07-05-2007, 10:20 AM
Hi Saysusie and Admin!

Thank you SO much for the hard work you do to keep this site as wonderful as it is! :D I'm really sorry and disgusted that people could even think of doing something like that! :(

I was the one who responded to the 'Acne Treatment' post. :oops: I'm really sorry about that, but I honestly thought that it was genuine! I have Asperger's Syndrome, so I'm a little bit gullible about things like that; I just expect people to tell the truth, etc. and am SO shocked when they don't. Sorry about that! :oops:

Thanks and keep well! :)

Missy
07-07-2007, 09:26 PM
Thanks for all your hard work and diligence with this unfortunate problem, Saysusie and Conrad. It is much appreciated!

admin
07-07-2007, 11:47 PM
Just making the rounds. The new changes I did seem to have eliminated spam on all my forums to almost zero.

Score one for the team!

Members might also want to check the front of our website, I just approved a backlog of newbie articles, from very scared newly diagonosed. They could use some encouragement.

Saysusie
07-08-2007, 10:01 AM
I saw them this morning Conrad and will be responding to each of them!

Thanx
Saysusie

Saysusie
07-08-2007, 10:03 AM
No Worries ILoveHisory :D
That is why Conrad and I are here, to keep an eye out for these things. So, no apologies needed at all!

Peace and Blessings
Saysusie

IloveHistory
07-08-2007, 10:15 AM
Hi Saysusie!

Thanks SO much! :)

Keep well! :)