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Thanks IM. I do appreciate what you and the others do. It seems RW can't be bothered maintaining this place and are letting it wither.
It may be going over old ground, but the spam problem you have seems to be people posting ads randomly, could you not just have a rule saying no one is allowed to place a new thread until they have a record of responding to say 12 normal posts. Or even held a profile for over two weeks.
This would also stop the one post wonders you see who post a ridiculous or controversial subject and vanish (Or Trolls as I am reliably told)
I'm no expert as you can see but why could it not be employed?
EKGO suggested all that RW arent that fussed
Seems and easy fix to me, I'm no IT expert but I do know how to fix things
You can't hold posts for two weeks for newbies - that's ridiculous. You'd have no newbies! Clever checking of subject lines and usernames would do it. Note that all the streaming content spammers had usernames that match a pattern beyond that they're mostly Asian names...
I didn't say hold posts for two weeks, I said don't allow them to start new threads for two weeks, which is sensible and probably easier.
I know what you said, and my point stands. Almost all newbies come here with questions, and they need to start threads to ask them. A moderation queue for anyone withe fewer than 10 approved posts would be useful, as would access to a user list so that I could bulk delete users and posts. At the moment I have to open a post, click on the user's avatar, click a link, click another link, then click "OK".
Looks like you've had a busy day IntermanautIt does seem to be the OOH tmes that are specifically targetted tho ??
I don't accept that it's a poor reason, and poor thinking
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