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Spam Feature Added

Discussion in 'Site News & Updates' started by Brent W, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Brent W

    Brent W Active Member

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    We added a new feature that will help prevent spammers from posting on the forum. If you run into any issues trying to post and get an error message, please let us know.
     
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    My idea is that "Spam Messaging" should be added to the Reportfeature. Right now "Voice" is all that is available, and blocking a spammer is ..
     
  3. Nifty

    Nifty Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the feedback! It's almost impossible to completely stop spammers. It's always a cat/mouse game where we try to block spammers but also not block the legitimate members.
     
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    Landslide Well-Known Member

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    It's getting a little out of control though. Not a day goes by lately where I don't report at least one spammer...
     
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    Nifty Administrator Staff Member

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    Ya, it seems there's definitely been an uptick! Let me see what we can do / tweak to try and keep them at bay! :)
     
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    Landslide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
     
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    Nifty Administrator Staff Member

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    ... and thank YOU Landslide for your excellent job reporting the dirty spammers!!!
     
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    Landslide Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome!
     
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    I continually receive this error message upon adding a quotation in the signature text box.
    This is the quotation I wanted to use.

    “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
    Charles William Eliot


    Could any staff member add this for me? I cannot add it in a personal message either.
     
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    Looks like you got it added? Let us know if you need anything else!
     
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    Nifty, whatever you did, it seems to be working. Fewer and fewer spammers these past weeks :buttrock
     
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    I found out that it was because the authors name was hyper-linked. I appreciate your response. ;)
     
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    Thanks! (and thanks for all your AWESOME spam reporting)!!!

    It was pretty tricky, but I was able to put a few things in place to keep a bunch of the worst offenders out. :D
     
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    You're welcome! And keep up the good work!
     
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    Is there such a thing as Forum spam?
    If a forum is to present opinion and promote debate, what exactly is spam?
    I find the idiot who constantly fills these pages with pornography and distasteful meanderings under the guise of poetry, offensive in the extreme but it is not actually spam is it?
    Or have I missed the point here?
     
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    Advertisements for steroids, viagra, et cetera...we get those too.

    Plus the odd poster who finds it necessary to create a new thread in every subforum on how they have just found this new, exciting book that no-one's ever heard of. :)
     

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