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06-28-2008, 04:11 PM
Hey guys. Just wanted to apologize for all the spam posts lately, especially the non-work safe ones. I move them as soon as I see them, but there have been a lot lately and sometimes it takes me a while to get to them.

I'm also going to see if there's anything we can do to try to cut them off closer to the source, so that we don't get so many popping up.

Please also report these posts when you see them by clicking the "Report Post" button at the bottom left of the post. (It looks like a white triangle with an exclamation point, fringed in red.) Reporting a post will notify the moderators.


06-28-2008, 04:23 PM
yep i have done a few report very bad posts recently.

they were very work unsafe to !

06-29-2008, 04:11 PM
I know for you have to have 5 posts before you can post pictures or links. Maybe that can be coded here?

07-01-2008, 05:04 AM
Most spam bots tend to pick on the subforum with the lowest "f" number associated with it (you can see the F number in the url when you look at the list of topics in each subforum). One strategy would be to have a "bot" forum, a honeytrap with a low F number specifically designed to attract the bots.
You could make this forum only viewable by people with the lowest post counts, that way registered users who have been here a while won't even see it.

Bit of a roundabout solution I guess but I've seen it used effectively before.. the idea of a forum just for bot chat is kinda funny as well :p


07-02-2008, 01:02 PM
That sounds like a pretty good idea, annkk, my only question would be that if someone from a filtering company were to check out this site, would they be able to see it?

y employer uses Cycrest for it's filter, and currently it's setting on this computer is set to its lowest, there have been times where i go to another discussion forum on another computer, and cycrest has flagged it for pr0n... kinda embarrasing when i'm trying to go to a sportbike discussion board :(