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Postby Bruno » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:23 am

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Postby towy71 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:03 pm

deleted one post can someone delete the spammer?? :twisted:
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Postby guy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:16 pm

heiowge wrote:This is getting pretty ridiculous. Perhaps it is finally time to change the registration policies of this site. :x


And they keep on coming. I'm inclined to agree.
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Postby towy71 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:42 pm

guy wrote:
heiowge wrote:This is getting pretty ridiculous. Perhaps it is finally time to change the registration policies of this site. :x


And they keep on coming. I'm inclined to agree.
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Postby Bazza » Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:34 pm

Is there no end to these @)(@$)(*)(@!

http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/profi ... le&u=68499

On this forum at least...
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Postby Ram » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:37 pm

Guess not

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Postby Bazza » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:33 am

Another one on the horizon...

http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/profi ... le&u=68506

<sigh>

This is becoming a joke...
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Postby heiowge » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:49 am

Judging from the state of the place this morning, is anyone gonna poke the admins into action? :lol:
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Postby Bazza » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:50 pm

Not again...

Keep an eye on this one...

http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/profi ... le&u=68512

Looks like another.

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Postby towy71 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:53 pm

I'm deleting posts as soon as he posts them :roll: :roll:
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Postby guy » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:21 pm

towy71 wrote:I'm deleting posts as soon as he posts them :roll: :roll:


You mean, maybe at least four minues after ....

This thread is beginning to sound like Wikipedia's community pages. ;)
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Postby Ram » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:31 pm

& anothers

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Postby leke » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:45 am

The "Why do you want to join this forum" field seems to work on forums I've helped with. There is a small delay for the user waiting for admins to approve the reply, but if implemented, I think it would work well here. You could even allow existing forum members to verify this for admin (say 3 approvals of the message).
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Postby heiowge » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:13 am

On rubiks.com (where I have admin rights, but don't control the board setup), I asked the techies to set up a series of simple questions at signup. Simple things that a bot can't get past.

For here it could be things like "When using a computer, which bit do you normally look at? sound card, monitor or processor."

We use a few of these (I haven't checked since I'm not reregistering in case it throws a wobbler. It can be temperamental) and it works well. Since implementing, the only spam we've had is from people who registered before the new measures came in.

Most of the spam now is from old accounts that were set up in wait before the measures came in. Yesterday, I pruned all accounts with no posts that had no activity since the start of october. There were about 35000 I pruned! :shock:
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