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    KaraOKe-IT is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    Default About the "selling stuff"

    Its been a month or so since this massive spam started and I don't think it'll stop anytime soon. So I was thinking: Why don't put a delay in posting rights for the new accounts?, could be 2, 3 days or a whole week after that the account would be able to post whatever the user want.
    Dunno if this would really work but the fact that new accounts would't be able to post right after they're created could stop the spamming, thoughts?

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    browneyes23 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Problem with that is that new users need to be able to post to get "experience" points.
    (IE certain features are only enabled after you have 10 posts, etc).

    One possible suggestion, do not allow new users to put links in posts.
    Spammers often want to put links to their web-stores in posts to get exposure and increase
    their page ranking in search bots.

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    Kevin Shiel is offline Administrator Community Builder
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    This thread is about 10 months old or so. We are working on the spam issues and things are a little better. This week I've had exams but on Friday I will be working on what I can do about preventing the majority of the spam bots from signing up. I've been letting them through so I can study there activity via site logs and some other VB hacks I created. From Saturday on, I hope things will be 99% spam free.

    EDIT: I just want to add I just installed another tool to help stop the spammers. This one queries a remote DB. Hopefully anyone else who registers and is a known spammer will be blocked.
    Last edited by Kevin Shiel; 03-03-2011 at 10:42 PM.

 

 

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