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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2010, 05:10:07 AM »

....is getting very annoying.
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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2010, 11:51:31 AM »

Holy shit! Ol' Maria Chambers nuked us!
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2010, 02:45:20 PM »

we need an extra moderator to verify every new member AND to be able to delete these bombs when the admins are away.
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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2010, 06:13:22 AM »

I saw it and I'm on it. We'll set up some better security. Sorry guys!
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2010, 08:15:59 AM »

There are forum protection scripts out there.  I just had a quick scout around and most were asking for money  Sad
There may be some free scripts that are available through your site host or even from Simple Machines??
Hopefully, the solution is easier than changing the entire forum engine.

...and here's where I sound like a parent, "Why can't they just leave us alone.  It's so needless!!?"
Followed by the classic, "I just don't understand why they do it?"
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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2010, 05:35:21 PM »

I don't know how it works with Simple Machines, but on my vBulletin board we just have a simple question that anyone who knows anything about the subject would be able to answer (i.e. what's the missing letter in "ARK_AM").

I think this should be possible, and I've really found it cuts down on bots (to virtually zero).
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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2010, 06:14:41 PM »

I think this should be possible, and I've really found it cuts down on bots (to virtually zero).

Do it now!
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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2010, 05:45:55 AM »

Seriously, please kill the bots. You need moderation help?
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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2010, 05:13:55 AM »

Don't worry. I got this. Wink
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« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2010, 09:04:00 AM »

Wanna know how much of an Internet nerd I am? I spent 15 minutes this morning deleting forum spam from my iPod before I'd even rolled out of bed or had my coffee yet.  Cheesy

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« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2010, 10:19:12 AM »

I try to report spam as often as i can. Does it make a difference ?

As of now, it seems that spamming is getting more and more active :/
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« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2010, 11:34:04 AM »

Yeah, I think the increased traffic and popularity of the podcast/site has attracted the attention of a number of mindless drones from the Commerce Dimension. I exorcise what I can.
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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2010, 05:36:54 PM »

Yeah, I think the increased traffic and popularity of the podcast/site has attracted the attention of a number of mindless drones from the Commerce Dimension. I exorcise what I can.
Wisely did Ibn Schacabao say, that happy is the forum where no spambot hath been, and happy the site at night whose trolls are all ashes.
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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2010, 04:11:13 PM »

Is it me or does spam seem to increase on the weekends?
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« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2010, 04:21:11 PM »

It is extremely annoying anyway. As i said (asked) earlier, need more moderators ?
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