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#1 xanderl

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

I appreciate the mods are doing their best to delete this as it appears, but it's getting ridiculous - seems like every time I check the forum someone has registered a new userid and posted spam to a load of threads. It's getting like the bad old days of guest posters!

Some forums I post on force new users to have their posts moderated until they have made a few sensible posts - basically to check they are "real people". Could that be done here?
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#2 David J

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

Surely no one would know whether one is a spammer until they post the comment in question.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

Hi guys - we are trying our best, but as always we don't have the same level of ability/function as WOS Admin - we have gone through over the last few hours looking at registered users - there is a pattern coming with IP addresses and usernames occurring and done a pre-emptive strike on all of them. - we have made WOS Admin aware of the problem and hopefully they will sort a fix ASAP.
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#4 Matthew Winn

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

We're under particularly heavy attack at the moment: there were 16 spam users registered in the last two and a half hours, and it's like that most of the time.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

How lovely to have the thread on the issue attacked.

Its rubbish spam too, complete nonsense messages, are they really expecting a positive outcome.

#6 Viceroy

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

As you may have noticed over the last few days, the board has received the anti-spam upgrade and the problem is greatly diminished, thank you for your patience. It is unlikely that we can ever be spam free but we do try to zapp the stuff as soon as possible, but it is a fine balancing act between making the board accessible, and keeping it clean!

#7 xanderl

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

Great stuff. thanks for all your efforts.
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