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 Post subject: How to stop our spam
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:30 am 
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Just add rel="nofollow" ( my memory is foggy but google has some tag like this ). We could probably pretty easily make it only apply to users with < 50 posts or something like that.


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 Post subject: Re: How to stop our spam
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:21 pm 
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There have been number of posts that are very questionable lately. Notably one with a new poster asking how to start a web design firm which resulted in another user registering to reply with a SEO link in his signature. It would be good to clamp down on the rules for a while as far as these go.

Not sure if phpBB supports it or not, but perhaps disabling signatures for members with less than X posts would be good.

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 Post subject: Re: How to stop our spam
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:24 am 
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Well they could post in the post body, if you add rel="nofollow" they'll miss out on SEO backlinks ( itll be better for them to spam elsewhere ). its not foolproof but in theory it would reduce spam.


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 Post subject: Re: How to stop our spam
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:13 am 
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On another forum I registered to recently you had to join the "Humans" group in order to be able to post. Don't know if that's something that would work and is possible in this version, to create groups I mean.


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 Post subject: Re: How to stop our spam
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:45 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: How to stop our spam
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:53 pm 
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I don't think Bill and I would qualify . . . :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: How to stop our spam
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:21 pm 
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LOL you passed the captcha but you base64 encoded it :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: How to stop our spam
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:51 am 
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