Spam fighting...

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Spam fighting...

Post by admin » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:55 pm

Hello board,

We are getting flooded by spams more and more these days. In order to fight it, we have implemented the mechanism, suggested by some of our veterans on board, that all the posts created by new registered users will be moderated. Only after 5 valid posts will the user be free from monitoring.

We hope this will keep our forum free of spam for a while, and for the new users or users that have not posted 5 posts, please bear with us, your posts will be delayed displaying in the forum.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Happy printing.

Admin

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by woofy » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:32 pm

That's great news, thank you.
Let's all hope this sees the end of the spam.
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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by mr6k » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:53 pm

Well done, it really was getting to be a pain in the a**e.

cheers

Peter

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by Macman » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:12 pm

Nice one fella's, glad some genius came up with that one...... :idea:

May I also add, it would be useful to have on the registration screen that all new members are moderated (but omit the number of posts required) this way it may deter them from even trying to register in the first place.

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by APA » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:00 pm

Thanks for listening and fixing this!

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by Steelyd » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:47 am

Great idea!

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by roller » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:35 pm

Hi,
I moderate on a couple of other boards with similar spam problems. We have implemented a similar strategy and find we generally only have to put the moderation restriction on the first couple of posts and ban accounts immediately on really obvious spam. More than that and new users were getting upset, especially when they were seeking setup advice in hurry.

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by eyUP » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:20 pm

Hi,
I moderate on a couple of other boards with similar spam problems. We have implemented a similar strategy and find we generally only have to put the moderation restriction on the first couple of posts and ban accounts immediately on really obvious spam. More than that and new users were getting upset, especially when they were seeking setup advice in hurry.
I was also thinking 5 posts would be too many...the first post will be enough to decide whether it is crap or not IMO

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by roller » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:12 am

For some reason we find a few spam posters post 2 at a time. 2 seems to be enough to defeat them - of course discusses the limit in a public post probably defeats the purpose - they do seem to do their research. We discuss spam fighting in a moderators only post. So admin ... when/if you change it again ... don't tell us publicly :)

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originally referred to

Post by fdhdxs9t » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:36 am

.......

Banned.....


Sorry guys....

Modified by Admin

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Lawrence
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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by Lawrence » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:39 am

Hi all
and now we have fdhdxs9t posting spam on his/her/its first post - and in the Official Announcements forum in the Spam fighting threat of all places. That is really outrageous. fdhdxs9t and the crappy spam that he/she/it has posted should be removed from the forum as soon as possible.

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by scubamatt41 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:06 am

Aha, good to know 4sd4n66g8 I was wondering what was happening with the Zhang brothers! It is also good to know that there is some one with enough time to post stuff like this and get some kind of kick out of it!
This must be a new experiance for you compared to sitting around with your thumb up your butty?
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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by Lawrence » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:33 am

Hi all
They are really cheeky.
Not only do they put their spam crap on our forum, but they put it in the Spam Fighting thread.
There is obviously a break down in the anti-spam measures.
Maybe, to post on the forum, we should have to do some sort of input like having to type in a random word shown on the screen so that the post can't be automatically generated.
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Lawrence

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by scubamatt41 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:51 am

Hi, It seems that the intruder was a bit offended by my remark about this thumb up her/hiss butty. He/she followed me into another forum and posted the same craziness there. :D Now that's a classic example of to much spare time!

Cheers
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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by Lawrence » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:14 am

More spam crap posted in the "Spam fighting" thread.

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by Lawrence » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:03 am

Hi
more spam this time as multiple posts by sywnfovrff in the Buying forum.
Regards
Lawrence

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by mr6k » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:56 pm

seems the spammers are getting through on 1st posts !

peter

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by Marbla » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:49 pm

Haha :lol: I was just going to create a topic about this because it took a long time for one of my previous posts to come up. I like the idea!

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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by scubamatt41 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:10 am

User JasonRain is reposting other people postings. This user has spam in his/her signature.

Please remove this user.
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Re: Spam fighting...

Post by eyUP » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:17 am

User JasonRain is reposting other people postings. This user has spam in his/her signature.
They are getting pretty clever now !
The only way to make not worth their while would be to remove links in signatures or posts until they have been approved after a number of posts. What a nightmare though :evil:

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