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    Why can't the spammers be controlled better

    What would be so hard about vetting the new members to prevent all these damn spam posts for being posted? I am sick and tired of reporting them and about ready to take an indefinite vacation for this forum to avoid them.
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    Re: Why can't the spammers be controlled better

    Picture yourself as a newcomer. You want to reply to a post. There's a limit to the number of hoops people will jump through before they not only give up trying to make that post but walk away from the site in disgust and frustration.

    So there needs to be a balance between making it hard for spammers vs making it easy for legit people.

    One other forum I used to spend a lot of time one had a question that would be the equivalent of "What type of batteries are required for a Petrel II?" There was much rage to be enjoyed from people signing up who didn't know, or care, about a Petrel II but who were interested in other rebreather related stuff.

    It's tough doing the vetting and really it relies on a Sotis minion to spend more time than DSix or anyone else on the forum, reading every post as it comes in and bahleting/banning the spam/mers.

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    Re: Why can't the spammers be controlled better

    Makes sense, maybe if the spammers were killed it would be a better deterrent. I will supply the gun and ammo
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    Re: Why can't the spammers be controlled better

    How about starting with a simple filter?


    If your first post includes a link, blocked until reviewed by admin if it is valid or not.
    Still allows newbies to give an into post, but would keep away the current crop of spam.


    Of course the spammers keep finding new ways and that will have to be dealt with when it occurs.

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    Re: Why can't the spammers be controlled better

    A quick update...we are banning the offending users and blocking IPs as fast as we can. We have also changed the human authentication process twice in the past three days. We are now using the question and answer method and we will see if that works.

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    Re: Why can't the spammers be controlled better

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmidhoratio@gmail.com  View Original Post
    A quick update...we are banning the offending users and blocking IPs as fast as we can. We have also changed the human authentication process twice in the past three days. We are now using the question and answer method and we will see if that works.

    Cheers,

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    Great work. Thank you.
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    Re: Why can't the spammers be controlled better

    Quote Originally Posted by Dsix36  View Original Post
    Makes sense, maybe if the spammers were killed it would be a better deterrent. I will supply the gun and ammo
    Just need you to mention the the 4th of July, Tacobell and confusion over global geography to complete American stereotypes bingo!


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    Re: Why can't the spammers be controlled better

    Quote Originally Posted by elk_hound_glasgow  View Original Post
    Just need you to mention the the 4th of July, Tacobell and confusion over global geography to complete American stereotypes bingo!

    Right, I'll help you out on that.

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    I see you have been a member since 2011 yet this is your first post? Nuff said.

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    Re: Why can't the spammers be controlled better

    I have surface interval time on my hands for the next month if another temporary spam fighter is needed on the forum.

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    Re: Why can't the spammers be controlled better

    Quote Originally Posted by whynot?  View Original Post
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    They're no good, hardly any space for dive gear.

    I see you have been a member since 2011 yet this is your first post? Nuff said.
    My post was meant entirely lighted heartedly. However, I can see why you would be wary of a first time poster. To make up for my sins I will start posting on this forum on the CCR topics. I have a growing interest and many questions.

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