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Spam Issue

Post by b.loree » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:50 pm

Recently, we had a massive spam posting here on the forum in all comment areas . James sent me an email, I checked it out and contacted our tech support Joel. Joel dealt with the problem very quickly, and cleaned out all the crap. I just wanted to commend Joel for his efforts and to inform those members who have contributed to the cost of the forum that our money has been well spent. :thumb up:
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Post by ebeeby » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:47 pm

+1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Lars13 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:56 am

Thanks Joel!

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Re: Spam Issue

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:37 pm

Way to go Joel!
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Re: Spam Issue

Post by woznotwos » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:38 am

Jeez hit big time today !! so bloody annoying
Just started blindfolded archery, best thing I've ever done, if you've not tried it. You don't know what your missing.

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Re: Spam Issue

Post by ww1czechlegion » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:28 am

Sorry to see this spamming going on here on a massive level.

Is it possible to have things set up so that any new member registering has to be approved by site admin or Brian or someone before they are allowed to post here? I say that without honestly knowing how it works currently with new member registration.

I recall that with a couple of other forums I'm a member of, it took 24-hrs or so before my membership was approved, before I was activated. Not sure if that would help here or not.

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Re: Spam Issue

Post by Amybellars » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:27 am

I agree with Alan for the activation idea.

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Re: Spam Issue

Post by SkipperJohn » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:45 am

Amybellars wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:27 am
I agree with Alan for the activation idea.
I do too. Spam is becoming a daily issue.

John :-x

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Re: Spam Issue

Post by coert65 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:04 am

I also agree with the activation idea. This is getting really annoying.
It sure hits us hard today.

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Re: Spam Issue

Post by b.loree » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:38 am

Joel has dealt with the issue once again but I will email him regarding your comments and see what can be done.
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Re: Spam Issue

Post by stuka f » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:09 am

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Spam Issue

Post by ww1czechlegion » Mon May 06, 2019 12:28 am

Looks like we've once again been viciously spammed to no end on here.

What would the possibility be of a moratorium on new members being allowed to automatically register and start posting immediately?

Would that slow this nonsense down a bit?

Maybe even make new registrants fill out some sort of a question form, seeking to find out what their interest is for wanting to join and post on here, before they are allowed to post anything.

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Re: Spam Issue

Post by stuka f » Mon May 06, 2019 3:22 am

ww1czechlegion wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 12:28 am
Looks like we've once again been viciously spammed to no end on here.

What would the possibility be of a moratorium on new members being allowed to automatically register and start posting immediately?

Would that slow this nonsense down a bit?

Maybe even make new registrants fill out some sort of a question form, seeking to find out what their interest is for wanting to join and post on here, before they are allowed to post anything.

Best Regards,

Alan
+1
WRF also changed their politics regarding first posts to new comers and it works.

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Re: Spam Issue

Post by b.loree » Mon May 06, 2019 5:40 pm

What are the changes WRF has made?
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Re: Spam Issue

Post by ww1czechlegion » Tue May 07, 2019 11:43 am

by b.loree: What are the changes WRF has made?
Thanks for your question Brian.

Here is one thing that I can see that they have done: Before any new registered member can do anything else on the forum, They Must Make a Posting on the "New Users Approval Forum" section of the forum, found at the bottom of the forum page. It's similar to our "Introduce Yourself" area that you created here, which was a great idea.

New users approval forum on WRF states: "Let us know something about you. As this is your first visit as member of the forum, we require your first post here, before you will be allowed to enter the community."

I"m not sure what else they have done to slow down spamming issues over there Brian. Kris may know more details about this, or some other additional features they have added.

I do know that a few weeks back I was unable to access their forum for approximately 2-weeks, because they were getting "coin-miner" virus attacks from what I understand.

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Re: Spam Issue

Post by b.loree » Tue May 07, 2019 5:39 pm

Thanks for the information Alan I will be contacting Joel our tech support today to see what he suggests. I just found out today, that Tony has been going in every morning and removing thousands of spam posts.
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Re: Spam Issue

Post by LangeKerl » Sun May 12, 2019 10:03 pm

WAF does the same thing. New members can not post until they get "approved".

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