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Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:59 am
by RonDawg
mwalsh wrote:Where else am I going to get updated information on all the latest male enhancement supplements?

You know it makes sense to come here first. Well, if you've been a member long enough you do. :D
Wait, I thought it was just the bro-dozer dudes who were “compensating.” :lol:

Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:23 pm
by Nubo
It seems everyone's male-ness may have reached maximum legal size, so the hot new thing is Keto!

Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:36 pm
by cwerdna
Yeah... I wonder what sort of validation this site does for new members?

If they did the email validation and also asked some basic questions related to EVs/PHEVs, electricity or EV charging, that'd probably help weed out a lot of this garbage.

Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:14 am
by joeriv
Is it possible to ban all topics that start with “ http” or “https’ ?

Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:41 am
by rmay635703
joeriv wrote:Is it possible to ban all topics that start with “ http” or “https’ ?
Or just ghost any topic with http or www in the topic

Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:46 am
by wxxyz
It's a constant process!

This forum uses:
1. a human needed captcha unique to this site so it cannot be auto-filled by a bot
2. checks all IP and email addresses against the stopforumspam.com database before allowing registration
3. requires a link clicked in an email confirming a legitimate email address

At that point, a user is free to post.

If a user spams, we ban their IP and delete all their posts, and submit their IP to the stopforumspam database.
We also look for patterns, such as email addresses from specific domains, or even TLDs like .gq and we ban those too.

Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:48 am
by wxxyz
LeftieBiker wrote:I've been a Moderator, Listserve Admin, etc in the past. Give me the power to delete topics and I'll use it only for Spam. I'm also up all night. I'm not looking to be a full time Mod, though - just a spam killer.
You've been given the power - use it wisely.

Thanks :) Let me know if you have any questions.

Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:07 am
by SageBrush
Thanks @leftiebiker for taking on an important job few people care to volunteer for.

Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:11 am
by LeftieBiker
I see "delete post" and "warn user" but not "Delete topic." Do I just delete the first post, then?

Re: Why so many spam topics?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:26 pm
by joeriv
Thank you Leftie! Not seeing spam is a big plus!