Tighten up the spam controls?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by KatieMCR, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. KatieMCR

    KatieMCR Well-Known Member

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    Quite an influx of spam lately. Any chance you can do something to tighten up the spam controls?
     
  2. Nate505

    Nate505 Modstapo Lite Staff Member

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    It's being discussed. Not sure what will happen as it's really Jason/Colton's call (and expertise for that matter). I'd be happy to see it go away. God knows I'm no fan of deleting the 5 or so spam threads I've deleted in the past couple days, although it's not a big deal to do so.
     
  3. sirkickyass

    sirkickyass Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Just so everyone is aware, Colton has changed the method by which new users register (we've gone with something other than a capcha) and we're hoping this will cut down on our spam influx from bots.
     
  4. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    Bots? Prove it. Those are real people just trying to eek out a living while people of your ilk try to keep them down.
     
  5. Nate505

    Nate505 Modstapo Lite Staff Member

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    Part of me wants to keep them down with a kick in the nads.
     
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  6. sirkickyass

    sirkickyass Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    We have run some of the ip addresses against indexes of bots and come up with some hits. Some of them might be real people, but at least a few are bots.

    Besides, are you defending spammers? Shame!
     
  7. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

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    FYI there may still be some showing up who registered prior to the additional controls but who haven't posted yet.
     
  8. Gyp Rosetti

    Gyp Rosetti Banned

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