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Spambots   Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:05 am

I know we have been having a problem with spaming in the Entrance hall recently. I have deleted all the spam as soon as I find it. I am hesitant to prevent guests from being able to post since I want nations considering our region to be able to chat with us before joining. However, if the spaming continues, I will prevent guest posting there as well. As a first step, I have removed our forum for the forumotion public list/search in case thats where the spammers are coming from.
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Re: Spambots   Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:41 pm

Another one a bit ago.
Is there a way to prevent our forum from being listed in search engine directories? That probably contributes a lot to the problem, too.

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Re: Spambots   Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:53 pm

Just seen two in Russian
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Re: Spambots   Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:49 pm

Although it's not exactly my business, being from a region that had to change forums because the spambots were so bad (seriously, look at this, if it even loads that is), I feel the urge to warn you that you should take some actions against them immediately. At the very minimum, you should probably ban guest posts, but even that's probably not enough. But again, it's not my business, just take whichever path you think is right.
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Re: Spambots   Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:09 am

Another option would be to moderate all postings made by guests. Then anyone with moderator permissions and capabilities would be able to approve any legitimate posts and ignore/delete non legitimate ones.

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Re: Spambots   Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:53 am

I've cleaned up quite a few and am instituting a policy of no-guest-posts and Captcha for registered users.
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Re: Spambots   Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:03 am

And there are still spambots posting.
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