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OK, update on the spam: The developers have looked into last weekend's spam and have taken more steps to reduce it in the future.
They tell me the spam filter is blocking most of the newer spammer accounts, and that your continued efforts to bozo visible spam should lead to a reduction, over time, of spam from older spammer accounts.
And apparently you don't need to report the spam as I requested earlier in the week - continue as you were and just delete/bozo where appropriate and we should see a reduction.
We don't at all expect our very helpful 'spam wombles' to sit around waiting for spam, but for those who are already on the forum (including us here at RW), it helps hugely if the spam is removed straight away.
Hope this helps. Thanks again for your continued support on this.
Why haven't accounts known to be spammers just been blocked?
The obvious ones have been blocked; other accounts are a little trickier - we don't want to block bona fide users so it'll take a little longer to work which these are.
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Are you a spam womble, womble?
very annoying womble....i thought it wa s a survey on runnersworld until i read the first page
Spam Wombles are like the Secret Police in East Germany. If you say anything against them or reveal their identity, you're toast.
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