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harringg 2011-02-22 05:24 AM

SPAM is getting annoying!!!
Isn't there a better way to moderate new users posts? Yes, I see the "leave spam here" thread, that's cute, but doesn't address the real issue of the spam. I've posted a few comments/questions only to get follow up via email that is spam.

Can these posters be banned (I realize it's probably a 'bot) or a more strict moderation of new members, or better pre-screening forum software?

I've reported several posts already with the 'kick me' button and sent email to OF Support email as well.


derekr 2011-02-22 08:14 AM

I can definitely agree with you here, harringg. We've had a major uptick in the last few weeks with spambots that, apparently, get stuck in a loop.
I'll bring it up today perhaps we can change requirements for new users.

Edit: Brian just made some changes to registration, so we'll _hopefully_ be seeing a lot less spam. We'll soon see.

Brian 2011-02-23 10:24 AM

Yeah, we ban the spammer accounts and remove their posts as we find them, but they just come back and make more accounts. We made a change to the account setup process that should make it harder for the spam bots to create accounts.

In the meantime, please continue to report spam posts. We find them equally annoying. :-)

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