Yesterday we had several spammers (a prolific one being visaonline) on the Vietnam forum with numerous posts (all closed) under their belt before they stopped. What happened today? We had a repeat. At one point out of 17 threads on the 1st page, 6 were 'visaonline' with several already closed. One big advert.
Isn't it time we had more local mods, One's that actually use the board. It was obvious early on it was going to be another repeat. The forum vote part is fine if the poster is just doing one post but adding them one after another............. we got flooded out. And given the amount of users saying they were reporting visaonline, his/her posts stayed up a long time.
Personally I think most spammers have woken up to the fact that if they spam early on, not a lot is going to happen until around 4 pm local time in Vietnam. When magically, the account gets stopped and the spamming stops.
Of course, one could ask why was 'visaonline' account still active the following day after mass spamming the forum the day before.
One thing I have noticed is that as posts are deleted (closed) the number of posts against the spammers name also reduces. Surely (and this is guesswork as I don't know for sure how the auto report system actually works) I would have thought the total number of posts they have made would still be counting upwards otherwise how is the baseline of all reported posts measured.
But either way, put simply, the present system doesn't work very well.