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Offline curiouscat

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Spam throttle
« on: May 14, 2013, 01:39:45 AM »
Spammers seem to be spamming in  spurts right after signing up. e.g. Look at mluther21 today.

Can a throttle limit on new members help? e.g. Not more than 2 posts in first 24 hours after signing up. Or until a post gets a response from a regular member.

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Re: Spam throttle
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 05:15:01 AM »
Nothing new, we have such posts on a daily basis. Technically it is most likely possible, but it will require either finding and installing some mod, or coding the solution on our own - SMF only supports CAPTCHA on first posts, which would not change the situation by much (you need to pass CAPTCHA to register).

I will start looking for an automatic solution the day I will decide we had enough ;)
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Re: Spam throttle
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 05:18:30 AM »

I will start looking for an automatic solution the day I will decide we had enough ;)

Let's hope we never see that day..  :)

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