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Spam Deterrent ?

Wow , I believe we might have a need for some way to keep some of these spammers out of here .

Any ideas ?

 

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New member approval or Mod creation seem like a logical progression of forum growth.

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Most of the forums I visit have an approval system in place . I believe it may be a necessary evil .

I copied this from another forum :

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jacktheclipper wrote:

Most of the forums I visit have an approval system in place . I believe it may be a necessary evil .

I copied this from another forum :

+1

It might be slower for new members to get "approved" and put an extra load on admin.  But it is effective.  

  What I see here on BLF is not daily attacks,  just occasional carpet bombing.

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Chicago X wrote:

New member approval or Mod creation seem like a logical progression of forum growth.

 

Agreed, approval seems like a pretty painless solution.  Tonight's choice of spammer is beyond ridiculous.

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Really takes away from the forum experience , doesn't it .

I thought about posting a poll ...

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It takes 5 different members to mark a post as spam. What if the third strike as spam removes ALL listings posted under that name? Any way to do that? I've never had to defend against spam before, so I'm not sure what to do.

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When I read the title I was imagining more direct methods, ie painting 'die spammers' on a roadside billboard... w/ his head...

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dthrckt wrote:

When I read the title I was imagining more direct methods, ie painting 'die spammers' on a roadside billboard... w/ his head...

OK His head on a stick in front of the sign. I think the real problem will be finding him not getting the people together for his party.

P.S. I'm really having a time finding some of the threads I've been reading everyday with all these old posts up first.

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It probably isn't hard to find the people running the site, and I bet I could get them to tell me Wink

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I think having the first few posts approved or having a moderator whose sole function is to do that would be a good move.

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I sort of believe that a quick shut down of their website is appropriate and turnabout as being fair play .

if you can't handle it then why dish it out .

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Wow.  I just spent the better part of 40 minutes marking the 200+ spam posts from our latest ringmeat muncher.

He was a busy little grape gargler.

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Chicago X wrote:

Wow.  I just spent the better part of 40 minutes marking the 200+ spam posts from our latest ringmeat muncher.

He was a busy little grape gargler.

Yeah I was marking like a dog in heat! We need some mods up in here!! 

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pounder wrote:

Yeah I was marking like a dog in heat! We need some mods up in here!! 

 

I felt like this:

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   Did You notice the Time was the same on many Posts?  Do they use a Auto Post system?

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I think this is spambot

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How come spam so often contain Gucci shoes?

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I must have hit "Mark as SPAM" about 200 times tonight.  Not only is the nasty paisley annoying, but it makes a mess of BLF even after the spam is long gone.

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      I have seen the name , How does it work?

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Lennart wrote:

How come spam so often contain Gucci shoes?

They use spambot to spam their site...

Focalprice:http://www.focalprice.com/

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Maybe there could be some kind of CAPTCHA. They have gotten better, not just blurry words. The one I have on Flashlight Wiki makes you pick out pictures of cats (from pictures of dogs or cats). It isn't foolproof, because a real person can authorize the account and then put the spambot to work, but it is a step. So a second step is they have to email me or send a PM. It is such a strong system that hardly anyone ever signs up, however. That may not be what we're after either.

Could also be that you have to do a CAPTCHA for the first few posts or days, giving members a chance to determine if the person is a spammer.

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Just put a filter in place to block any posts with the words "gucci" or "handbags" andi think it will catch 90% of the spam.
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actually, that's a pretty good point

i bet a poll would show that 99.99% of flashaholics don't mind a total ban on the word gucci lol

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dthrckt wrote:

actually, that's a pretty good point

i bet a poll would show that 99.99% of flashaholics don't mind a total ban on the word gucci lol

Unless Gucci started making flashlights I can't imagine anyone objecting to blocking the word.  LOL!
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GUCCIFIRE!!!!

sounds like, koochie...

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dthrckt wrote:

GUCCIFIRE!!!!

sounds like, koochie...

I'd buy a KoochieFire.  Sealed

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Why not just have the users account suspended (for review once the admin is available) once five posts are marked as spam (or 5 people mark the same post as spam)? I don't see why anybody should have to mark 100 posts as spam.

Adding mods, account activation, or other stuff would be unnecessary, and they add more issues.

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mitro wrote:

Why not just have the users account suspended (for review once the admin is available) once five posts are marked as spam (or 5 people mark the same post as spam)? I don't see why anybody should have to mark 100 posts as spam.

Adding mods, account activation, or other stuff would be unnecessary, and they add more issues.

+1 Good Idea. I just hope we don't overreact and make new users go through confusing hoops like over at CPF. I am not in favor of adding a bunch of moderators. I like the open environment here and the fact that it is pretty much self-moderated by users.

Komichi wrote:

It takes 5 different members to mark a post as spam. What if the third strike as spam removes ALL listings posted under that name? Any way to do that? I've never had to defend against spam before, so I'm not sure what to do.

Another good idea in the same vane.

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Maybe there could be some kind of CAPTCHA. They have gotten better, not just blurry words. The one I have on Flashlight Wiki makes you pick out pictures of cats (from pictures of dogs or cats). It isn't foolproof, because a real person can authorize the account and then put the spambot to work, but it is a step. So a second step is they have to email me or send a PM. It is such a strong system that hardly anyone ever signs up, however. That may not be what we're after either.

Could also be that you have to do a CAPTCHA for the first few posts or days, giving members a chance to determine if the person is a spammer.

And another...

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BetweenRides wrote:

dthrckt wrote:

GUCCIFIRE!!!!

sounds like, koochie...

I'd buy a KoochieFire.  Sealed

Can that be cured with penicillin?   

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cone wrote:

BetweenRides wrote:

dthrckt wrote:

GUCCIFIRE!!!!

sounds like, koochie...

I'd buy a KoochieFire.  Sealed

Can that be cured with penicillin?   

I wouldn't hesitate to buy a koochiefire but I'd sure hesitate to slip my 32650 inside of it! Wink

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