Apology about the spam and measures taken

Apology about the spam and measures taken

Postby Sipaliwini » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:03 pm

We are terribly sorry about the recent spike in spam messages.
After doing a bit of research it turns out that progress in "spam bot" technology may have enabled them to use Google to find out that John Bonham was the drummer of Led Zep!
We have changed the user registration question to address this.

If spam continues, which means the spammers were human after all, we will introduce moderation of the first post of new users.

Thank you for your patience,

sincerely,

Yann
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Re: Apology about the spam and measures taken

Postby Sipaliwini » Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:50 pm

Ok that's it, there seems to be an army of human Christmas spammers out there.

Newly registered users will need to have one post approved by us before they get full access to the forum.

We will review this when the spamming calms down, or if this doesn't fix it.
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Re: Apology about the spam and measures taken

Postby Sipaliwini » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:59 pm

This last crafty spammer registered a while ago and laid low before striking.
There may be a few more of those but once they are dealt with, the current measures seem to be working.

We will improve the forum behavior over time, it is currently asking to re-login too often.
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