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Old August 30, 2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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How to stop spammers!

is it possible to stop them. i was thinking that if it was required to make a certain number of posts before being allowed to post a new thread. it wouldn't have to be a large number of posts something like 5 should work. do you guys think something like this would help detour spammers.
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Old August 31, 2006, 06:50 AM   #2
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Interesting thought, maas. I don't know if it is possible, but it is worth looking into. Thanks!

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Old August 31, 2006, 12:13 PM   #3
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10-25 would be better. Real people won't have trouble getting 20 posts.
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Old August 31, 2006, 12:56 PM   #4
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So the spammers will just post replies rather than new threads. I don't think that will bother them... they're spammers.
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Old August 31, 2006, 01:01 PM   #5
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Anything is worh a try. Great idea Maas.
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Old August 31, 2006, 02:53 PM   #6
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How many folks first post are a question or an introduction?
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Old August 31, 2006, 03:54 PM   #7
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Most spammers register, post a new thread (sometimes one in each sub-forum) and never return.
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Old August 31, 2006, 04:33 PM   #8
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To be honest, spammers aren't that big of a deal. They're annoying as hell, but fairly easy to deal with. Just a few buttons to push and -poof- they're gone. So I'm not sure changing the posting rules would be worth the effort. As Hank mentioned, some of the newcomers start off with a question or an intro thread. I see no reason to hinder that for them.

It was a very good suggestion, maas, but I think it's one of those things where the cure is worse than the disease.
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Old August 31, 2006, 09:54 PM   #9
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This brings up an interesting point. In most forums I have seen they have a minimum post count to post in the classifieds. Every now and again I browse the classifieds and see how someone has been bilked by someone brand new to the forum. A 25 post minimum seems to deter all but the most determined conmen.
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Old August 31, 2006, 10:03 PM   #10
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Over on gunsnet they require 50 posts before you can post a link. This keeps away most of the bot spammers. Maybe twice amonth we get a dedicated spammer who gets to teh 50 and promptly gets banned. %0 seems to work well.

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