Fixed: Thread Spam

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by Henyman, Sep 11, 2009.

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  1. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    Think you need to turn 1st post moderator validation on again to stop all the spam threads? :dead:
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    I agree :)
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    A system is in place and believe it or not is working very well, you should see the stuff that you don't get to see :eek:
     
  4. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Why does the system catch some but not all 1st post wonders?
     
  5. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    What I did was install a mod from vbulletin.org that blocks all attempts to post url's/images for the first 15 posts and modified it to apply to only the first post.
    Worked a treat beating autobot spam.
    The inbuilt filtering was pretty poor for us.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I think 5 posts should do a better job, one post isn't enough because they always post in 3 to five differant areas
     
  7. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I think five is good also ... I am tired of the spam ...
     
  8. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    1 post is enough, the bots so far cant handle the error that it gives them so they assume it was successful I think. Because they keep trying to post a link as their first post they keep getting blocked thus not getting through because they never successfuly make a first post. A person can beat it though.
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Got yet another new system in place to try and get on top of it, will see how it plays out.
     
  10. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    does it involved bribing them with cookies?
     
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