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Post by phalanx » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:54 am

Since Nathan is busy and it is tedious to keep reporting individual spammer acounts to him via email, I decided to make this thread where people can post user accounts of suspected spammers. If you come across a user that is spamming, please list the user name and provide a link to the offending material. Not only will this make it easier to keep track of the spammers, it will also help me find and delete the more cleverly hidden bits-o-spam.

Any and all help is appreciated because it is becoming difficult to stay on top of the recent influx of spam to this forum

-Bill

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Post by phalanx » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:21 am

The USB forum was created after I was already a moderator and for whatever reason my permissions didn't carry over to it so I am unable to delete spam in there. Hopefully I'll have moderator powers in the USB forum in a day or two.

johnibuqisixth is on my list. I wiped out over 20 post by him just this morning!

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Post by sparky » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:28 am

Thanks again for all your hard work Bill. The USB forum got created after you were modded and I forgot to add you. You're mod to the USB group now.

We need to look into some tighter registration control, but I'm not sure there is an answer. Talking to some of my admin contacts, the only time the spam lets up is when the chinese new year hits and, literally, the humans that are reading the pass codes and creating accounts, go on holiday.

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Post by reklipz » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:34 am

So you believe that there are people filliing out the forms and not just an automated bot?

If it is a bot, the fix I posted in the other thread should be a simple solution.

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Post by leon_heller » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:49 am

phalanx wrote:Since Nathan is busy and it is tedious to keep reporting individual spammer acounts to him via email, I decided to make this thread where people can post user accounts of suspected spammers. If you come across a user that is spamming, please list the user name and provide a link to the offending material. Not only will this make it easier to keep track of the spammers, it will also help me find and delete the more cleverly hidden bits-o-spam.

Any and all help is appreciated because it is becoming difficult to stay on top of the recent influx of spam to this forum

-Bill
Why not have all new subscribers' posts moderated? If they post spam they can be banned, otherwise they can be given unmoderated status. I use this technique on some of the Yahoo groups I own, it works very well and doesn't take up much of my time. I also approve all new subscribers.

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Post by e5kjetil » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:18 pm

leon_heller wrote:Why not have all new subscribers' posts moderated?
Leon
Sounds like the solution, only it involves more work for the admin group to continously moderate posts from new joiners.. :?

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Post by leon_heller » Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:24 pm

e5kjetil wrote:
leon_heller wrote:Why not have all new subscribers' posts moderated?
Leon
Sounds like the solution, only it involves more work for the admin group to continously moderate posts from new joiners.. :?
I run a very active Yahoo group for the LPC2000 with over 4.000 members, it takes me about 15 minutes a day in admin. and spam has been completely eliminated. Posts don't have to be moderated at once, they can be dealt with once a day.

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