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Don't just delete spam. Prevent it.

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:37 am
by Scrubber
As title said. Sick of coming on here every single day to 20 new spam topics. Sort it out!

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

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:54 am
by Piet
Aaaaand again! :')

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

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:22 pm
by dotEXE
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.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:00 pm
by Taylor
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!

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

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:08 pm
by Chrysalis_Blossom
At least we're not getting any "i want to see yooka's feet" posts. :lol:

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

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:13 pm
by Rueckkoppler

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

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:52 am
by jens_restemeier
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.

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

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:05 pm
by DarkTone
Thanks for working on it. Last thing I want is for more fuel for backers to get angry around here.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:52 am
by Piet
Here we go again! :'D

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

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:48 am
by Scrubber
Didn't work :roll: