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Oracle

This is getting really bad, we're past the point of it "not being a huge problem"  and might be getting to that "90% spam 10% content ratio" that Massimo talked about.

FWIW, I'm willing to help any way I can.

follower

You may have noticed mellis has made me a moderator on the hardware interfacing forum where most of the spam has been. I've deleted a bunch already today.

While this isn't a long term solution it's better than what we've had.

I suggested it would be good to have at least one other moderator added.

Thanks mellis for organising this, it's greatly appreciated.

--Phil.

mem

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Sep 11, 2008, 04:11 pm Last Edit: Sep 11, 2008, 04:11 pm by mem Reason: 1
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You may have noticed mellis has made me a moderator on the hardware interfacing forum where most of the spam has been. I've deleted a bunch already today.

While this isn't a long term solution it's better than what we've had.

I suggested it would be good to have at least one other moderator added.

Thanks mellis for organising this, it's greatly appreciated.

--Phil.


Phil, the improvement was almost immediatly noticeable, thanks for volunteering. I will help out if no-one else steps up. It would be useful if the other mod was in a very different time zone to you, are you are in the US?

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Phil, the improvement was almost immediatly noticeable, thanks for volunteering. I will help out if no-one else steps up. It would be useful if the other mod was in a very different time zone to you, are you are in the US?


I did notice the improvement right away, even without knowing it was Phil at work.  It's so nice to go to that forum and not see spam as the top 20 posts.

I wouldn't mind helping, but you're right about the time zone issue and I am in Canada.

madworm

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Sep 11, 2008, 05:51 pm Last Edit: Sep 11, 2008, 05:53 pm by madworm Reason: 1
first let me thank the spam fighters for doing a fine job.

I happen to know that as of YaBB 2.2.3 it is possible to require admin approval of new registrations.
I'm not saying this will cut down spam to 0, but it would keep those characters from getting in at all.
right now it's just register, wait for the forum's email, click and you're in. ready to spam in less than 5 minutes.
I know this would shift some work onto the main admins (doing the upgrade of course), but it's worth a shot.
as far as I've red, this confirmation mode also requires the aspirants to write a short statement as to why they want to get in.
surely a monologue about the amenities of V 1 A G R 4 or similar will not work here :-)
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