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Maggie
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« on: August 24, 2010, 02:18:58 PM »

Open popular boards will always get spammers.  We get rid of them and ban their ips, emails,etc as soon as we see them.

What can you do as a user?  Simple DO NOT click on a stupid looking link in a post... they are easy as pie to fish out.  The poster will post in an unusual place and it will be something unrelated to the board.  They will generally have 1 post which is not an Introduction.

Alternatively, I can make the board approval first.  Meaning we have to physically click ok before a member is approved.  I dislike this method greatly.

The 5 of us will get to these as we see them.  When JohnP comes back from holiday, I will ask him to be an admin and help with spammers he will see while we are asleep.

But do your part, DO NOT CLICK ON CRAZY UNKNOWN LINKS!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 03:09:35 PM »

Captcha on registration and if there is an Akismet plugin those might help guard against robot spammers.  Don't know if those are available.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 03:30:52 PM »

Spammers have no useful purpose here on earth.  They have no life and get great enjoyment in pizzing people off.

The more they post, the more frustrated you get.  Stick in there, keep banning them, deleting them and their posts and eventually they will go away.

Installing Captcha on registration as well as posting will put an end to robot spammers.  Be careful with blog-spam filters.  Sometimes they catch a lot of good posts.
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Maggie
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 04:41:36 PM »

I don't really get frustrated as I understand it is all part of the internet.  But that is why I say do your part as a user, never click on a link that just doesn't look right.

I will look for Captcha, etc, thanks Brad.

There is a fine line between locking the forum to tight and allowing in the spider bots for google etc..
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 06:55:51 PM »

Akismet plugin, if one exists for SMF, should only effect member registrations not individual posts. While not perfect Akismet is about the best black-list filter I've seen.
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Maggie
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 07:07:10 PM »

There is one Brad.. I will load it tonight.  I am in and out of meetings all day today.  Thanks!
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