Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

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Scrubber
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Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

Postby Scrubber » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:37 am

As title said. Sick of coming on here every single day to 20 new spam topics. Sort it out!

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Re: Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

Postby Piet » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:54 am

Aaaaand again! :')

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Re: Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

Postby dotEXE » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:22 pm

Holy hell the forum got absolutely RUINED today. I think they DO have a spam filter because they've fixed this before. But these new accounts come looking almost like legitimate users, they're certainly more legit-looking than the last time we were regularly flooded.

Looks like they'll need a more robust system.
Make the forum great again.

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Re: Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

Postby Taylor » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:00 pm

All I can do as a moderator is ban the IP address and delete the spam as and when I see it. I too noticed the spam has been really bad recently; I will pass this on to Andy and see if changing the security settings on registration will improve the situation.

Also a quick thank you to everyone who reports the spam -- your help is massively appreciated!
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Re: Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

Postby Chrysalis_Blossom » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:08 pm

At least we're not getting any "i want to see yooka's feet" posts. :lol:

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Re: Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

Postby Rueckkoppler » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:13 pm

Chrysalis_Blossom wrote:At least we're not getting any "i want to see yooka's feet" posts. :lol:


Nah, at least that was comedy gold!


... once they got Yooka-Laylee out and earned a few $$s, they can employ somebody for that job. I don't really see it as urgent right now, even if it's annoying indeed.

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Re: Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

Postby jens_restemeier » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:52 am

We were originally using Google's reCaptcha, but it looks like the spammers found their way around that. I installed a new plugin that hopefully stops this, but Andy may still have to tweak the settings. I had to update the board software for that, so please have a look if anything is broken, now.

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Re: Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

Postby DarkTone » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:05 pm

Thanks for working on it. Last thing I want is for more fuel for backers to get angry around here.

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Re: Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

Postby Piet » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:52 am

Here we go again! :'D

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Re: Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

Postby Scrubber » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:48 am

Didn't work :roll:


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