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Author Topic: About spam  (Read 1835 times)

Gyperboloid

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About spam
« on: September 14, 2010, 07:53:11 pm »

I have noticed that a lot of new users are or spambots or just "sick" people :D. And you can figuer it out by just looking at their profile : there is always a link to a site ( products e.t., no a CG site ). So, i think it whould be better, ofcourse if it can be done, when new users register not to allow them to add a link in their profile. Then, after they will be some time on forum , they can add if they want ( site like animanon ) ???
« Last Edit: September 14, 2010, 07:55:42 pm by Gyperboloid »
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CoriDavis

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Re: About spam
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 08:17:18 pm »

yeah, but if they couldn't list the site, how would we know if it's a spambot or not?
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Re: About spam
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 08:31:16 pm »

Cori, if they couldn't list their site they would not complete the registration.
It's a bot and it looks for particular words in a registration form to match with the info it carries to complete the form.

Also, another give away that it's a bot is the dumb, most often totally unrelated, forum post that it makes.
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Re: About spam
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 09:02:58 pm »

On another forum, we have a "Spambot Alert!" thread so members can "alert" the moderators of spambots as soon as they register. I have a bookmark of the members list and I use it to go the forum, and check each new member, and then I post and "alert" them. ;)

Perhaps we could somehow do that here?
But anyway, I know, spambots are really kicking up lately, and I don't understand why..
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Re: About spam
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 09:15:19 pm »

yeah, lynn, but I registered just fine without putting a website down.  I just later put the link to my youtube channel so I would have something
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Re: About spam
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 01:28:54 am »

Its an optional field, the point is that if they couldn't do it, they wouldn't complete registration, as that is their sole purpose.
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