Potential Spam

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  1. Dev_Mgr

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    I thought Patrick got that guy the other day, looks like he keeps trying to come back.
     
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  3. Patrick

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    Yea it is an issue and something I thought that the forum software upgrade would fix this weekend.

    I will work on this more tonight. Certainly becoming a pain.
     
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    Noticed this as well. One suggestion I have is to limit the number of threads a new member can create (1 per day?).
     
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  5. marcoi

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    Spam hit an all time high this morning. Like 5 pages worth. I think maybe some kind of wait period before being allowed to open threads might help?
     
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    A 24hr registration period before being allowed to start a new thread for sure, but a fair number of members here joined initially to answer someone in a preexisting thread, so maybe allow them a limited number of replies to those over the same period :)
     
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    Can do questions upon registration.
     
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    Sadly, XF does not have that functionally. We have ~4 anti spam add-ons and subscriptions to blacklists.

    Two days ago we changed from recaptcha to recaptcha v2 but that worked for about a day.

    On the question for sign up. We used to have that. Someone would figure out the code then the boots would flood.

    Still trying to figure this out.
     
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  9. Son of Homer

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    Is it possible to block by language, say in the subject line?
     
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    I have been trying to figure out how to do that.
     
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  11. Patrick

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    Latest iteration is ready for tonight's onslaught
     
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  12. Son of Homer

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    I like the latest iteration!
     
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    Seems like it's getting better again. Sucks.

    I'm going to come out and say it. I think that spammers like those are low lifes.
     
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  14. Patrick

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    Spammer back last night. Interestingly enough, the filters are blocking the messages so only titles were made with body text that was only numbers.
     
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