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Prof. Rorey Padfoot
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Spam in the forum

Postby Prof. Rorey Padfoot » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:19 pm

Can anything be done with this? Since December 31st 2016 I have had 34 notifications of deleted threads/reports due to spam. Never in my history here, have we had so much spam. It is super annoying.
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Re: Spam in the forum

Postby Maxwell Shadow » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:35 pm

It does seem particularly bad at the moment. One day before Christmas I deleted around 20 spam posts from the same username. Thought I'd got them all after combing the forum then two more reports appeared. Really infuriating!
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Re: Spam in the forum

Postby Prof. Cody Lewis » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:59 pm

If it's this bad, newly registered accounts shouldn't be able to post until it's been verified that they are linked to HOL accounts (which the spammers aren't).
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Re: Spam in the forum

Postby Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:16 pm

Newly registered users now have to be verified by admin. Let's see if this is any better.
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Re: Spam in the forum

Postby Prof. Rorey Padfoot » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:12 am

Thank you!! I'm totally will to help verify new accounts as well if need be. :)
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Re: Spam in the forum

Postby Prof. Missa Matz » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:36 am

Only certain people can do that. This is one place I hit up very often (more so than my house forum since it's still broken *sigh*) so I will help assist with validations here, since I don't have anything to work with there until the fight between IPB and our hosting site is finished.
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Re: Spam in the forum

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:39 pm

Thank you very much for changing that, Scarlet.

The seemingly umpteen million zillion things I'd deleted and/or Reported has dropped to ZERO! (It wasn't really umpteen million zillion but deleting (or Reporting) ten things in a row and seeing that person lurking waiting to post again so I'm waiting for the person to post again so I can delete or Report -- and doing that bunches of times over a span of months -- it was getting a little old.)

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