The fight against Spam

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The fight against Spam

Postby Mark » November 17th, 2012, 6:18 pm

When setting up a bulletin board, it's wise to set it up so that managment tasks are kept to a minimum.

When I set this board up, I enabled Captcha so that new users could register themselves and not have to wait for approval. This was done by the board asking them a general question to which an answer was needed. This is often a better approach than simply entering in some shaky text from an obscure image, which is easily defeated by most spam bots. This is also a method which has been used for some time successfully.

Till now.

Seems the bots have grown a bit smarter and have bombarded our board with a few hundred new user accounts to which some have been used to spam us.

Acting upon the advice of our moderators, I have reverted back to a manual user approval method for now, until I can determine how best to upgrade our Captcha. I have also pruned the few hundred users which registered after November 14th and their posts.

Many thanks go to Mix and Neo for their efforts battling this annoyance. You guys are my eyes and ears, and I'm sorry my vacation kept me from you for as long as it did, but you've done great work here and it's very much appreciated!

More info to come as it becomes available to me.


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Re: The fight against Spam

Postby Derek » November 19th, 2012, 8:24 pm

***The Magic Modfather, something like the tooth fairy, has made all your cares and fears go away... don't fret, the scary vanilla Ice postings have been removed. Word to 'yo mother!***

Ok Don I'm a little freaked out right now from your response. hehehe

HOW DO I CHANGE MY USERNAME/LOGIN?

Mark? Mix? D?

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Re: The fight against Spam

Postby Mark » November 27th, 2012, 3:37 pm

Send me a pm and I'll change it for you. ;)

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Re: The fight against Spam

Postby neo_pop_71 » November 28th, 2012, 1:04 am

See pee30wee, Mark has you handled... just as soon as he tears himself away from alphabetizing his pornography collection and stops crocheting Christmas gifts for all of us. Sweet knitted balls!!!

Ho - Ho - Ho-ly chinstraps Cudaman!

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Re: The fight against Spam

Postby mixalive » November 28th, 2012, 2:46 pm

:lol:
93 A2R blue/white 14" Craigslist Austin
94 A2R lavender/white 12" Austin barn find
94 A2M silver/white 14" Cenna's Cycles SA, original owner
94 Cuda Comp purple/white 14" won on Ebay
95 XX Team gold/white 14" Craigslist Memphis

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Re: The fight against Spam

Postby Derek » November 28th, 2012, 7:02 pm

neo_pop_71 wrote:See pee30wee, Mark has you handled... just as soon as he tears himself away from alphabetizing his pornography collection and stops crocheting Christmas gifts for all of us. Sweet knitted balls!!!

Ho - Ho - Ho-ly chinstraps Cudaman!



Oh hey, while you're crotcheting<spelling intentional> - I am a size: slightly above average.

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Re: The fight against Spam

Postby Mark » December 9th, 2012, 12:25 pm

neo_pop_71 wrote:See pee30wee, Mark has you handled... just as soon as he tears himself away from alphabetizing his pornography collection and stops crocheting Christmas gifts for all of us. Sweet knitted balls!!!

Ho - Ho - Ho-ly chinstraps Cudaman!


Porn get alphabetized when it's downloaded (who buys anymore!?!?) and I switched from crotcheting gifts to baking them instead. Edible undies are on their way! :)

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Re: The fight against Spam

Postby neo_pop_71 » December 9th, 2012, 3:26 pm

Porn get alphabetized when it's downloaded... Oh, I did not know that, you nasty man!!! I switched from crotcheting gifts to baking them instead. Edible undies are on their way! Goodie gumdrops!!! If it's not too late, make mine a t-back with a crotchless front! We watch the calories out her in Cali!!!

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Re: The fight against Spam

Postby vpc66 » December 9th, 2012, 7:04 pm

I do not care about the calories if the Edible undies show with one of your models wrapped in it and no D-n-D I do not mean one of the guys...so no picture of the beefcake guy with me as well.
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Re: The fight against Spam

Postby Derek » December 10th, 2012, 12:12 am

vpc66 wrote:I do not care about the calories if the Edible undies show with one of your models wrapped in it and no D-n-D I do not mean one of the guys...so no picture of the beefcake guy with me as well.



Already been alphabetized and filed.


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