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Spam threads

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:09 am
by Biomarker
Hi Folks,

From last few days, i am noticing the posting of spam threads (for e.g., the recent ones like Louis Vuitton Bags, North face outlet, http://www.chanelbagstome.com) I simply don't know what all this? If it is really a spam how we can avoid it? and if not then please correct me.

Cheers....

Biomarker

:)

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:07 am
by Derek
Yes, those are spam messages. We, like many other web forum sites, have to balance security with user experience. Having security too restrictive and time-consuming may persuade people not to post, while no security increases the spam. We do employ a captcha test when people register for this site, which should block most spam programs. However, this doesn't prevent human spammers from signing up and then running scripts to post a lot of threads. We have considered a probationary period for new users to cut down on the spam, but this ultimately hurts new users who might want to post/reply right away.

For now, please report any spam you see. We try to do a good job and clean them up daily.