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Old 22-08-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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These spambots are getting out of hand. Something needs to be done.
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Old 23-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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I know, and we are. We've been trying different solutions for the last few weeks. Sadly nothing has got a handle on it yet - but we are working on it.

Thank you for letting us know you've noticed it, and please keep helping us patch things up in the meantime by reporting the spam posts
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Old 23-08-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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Yea very annoying
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Old 23-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #4
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NOW that you mention it yeaah, now I'm noticing some spam over here...?
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Old 23-08-2013, 09:56 PM   #5
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We've been trying different solutions for the last few weeks.
Not enough. I still don't see my proposals implemented in the registration page, looks like there's only reCAPTCHA defending us from spammers.

No way I'm going to manually remove spam (which reaches 20 posts daily) on voluntary basis.
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Old 23-08-2013, 10:37 PM   #6
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Is it possible to stop new accounts from putting links in their posts? Maybe they would need 10 posts or something before they could post links. That might disarm the spam at least.
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Old 24-08-2013, 03:15 PM   #7
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Not only that, but also considering a 1-space between letters of a possible link might be useful, something like "w w w" or "d o m a i n . net". Whoever is using those bots, will find a loophole if there's one.
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Old 24-08-2013, 07:04 PM   #8
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But they'll still be flooding the forum.

What's so hard about adding those tricks I mentioned earlier to the registration form?
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Old 26-08-2013, 08:49 PM   #9
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They're getting worse. It used to two or three. Now its six or seven.
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Old 27-08-2013, 06:54 AM   #10
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But they'll still be flooding the forum.

What's so hard about adding those tricks I mentioned earlier to the registration form?
Because WE are not the ones who can do it.
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