I am trying to post a simple question and I keep getting flagged by a spam filter. Not sure why. No url or websites in the post or pictures. Anyone?
Obviously because you're not posting spam. The spam's getting through just fine.
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No, what I mean is that it won't let me post! I have tried unsuccessful on three different computer, 2 different IP addresses and a new email address to see and for some reason (I am asking questions about hw floors), it tells me that is cannot post the question. I cannot even reference the question here, because I think it will bounce it again! Any ideas why?
Like I said, you need to be posting spam. The filters don't seem to stop it at all.
Ok, kidding aside. This is getting silly. It is not posting my question - and I even added a link to it! I cannot even show you the text that I wrote because I get this error :
Your submission has triggered the spam filter and will not be accepted.
Nobody has a clue, except maybe some people at Taunton, but they never say much other than to bop in every now and again and assure us that things will be better Real Soon Now.
Do note that if you're pasting in your content, rather than typing it from scratch, that triggers the Mollom golem. It's not the words, it's how they were entered on the page.
Send me the message via private message in my Profile.
I'll give it a shot at posting.
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There's no way to know for sure what trips a spam filter, but there is a way around it. There's a "trusted user" button that site administrators can push. I just did that for your account. I'll check back, and if you still can't post, I'll look a little deeper. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Thank you for that. I will try to post again today.
Please let me post.
Give it another try-
well see if this stink'n hammer by my name works.
Thanks. Got stuff posted.
where's the stuff?
(SOW, I've also fallen victim to the errant spam filter here; I found I could get around it by p l a c i n g s p a c e s b e t w e e n e a c h l e t t e r. Ah, just see what hoops through which they make us jump, just to get a message posted.)
". . . and only the stump, or fishy part of him remained."
I pushed the button that should make you a "trusted user"..............
If it works as it's supposed to, you shouldn't have the problem anymore.............
if it doesn't, lemme know so I can bug the [JOBSITE WORD] outta Dan about it.
Is this what they meant by "pennance" in the confessional?
i just tried posting message in the Heating section and got spam message.
I pushed a button that should make it possible to post. Hope it works for you.
it worked. thanks a bunch!
happy to help.
Now, if the rest of the software would work as requested, there'd be sainthood.
I too am not trying to post a legit post in the Construction Techniques forum. I keep getting the same error message: "Your submission has triggered the spam filter and will not be accepted."
Can you make me a trusted user also?
There you go, hope this works for you.
Damn site, wouldn't have seen your post had I not used the Recent Replies button. I see that on those pages are all sorts of the spam posts that seemingly easily made it on the board-while you get peg'd .
I say seemingly because they appear to be visible on the Recent Replies page, but most, not in the thread itself.
Can I be a trusted poster too?
Is it a poster our wives would approve of?
I meet the same problem:(
Add me to the list of those having this issue.
You should be able to post now.
Sorry for the forum software inadequacies............
I'm in the same boat. Can I get the magic stamp of approval as well?
I'll try to get to work for you.
Can you add me to the magic list as well? My beautifully crafted question is hung in limbo.....
I'll try to push the button that should allow you to post with no problem.
Best of luck.
Please, if you can, make the spam filter stop rejecting me. I'm getting a complex.
Assuming you have the power to fix it, thank you.
But, for all of us frustrated folks:WHY is it happening to so many of us? Think of all the other the folks who just gave up and didn't write here for a fix.
Well, at to the why?
I'm just a dumb carpenter who has asked people that run this thing-to make all of the former members a "trusted user", which seems to be a switch that allows posting with no problems.
The spammers seem to be predominantly those that register with the same first and last name .................and I've suggested that those be automatically blocked (until they become creative and register with two different names)..................and maybe use some sort of word instead of the usual jumble of letters that make no sense.
Neither of those suggestions has been implemented.
So, you're stuck with me hopefully seeing an unpublished or blocked post and then going into the room and throwing that "trusted user" switch. That's all I can do and do apologise.
Try again and maybe it'll work.
So, are you mr. smarti or mrs. marti?