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heiowge
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Spam Reply with quote

This spamming is getting ridiculous. Can't we tighten up security? Maybe moderated first few posts?
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nelz
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overnight we had two spams from one user, and nothing particularly offensive. I think you need to reset your threshold of ridiculousness Smile
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heiowge
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I mean is you're getting users joining daily just to spam. A more aggressive policy should stop it.
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bobthebob1234
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What, like preemptive bans?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It isn't too bad here heiowge, there are enough moderators to keep holding back the wild hordes Wink
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M-Saunders
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
What I mean is you're getting users joining daily just to spam. A more aggressive policy should stop it.


A pre-moderation policy wouldn't stop that though. They'd still sign up, post spam, and mods would have to check it and inform me. Effectively same system as now. Plus, new users genuinely looking for quick help would have to wait.

It's really no problem here, I think. One or two spammers a day, on a moderately busy forum, is pretty good. Their posts never stay up long and it takes me 30 seconds in the morning to ban them.

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nelz
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
What I mean is you're getting users joining daily just to spam. A more aggressive policy should stop it.


Maybe, but that aggression would be directed at all new users, not only spammers, making the forum less accessible to those that need it the most. I see more posts about cubes than spam some days and find them equally easy to ignore Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be fair, I've sold a load of puzzles and made a ton of new mods in the last few months, but not posted a thing about them.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have now Very Happy
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