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Red Marker Glitch

Posted by Lorna 
Red Marker Glitch
March 16, 2017 05:01PM
For a few days it seemed no one was posting in the Non-Food messages pages until this morning I noticed that there were posts yesterday but no 'unread' red marker on the first forum page. So today I clicked on the non-food related forum page and every post from way back had a red 'not read' marker beside it!

Is anyone else having this problem? Maybe it was just a glitch on my laptop, but if there's no markers tomorrow, I'll make a point of looking to see if there are any unread posts there.
Re: Red Marker Glitch
March 16, 2017 07:38PM
I've had that problem intermittently over the years. I have wondered in the past if it happens when I mark a forum as read, due to the presence of obvious spam that I have no intention of reading.
J1
Re: Red Marker Glitch
March 16, 2017 09:08PM
It seems to happen when spam has been removed from the forum by the moderators.
J1
Re: Red Marker Glitch
March 27, 2017 02:33AM
I just looked at it for the first time in ages and there seems to be a lot of spam on the Buy Swap & Sell forum.
Re: Red Marker Glitch
March 27, 2017 03:20PM
I don't think you can really call it spam on that forum. It is for buying, selling, etc and it doesn't say you can't place a commercial ad. For that reason, I never even bother going there. Too many overseas people are trying to buy or sell stuff and I find that particular forum is not relevant to us anymore.
Re: Red Marker Glitch
March 31, 2017 03:34PM
I have just discovered this problem as well Lorna on the non-food page with red flags next to the whole lot.I have just gone through heaps of them.Some were current some I had seen.What I had done the last time I read them was to mark the page as read.I did this as I didn't choose to read what I think are ads at the top of the list.I was thinking gosh where is everyone!
Re: Red Marker Glitch
March 31, 2017 04:35PM
I agree - the glitch appears to happen when you use the mark as read button. I used to do that with the bathroom faucet ads without opening - now I actually have to click on the thread to open it, and it stops the glitch happening
Re: Red Marker Glitch
March 31, 2017 04:36PM
Responding again to J1: When spammers use the foodie forums for their commercial advertising, such as the two posts in this forum today by one person who regularly advertises not only in the Buy Sell Swap forum but this one and the Foodlovers forum, maybe we should turn the tables. We should form a group that spams them back through the Private Messaging function and flood their inboxes with messages to 'get lost', 'go away', 'keep out', etc, etc.

Or maybe admin could block this person. I can't understand why they haven't been blocked as they very regularly put their advertising posts on here. This person is as bad as the other word that got blocked!! I thought it was a rule of the forums that there would be no commercial advertising, so why is this person's posts allowed to remain on the site? I have reported this person several times but as no action has been taken, I've given up.
Re: Red Marker Glitch
March 31, 2017 07:35PM
Yes, I also wondered how it is that the 'bathroom stuff' advertiser gets through and has so for some considerable time. Why can't he simply be blocked for good. Lorna, I'll join you in turning the tables on this business. Just give me the go ahead and we could made a concerted effort.
Re: Red Marker Glitch
March 31, 2017 09:17PM
No point, spam is usually generated by computer programmes, and that is why they are able to get past Helen's security systems I think.
Once there is any acknowledgement of their posts they will NEVER leave us alone, the system comes back to anything it thinks is reading.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/31/2017 09:19PM by Griz.
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