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Forum spam and countermeasures

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Unfortunately, the last few weeks we’ve seen a sudden increase in forum spam and fake postings. We’ve waited to see if it would pass, but apparently it isn’t. To try and stop this, we’ve put some restrictions on new users forum posts – all forum posts from newly registered users will have to be approved by a forum moderator before it is shown. We will try and approve these as fast as possible – and as soon as we moderate a “real” topic, we will move the user into the non-restricted users group. Hopefully, this won’t have a huge effect on forum usage, and it will *not* apply to existing users.

This also means we are looking for more forum moderators. If you’ve been frequenting our forums and want to have a go, drop us a line ( ), pop by the live chat, or use the feedback form ( ).


Written by Daniel André

January 24, 2011 at 08:20

Posted in Website

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