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What would be the best idea to control the spam?

Poll ended at Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:32 pm

Get more moderators
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33%
Disallow Guest Posts, and the ability for guests to read posts
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Do both
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11%
Do nothing, the current system works fine
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56%
 
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Post by Guest » Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:32 pm

There has been a lot of spam on this site(well, for a programming site...), what do you think would be the best thing to do about it?

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Post by Rattrapmax6 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:14 pm

Blocking Guest won't work,. they've now been getting accounts, or some of them.. :wink:
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Post by Guest » Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:16 pm

It does slow them down, though, if they get their account suspended, they have to make another one. Even better is if either they, or the admin have to approve their account...

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Post by Rattrapmax6 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:04 pm

I'd go for more mods,.. & offer what time I have also... No since this board getting ruined by spammers,.. :P

Enough mods = some1 always here to kindly delete and report IPs.. =)
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Post by Z!re » Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:24 pm

More mods doesent solve anything..


There's pretty much only 5 new spam posts per every few days..
I cant say it takes me hours and hours of hard work to remove them :P
I have left this dump.

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Post by sid6.7 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:56 am

we're pertty much on top of it anymore i havent seen
that many like before...

i'm only catching/seeing 1 per week MAX...so the other moderators
are even faster then me it getting them cut down...

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Post by Rattrapmax6 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:54 am

Z!re wrote:There's pretty much only 5 new spam posts per every few days..
I cant say it takes me hours and hours of hard work to remove them :P
Ah yes, but I did notice a large burst last night (around 10:30PM -5 GMT) of 5 new guest post all making some robotic comment.. And no mods to trash-can them..

The main thought was having an array of ppl so when ones off the others on and main uses would never notice any new spam cause we'd be on top of it in alternating shifts... but,. whatever,. nm..
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Post by {Nathan} » Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:12 pm

I do think the current system is working fine because it isnt like the spam bots are making it hard to read the posts. We can do everything fine with them here, so its going pretty well.
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Post by kalc » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:07 am

Yeh, spam level on this forum is pretty low. You'd have to be on this forum for about a year to really notice the amount of spam coming in.
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