Is there a better way to deal with spam?

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Re: Is there a better way to deal with spam?

Postby DoingHomework » Wed May 25, 2011 1:00 pm

NoBoB wrote:Good thing the technology to spoof IP addresses hasn't been invented. I'd hate to be assassinated because a spammer pretended to be me.


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Re: Is there a better way to deal with spam?

Postby NoBoB » Thu May 26, 2011 8:21 pm

Well, yeah, that's what I'm afraid of :P

Besides, the Crusades didn't exactly work out the way they planned after all.

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Re: Is there a better way to deal with spam?

Postby YoungGun » Fri May 27, 2011 10:18 am

DoingHomework wrote:Awesome. Who else?

Wait until you see the cool gadgets the mods are giving us.


I'm new, but that means I'm expendable, so count me in! Have to have some sorta front line, right?

An idea that I have seen on a couple other forms is having the first post, or first few, have to be approved by an admin. I know that this puts a bit more work on things, but if the first post or two are legit looking, then its likely they aren't spammers.

Another thing that cuts back a little is those annoying human checks that have the numbers/letters that you have to type in, although I personally find this a bit annoying for each post, I have seen it work on a few sites as well.

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Re: Is there a better way to deal with spam?

Postby bpgui » Fri May 27, 2011 11:11 am

Another idea would be to prevent posters from posting links (in both their main body as well as the signature since the "real estate attorney miami" like the signature for his spam) for the first 10-20 posts.


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