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    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
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    I reckon most of you know we're getting a lot more SPAM on TBN since the new forum format. I've been reporting quite a few and I know others are as well.
    Perhaps it's time the TBN registration for new members gets a bit tough...using one of those random codes (in differing fonts and cases) used to defeat robo-registrations for example.
    I know some forums require a 24 hour hold time so they can be reviewed. Due to the numbers of new member and the limited numbers of moderators, I doubt that would be feasible though.
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    Default Re: SPAM and registration

    I am not a Computer expert and don't have any idea what would be the most feasible way to handle the increase in SPAM, but it seems apparent that there is a definite need for some type of prevention. I, like yourself, average reporting SPAM around 2-three times daily. Sometimes, more.
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    Most sites do have the random codes with the differing font. The spam always seems to show up at the same time. There was 4 post on the same thing the other day from different users all with the same tractor model and location.
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    Those random characters that you have to enter are called CAPTCHA.
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    There is a awfull lot of spam post this morning. I count at least 6. Lots to repport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE R View Post
    There is a awfull lot of spam post this morning. I count at least 6. Lots to repport.
    I reported at least 6 and probably more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJackson

    I reported at least 6 and probably more.
    Ya. They seem to show up all at the same time too.
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    Does it take forever for you guys to report a post? When I click submit it just hangs for 30 seconds or so before it goes through. I reported a few this morning as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd View Post
    Does it take forever for you guys to report a post? When I click submit it just hangs for 30 seconds or so before it goes through. I reported a few this morning as well.
    Yeah...I think its a built in fail safe. Takes 30-60 seconds to upload and at least 60 seconds in between submitting another one. I would think it is a fail safe so a person or "robot" cannot repetitively. flag posts.

    I had asked Mohammad a while back about the increase in spammers registering. There is an effort to id them but they only catch a low percentage.

    I think that our "policing" and reporting these spammers is somewhat effective. We "catch" a lot of them quickly and, I think that once flagged- it gets looked at fairly quickly.

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    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd View Post
    Does it take forever for you guys to report a post? When I click submit it just hangs for 30 seconds or so before it goes through. I reported a few this morning as well.
    Yep, same here...
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