Forum Spam: Apology and Fixes

An update on how we'll be improving the forum

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22/09/2012 at 15:32

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.

22/09/2012 at 17:36

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?

22/09/2012 at 17:39

EKGO suggested all that RW arent that fussed

22/09/2012 at 17:42

Seems and easy fix to me, I'm no IT expert but I do know how to fix things

22/09/2012 at 17:58

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...

22/09/2012 at 18:02

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.

22/09/2012 at 18:15

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".

M...eldy    pirate
22/09/2012 at 19:20

Looks like you've had a busy day Intermanaut

It does seem to be the OOH tmes that are specifically targetted tho ??

22/09/2012 at 19:50

I don't accept that it's a poor reason, and poor thinking

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