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Dixkot

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SPAMMERS
« on: February 22, 2013, 16:10:48 PM »


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.

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 16:33:38 PM »
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?
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 16:55:50 PM »
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.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 17:11:27 PM »
Ok well I hope I've done that right.

It'll either work, or no-one can do anything! :P
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 17:14:19 PM »
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
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 17:20:35 PM »
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.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 01:44:22 AM »
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...
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2013, 01:52:04 AM »
Ok I think we're ok again now, for real this time!

If anyone has any issues at all, please PM me.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013, 08:05:17 AM »
and still they come :(
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2013, 08:06:06 AM »
Another one...
edit, zapped already, good work. 8)
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 08:06:59 AM »
i'm still seeing load of the feckers...
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2013, 08:07:11 AM »
feck, appearing all over the place again..
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2013, 08:11:11 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?

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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2013, 09:10:28 AM »
Ok, NOW I think I've got them all ;D

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

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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2013, 09:42:53 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.
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