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SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:07 am
by Doug
The cob webs, in this forum, seem to only collect SPAM!! I wonder if it is, Freedom SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

SPAM SPAM SPAM

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:35 am
by bennieswelt
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?

Re: SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:17 pm
by Davi
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.

Re: SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:02 pm
by Spartacus
Marc Stevens handles it by having everyone email him to request a user name for access before they can post.

Re: SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:32 pm
by Davi
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.

Re: SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:29 pm
by Spartacus
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.