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Skybus Flights suspended due to fog

By cg_ailsam  |  Posted: March 15, 2014

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Flights suspended across Cornwall due to fog, this morning

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Skybus flights have been suspended due to fog, this morning.

Skybus flights between Newquay, Exeter and the Isles of Scilly and all flights to and from Lands End Airport have been delayed due to poor weather conditions.

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  • Tony248  |  March 18 2014, 10:04AM

    Yes probably right. On the first forum I mentioned, we activated a system whereby a new user's first posts could only be seen by admin, who had to approve them before they would be seen by members generally. This continued until three posts were approved. Naturally none of the posts ever appeared and they gave it up and all of them disappeared. There is something of a captcha system involved with registration here, so it presumably is not simply spambots. On another forum I use, the introduction of captcha for posts killed the spam dead too. Another idea I mooted to admin here, was, since there is a censor system for posts, all they needed to do was add the websites they advertised to the forbidden words so they would be starred out. Ignored, of course. Either this forum is so basic that it doesn't have those features (which I think is unlikely) or the people running it are, well, thick. LOL

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  • Wazzamatter  |  March 18 2014, 9:09AM

    I don't think people are posting the spam, I think it is more likely to be spambots, which would explain why you often see three or four spam posts in the same thread, and sometimes with the same user name. A Captcha system would stop most of it.

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  • Tony248  |  March 17 2014, 11:11PM

    I doubt there are more than four or five people behind these posts, because that's the number of websites they point to. They just keep rejoining as fast as they get deleted. Certainly it isn't a two day week for them! All I have seen on here has been the job scam. However you are right, they are infesting other local paper sites as well, with the same rubbish. Either this is a poor forum, or it is poorly managed. For something this size, which I believe serves a lot of local newspapers it really is bad. What I am most disappointed about is that they know full well that they have this problem, so they should be putting up notices warning people not to go to these links. Either they will plant spyware, or it will be some version of the advance fee fraud. If anyone lost money as a result of the newspapers' negligence I think that they would have a good case for suing them. It shouldn't be left to people like me to warn the readership.

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  • Wazzamatter  |  March 17 2014, 9:59PM

    When a report is received, the idea is that the spammer's account is removed, so all posts by that spammer automatically disappear. The problem seems to be that whoever has the job of deleting those accounts seems to work a two day week, so the spam posts can stay there for up to three days. I reported four different spammers who posted in the same thread. I reported them on Thursday, then Friday, and again on Saturday. Surprisingly, they were still there yesterday (Sunday) morning, but disappeared in the afternoon. It isn't only This Is Cornwall suffering from these spammers, they are on almost every online newspaper, but most of the sites have measures to block them, it's just quite a few local papers who don't have a clue. Don't get me started on the p*ss poor spelling and grammar in many of the news reports...

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  • Tony248  |  March 17 2014, 9:15PM

    Yes I do report some of them, and then eventually the post gets taken down. However, it is only that one post, and the administrator does not remove the rest of the posts they have made elsewhere. Proper administrators should not simply rely on members to report them, they should be actively checking and removing them of their own volition. Also, it is relatively easy to stop them appearing in the first place. I am an administrator on special interest forum (unpaid!) and when we were attacked by spammers (over 500 of them joined, though many were duplicates, as happens here) NOT ONE SINGLE SPAM POST EVER APPEARED ON OUR FORUM so members did not even know we were under attack! After two weeks they all cleared off. The way the admin here has failed to prevent them is not good. Perhaps I was a bit OTT with my last comment, but these people have been infesting this site for weeks now and they are increasing, not decreasing. Yes the fact that its a scam will be obvious to the great majority, but these people aren't in it for fun and they do swindle a lot of money out of trusting/gullible.

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  • Wazzamatter  |  March 17 2014, 7:52PM

    @Tony248, do you actually report the spammers? If people can't be bothered to report them, they will continue to post.

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  • Tony248  |  March 16 2014, 10:39AM

    The people who, presumably, get paid for administration of this website are even bigger frauds than the scammer below. I think there are now more scammers posting than genuine readers. What do the useless idiots do about it? NOTHING. A total disgrace.

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