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Spam Policy

Postby cody » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:13 pm

Greetings,

It seems to have become fairly common to find posts that have seemingly normal content but with links to spam sites. This site has a zero tolerance policy on spam. Any post with anything seemingly like spam in it will be delete and the user account banned without warning. What constitutes spam should not need to be mentioned but links to anything about search engine optimization, medical supplies, ... will result in the ban hammer being brought down.

Due to continued abuses Links in Signatures privileges have now been disabled for any new accounts.
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Re: Spam Policy

Postby seb » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:08 am

Hi Cody,

Can't captchas be used to prevent this kind of spam ? Or maybe there aren't generated automatically ?


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Re: Spam Policy

Postby cody » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:31 pm

The problem is that actual people (appear) to be registering and posting lately. Either that or the ai the bots use has gotten really good because they replies are often in context to what the thread was talking about and just hide the links in random words in the sentences for webcrawlers to find. Probably wouldn't hurt to add a captcha to the posting section though. Will look into it as time provides.
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Re: Spam Policy

Postby AdemoS » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:38 pm

I think a captcha for every post will get annoying, very fast...


Is there any way to apply the preposed Captcha widget without punishing everyone else?
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