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[Solved] Spam - timeout on postings?

Postby RoryOF » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:25 pm

Might the spam floods we are experiencing be limited by arranging a timeout, so that one could not post another posting for a short time (perhaps 60 seconds) after an earlier posting? This ought not interfere with Volunteers, as we mostly need that length of time to consider a posting and write a reply. [thinks: it might affect Hagar, who uses some ready written replies for common queries].
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Re: Spam - timeout on postings?

Postby floris v » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:27 pm

I'm wondering why we see so much spam for TV series. But I suppose that the timeout could be restricted to normal users.
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Re: Spam - timeout on postings?

Postby RoryOF » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:37 pm

Hagar said these are coming from two or three IP numbers. Perhaps either they should be banned totally or subscriptions from them individually approved.
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Re: Spam - timeout on postings?

Postby floris v » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:53 pm

It might help, and it might not - if they are also spamming in the old forum, where I just deleted nine TV series ads. :(
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Re: Spam - timeout on postings?

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:32 pm

RoryOF wrote:Hagar said these are coming from two or three IP numbers.

I haven't checked the IP addresses. I was talking more generally about the site they were promoting (I think you're talking about the monthly report).
I checked the time of their posting and there is a minute gap but sometimes it's 2 to 3 minutes.

I think we should deactivate hyperlinks in signature for registered users (or less than 50 posts for example).
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Re: Spam - timeout on postings?

Postby floris v » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:34 pm

+1, we have been discussing that for some time, better implement it.
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Re: Spam - timeout on postings?

Postby Villeroy » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:03 pm

floris v wrote:I'm wondering why we see so much spam for TV series. But I suppose that the timeout could be restricted to normal users.

This is since Megaupload.com has been shut down which accounted for 4% of all internet traffic, mainly movies and music.
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Re: Spam - timeout on postings?

Postby floris v » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:08 pm

Villeroy wrote:
floris v wrote:I'm wondering why we see so much spam for TV series. But I suppose that the timeout could be restricted to normal users.

This is since Megaupload.com has been shut down which accounted for 4% of all internet traffic, mainly movies and music.

Thank you, that explains it. Down with internet censorship! :lol:
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