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Old 02-24-2011, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fighting Spam

Hey guys,

I have had feedback that a number of new users signing up lately are spammers with links in their signatures.

I want to know your thoughts on something that was proposed to counter this:

I can set up a new restriction that would prevent users with less than "x" number of posts from being able to have a signature period and/or post in certain areas.

Would like your feedback on this.

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Old 02-24-2011, 10:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anything to keep spam out sounds good to me.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Keeping someone from posting URL's is a very good idea and that should keep most of the issues down. I think it was a year or 2 ago that the board was loaded with spammers and they never seemed to go away.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yung,

It sounds like a good idea to make it X (10 maybe?) posts before they can have a signature and maybe Y (20 maybe?) posts before someone car post an URL.

Thanks for looking after this for us.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just to give you guys an idea of how bad it's been I think I've sent 7 or 8 links to "new" members that have spam links in their sigs. If you can check the "newest member" at the bottom of the page each time you log in then you can check them out and help Yung with getting these scabs off the board.

One other thing I'd suggest is to make a mass mailing to members so they can give you some input.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yung,

It sounds like a good idea to make it X (10 maybe?) posts before they can have a signature and maybe Y (20 maybe?) posts before someone car post an URL.

Thanks for looking after this for us.
They are getting out of hand!
As Paul said X amount of posts before any sigs etc.
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Hey guys,

I have had feedback that a number of new users signing up lately are spammers with links in their signatures.

I want to know your thoughts on something that was proposed to counter this:

I can set up a new restriction that would prevent users with less than "x" number of posts from being able to have a signature period and/or post in certain areas.

Would like your feedback on this.

Thanks
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After careful consideration, I've come to the conclusion your anti-spam method sucks. Here: https://www.turbobuicks.com/forums/bu...k-plugs-2.html
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After careful consideration, I've come to the conclusion your anti-spam method sucks. Here: https://www.turbobuicks.com/forums/bu...k-plugs-2.html
You can think it sucks but I was keeping quiet about being a mod over here. In the last 2 weeks I've killed 39 spammers, and most of them before they even got to post.

If you want to help check the bottom of the page when you log in and see who the new member is. Check sigs on them and then PM one of us.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That will save lots of time. Good move Yung!
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