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Since we seem to be getting a rush of spammers pushing illegal and/or infringing soccer viewing sites, any chance we can do something about this?
Suggestion 1:
Improve captcha and other methods for preventing spammer signups

Suggestion 2:
Prevent any user who has had 3 or more threads marked as spam within 24 hours from starting any new threads for, say, 7 days?

Suggestion 3:
Dust off and nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure. Sorry... had to let the geek out for a walk tongue.gif
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I would implement a question every person who wants to join OCN should know or be able to Google...
Lots of forums do this.
Something like... what is the three letter acronym commonly used for memory in a computer?
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im not sure why that users haset been banned yet guess we need more mods that can ban users that spam.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

im not sure why that users haset been banned yet guess we need more mods that can ban users that spam.

Yeah, he posted a few more just now.. he's making me feel pretty homicidal right now...
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post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by allikat View Post

Since we seem to be getting a rush of spammers pushing illegal and/or infringing soccer viewing sites, any chance we can do something about this?
Suggestion 1:
Improve captcha and other methods for preventing spammer signups

Suggestion 2:
Prevent any user who has had 3 or more threads marked as spam within 24 hours from starting any new threads for, say, 7 days?

Suggestion 3:
Dust off and nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure. Sorry... had to let the geek out for a walk tongue.gif

These spammers are actual humans, so improved anti-bot measures wouldn't do much to stop them. redface.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

im not sure why that users haset been banned yet guess we need more mods that can ban users that spam.

We're attacking the issue on 3 fronts - bolstering moderator activity, enhancing anti-spam tools for moderators to facilitate quick bulk-removal, and evaluating options for automatic anti-spam systems to replace the existing (disabled) system that was performing poorly.
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cool thats good might be a idea but it could be abused if a thread gets reported x amount of times it is hid till a mod can check it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

cool thats good might be a idea but it could be abused if a thread gets reported x amount of times it is hid till a mod can check it.

Well, some members have the ability to hide spam threads till mods can take a look at them, but just keep reporting them till they are taken care of.
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