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Doug

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

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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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Quote from: Spartacus post_id=8870 time=1568746945 user_id=1010

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.
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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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cameron

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I've been working on this new forum and have cleaned up all the spam. Hopefully the new system will be less susceptible to the Russian bots.