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Spam Prevention

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by notAmeenPerson, Aug 27, 2015.

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  1. notAmeenPerson

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    I'm a bit surprised there's not a limit on threads that could be started by new signups or Captchas. The "What's New?" menu is useless right now.
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  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    After battling Chinese spammers for the better part of the week, they switched to Korean. There are indeed filters in place, but that's not always going to stop a determined spammer. Threads removed, and I'll let doug chime in on any new checks put in place.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The thing about spam is that unless you have a paid person who's job is basically spam control, you're going to get a certain amount of spam (and even with a dedicated person there will still be a bit). This forum does an incredible job of keeping the spam down.
     
  4. notAmeenPerson

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    Of course. I'm not suggesting they aren't doing good work combatting spam. I just thought I would mention the possibility of using Google's reCaptcha button on a users first couple of threads or posts. It's an unobtrusive single click button.

    reCAPTCHA: Easy on Humans, Hard on Bots
     
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I believe they are somewhat limited due to the forum software being used. I heard it will be upgraded at some point, but that's not even remotely simple or quick to do.
     

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