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Post by Bones3D » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:03 pm

Sorry I'm late to the party...

I'm willing to throw my hat in for this. (Now that I'm finally back online after a brief hiatus due to construction.)

As I've mentioned in the past, I do already have experiencing in managing forums like this from my previous three year run with Think Secret, so a handling a simple moderator position would be child's play for me.

In the meanwhile, I noticed the idea of a "spam bucket" I posed a few weeks back has been put into testing. Though, from reading some of the other threads on the spam issue, defeating the bot spam may not be quite so simple as I had initially implied. :P

I'm curious to know if any of the bots have been taking the bait though...
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Post by Hiddicop » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:21 pm

An idea is to have a usergroup for real posters. I have never seen a spambot enter a usergroup. One could do so that only members of this group can post in the forum, the others can only read. This should elilminate 100% of the automatic spam.

One could write instructions on how to enter this group in the welcome-email, and also have some sticky-topic with instuctions.
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