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Increase in spam!

Discussion in 'Forum Operations Center' started by dthmj, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

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    Seems there has been a huge increase in the amount of spam on the forums here lately. I used to see it once a month or so (I'm sure it was more often) - but now I'm seeing it multiple times a day.

    I had a forum once that had a lot of spam and turned on a feature that you had to answer a question when you registered - not sure if this board has that or not - but maybe you can look into something else to combat spam.
     
  2. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    More like 50ish a day, but that's not new. :cool:
     
  3. dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

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    I knew it was much more - that's just what I see with the handful of threads I look at.

    But I've noticed an increase in the past month - has it not? Maybe I'm just reading more threads now :)
     
  4. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    No increase in the last month, but it increased a bit during the summer and stayed there.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    We've seen a huge increase in spam over on the VideoReDo forums too. The bots must be pushing extra hard for the holiday season. I changed from a captcha to a question and answer system for human verification and it seems to have staved off the problem a bit.

    Dan
     
  6. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    Yeah I seem to get at least 5 threads a day bumped with spam posts. Maybe they were just posting in other threads since I have never seen it before like this.
     
  7. Marc

    Marc Active Member TCF Club

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    Switching to a Q&A verification system has made a world of difference on the forum I administer. Spammers have completely disappeared since making that switch. It's working well, for now at least.
     

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