Darn Spammers

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Snoopy
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As some of you have noticed, we get a spam post every few days or so. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to keep these individuals from posting mainly because the filter is designed to catch automated attempts, not humans. And people getting far enough to post are human, but spammers nonetheless. I will continue to IP Ban and domain ban these users and eventually they'll stop attempting to post to the forum. Even though spammers are still getting through, I'm already impressed with the performance of the new spam filters as we have been under a spam attack for the past few days and they attempted 200+ times to sign up. Considering only one got through, I'll say that is a win :) If you're an admin, you can view the user log and see the items caught in the filter if you'd like.
SubLunar wrote:In the age of social media, new locations are treated like currency and entrance information spreads faster than the clap.
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Nice! I'm still offended you took that viagra post down. :P I was gonna make a purchase today.

Keep up the goodwork mate!
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lmao trust me, they weren't selling the good stuff XD
SubLunar wrote:In the age of social media, new locations are treated like currency and entrance information spreads faster than the clap.
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Simple, just have a registration approval and give permissions to T2 to accept members. So if anyone gives out the info to someone they will have to accept their registration.

If its a random/unknown applicant, just send out a cookie cutter introduction. (How did you hear about our website, how did you get interested in urbex etc..)

That is of course the intent is to keep it that publicly accessible, in which case, I will watch what I post a little closer. :P
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We had that system before but unfortunately it was hard to keep up with. I have instead opted for a users first post to need approval. Once their first post has been approved, they can post freely. Doing it that way would be way easier mainly because it can be done from the app :D

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SubLunar wrote:In the age of social media, new locations are treated like currency and entrance information spreads faster than the clap.
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That works too! Good to know!
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I am still disappointed in the disruption of the free market brought on by the inclusion of spammers and their peddling of various wares! :P :P :P

Good fix though!
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