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People who post spam should be:
Shot 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Shot 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Hung, drawn, and quartered 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Hung, drawn, and quartered 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Emasculated 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Emasculated 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Drowned in luke-warm tapioca 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Drowned in luke-warm tapioca 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
All of the above 39%  39%  [ 15 ]
All of the above 39%  39%  [ 15 ]
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 Post subject: Spam in forum
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:36 am 
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Sorry about the amount of spam hitting us, particularly the stuff with the explicit images attached. I'm deleting it as fast as I can.

I have no idea how the lowlives are managing to get in, there are several things in place to prevent spambots from registering. In the meantime, please try to ignore the rubbish and be understanding.

Thanks,

Steve

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 Post subject: Re: Spam in forum
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Hooray, the new forum software and stricter rules look like they've killed off the spambots! :D

Now we just wait for them to catch up again. :sweatdrop:

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 Post subject: Re: Spam in forum
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And ... it looks like they've caught up. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Spam in forum
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So I see :x

I'll need to add one of those human questions...

Unfortunately, it is apparently sweatchops of humans in China who are now being used to break captchas, so this might be difficult.

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 Post subject: Re: Spam in forum
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Suggestion...pre-approve every new account.


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 Post subject: Re: Spam in forum
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I know this won't help for the human spammers but I recently saw a "video" anti-spam feature that played an advertisement while you read the anti-spam characters. I don't know if that was because it was free or because it was monetized by the forum.

Sorry I don't remember exactly where I saw it.

Just a thought...I know you are trying hard to keep them out. I just joined and am poking around to see what all is here and came across this.

Jon

OK I just found it... it was nuCaptcha at http://www.nucaptcha.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Spam in forum
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Most (all?) of the forum spam seems to come from the spam-farms in China -- all humans. Even custom spam questions dont stop them (though they stop the automated general scripts).

What seems to be working now is blacklisting *@yahoo.* and *@hotmail.com email addresses. There are a few other domains in China to block but its working :)

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 Post subject: Re: Spam in forum
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thank you very much for eliminating yahoo, and hotmail accounts - this will help a lot


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I used to have a hotmail and yahoo account and gosh there were tons of spams always entering into my inbox every single day. I have switched to gmail account now, less spam. keep up the good work steve! :)

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