FORUM SPAM! PLEASE MODERATE!

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freeman8
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Re: FORUM SPAM! PLEASE MODERATE!

Post by freeman8 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:15 pm

Yes delete bad posts, it must take like ten minutes to do...

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Re: FORUM SPAM! PLEASE MODERATE!

Post by idobms » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:30 pm

The forums are viewed by a very large user community and have the visibility through search engines and other references therefore attract many spammers as well. As mentioned above most of these are off shore manual spammers not automated bots that are usually filtered. Some spammers keep registering under different user names and email addresses and being real people, many typical blocking techniques do not apply. We are trying as much as possible not to limit the forum users and these manual spammers take full advantage of it including copying parts of real posts, mass spam hundreds of posts in a matter of a few hours throughout the forums, replying to real posts or using texts that might seem relevant and hide url’s in the post, etc. It sometimes takes much more than ten minutes to address all of these ...

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