What Is With All The Spambots Today?

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    Angry What Is With All The Spambots Today?

    What the hell is with all the spam showing up today, there is a lot more than usual, any idea what's going on, and will you fix it?

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    i have no clue as to what a paragraph is

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    maybe if people have a post block for a week after making an account and they only can reply or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narog View Post
    maybe if people have a post block for a week after making an account and they only can reply or something
    Threads are generally easier to spot. Replies aren't.


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    Perhaps just accept the fact that spam on the internet is a part of life. No matter what solutions you use, spammers will figure out how to get thru it. It's what they do for a living. Adding more mods would just create more problems. The boards can't be watched 24/7 unless you have an obscene amount of mods. And the more mods you have, the more chances for someone who will abuse or misuse their powers will appear.

    The only method I can think of that might work would be to implement a sort of voting system where if enough members with a certain amount of reputation mark a post as spam, it will be temporarily deleted until a mod can come on and reinstate it or do a full delete. Of course, I don't know if V-bulletin would support that system, and the effort required to implement it would probably be to much to make it worthwhile to pursue.
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    At least they didnt hack your email and send out spam to everyone on your contact list.

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    Lol i only just saw the spam statistics on the bottom of this site. 156k posts blocked. jesus wept!!!

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