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  1. In the past few months, I have noticed several spambots create an account and post, spam. Often they post multiple messages, completely filling up a forum. If the bot posts multiple messages, do the staff want us to report one of the posts, all of the posts, or simply leave them alone for the moderators to deal with?
  2. I’ve been looking through the blog feature recently and seen something a bit interesting. There are lots of blogs with zero posts. Some of these are normal people who never get around to using them, but I’ve seen others by spambot companies, one for a flight simulator! Just wondering if this is something that should be resolved, and if it should be resolved here because I was unable to find a report button there.
  3. Well anyways, we have more gallery spam. Album located here Only Image so far here Please remove this, if any admins or whatnot see.
  4. I have been noticing a lot of topics that are created by brand new users and consist of the advertising of useless products/services. Are bots somehow sneaking in to post spam? Is there anything we can do to help the Admins combat this menace?
  5. I've been seeing a lot of spammers posting at the times when no moderators are on (usually 6PM to 9PM New South Wales time). Is there anything we could do to automatically ban these people without a mod? Maybe ban all accounts posting with phone numbers in the title? I feel as helpless as Kaladin .
  6. Many spambots have been appearing lately. I was trying to think of a solution to this, however, my coding knowledge is rather limited. So, if my suggestions are impractical or impossible, then feel free to say so. 1) Post limit I find that spambots seem generally able to post a large number of posts in a short space of time. If there were something in place to prevent new posts from people who had posted twice within the space of a minute (which I think would be impossible for a human to do), then perhaps that account should be temporarily susspended, pending admin review. 2) Report suspension Alternatively, you could just have a checkbox in the report file for 'spam'. If this is checked, then the account is suspended, pending admin. investigation, particularly if the account is less than 24 hours old. Most people here are responsible, and I don't think they would abuse this. 3) Have phone numbers in post titles and posts banned Fairly self explanatory. Even if it's not spam, I don't think it's a good idea for internet privacy to be giving away phone numbers. 4) Have key phrases searched for and banned "Baba ji" and "Horoscopes" have never been mentioned by anyone except spambots and people complaining about spambots so far as I can tell. Again, if there is something intrinsically flawed with what I've suggested, feel free to mention it.
  7. So I go into Introductions and find a bunch of spam. Then it's in the General Brandon Discussion. Just thought I should warn people before it gets too bad.