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Post subject: New anti-spam needed?

Getting far more spammers these days - does the anti-spam need reviewing?
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Post subject: Re: New anti-spam needed?

Yes, we're working on it. icon_eek.gif
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:46 am 
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I agree. I don't know much about phpbb, but if you could at least block messages from new users that contain a URL in the subject, I think that would knock off most of them.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:09 am 
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joepeters wrote:
I agree. I don't know much about phpbb, but if you could at least block messages from new users that contain a URL in the subject, I think that would knock off most of them.

That's one of the most popular suggestions, yes.

There is a substantial amount of new code over at "Beta BOB" that was never moved to production, including an exact phrase / full text search engine. I spent some time reviewing the code over the long weekend (Memorial Day in the US) and designing the URL block feature for new users.

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Or include in the new accout process creation a one day delay to avoid people to post new entries just after having created account.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:25 am 
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It's quite depressing that what should have been used for information sharing and the benefit of mankind (the world wide web as a whole, not just BOB) is being abused by so many. Time for some more chlorine in the gene pool. mad.gif
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Mark P wrote:
Time for some more chlorine in the gene pool. mad.gif

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it becomes urgent icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:40 am 
Post subject: Re: New anti-spam needed?

Spam-city today!

Is it worth having a few more mods? Or even just giving some people the ability to delete posts? It'd be quicker to delete spam than report it in many cases and I don't mind volunteering to help out.

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Me, too.
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A new role of Forum Janitor would be sufficient icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:23 am 
Post subject: Re: New anti-spam needed?

I think I got them all, for now.

Code development is underway on Beta BOB. In the meantime, keep reporting them. Thanks for your help, everyone.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:35 am 
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I have a busy summer. But yes, I've already started some coding that will help address the spam issue.

But I do like the idea of a Forum Janitor... icon_lol.gif ... very appropriate.

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more than 15 spams todays ! Help me to keep this place clean icon_smile.gif
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