View Full Version : No Link Posting for 5days/5posts? Spammers.

09-03-2012, 01:48 PM
Would not allowing 'Links' in posts for 5days/5posts stop the spammers?
If a 'bot' then posts a link on a first post .. it goes in a 'Mod bin' or something ?

This way if a newMember posts a link by mistake .. sort of a failSafe.
I know u guyz are sweat'n bullets with this 'junk' .. there Must be something that
can reduce the valuable time wasted on these ... 'people'.c.

09-03-2012, 05:09 PM
I see no reason for any new member to post a link at all to be quite blunt. So I am all for it.

09-04-2012, 01:38 AM
Can't do it in the admincp sorry. I looked when I first set it up :( Unless you know of a vB mod?

09-04-2012, 01:47 AM
Just add the ability to see who has registered (unbanned) in the last 24 hours and delete/ban from there. Much simpler to watch the "newest-member" post and toast the obvious spammers (garbage bios ... spam link sigs ... email addys with marketing (@new-purse) ... etc).

09-04-2012, 02:28 AM
We've just turned on new user registration, so we'll see how this works out in a short-term test.

09-04-2012, 10:23 AM
Lots less spam ... though how many fewer legit members?

09-04-2012, 11:37 AM
Beta Testing ... I like it...hehe
Legit members will perservere .. and there is a contact .. if they have issues.

A mailbox/link could be there just for that / Trouble Registering? ... ect..
this can be worked out .. I trust this ..

We/You ... are smarter than Them ... hahhahhaa .. lock them down, the solution will be found.c.

Arne Saknussemm
09-08-2012, 10:54 AM
Any way to disable ability to paste into box for first five days too? I.E. you have to type in your post.

No links, no images, no video, no copy paste for 5 days ....no spam?

09-08-2012, 01:38 PM
Lots less spam ... though how many fewer legit members?

It's about 1/10 are legit.

It took about an hour to get through 500 at 3pm and I'm just about to look at it again at 9:39pm.. EDIT 67. Not bad!

Webteam are gonna look at it next week still.

09-08-2012, 01:49 PM
I am getting PM's from new members saying they are unable to post.

09-08-2012, 02:53 PM
but they can send a PM ?
do they say what the messege is when they post ?
are they trying to include .. links..?? ect..??

this can work .. a lil bug spray here and there.

09-08-2012, 03:10 PM
They can send pm but are unable to start a thread. I was not clear about that. Sorry it is unable to start a thread.