Spam problem on this forum!

Updated on October 23, 2018 in [D] News
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3 on October 16, 2018

Hello Devs,

I see so many spams nowadays on this forum from “Customer Supports” and “Escort Girls”. It’s a real problem. Can’t you do something against it, like an automatic spam filter instead of reporting?

Or perhaps you have a better idea against it. Nevertheless you have to do something to stop the spam rogues 🙂

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0 on October 17, 2018

I was complaining about this 5 months ago.
It’s so bad I barely use this forum anymore.

Anyway, to answer your question, they’re apparently building a new forum. This should allow them to add more anti-spam measures. Mind you I’ve heard nothing about the progress of this new site so I’m unsure what’s going on. 

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0 on October 17, 2018

Hey, so about the spam.

I don’t know if they’re bots or not, but they’re getting past the google captcha if they are.
Currently I’m the only one maintaining this place and I don’t have the time to be on here every day.

What you can do is reporting the spam. I will then get an email and will delete it as soon as I can.
That will sadly be it for now.

Work is still being done on the new forum though!
I’m not sure if there’s a real ETA already, but I think it should be in place in early 2019. (But please don’t hold us to that, it’s only being developed in our spare time)

Here’s a WIP screenshot though!

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0 on October 23, 2018

Why not use forumotion for this? I used to volunteer there around 2008, and I know they have a very good free forum software. I actually suggested the flood control feature back then and it was implemented there some time later.  And after that and few other updates, the forum became very clean (I’m talking about the english support forum they use, having 40k plus users with 300 to 1000 plus online anytime.

And yes, if you are halfway to making your new forum, no problems! You can use the custom css/assets you made for your new forum, and add them to your forumotion forum!

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