SPAM, Links and Signatures

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SPAM, Links and Signatures

Postby peter » Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:38 am

Hi! We have had some robot generated SPAM over the months with members having repeated threads with blatant advertising links in their posts and signatures.

It was really bad, so to combat this, I had to restrict URLs and signatures to more active users.

Spammers usually tried no more than about 5 times, but to be safe, I set a limit of 25 posts or more before links and signatures could be used.

The amount of SPAM has dropped to zero, but I may have been overly cautious.

If you find this too restrictive let me know and provide suggestions on how this type of abuse can be more avoided.
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Re: SPAM, Links and Signatures

Postby franco » Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:40 pm

There is already spam in the "It's not working" section.

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Re: SPAM, Links and Signatures

Postby unrequited » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:48 am

It's fine, I don't think that you should restrict users, instead, look towards hiring more community moderators in order to be on top of things quicker.
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Re: SPAM, Links and Signatures

Postby ffm » Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:35 pm

unrequited wrote:It's fine, I don't think that you should restrict users, instead, look towards hiring more community moderators in order to be on top of things quicker.


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