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Started by Dixkot, February 22, 2013, 16:10:48 pm

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Dixkot



Folks,

We appear to have a problem at the moment with the amount of spammers getting through and posting on the site.

The techie admin types are working on a solution......  ::)

Meantime, can anyone finding such a post please report it in the usual manner and we will have it dealt with as appropriate.

pdw1

thanks for all your and other admins hard work on this.
Can we not insist on that everyone's first post has to be approved by an admin?
Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown

Chris Quartly

That's a very good suggestion, I think I can do that if I create a new membergroup (there is a default "newbie" membergroup for people with 0 posts, but you can't modify that), let me have a go.
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:


Q's Comps

Some Other Suckers Parade

Chris Quartly

Ok well I hope I've done that right.

It'll either work, or no-one can do anything! :P
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:


Q's Comps

Some Other Suckers Parade

pdw1

Another music forums I frequent which upgraded recently did this and some simple (for fans) questions  (eg what country do Rush come from? What instrument does Neil Peart play?) for the first 7 posts.
Another had a lyric quiz (put the lyrics to the song title) when you joined. Again simple enough for a fan (or to just google) but slows spammers down enough to put them off.
i realise that if you did this for all posts then it would all be too much for zoony  :P
Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown

Chris Quartly

We do have a few things in place during registration, there is both a captcha and a maths question (eg what is 2+2-1+3), which you would think would catch bots out, ho-hum.

It appears to be working, since there is now a new comment waiting for approval already.
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:


Q's Comps

Some Other Suckers Parade

Chris Quartly

Bear with me, it seems I managed to take away some functionality for regular members while I was at it, so we're back to how we were. Trying to find what I did wrong...
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:


Q's Comps

Some Other Suckers Parade

Chris Quartly

Ok I think we're ok again now, for real this time!

If anyone has any issues at all, please PM me.
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:


Q's Comps

Some Other Suckers Parade

Fishy

From the Land of Honest Men.

Tom Garrett

Another one...
edit, zapped already, good work. 8)
Don't argue with the ignorant and stupid; they'll take you down to their level and beat you with experience!

Fishy

i'm still seeing load of the feckers...
From the Land of Honest Men.

Tom Garrett

feck, appearing all over the place again..
Don't argue with the ignorant and stupid; they'll take you down to their level and beat you with experience!

Pudders

Quote from: Tom Garrett on February 27, 2013, 08:06:06 am
Another one...
edit, zapped already, good work. 8)


Think CQ has left the back door open!

User has been zapped and I think I've got most of the posts, let me know if you see any more?

Pudders

Ok, NOW I think I've got them all ;D

Thanks for the heads up Patrick.........

pdw1

Quote from: Pudders on February 27, 2013, 09:10:28 am
Ok, NOW I think I've got them all ;D

Thanks for the heads up Patrick.........

No problem.  Thanks for zapping all the b*stards.
Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown