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Hey all,

Seems like the forum is getting some spam messages as replies to real comments. Is there a way to flag these or should there be one?

 

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Could you point one out please. THX for the Info!

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Here's one: http://vesc-project.com/node/287

 

If there was a report button like vedder.se/forum.php has then it'd be easy to point them out directly.

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THX! I hope it is easy to install a plugin, allowing flags.

I deleted the user and post. If there are more, drop a link here and we will block the user and delete the post.

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And another here: http://vesc-project.com/node/298

 

Have a Nice Day.

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Have a Nice Day.

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Last one here too : http://vesc-project.com/node/256

 

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Have a Nice Day.

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Have a Nice Day.

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There are now at least 1 spam post a day... report would be nice.

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#133 and #137 in this thread: https://vesc-project.com/node/339

Attempt to direct link to the spam comments:

https://vesc-project.com/comment/2291#comment-2291

https://vesc-project.com/comment/2272#comment-2272

Usernames Stan Guariglio and NatalieCamp

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Thanks! All accounts and posts deleted.

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Sorted! THX

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Yet more spam:

https://vesc-project.com/node/565

https://vesc-project.com/node/564

It'd be great if there were an option to flag comments/threads for spam/abuse/illegal stuff. That way this wouldn't need to be the most active thread on the forum.

 

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Probably the registration page needs a feature to prevent robots registering themselves. Flags would also be good.

I will delete all reports.

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Robots are getting better at solving captchas. eventually they'll get through. I would think that you can prevent bothering 90% of the normal users with this spam problem by simply allowing account registration. Then, when the user posts their first post, you scan the posting for hyperlinks. If present, NOW we need to know if there is a human on the other end. At that point you present a page: "Hi, your posting contains a link. This is often attempted by spammers promoting a site. So, if you can tell your story without the hyperlink, you can edit it out below, or you can prove you're human by solving the captcha".  Now, if we'd allow the second post to contain links without question, the spammers will quickly learn to post multiple messages. So, once that starts, the option to put such messages-with-hyperlink into a moderation queue should also be present. 

 

Anyway, all this probably assumes that someone has the time and ability to change the forum software, which probably isn't the case. Oh well. I can keep dreaming.... 

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Welp, there's a serious spam problem!

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I have installed a module for a service called CleanTalk and paid for a subscription, hopefully it helps.

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Kind of a shame, I was so proud to have started such a successful topic   ;-)

 

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It looks like Cleantalk missed some spam posts linking to an essay writing site (last two posts by Georgeagner and jamessw):

https://www.vesc-project.com/node/909

 

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And here are more (posts by Sallyrawford and again jamessw):

https://www.vesc-project.com/node/127

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Sorted!