Monday, December 2, 2019
wynsar
Vigilance needed "Yogendra Singh Rajput" is commenting on the forums....re: pyramid style scam.....I have noticed him on other Progressive sites on FB
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thetrumpimpeachment
wynsar, thanks for pointing this out. I have banned "Yogendra Singh Rajpu" from making Facebook comments on the articles on the site. There were a few others that I also banned for trying to advertise similar money making scams. I keep banning them, but they keep coming back under new user IDs. If you notice others, please let me know and I will ban them. I agree that we need to be viligent.

Note for everyone on the forum, these are Facebook users who are commenting on the articles, not forum users. 
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ursulafaw
Friends, we need to be hyper vigilant about any scams of any sort on this website. I recently shut down a guy who was attempting to push porn movies on another political website. Totally inappropriate. Any attempt to undermine the integrity of the site should also be watched out for. Divergent ideas and lively discussion are one thing, ideas that go beyond the boundaries of good taste and may mark the site as being a lot of fanatics, are to be scrutinized and if need be, reported to management.

We're fighting the good fight here, we don't need to be undermined.
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Delta Flight
Thanks to all for the heads up on the issue!

Delta Flight
Any landing you walk away from is great.
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Delta Flight
wynsar wrote:
Vigilance needed "Yogendra Singh Rajput" is commenting on the forums....re: pyramid style scam.....I have noticed him on other Progressive sites on FB

Thanks for the info. I also wanted to welcome you to the forum. Hope to see more of your posts.

DF
Any landing you walk away from is great.
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thetrumpimpeachment
Just so everyone is aware, we believe this site is targeted by hackers. One of its emails accounts "disappeared" for a week, which was suspicious. And phishing emails are regularly sent trying to steal the password for the Facebook page. Several anti-Trump Facebook groups and Twitter accounts have been converted to pro-Trump overnight. A sure sign they were hacked. We have doubled-up on the security protocols for all the accounts related to the site.

There are forces that would like to see this site and its forum shut down. If you notice anything, please let me or one of the moderators know.
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droberts
Thanks for the notifications. I know when I would see the comments from Rajput I would hit the Spam.What exactly does that do? Just hide it from us or does it inform you of it?

Thank you
Donna
"Where law ends tyranny begins"  John Locke
Locke defines tyranny as "the exercise of power beyond right." A just leader is bound by the laws of the legislative and works for the people, whereas a tyrant breaks the laws and acts on his own behalf

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing."  Edmund Burke
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Ritaruby
Thanks wynsar and ursulafaw. Delta Flight and droberts I have not noticed this either as I have no social media. Our Administrator noticed it and I forwarded the posts I had to him and he is taking care of it. I think on some level we all knew this was going to happen as Trump at one time said prior to the 2018 elections he intends to try and shut down all anti Trump sites. We can all help each other by being vigilant and reporting anything suspicious. Thanks again for the tip off. R
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Ritaruby
And wynsar welcome to the forum. Impressed that you caught scamming so soon.
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Ritaruby
droberts I would like to know what hitting the spam does as well. 
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thetrumpimpeachment
When a comment is reported as spam, it gets hidden. It also goes into a "to be reviewed" state in case someone's legit comment is marked as spam. Sometimes people do this when they disagree with the opinion in the comment.

We occasionally go through the reported as spam comments and review them. For obvious scams, we ban the user from ever commenting again. For legit comments, we unhide them.
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Ritaruby
Thank you to our Administrator for the info above...I appreciate knowing this. R
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ursulafaw
Our administrator's words should be taken to heart with respect to not only spammers but the site potentially being hacked. Negative actions have been taken against other political sites and with a name like this one has,it is not surprising that there's already been an attempt to muck with us here.

In my opinion, it's better to err on the side of caution. Be over vigilant rather than not vigilant enough. Nobody legitimate is going to mind an inquiry or a comment about something that could possibly appear questionable.
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Ritaruby
I totally agree ursulafaw.
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