The amount of spam is...

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Seriously? It's getting really annoying. I've never seen this amount of spam on any forum I regularly visit. It's really annoying to having to filter out the spam topics first... they're starting to overshadow. Curltalk is losing visitors like this.....

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I agree! It totally turns me off of the site.
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I completely agree!

I posted this exact topic on the feedback thread. They said would like all of us the report it when we see it. So I guess if we want it spam free, it's up to us, lol!

It is almost too easy to register on curltalk. There is no security where they ask you to type in the two words that are hard to read.
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I report all the time. Doesn't appear to help.
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I report all the time. Doesn't appear to help.
Originally Posted by chupie
Ditto. I understand they can't monitor all the time, but the spam is obvious and it sits there all day. It's not buried withing posts.
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I don't understand why they don't have some kind of filtering program. Maybe I'm clueless (lol I know I am), but I know over at LHC they almost never have spam like this, so they must be using something. I think I can remember maybe five spam posts in the three years I've been over there, if that. If they can do it, why not here?
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I don't understand why they don't have some kind of filtering program. Maybe I'm clueless (lol I know I am), but I know over at LHC they almost never have spam like this, so they must be using something. I think I can remember maybe five spam posts in the three years I've been over there, if that. If they can do it, why not here?
Originally Posted by CurlyInTheFog
I agree, whatever steps they're taking aren't working. I've been to other popular forums that don't have this problem.

Also, I report spam whenever I see it. It's annoying that you have to wait like 30 seconds or whatever between reporting, because when I'm doing it on the phone app I can do it faster than that.
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I agree, whatever steps they're taking aren't working. I've been to other popular forums that don't have this problem.
Originally Posted by rainboe
Lots of other popular forums have a bigger moderating team who can work at different times. This means that spammers are dealt with quickly.

It does help if other measures are put in place such as posters having their first 5-10 posts pre-approved before they are put on site, not being able to post links in your first 10-50 posts and not being allowed to PM people.

Those that don't pre-approve posts end up with spammers who resort to posting bot generated posts. However due to them being flagged up by other posters they are quickly removed.

Point I'm making there are ways to keep forums free of spam but it relies on having a sufficient number of moderators who don't all work at the same time.
I received word today that there is an update that needs to be done, but there are a few tech projects that are prioritized in front of the required update. I ask again for your patience. It is equally annoying on our part to have to continuously delete it.
Thank you for the info. I appreciate it, and I do understand the need to prioritize.
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I received word today that there is an update that needs to be done, but there are a few tech projects that are prioritized in front of the required update. I ask again for your patience. It is equally annoying on our part to have to continuously delete it.
Originally Posted by Guide63
I think if keeping people from spamming the boards all day isn't a top priority, than you guys might have your priorities mixed up. It's hard to enjoy the sites features with all this junk in the way.
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Nothing else to add other then yes spamming = super annoying.

Also what's happened/ing to the beehive? I only check back every few days and there's almost no new posts (but plenty o spam!)
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I don't understand why they don't have some kind of filtering program. Maybe I'm clueless (lol I know I am), but I know over at LHC they almost never have spam like this, so they must be using something. I think I can remember maybe five spam posts in the three years I've been over there, if that. If they can do it, why not here?
Originally Posted by CurlyInTheFog
Security is kind of tight around there lol. I registered not too long ago and I had to wait for my account to be approved which took at least a day or two.
But apparently it works! Even forums where you just have to type in the anti spam bot code have way less spam than here.

I'm another diligent reporter by the way.

I agree, whatever steps they're taking aren't working. I've been to other popular forums that don't have this problem.
Originally Posted by rainboe
Lots of other popular forums have a bigger moderating team who can work at different times. This means that spammers are dealt with quickly.

It does help if other measures are put in place such as posters having their first 5-10 posts pre-approved before they are put on site, not being able to post links in your first 10-50 posts and not being allowed to PM people.

Those that don't pre-approve posts end up with spammers who resort to posting bot generated posts. However due to them being flagged up by other posters they are quickly removed.

Point I'm making there are ways to keep forums free of spam but it relies on having a sufficient number of moderators who don't all work at the same time.
Originally Posted by Blueblood

That's a great idea, to have the first 5-10 posts pre-approved before they are put up!

Thanks, SpiralSpunk, that's what I was referring to: the anti spam bot code

Last edited by sheilacurl; 09-11-2013 at 05:50 PM.
I really think there would be a lot less spam if people had to have their first 5-10 posts approved!

This General Discussion Forum is a mess!
I really think there would be a lot less spam if people had to have their first 5-10 posts approved!

This General Discussion Forum is a mess!
Originally Posted by sheilacurl

Yes, definitely, on both counts!
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I'm a moderator at a Dutch forum and we've had spam attacks two years ago. They were terrible and we couldn't keep up with them, even with a team of four people. Every single morning before I went to my summer internship I cleaned up the forum. The time consuming thing is that it's mostly one account that posts just once, so you have to ban every single account.

Anyway, I guess what I want to say is that it's a horrible job, and it's terribly difficult to fight against it. For us, the solution was to give the boards Dutch names instead of English ones, and even then we still had plenty of spam every day. We really needed new forum software before this problem to be solved.

Additionally, I guess we should take into account that there's a massive time difference. It's likely that when we wake up, the moderators go to bed and thus cannot supervise when Dutchies/Europeans are most active, to whom it may appear that there's spam spam spam.

I agree that it's annoying though, but I think it's even more annoying for the moderators; spam is like the plague. This forum uses the exact same software as the forum I moderate for used to have, so if they're looking for volunteers, I'm always happy to help.
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Last edited by Lauraimes; 09-13-2013 at 01:18 PM. Reason: Typo
Lauraimes some of the other forums I'm on have moderators in a few different time zones making it harder for spammers.

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