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Old 12-18-2012, 07:01 AM   #1
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Increase in spam!

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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:53 AM   #2
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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.
More like 50ish a day, but that's not new.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:32 AM   #3
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More like 50ish a day, but that's not new.
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
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:38 AM   #4
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No increase in the last month, but it increased a bit during the summer and stayed there.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 12-22-2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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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
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.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:02 PM   #7
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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.
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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