Reduce SPAM-Mails?

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Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Post by MMuser2011 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:26 am

One idea to reduce the amount of SPAM-Mails:
Please introduce a mandatory login to write topics. It is too easy for all the "free guests" to advertise their stuff.

What do you think?
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Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Post by SGUIRR » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:23 am

Any idea that punishes people for the actions of a few is not a good idea.

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Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Post by MMuser2011 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:04 am

Punish people?
IMHO a simple login registration can never be a punishment.
As long as everyone can post content without login procedure it seems too easy for spammers.

And BTW: entering captchas in the registration process can be a pain in the ass (you are right), but it is a one time thing.
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Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Post by MMuser2011 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:29 am

Any news on this @Ventis Media?
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Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Post by jiri » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:53 pm

We have several layers of protection, starting from captcha, then there are some blacklists tested and finally posts can be reported/deleted manually. It seems to me to be working pretty well recently, do you really see that much spam?

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Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Post by MMuser2011 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:21 pm

Just have a look at the dozens of reports in the last days :wink:
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Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Post by Lowlander » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:54 pm

There generally is no need to report as we'll come across them anyway. It's fine balance between preventing spam and making it too much work to post as a user.
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Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Post by popsmike » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:51 am

MMuser2011 wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:26 am
Please introduce a mandatory login to write topics. It is too easy for all the "free guests" to advertise their stuff.
I tend to agree with MMuser here, maybe the vetting of posts can be minimised this way because it does take a tiny bit of effort to set up an account, and no problem if you stay logged in or set to auto. It also saves on pages load times and bandwidth sizes I assume.

IMHO its pretty easy to spot these Spam posts so i stay away from them as best I can but do the MOD's etc have the power to delete when they see them or is it just Admins.

Just a though but how about a couple of dedicated MOD's or regular users to check every few hours or so?
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Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Post by Lowlander » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:22 pm

Most spam visible to users is from registered users. Mods already roam the forum to remove spam posts.
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Re: Reduce SPAM-Mails?

Post by popsmike » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:30 pm

Lowlander wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:22 pm
Most spam visible to users is from registered users. Mods already roam the forum to remove spam posts.
Right I understand now, I wasn't sure if Mods just viewed and reported or had delete powers that's all.

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