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#1 MrPepper

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:17 PM

Would RailsForum be looking for Mods as time goes on? I would love for this forum to not be overthrown with spam again and if possible would like to help out keep that possible if the position ever becomes available. 


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#2 MrPepper

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:30 AM

All admins asleep... and poof..

 

Inadvertantly pasted spam links - Removed


Edited by james, 15 August 2013 - 11:41 AM.
Removed the spam links .


#3 Kelli Shaver

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:36 AM

Got it. At least it's much easier to deal with now. One click.



#4 MrPepper

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:39 AM

Dang technology and being easy  ;)



#5 Kelli Shaver

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:43 AM

The problem is that a lot of spam comes from real people paid to post it, so things like CAPTCHAs aren't overly effective. There is some built-in spam protection, and we're discussing other options.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:44 AM

Glad you're on top of this :) Spammers are such a PITA!



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:51 AM

The problem is that a lot of spam comes from real people paid to post it, so things like CAPTCHAs aren't overly effective. There is some built-in spam protection, and we're discussing other options.

 

I think once there are enough users you might be able to implement some sort of algorithmic approach whereby people can vote something as spam and if enough trusted votes come in the system can clean itself up. I think that's the most common approach out there short of trying to analyze post content which could get very difficult.



#8 MrPepper

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:54 AM

We face this problem at another forum / site I run. We use http://www.projectho...t.org/?rf=62759 which help cut down on a lot of the spam, we also use CloudFlare to help with bandwidth which also flags IPs that are bots or known attack IPs.


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#9 james

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:44 AM

We face this problem at another forum / site I run. We use http://www.projectho...t.org/?rf=62759 which help cut down on a lot of the spam, we also use CloudFlare to help with bandwidth which also flags IPs that are bots or known attack IPs.

 

Thanks for that I'll add this to the things to look at


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#10 AstonJ

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:07 PM

On my forums we usually check the IP country to the country they put in their profile - if they don't match we are more likely to think it's spam. The more obvious spam just gets deleted as soon as we see it.


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