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Posted 26 September 2006 - 11:36 AM
They're trying to sell everything from prescription drugs, to clothes, to Thai computers services to Buddha(not god) knows what!
So I'm going to take a wild guess and assume that search engines will take away my "quality website" points because of this spam?
Besides Adult material what other content does the search engines penalize against?
... off to go delete posts....
Posted 26 September 2006 - 03:58 PM
Posted 26 September 2006 - 04:12 PM
Forcing new members to validate their email address will cut down on a lot of the blatant spam, but the more popular your forum is, the more spammers will take the time to actually validate so that they can post.
It's just the cost of running a forum... you have to stay involved (or get good moderators!)
Posted 27 September 2006 - 08:36 AM
I wouldn't even hazard a guess as to how many posts here at HR are either dumped outright because they're pure spam or how many posts that have to be altered to conform to the rules. But I can tell you that the number would probably surprise you.
Even with a lot of really cool automated systems in place, I'd be willing to bet that the number of manually removed/altered posts it's a fairly large number. Plus we have a decided advantage over a lot of forums. As you've probably noted Jill etal have recruited staff from all over the world. So there's usually someone here to nab 'em fast when they manage to get through the automated protections.
This multi-pronged approach is the main reason you don't see spam 'round here much.
Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:05 AM
Here's my "multi-pronged approach" -->
Posted 27 September 2006 - 01:02 PM
Posted 27 September 2006 - 02:43 PM
I installed that same mod, and it worked great...but now I'm getting a new bot that signs up even without being able to leave a spam URL, I even think they have a legit email. I'm still trying to figure out what's to be gained by signing up at a forum then not spamming.
Posted 28 September 2006 - 03:38 AM
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