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Announcement New anti-Spam protocol, sorry for the inconvenience

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Scalenex, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Scalenex
    Skink Priest

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    We've had a lot of repeated issues with Spammers lately. Normally we just delete them when we find them and ban the users. The pace of this current wave of spammers is too high for us to just hit them as they appear. Too many people are being assailed by all the mahrlect "male enhancement" advertisements.

    Thus, we have had to reenact our old security system last used during the kitchen cabinetry invasion of 2013. New members' posts will not appear until a moderator approves them. We have a very active moderator team spread across many time zones, but we don't have someone watching the moderator queue every second of every day. It may still make take a few hours before one of us gets around to approving your new posts so they can become visible to the public.

    I don't know what the programmed minimum is but once you reach a specific post count, your new posts no longer need moderator approval.
     
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  2. StealthKnightSteg
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    I hope the programmed minimum post count is approved posts and not attempted posts then ;)
     
  3. spawning of Bob
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    Resist comrades! Next they will be silencing Spawning of Bob spam, and after that anything to do with star wars!

    But seriously, big thanks to our dedicated mods and all the invisible things they do to make Lustria strong and pleasant.

    Beers for all of you.
     
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  4. Essmir
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    I wold say ixi grubs for all of them, thank you moderators!

    //Essmir
     
  5. Killer Angel
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    Mods are like Chamaleon skinks.
    No one see them in action, no one see the amount of work it was needed, we only see the results. And you don't mess with them.
    Thanks. :)
     
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  6. The Red Devil
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    The current system is more advanced than the old one we used. It is based on multiple parameters, using both Akismet and StopForumSpam api services, and in addition several other trigger points.

    Right now it might be set to catch a little more than needed, but over the next weeks we will fine tune the system, and in the end we hope that it will catch very few false positives.
     
  7. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    I'm pretty sure it does use approved posts, not attempted posts. When we disapprove, we don't approve with a Skink javelin. We disapprove with a Carnosaur's bite and stomp! The forum upgrade gives a mod tool that's a nuclear option for Spam. It will delete ALL of someone's posts and ban the user. Each new spam has come from a newly generated user making it rather difficult to wrack up multiple attempts before banning.
     
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  8. spawning of Bob
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    The mods have gone Nukular!
     
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  9. Hyperborean
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    A+ mods

    Glad you guys are so on top of these things!
     
  10. airjamy
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    Thanks for your continued support of this scene, its much appreciated!
     

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