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Post Jan 6th '11, 16:55

We're getting many times more posts from spambots than before. Has something changed about the Pfhorums to cause that? The spam we're getting now is from new users, making replies to old threads. I suggest requiring new users to post on the Welcome forum before they can post at all, rather than only to post new threads.
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Post Jan 6th '11, 21:46

Huh, I was always under the impression that you couldn't post at all. But seriously, this is getting really annoying.
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TectonInd

Post Jan 6th '11, 21:59

It happens in waves, guys. Nothing to panic about.
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Post Jan 7th '11, 03:09

This looks like a job for Fobot and the Cyber League of Antarctica.
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Pfhorrest
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Post Jan 7th '11, 21:57

As irons said, waves of spam like this happen. It isn't the first time, and hopefully it will subside soon. If it doesn't I can consider only allowing users to make their first post in the Welcome forum, or try to find a better way of deterring spam.
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$lave

Post Jan 8th '11, 00:22

You know, what I really don't get is how they think this is going to be profitable. If anything, it's going to directly cause us NOT to go to the sites being advertised.
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TectonInd

Post Feb 3rd '11, 06:54

TectonInd wrote:You know, what I really don't get is how they think this is going to be profitable. If anything, it's going to directly cause us NOT to go to the sites being advertised.



They just want to post a link on as many sites as possible. They don't need you to actually go to their website for it to marginally increase their page rank.
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relotixke
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Post Feb 3rd '11, 20:46

I don't think we're the only ones. I read this on another forum.

?let me state that this is a global problem, affecting more forums across the web than before due to the breaking of the ReCAPTCHA method of verification.

Is ReCAPTCHA the "typing in the letters you see in this box" you get when you register?
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Post Feb 6th '11, 06:26

ReCAPTCHA is a particular flavor of CAPTCHA, the "typing in the letters you see in this box" you refer to. ReCAPTCHA has tha added benefit of helping digitize archived issues of the New York Times. CAPTCHAs get broken from time to time, and the people who make them usually update them fairly quickly.
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Post Feb 6th '11, 19:51

Congrats, dudes. This thread is a spammer target now. Thanks for all the good times.
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