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Jason Perry

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I just installed an additional effort to keep spammers off this site.

The basics are that, in addition to the CAPTCHA step needed to register, IP addresses, emails, and other data will be checked against an anti-spam service database.

We will have to see how effective this is in keeping these clowns off of the site. I hope it helps!
 

eagleone

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I just installed an additional effort to keep spammers off this site.

The basics are that, in addition to the CAPTCHA step needed to register, IP addresses, emails, and other data will be checked against an anti-spam service database.

We will have to see how effective this is in keeping these clowns off of the site. I hope it helps!
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usafaviator

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I know a guy who knows a guy that can get rid of these clowns for a fee...just sayin.:cool:







Disclaimer: This is purely fictional, I have no connections to mercenaries or any other illegal activities.
 

Jason Perry

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Yup, I see a few did....I will turn up the settings to see if that works. Thanks for reporting.
 

eagleone

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Yup, I see a few did....I will turn up the settings to see if that works. Thanks for reporting.
Just don't turn off my account. I couldn't get on the forum this AM and early afternoon. Maybe I am chatting too much...
 

kb0ykg

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Don't worry Eagleone, It was down due to the DDOS attacks on Godaddy.com. Several million sites were down for several hours this afternoon.
 

Jason Perry

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Can you block Russian Language,
Maybe....actually, I am pretty sure it is possible. The trade off is installing a dictionary or some files and putting every post through a check may cause performance trade off...like slower loading of posts or the like (I am going off of instinct here- there are tradeoffs with anything installed, but I have not looked into the specifics of this issue).

Will continue to monitor and see how things develop. The spam tools are blocking- just that some are getting through.
 

Jason Perry

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There's a feature I did not know about with this spam utility- it auto-deletes unconfirmed and "spammy" accounts. I just got a notification that about 400 accounts were deleted. I am still trying to figure out this feature. I think it is a good thing, but am trying to figure out if the "net is cast too wide." If your account has been deleted inadvertently, please register and/or send me a message so I know that this is not deleting "valid" folks.

I am hoping this is a feature not a bug and will help rid spammers who register then wait before spamming.
 

Jason Perry

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Things seem to be cooling down on the spam front (hope I just didn't jinx us)!!! Only had 2 spam-tastic posts yesterday.

Hopefully, these losers are moving along and going elsewhere.
 
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