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Old 07-06-2010, 06:34 PM View Post #1 (Link) Spam Recently
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Young Writers Online already prevents people from putting images and links in their posts until they have at least ten posts. For the most part this has worked very well. But recently spammers have begun using their profiles to advertise. Mainly, their signature and their user profile fields.

Starting now, new members will require at least ten posts before they can edit their signature.

I'm also taking some measures to block spammers from registering in the first place. Hopefully it will be enough.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:29 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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I like your display picture.

/spam
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:53 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Nice.

I like this idea.

Great work, Andy.


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Old 07-06-2010, 10:01 PM View Post #4 (Link)
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Ahhhhhhh

It will be awesome not to be banning so many advertisers. So many . . . aaaaall the time, every day. >.<

You are awesome, Andy, truely awesome.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:11 PM View Post #5 (Link)
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I have reason to believe that there's an actual person registering repeatedly and posting spam, and not just some automated bot.

So if this doesn't work, I'll try some alternatives.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:15 PM View Post #6 (Link)
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IP Ban?
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:19 PM View Post #7 (Link)
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I attempted an IP ban, but they seem to be using a proxy. The IP address changes for each spammer.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:20 PM View Post #8 (Link)
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I.C.B.M.?

What happens if you let them stay, but don't let them post? Will they spawn more, or will it just sit there? Assuming it's a bot.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:23 PM View Post #9 (Link)
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Are you suggesting blocking by geographic location?

Because I'd rather not resort to that unless it's absolutely necessary.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:27 PM View Post #10 (Link)
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Yes, I am.

And oh, I wasn't aware that such a thing was such a drastic step. Or even possible.

Hey, you could always change their name/password. That'd be a laugh. If it's human.
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