Earlier this month I launched a discussion forum here on the Social Lending Network. I had never done this before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Several members warned me about the spam problem and they were right (thanks to Peerlend and bilgefisher for your help).
In a little over two weeks my site garnered over 1,500 “members” and just yesterday alone there was around 20 spam messages that I had to manually delete. The forum was drowning in spam. So I hired someone to help me get rid of this spam and put some anti-spam processes in place. They were successful in doing that.
However, in our attempt to get rid of all the spammers some legitimate accounts have been deleted. For that, I sincerely apologize and if your account was one of them I hope you will consider rejoining. I promise it won’t happen again.
Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.