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Thoughts on combatting spammers?


There's a decent amount of spam now such that a brand new poster creates a thread with a perfectly good-looking topic/question.   Then later, they will edit that post to include suspicious links.

I don't know if it would cause more trouble for users, but perhaps a brand new poster shouldn't be allowed to edit their posts with a certain window of time?   Maybe until they can prove they can be trusted?

Just trying to think of ways to combat spam.

Although, forum members are ultimately wasting their own time even answering these threads.  So perhaps it's a good thing that the links then show up as members can then report it.  If editing is blocked, nobody will know it's ultimately a spammer.


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Hi Ricky,

I've been giving more thought to this as well.  I visited the khoros home page to see if they had any information about their forum products.  

The majority of the spam links are added in the user's signature after the fact.  It's a pain for sure and does waste a person's time when all they're trying to do is help.  

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Hard to deal with them. I get emails where I have won a diversity of items. The address ends with dot uk. If I don't know anything about the email, I block it which is useless.

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