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#1 CONOSUR

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 16:30

Why do you continue to allow business and porn spammers to flood you article comments section with 10+ posts per day?! 

 

It's completely unacceptable that you seemingly refuse to do anything about it. No one checks anything! No one vets anyone! No one removes offensive posts! No one does anything at all! What kind of business is this? This site has become NSFW! Here are just two porn examples:

 

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Wаtсh mу webсam mastuгbаtiоn vidеоs -> http://lovers︆︆︆.︆tum︆︆s︆︆︆un︆.c︆︆︆om 

 

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I was a гeallу bad giгl.
Рunish me with your diсk in mу mоuth!
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The fix is easy, but you won't do it: Disable the ability to post URLs in the article comments section. In the last six months, I've only seen a couple of members use URLs for references.  As long as URLs can be posted, more spammers will come and post.

 

If you can't do that, then get rid of the article comments section until such time as you can fix it. Let your members temporarily go back to the Readers' Comments forum until it's fixed.

 

As a Plus member for over 22 years, I find your lack of action appalling and disrespectful to all your members.

 

Enough is enough! You need to fix this! NOW!!!

 
 

Edited by CONOSUR, 10 November 2022 - 16:31.


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#2 Risil

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 16:48

You're not going to but don't click on those links everyone



#3 CONOSUR

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 17:21

Is that a surrender?



#4 Risil

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 17:25

Is that a surrender?

 

No, just a routine warning not to click on those links. I don't work for Autosport or the Motorsport Network.

 

The forum is distinct from those websites and we have our own anti-spam measures operated by our heroic volunteers.



#5 CONOSUR

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 18:19

So, we're still AtlasF1 here?

OK. Fair enough. Where should these complaints go? Who's responsible? What can be done?

:cool:



#6 CONOSUR

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 18:21

When these comments are "reported," where do they go? Who receives them?



#7 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 18:47

When these comments are "reported," where do they go? Who receives them?

We honestly have no idea, because - as you observed - we are essentially still AtlasF1 in all but name. The forum is not even hosted on the same server as the main website. The forum server is in Ireland, the website is hosted in the United States.

 

When the comment system was introduced the moderation team here had a brief private discussion about this very possibility, having already observed similar problems on motorsport.com. Had we been asked, we would have strongly advised against it unless it could be effectively policed. But nobody asked us.



#8 Risil

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 19:32

Enough is enough! You need to fix this! NOW!!!


I can't make any promises CONOSUR but please could you include details of which story you saw these comments on? Just in case anyone is reading, it would be really helpful if they could go straight to the problem area.

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 21:42

I can't make any promises CONOSUR but please could you include details of which story you saw these comments on? Just in case anyone is reading, it would be really helpful if they could go straight to the problem area.

I was going to report in here this morning but didn't bother because I know it's not monitored. The porn is in the magazine overview article.

#10 chdphd

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 21:51

Example: https://www.autospor...cence/10397505/



#11 ensign14

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 22:58

The forum is distinct from those websites and we have our own anti-spam measures operated by our heroic volunteers.

Which are a damn sight better...



#12 Risil

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 23:02

So, we're still AtlasF1 here?
OK. Fair enough. Where should these complaints go? Who's responsible? What can be done?
:cool:


As it's a website issue you could try support@autosport.com, as that inbox is definitely monitored.

#13 loki

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Posted 11 November 2022 - 06:02

These Yanks own Autosport now.  Phone, address, email on the link below.

 

https://www.motorspo...m/info/contact/



#14 CONOSUR

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Posted 11 November 2022 - 15:06

I can't make any promises CONOSUR but please could you include details of which story you saw these comments on? Just in case anyone is reading, it would be really helpful if they could go straight to the problem area.

 

That would be pretty much every F1 article, except the Plus articles...

 

Here's one of today's with both spam and porn: Gasly to continue FIA talks to avoid "embarrassing" F1 race ban (autosport.com)



#15 CONOSUR

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Posted 11 November 2022 - 16:48

Thought I'd check around, and the first article I checked was in Rally: FIA investigating serious safety breach at WRC Rally Japan (autosport.com)

Basically, they're spamming everthing across the entire site! Never thought I'd consider dumping Autosport, but, to allow this to continue, shows their complete lack of standards and concern for their members.

:well:



#16 Risil

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Posted 11 November 2022 - 18:04

I've been in touch with Autosport staff about this issue. They are aware and accept the spam is a problem, and it's been flagged to the Motorsport Network technical team for a fix.

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Posted 12 November 2022 - 12:01

And it’s a credit to the moderation here that we’ve never seen any such thing as users on this forum



#18 CONOSUR

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Posted 15 November 2022 - 20:32

It seems they've made an effort to clean up the F1 section, which is certainly appreciated, but the entire rest of the site is still "Spam Central."

:well:



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Posted 20 November 2022 - 00:02

We honestly have no idea, because - as you observed - we are essentially still AtlasF1 in all but name. The forum is not even hosted on the same server as the main website. The forum server is in Ireland, the website is hosted in the United States.

When the comment system was introduced the moderation team here had a brief private discussion about this very possibility, having already observed similar problems on motorsport.com. Had we been asked, we would have strongly advised against it unless it could be effectively policed. But nobody asked us.


Interesting aside that. So do AUTOSPORT own the forum? Or is it a Sauber-Alfa Romeo style branding excercise?

Does this mean the forum is in safe hands regardless of what happens with AUTOSPORT/MSN?

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Posted 20 November 2022 - 00:03

Also - SPAM & Porn sounds like an amazing night in.

#21 Risil

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Posted 20 November 2022 - 15:56

Interesting aside that. So do AUTOSPORT own the forum? Or is it a Sauber-Alfa Romeo style branding excercise?

Does this mean the forum is in safe hands regardless of what happens with AUTOSPORT/MSN?

Autosport, or rather Motorsport Network, do own the forum. Vitesse was referring to the lack of shared services/systems/architecture. Which does matter but it's primarily a technical rather than commercial consideration.

 

As for the latter, draw your own conclusions, they're as good as mine.