SPAM On Theremin World Forum

Posted: 5/27/2011 9:44:38 AM
coalport

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

There has been quite a bit of SPAM lately here in the TW forum, and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. I have personally notified both our moderators (Jason & John) but so far the posts have not been removed.

Is everybody asleep?

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Posted: 5/27/2011 10:11:29 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Well...yes. I just deleted about 10 new spam posts today as soon as I woke up :) Let me know if you see any I've missed.

When I delete the user and posts, they just re-join and start posting spam under a new account.

Short of adding CAPTCHA for all new posts, I'm not sure what else we can do about this. If you have great ideas, please let me know.

Posted: 5/27/2011 10:42:44 AM
Amethyste

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

captcha until you ready 20 posts or so is a good measure I think...
Posted: 5/27/2011 3:18:24 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

That's what I've been thinking. I'm also looking at a "flag post" feature that will alert me to posts that are spam so you don't have to bother sending me e-mail yourselves.

Sad we have to do this, but 'tis a reality.
Posted: 5/27/2011 4:54:55 PM
Amethyste

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

Jason ~

All posts by well054 are spam - they have nothing to do with Theremins...
Posted: 5/27/2011 7:38:12 PM
coalport

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

O.K. - Jason & John are fully aware of the problem and are on top of it. Checking out what's happening on Theremin World is part of my morning coffee ritual, and I get up at 5 o'clock EDT (my dog makes sure of that) so I am probably among the first people in North America to catch a suspicious or off-topic post.

And to think I spent much of my life getting up at noon!!

Posted: 5/27/2011 9:41:02 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Sigh... I was actually awake at that time last night - should've checked before I crashed :)

TW2 will have impenetrable SPAM protection. Violators will be annoyed with vibrato-thick pitch-only theremin noise with heavy delay... played by Ke$ha!

:)
Posted: 8/22/2011 10:21:34 AM
Thierry

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

My main action in the first three days of being technical editor here has been deleting 4 spam posts and 2 spam users...
Posted: 8/22/2011 10:36:55 AM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

I did that for a forum for a while, while the forum owner organised a better solution. There is something satisfying about clicking the delete button on a spammer.

Sometimes I accompanied the action with a cry of "die, spammer, die!"
Posted: 8/25/2011 7:28:09 AM
Thierry

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

Today I felt really deceived. Opening TW - Forums - Recent posts and happy that there were 3 new posts in different areas, what a surprise! But when looking closer, bad surprise: I found that all 3 were spams and deleted them.

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