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Doug
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SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

Postby Doug » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:07 am

The cob webs, in this forum, seem to only collect SPAM!! I wonder if it is, Freedom SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!
bennieswelt
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SPAM SPAM SPAM

Postby bennieswelt » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:35 am

Looking at the exploding number of members and their nicks Im very suspicious, that most of it might be spam crap.

What can be done?
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Davi
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Re: SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

Postby Davi » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:17 pm

I have a feeling this is going to be an ongoing struggle. I've just spent the morning clearing it out, and removing the bot users. But I have a feeling the best defense against noise is signal. Right now there's not a lot of traffic in the forum. When there is more traffic the occasional SPAM will seem irrelevant. It's a ratio problem. My goal is too keep it below the Facebook unsolicited advertisement ratio.
Spartacus
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Re: SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

Postby Spartacus » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:02 pm

Marc Stevens handles it by having everyone email him to request a user name for access before they can post.
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Davi
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Re: SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

Postby Davi » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:32 pm

Spartacus wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Marc Stevens handles it by having everyone email him to request a user name for access before they can post.
That's how you build an echo chamber. I'm trying to build a resonance generator.
Spartacus
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Re: SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

Postby Spartacus » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:29 pm

I get your point, but he doesn't vet people he simply uses that as a tool to prevent bots. It seems to work although perhaps some will self sensor by not choosing to send an email request for access.

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