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I wanted to take a moment to let everyone in the community know that we are doing everything we can to stop these unwanted spam attacks that continue to plague our community. One of the reasons that they target us as I have been told is because of the rich nature of this particular community in terms of its focus and its membership. Myself, our web editor Pete Prochilo, our new associate editor Erich Roden, Chris McLoone our fire apparatus associate editor, Brad Hoff community member and web master and Brent Sanger all try as best we can to delete these people and eliminate their spam.

 

If anyone in the community would like to help us we are always interested in self policing as the primary methodology for ridding our community of these unwanted intruders. Please feel free to contact me anytime at Roberth@Pennwell.com, or call me directly at 201-406-8278 that is my personal cell.

 

Fire engineering, fire apparatus and equipment magazine and urban firefighter are all dedicated to making the fire service a safer and more effective place to work and serve our communities. We would like everyone in the community know that we will do whatever we need to do to help you do the work you do to protect your communities. If you have any idea or can help us in any way to stop these harmful spammers please reach out to anyone of us and we will be happy to follow through on your suggestions.

 

May you all have a joyous Christmas a wonderful Hanukkah and please accept our sincere wishes to all of you for what ever holiday observance which you and your family participate in.

 

God bless you all, may he keep you safe.

Bobby

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Bobby

Thanks for taking this spam issue seriously. I have enough Viagra from these ads to fill a firehouse and treatments for diseases I never knew I had :-)

Have a very Merry Christmas

Hey John!  I guess I should stop taking  those  spammers so personal.  I was  getting a complex  and started  to wonder  but now I know  your getting the  pill  spams  it is not my personal issue.     Bobby, I don't comment to much on here any more  but I am on here a ton. I would love to help you with anything you need!  Love  ya  BROTHER!

John K. Murphy said:

Bobby

Thanks for taking this spam issue seriously. I have enough Viagra from these ads to fill a firehouse and treatments for diseases I never knew I had :-)

Have a very Merry Christmas

Todd

If you are willing I will have Pete get you the control tools it is real simple even I can do it!

Todd McKee said:

Hey John!  I guess I should stop taking  those  spammers so personal.  I was  getting a complex  and started  to wonder  but now I know  your getting the  pill  spams  it is not my personal issue.     Bobby, I don't comment to much on here any more  but I am on here a ton. I would love to help you with anything you need!  Love  ya  BROTHER!

John K. Murphy said:

Bobby

Thanks for taking this spam issue seriously. I have enough Viagra from these ads to fill a firehouse and treatments for diseases I never knew I had :-)

Have a very Merry Christmas

I check in a couple of times a day.

Anything you need me to  do I will be more than happy to help!  Here is my email  toddcmckee@hazmatohio.com  and my cell is 740  507  8802..

Bobby Halton said:

Todd

If you are willing I will have Pete get you the control tools it is real simple even I can do it!

Todd McKee said:

Hey John!  I guess I should stop taking  those  spammers so personal.  I was  getting a complex  and started  to wonder  but now I know  your getting the  pill  spams  it is not my personal issue.     Bobby, I don't comment to much on here any more  but I am on here a ton. I would love to help you with anything you need!  Love  ya  BROTHER!

John K. Murphy said:

Bobby

Thanks for taking this spam issue seriously. I have enough Viagra from these ads to fill a firehouse and treatments for diseases I never knew I had :-)

Have a very Merry Christmas

It's a never ending task with the spammers, it's like job security, to bad there is no pay...LOL Also part of my job besides deleting spammers is to list LODDs and patrol while occasionally having to reinform members of the forum policy. From time to time I will go back through our 8000 plus members andsearch for suspicious names and those with no pictures and at the same time look at members who refuse to use their first and last names. As a result for non compliance anyone should get a a final warning and if they have already been given an opportunity by Bobby or myself or others to change then they get deleted right then. It takes a couple of hours a day over about a weeks time for me to look at everyones profile. If you see anything suspicious or out of place, please help us and let us know so we can fix it!

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Any and all help is appreciated because it's YOUR community and we need to police it and ensure those who are here to learn are protected!

 

Stay safe and have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

 

Brad

Brad:


I loathe and detest those who suck the productivity out of a website. I am a moderator for a website, where I must say we have had great success with keeping discussions on track. I have a blog site that is hit regularly with spam, but the spam is captured and then all I need to do is to delete it. I run medium high security on everything and every now and then, I will lose a legitimate email because of my security settings, but with my presence on the Internet, anyone who needs to contact me can.

I have already reported spam on this website. I had a little problem finding a contact, so I emailed the link to Peter.

Too bad there isn't a "report spam or TOS violations" box.

If there is anything that I can do to assist, I would be more than glad.

I appreciate what website managers and moderators do. It is a daunting task and if common sense would prevail, life would be much simpler.

Art


Brad Hoff said:

It's a never ending task with the spammers, it's like job security, to bad there is no pay...LOL Also part of my job besides deleting spammers is to list LODDs and patrol while occasionally having to reinform members of the forum policy. From time to time I will go back through our 8000 plus members andsearch for suspicious names and those with no pictures and at the same time look at members who refuse to use their first and last names. As a result for non compliance anyone should get a a final warning and if they have already been given an opportunity by Bobby or myself or others to change then they get deleted right then. It takes a couple of hours a day over about a weeks time for me to look at everyones profile. If you see anything suspicious or out of place, please help us and let us know so we can fix it!

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Any and all help is appreciated because it's YOUR community and we need to police it and ensure those who are here to learn are protected!

 

Stay safe and have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

 

Brad

I have been noticing the spammers are still at it and would be willing to help get them off here.

 

Brandon

First, we kill all the spammers.

 

Chief Halton, I'll help with this.

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