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    formerly edhopper Kirby101's Avatar
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    Default It's time to have a reply minimum for new members

    before they can start a thread.

    The spam attacks on the Community board are getting ridiculous.

    Make it 5 or 10 replies. Not much if someone is interested in being here. Too much for effort friggin spammers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    before they can start a thread.

    The spam attacks on the Community board are getting ridiculous.

    Make it 5 or 10 replies. Not much if someone is interested in being here. Too much for effort friggin spammers.
    I think they'll just spam on the replies if that's the case. I've seen that happen on other forums. At least new threads make them easier to catch and report.
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    Exactly. At least with new threads they're easier to spot.

    Also, this wave of very active spammers has only hit recently. Like most waves, it'll pass in time.
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    Thanks for the replies. Just thought I'd ask, but I will leave it to the Admin to work out the best strategy.
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    I haven't had as much time to monitor the new member registrations list lately too, which also must be contributing to some of these spammers making it through. I usually catch many of them before they have a chance to post.

    Best thing everyone can do is report them when they see it happening. Don't just assume someone else will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conn Seanery View Post
    I haven't had as much time to monitor the new member registrations list lately too, which also must be contributing to some of these spammers making it through. I usually catch many of them before they have a chance to post.

    Best thing everyone can do is report them when they see it happening. Don't just assume someone else will.
    Question along those lines-if there are multiple posts from a spammer, is it enough to report just one of them or should multiple of their posts be reported as spam? I usually just report the first one from a poster that is spam, but if that is not effective, I can do more if it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    Question along those lines-if there are multiple posts from a spammer, is it enough to report just one of them or should multiple of their posts be reported as spam? I usually just report the first one from a poster that is spam, but if that is not effective, I can do more if it helps.

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    One's enough. If a significant amount of time has passed and the spam is still there, it wouldn't hurt to do another.
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    I had the same question as MRP. Thanks Conn.
    There came a time when the name edhopper died! The final moment came with the fatal release of indescribable power--which tore every post that bore the name edhopper asunder--split it linto a new identity, and filled CBR with the blinding death flash of it's destruction! In the end there was a new user name, spinning slow and barren, clean of all that had gone before, adrift in the fading sounds of binary thunder...THEN----THERE WAS KIRBY101

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