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Hey guys,

As some of you have noticed, we've experienced a real increase in spam registrations and postings over the last few weeks. I've had to delete over a dozen spammer accounts here just since yesterday ... mostly accounts from Russia, and some from the Indian subcontinent.

It's not possible for anyone to monitor every posting here in absolute real time, especially since forum moderators are volunteers, but most spam posts get deleted pretty quickly. That said, I'd appreciate everyone's help in letting me know whenever they see a post that seems even remotely suspicious. A lot of times those posts are pretty obvious, but not always -- feel free to report any post that doesn't seem to be Crosstrek-specific, or that contains links that don't directly relate to Crosstreks. Posts from parts of the world where Subaru doesn't have a presence are also worth a second look.

If you see something that you think I should take a look at, the easiest thing to do is just click on the "report" option, in the navigation menu for the post. If it's something unusually serious -- porn, violence, illegal activity, threats -- feel free to send me a PM. I can usually get to it very quickly.

Whatever else, do NOT reply to a suspected spammer's post!

Thanks, guys! Let me know if you have any questions.
 

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I didn't know of the "Report" option when I responded to the spam post this morning. I found the option behind the 3 little dots on the post. ? Thanks!
 

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I've reported a couple recently. I'd say this site is on the global radar since getting bought out by a big corporation.
 

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And am I the only one who reads release notes? The most recent one describes the superior abilities to stop spam. That was about the same time as the uptick. ? The mods here do an incredible job with quick removal. I was once a mod for the Kia Forte list and we got hit all day and all night long. Was impossible to keep up with it. I've been amazed at how infrequently this list gets spam.
 
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And am I the only one who reads release notes? The most recent one describes the superior abilities to stop spam. That was about the same time as the uptick. ? The mods here do an incredible job with quick removal. I was once a mod for the Kia Forte list and we got hit all day and all night long. Was impossible to keep up with it. I've been amazed at how infrequently this list gets spam.
Maybe... I sure don't.
 

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Maybe me and Astro??? I seem to remember Astro posting something about release notes. :D
 

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Moi? ?
 

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LOL, with OAK working from home now I've had lots of opportunity to run tests on the battery... ?
 

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You should hit up the SPAM museum in Minnesota when the world gets back to normal... it’s spamtacular!
Honestly grew up thinking Spam was a real treat at home. Looked forward to it. Next time I'm in Minn. I won't miss the museum. It's good to know that there's a place in our diet Spam has found for snouts, knuckles and ears. My family was genuine poor white trash and I still indulge in a bottle of pickled pigs feet on occasion. It upsets the daughters and grandkids!
Spam is expanding it's offerings and then I'll shut up:
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BTW, good job on those spam reports this afternoon, guys!

The one day I decide to take a few hours off ... ?
 

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BTW, good job on those spam reports this afternoon, guys!

The one day I decide to take a few hours off ... ?
Clearly, the hackers have access to your location data, probably also your webcam, etc. ?
 

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Yeah, I've already sent @Montanan a request for some bitcoin... ?
 

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Yeah, good luck with that! You must have forgotten that we moderators are all impoverished volunteers.

You might have better luck with the corporate IT types who are ostensibly coding the site ... ?
 
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