Potential Spam

William

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

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.
 

Joel

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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?).
 

pricklypunter

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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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Patrick

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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?
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.
 

MiniKnight

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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.
 

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.