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Author Topic: New anti-spam process being put into place  (Read 1163 times)

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New anti-spam process being put into place
« on: August 15, 2019, 01:54 AM »
We are testing a new anti-spam process, where the first post of a new member will not be visible until it is approved.
If we can get it working, the amount of spam visible on the forum should drop considerably.

But the potential for real visitors being confused and having their post not show up for a bit is a concern.

Please let me know if you have any trouble posting on the forum ([email protected] or see the contact page).

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Re: New anti-spam process being put into place
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 02:10 AM »
Other forums have this as a standard feature that only needs to be enabled, or as a plugin. I can only assume SMF has this too. (my main experience is with phpbb though...)

I'm all in favor of this plan (I've reported quite a number of (possible) spammers the last couple of months, often several (3-4) hours after they posted :huh:), and I have the impression the automated spamfilters haven't been as effective as before :o

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Re: New anti-spam process being put into place
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 02:49 AM »
I'm under the impression that this anti-spam measure is really working as intended :Thmbsup:

I just hope the extra administrative load isn't too much of a burden for boardadmins... ;)

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Re: New anti-spam process being put into place
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 05:27 AM »
Also haven't seen any recently :)

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Re: New anti-spam process being put into place
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 06:16 AM »
Yes, looks like clean rss feed again.
Thanks.

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Anand

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Re: New anti-spam process being put into place
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 10:45 AM »
Nice, thanks! I hate spammers with a passion…

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Re: New anti-spam process being put into place
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2019, 11:46 AM »
Yes! rss feed is clean now!  Thanks!

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Re: New anti-spam process being put into place
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 10:49 AM »
Ahh.. some one still managed to post spam  >:(
Got in rss feed from some Li***

Looks like more work needed on these pesky ones.

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Re: New anti-spam process being put into place
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2019, 11:11 AM »
Yah, I got it too in the rss feed.  Same guy sending all of them.

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Re: New anti-spam process being put into place
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2019, 03:08 PM »
@mouser: Well done if you manage to block that spam. It's a real PITA and clogs up the DCF feed.