Spam filter improvements needed in Forum

Case number:671076-986670
Topic:Server
Opened by:Madde
Status:Closed
Type:Bug
Opened on:Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 10:04
Last modified:Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 21:16

I think some spammers found a hole in the forum's spam filter.
The last posts in
http://fold.it/portal/node/761789
http://fold.it/portal/node/986222 and
http://fold.it/portal/node/986533
are all camouflaged spam (see the link at the bottom of each post)

(Wed, 08/12/2009 - 10:04  |  1 comment)


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And in response to a news post ( http://fold.it/portal/node/986645 ).

There's little we can do; these all appear to be humans, with messages sometimes almost relevant, though I don't think any of them have a firm grasp of English or much time to read the posts.

At another forum I administer, we had to end up taking some quite onerous measures -- you would not be allowed to post links, images, or even create an avatar or signature until you had made 5 posts. But I don't think we need to be so drastic here yet. So for the time being, I'm closing this issue. The two spammers and their posts are gone.

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