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Started by flamefox777, January 29, 2014, 05:53:22 PM
QuoteAny additional advice for dealing with spammers?
Quote from: flamefox777 on January 29, 2014, 06:36:52 PMRe: Anti-Spam Verification Questions We have one set up, so perhaps the spammers are humans rather than bots?We get all our spam from about three new accounts at once. Happens about twice a week early in the morning. They set up three accounts, then post 20+ pages of the same type of spam, mainly.
Quote from: Old Fossil on January 29, 2014, 06:38:54 PMOnes with simple questions such as the colour of the sky or math questions are a no go IMO.
QuoteRight now, the admin is dealing with it. He deletes the spammer and checks "delete all posts." Unfortunately, I don't have those permissions. I can delete users, but I can't find where to delete all their posts at the same time. So, I would have to go through and delete them by hand by using the check marks beside the posts. However, that's dangerous because I might accidentally delete a good post buried in all those pages of spam. Plus, it takes a lot of time.
Quote from: Illori on January 29, 2014, 07:42:19 PMcurrently in order to delete posts along with deleting the account you need the moderate forum members permission
Quote from: Sir Cumber-Patcher on January 29, 2014, 08:24:54 PMYeah, I'm not sure that question is going to help you either :/
Quote from: Illori on January 29, 2014, 09:02:28 PMusing the ban list for this will really not help much in the long run and end up slowing down the forum.enabling the warning system and muting the users would be slightly better. but the other anti-spam mods would be even better.
Quote from: Sir Cumber-Patcher on January 29, 2014, 09:05:24 PMThe anti-spam question currently on your site isn't actually that good, is what I'm getting at. I've seen bots able to beat that kind of thing.