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Postby heiowge » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:40 am

This spamming is getting ridiculous. Can't we tighten up security? Maybe moderated first few posts?
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Postby nelz » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:06 am

Overnight we had two spams from one user, and nothing particularly offensive. I think you need to reset your threshold of ridiculousness :)
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Postby heiowge » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:10 am

What I mean is you're getting users joining daily just to spam. A more aggressive policy should stop it.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:37 am

What, like preemptive bans?
For certain you have to be lost to find the places that can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was
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Postby towy71 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:52 am

It isn't too bad here heiowge, there are enough moderators to keep holding back the wild hordes ;-)
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Postby M-Saunders » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:00 am

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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Postby nelz » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:51 pm

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 :P
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Postby heiowge » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:31 pm

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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Postby nelz » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:07 pm

You have now :D
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