New Forum & SPAM

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Thwick
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Re: New Forum & SPAM

Post by Thwick » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:38 pm

This whole experience is like a time machine back to 2000. These two bastards from today are already Orcs.

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Audles
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Re: New Forum & SPAM

Post by Audles » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:10 pm

kitenerd wrote:I'm liking the "unread posts" option

confident that Johanna will erect defenses to keep the spam at bay - paliusade, curtain wall, abatis??? - I am sure she will protect us
Erect just seems like bad word choice with today's SPAM onslaught. :evil:

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Re: New Forum & SPAM

Post by zoroaster100 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:09 pm

Ack! This spamm level is just unacceptable and makes the forum not fun to use.

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Re: New Forum & SPAM

Post by Arcarius2001 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:15 pm

Yep. The forums are effectively useless now due to all the spamming. A lot of users probably won't even bother with the forums anymore if this continues.

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Re: New Forum & SPAM

Post by ForestZ » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:40 pm

I hate to say it, but you need to turn off new registration until this is fixed. The forums are completely unusable right now due to the bots. I checked the forums this morning (4 pages of "new" bot posts). Checked it this afternoon, and since this morning, there are now 10 pages of "new" bot posts. How are we supposed to find any useful threads in this mess?

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Re: New Forum & SPAM

Post by kodiakbear » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:09 pm

Spammers are really on today.

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Re: New Forum & SPAM

Post by pacarat » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:37 pm

Of ten logged in users listed at bottom of front page, four are bots...

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blinky
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Re: New Forum & SPAM

Post by blinky » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:24 pm

A couple of spam bots, Johnnyzepealt and Arthurbito, have managed over 350 posts after joining for 1 day. This is getting silly.

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Re: New Forum & SPAM

Post by dice4hire » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:56 pm

Good idea, make the first ten posts need to be approved by the admin.

Make that the first ten approved posts

ALso a good idea is getting a few well regarded regulars some mod powers to keep the workload light.
A pretty decent Docent of Valoria

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Re: New Forum & SPAM

Post by dafrca » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:19 pm

I was on one site where new members (those with less than 10 posts) were put through a verification process, those who were no longer new members didn't have to be verified to post. Stopped SPAM dead. Could we do something like that? :?:

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