Kill the evil spammers!!!!

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Kill the evil spammers!!!!

Post by majenko » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:01 pm

We desperately need more captchas and similar things (at least temporarily) to stop the sudden huge influx of spam.
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Re: Kill the evil spammers!!!!

Post by cobbj » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:03 pm

Sorry but this is the first bad attack we've had... it's usually been about 3 a day. I wasn't able to moderate earlier this morning so I'm sorry it lingered. I'll update captchas for a bit to try to make it not happen again...

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Re: Kill the evil spammers!!!!

Post by KM6VV » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:35 pm

It's more work, but trying moderating posts until after a valid post or two have been received. Then they can be un-moderated.

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Re: Kill the evil spammers!!!!

Post by majenko » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:48 pm

You must be doing something right - the spam seems to have tailed off somewhat :)
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Re: Kill the evil spammers!!!!

Post by cobbj » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:35 pm

Switched the captcha to Google reCAPTCHA... not sure why the influx happened that one day, we're back to just 2 a day now.

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