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Thread: SPAM Bots Taking over.

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    Senior Member DMCVegas's Avatar
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    SPAM Bots Taking over.

    We have had a slew of SPAM Bots. Is there any way we can hide new threads created by new members that have under a certain post count, if they are flagged for being reported?
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    Custom DeLorean Builder Rich W's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMCVegas View Post
    We have had a slew of SPAM Bots. Is there any way we can hide new threads created by new members that have under a certain post count, if they are flagged for being reported?
    Depending upon the volume of new members, maybe we can start new members on a moderated (approve for release) for the first few posts, to help identify which ones are BOTs.

    Certainly do not want to make too much extra work for the Mods, but identifying the BOTs before they start churning out Fake News posts might be helpful to the Mods too.

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    Senior Member Timebender's Avatar
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    Looks like most are from a poster named Malaka

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    User title. Soundkillr's Avatar
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    We are getting nailed. Looking into the issue. Multiple posts, and I mean a lot of posts have been deleted and users banned. The program automatically reregisters with an added digit to the original name.
    Soundkillr was here.

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    Not really banned Michael's Avatar
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    I don't know how many new members you get a day but we must approve membership before they can post. I usually just check the IP and run with it if it checks out. Only had one or 2 slip through since we started that.

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    User title. Soundkillr's Avatar
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    We used to do manual registration, tamir had someone recode everything and then it was never an issue. Now it is.....
    Soundkillr was here.

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    Not really banned Michael's Avatar
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    That is one persistent little robot. It's like the T-1000 of bots.

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    User title. Soundkillr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    That is one persistent little robot. It's like the T-1000 of bots.
    Lol, you're right. This program is annoying. He will be back.
    Soundkillr was here.

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