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TOPIC: Moderation

Moderation 1 month 2 weeks ago #8878

  robert's Avatar Topic Author robert Offline Posts: 993
Some of you may have seen it by now:
our forum has been discovered by spammers.
They come to our site, register themselves and then start writing spam messages on the forums.
So far we have been able to recognize this fairly quickly, and we have deleted the messages and blocked the users and their IP addresses.
To prevent this from happening more frequently we we have now changed a setting on the forum:
the first message of a new user has to be approved by a moderator.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Robert
XSharp Development Team
The Netherlands
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Moderation 1 month 2 weeks ago #8880

  Phil Hepburn's Avatar Phil Hepburn Offline Posts: 742
What a shame - Good Luck !

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Moderation 1 month 2 weeks ago #8881

  lumberjack's Avatar lumberjack Offline Posts: 457
Robert,
Yes I agree, it is a small convenience, but one has to do what is necessary. I am sure everybody will understand.
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Moderation 1 month 2 weeks ago #8885

  Jamal's Avatar Jamal Offline Posts: 107
Robert,

Some forums have the option to require users to verify the registered email address before they are even allowed to post anything. I think a CAPTCHA would also prevent spamming robots from auto registration.

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Moderation 1 month 2 weeks ago #8889

  robert's Avatar Topic Author robert Offline Posts: 993
Jamal,
These people HAVE verified their address.
Robert
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Moderation 1 month 2 weeks ago #8891

  Jamal's Avatar Jamal Offline Posts: 107
Amazing how low they can get!!

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Moderation 1 month 2 weeks ago #8893

  robert's Avatar Topic Author robert Offline Posts: 993
We have now also subscribed the website with stopforumspam.com.
That should also help to reduce spam.

Robert
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The Netherlands
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