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Spam

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:27 pm
by Superbone
I'm tired of cleaning up all the spam in General. There are no measures in place to prevent first time posters from creating new threads in the General forum. While I do get notifications to approve posts from new users in the main forum.

Re: Spam

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:35 pm
by Charlie Smithy!
I hear ya

Re: Spam

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:14 pm
by Cap
I’m getting tired of reporting it. Does that actually help? Should I continue to bother?

Re: Spam

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:19 pm
by Superbone
Cap wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:14 pm
I’m getting tired of reporting it. Does that actually help? Should I continue to bother?
I wouldn’t bother. I don’t see the warning until I get here and when I’m here I see the spam. They happen every day to two days. I’m just getting tired of there being no measures in place to prevent them in the first place. First time posters shouldn’t be allowed to post new threads. They can’t in Main from what I can tell. At least I get notifications there so I can ban them and disallow them before they ever see the light of day.

Re: Spam

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:14 pm
by Nodack
Some preferences not checked somewhere?

Re: Spam

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:29 pm
by Superbone
Nodack wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:14 pm
Some preferences not checked somewhere?
Seems like it. Nothing I have access to though.

Re: Spam

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:43 pm
by Nodack
Attention mori. Clean up in isle #2.

Re: Spam

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:59 am
by ShelC
So...I'm not gonna get those Viagra pills I ordered?

Re: Spam

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:41 am
by Mori Chu
So I just looked over the board settings in detail. It looks like there may have been some permission settings that were set on the main Suns/NBA area but not on General. I just changed it to sync them up. Let's watch in the coming days to see if the spam volume decreases. One reason I haven't taken faster action on this is that I don't often look at the General area, so I haven't been seeing the problem as often. Hopefully the new settings will help. I also updated our new-user registration captcha library to a newer version, which might stop some spambots from being able to get past it.

Thanks to Bone and the mods for all the work of deleting the spam threads. I know it's a chore; I appreciate the work you do to make this board better.

Re: Spam

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:19 pm
by Superbone
Awesome. Thanks for looking into that!

Re: Spam

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:18 pm
by Superbone
So far, so good!

Re: Spam

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:10 pm
by Superbone
Hey, you fixed it! I got the same notification for General that I used to only get for the Suns forum. I was able to ban and disallow General spam before it hit the board.

Re: Spam

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2024 1:44 am
by Nodack
Don’t let it go to your head.😎

Re: Spam

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:17 am
by Mori Chu
Woohoo! Take that, spammers!