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Re: Spam

Postby John » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:49 pm

If we are going to quarantine posts, can we have a low number (say 5?). One forum I belonged to had a quarantine number of 25 and it was annoying, because of the delay of having a moderator check my post, it basically meant that I couldn't realistically take part in a thread conversation because of the delay. In the end I got so sick of it, I just replied to every thread that had existed in the last couple of days to get it out of the way. As a consequence, the quality of my posts wasn't very high for that period.
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Re: Spam

Postby Jisgone » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:18 am

yeh i was thinking 5 or even less, the spammers come, do their thing and leave so i dont see them waiting around to be accepted then coming back to spam
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Re: Spam

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:38 am

I was thinking just the first post a new user makes. One of the forums I visit does this. They call it an 'auditioning process' which is a bit daunting, and a bit w*nky. But they never get any spam that I've seen.

Some spammers will still get through, but if that's combined with the ability to ban users it should work.
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Re: Spam

Postby matchbox » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:13 pm

i think being able to ban is a better idea really. last night i came on before bed and deleted 30+ posts from the same spammer :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Spam

Postby Jisgone » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:35 pm

i sent 2 e-mails nothing and still nothing :(
its sooo annoying deleting 30 posts from one user when u could just delete the user and all the posts go at the same time!
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