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  1. #1

    Spammers are Quick!

    Ladies and Gents,

    The site wasn't even open a week and we got our first member who joined and immediately started selling certain "enhancement" pharmaceuticals.

    The offending member was banned and I changed the user registration settings so that when a new member registers, they will have to be "moderated" be for they can post. What that means is an admin or moderator (i.e. a real human) has to look at their registration information and approve them before they can post. We'll do our best to be prompt about it.

    Please use the "report post" function if you come across one that sneaks through.

    Thanks.

    cma
    I intend to fly until my beard gets caught in the propeller. And since I don't plan on growing a beard, that may be a while. Ernest K. Gann, age 69


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  2. #2
    I did a bit more research and have added a question new users must answer when they register.

    It's simple. "What is your favorite aircraft?" but the autobots that randomly register on forums like this to sell their wares usually can't answer this kind of question and just enter nonsense.

    It should make moderating the new users easier....
    I intend to fly until my beard gets caught in the propeller. And since I don't plan on growing a beard, that may be a while. Ernest K. Gann, age 69


    Daily Diatribe - (Carl's Blog)

  3. #3
    Just "moderated" my first new user and a quick google search showed him/her to be a spammer.

    System works!

    ;-)
    I intend to fly until my beard gets caught in the propeller. And since I don't plan on growing a beard, that may be a while. Ernest K. Gann, age 69


    Daily Diatribe - (Carl's Blog)

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    It's a big game of Whack-a-Mole.

    The more popular the forum becomes, the more work it will be to keep it free of Viagra ads and the like....
    Thor Odinson... you have betrayed the express command of your king. Through your arrogance and stupidity, you've opened these peaceful realms and innocent lives to the horror and desolation of war! You are unworthy of these realms, you're unworthy of your title, you're unworthy... of the loved ones you have betrayed! I now take from you your power! In the name of my father and his father before, I, Odin Allfather, cast you out!

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    It's now set up so that when a new member signs up, they have to answer a simple question to prove they are a human.

    If they don't, it's easy to see they're an automated spammer.

    New members are checked and approved before they can post...
    I intend to fly until my beard gets caught in the propeller. And since I don't plan on growing a beard, that may be a while. Ernest K. Gann, age 69


    Daily Diatribe - (Carl's Blog)

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