Spam Control

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Webfoot
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Spam Control

Post by Webfoot » August 27th, 2018, 3:22 am

For the third time this week the Gear Discussion has been spammed by a Korean-language bot doing spamdexing. This should not be possible. There need to be controls in place to limit the number of posts made by a new account, and to throttle their rate. There should be automatic detection of such events and automatic IP-block-bans temporarily raised.

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retired jerry
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Re: Spam Control

Post by retired jerry » August 27th, 2018, 5:20 am

If when a moderator bans someone, it also deleted all their posts, that would be a big help

In a prior software version there was a button "oc ban" that did that

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retired jerry
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Re: Spam Control

Post by retired jerry » August 27th, 2018, 5:32 am

maybe we could go to t e d 4 6 dot (the extension for commercial) and spam them :)

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Martell
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Re: Spam Control

Post by Martell » August 28th, 2018, 11:15 am

Good news- the main extension we used to block spammers is now supported in 3.2, so it has been enabled.
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