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Re: Stopping spam AHHHHH!!!!!

by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop)
on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:38 UTC ( #1129900=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Stopping spam AHHHHH!!!!!

This will work for a few minutes. Then the SPAMmer will change the format on you. The contest between a forum admin and the junk-mailer is a never ending arms race. Been there, done that, and the t-shirt was too small.

I Go Back to Sleep, Now.


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Re^2: Stopping spam AHHHHH!!!!!
by james28909 (Deacon) on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:45 UTC
    Thanks for your input Mr.Bear ;)
    Well what it amounts to so far is ....telephone numbers, always 7 or more digits. This would atleast stop any NEW posts if user post count is less that 5 or 10 posts and contain 7 or more digits. This proposal would stop him in his tracks and atleast the spammer/s wont be able to spam new posts with telephone numbers.
    The spammer always starts with a few special characters, then followed by a word usually, then a string of digits that is always 7 or more in length then some more words, usually jumble though. This is the only format spam we get lol, and it ALWAYS contains telephone numbers.

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