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April 07, 2019, 07:05:02 PM
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GuyMontague

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Spam in forum
« on: April 07, 2019, 07:05:02 PM »
There seems to be a lot of spam entries in the subcategories of this forum. Any help possible?

April 18, 2019, 06:04:03 PM
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Re: Spam in forum
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 06:04:03 PM »
Yes, there is a spam problem. We are trying to improve the configuration of the forum (making the registration captcha harder for example), but we are happy to hear on ideas on how reduce spam.
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May 05, 2019, 08:36:50 PM
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Re: Spam in forum
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 08:36:50 PM »
The captcha was already pretty hard :undecided:
Any chance of setting a user to moderated as default, and removing that status after his first useful post? That would imply quite some manual labor though. But using akismet is not really an option.

December 15, 2019, 05:46:03 PM
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Re: Spam in forum
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2019, 05:46:03 PM »
You could require a captcha for every post. That is what other forums do.

December 17, 2019, 07:59:44 PM
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Re: Spam in forum
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2019, 07:59:44 PM »
You could require a captcha for every post. That is what other forums do.

We just enabled that for the first posts of each user. Let's see if that improves things.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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March 13, 2020, 02:57:51 AM
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Re: Spam in forum
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 02:57:51 AM »
Yes, there is a spam problem. We are trying to improve the configuration of the forum (making the registration captcha harder for example), but we are happy to hear on ideas on how reduce spam.

Please ban this guy samuel2
A drug dealer who is all over the place in these forums.

March 16, 2020, 04:54:08 PM
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Re: Spam in forum
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2020, 04:54:08 PM »
Yes, there is a spam problem. We are trying to improve the configuration of the forum (making the registration captcha harder for example), but we are happy to hear on ideas on how reduce spam.

Please ban this guy samuel2
A drug dealer who is all over the place in these forums.

Done.
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March 24, 2020, 12:31:22 PM
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Re: Spam in forum
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 12:31:22 PM »
Did you consider Bayesian spam filters like spamassassin for e-mail?

March 25, 2020, 08:59:14 AM
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Re: Spam in forum
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 08:59:14 AM »
Did you consider Bayesian spam filters like spamassassin for e-mail?

We haven't tried, we should check if there is any support for bayesian filters in simple machines forum (the software we use in this forum).
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