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Postby dls » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:50 pm

We are bound to get it - particularly until I get all the permissions in order.

Please feel free to let me know.
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Re: Spam

Postby dls » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:19 pm

This is the thread you should use, please, to notify me of any spam posters.

Just to restate. I spend a lot of time here, and almost read everything. If you see a spammer, you need not normally do anything, If I appear to have missed it, attach a note to it.

If the spam attack appears to contain a direct threat - either through the posting of pornography or links to what may be trojans or other malware. If so, please feel free to send me an email direct, or even ring me.
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Re: Spam

Postby stu1985 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:33 am

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Re: Spam

Postby Rights Fighter » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:54 am

dls you can see who the spammers are if you go to the members list - checkout those with websites. Most if not all are spammers.

In the Admin inner workings of the forum you can set the applications so that you get to allow them on the board. It can be time consuming but worth it in the long wrong.
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Re: Spam

Postby dls » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:45 pm

The question filter is the best way of chopping out non-humans.

The human spammers are many fewer in number. I can cope.
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Re: Spam

Postby Rights Fighter » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:51 pm

There may be an option to add in a list (Admin section) that weeds out the spammers that get through the robot test.

One that I run is on phpbb and has that optional list. It's cut down on my work. All applicants have to be approved by Admins due to the confidential nature of the subject matter hence the extra security.
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Re: Spam

Postby dls » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:00 pm

You are right that that option is available, but the balance here is favours accessibility.
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Re: Spam

Postby Rights Fighter » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:39 pm

The more accessible the forums become the more open to attack - I think that might be part of the problem.
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Re: Spam

Postby dls » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:20 pm

Sorry, but there is no direct logical connection between the two. The popularity may put it up any list of sites in which to seek weaknesses.
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Re: Spam

Postby stu1985 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:45 am

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