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dannzeman
December 8th, 2013, 05:51 PM
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has reported spam. I try to take care of it as quickly as I can sometimes I can't get to it as quickly as I'd like.

To help reduce the amount of spam here I've installed the Spam-O-Matic (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042) plugin. It checks new registrations for known spammers against the database at StopForumSpam and if spam does get through, then Akismet should take care of it.

Of course, there might be a few kinks that need worked out with the settings so spam may still get through. If you see any, please continue to report it and I can use the plugin to submit it to the database.

Thank you all for your help!



Dan

Jon Szanto
December 8th, 2013, 06:06 PM
Dan, this forum is so well run, please don't ever apologize for things like tardiness in getting rid of spammers, trolls, etc. Oh, and...


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uz09_7DHshU/ULP-gvtILZI/AAAAAAAAAmU/SqU7O-WJXBs/s1600/ShamWow-02.gif

jar
December 8th, 2013, 06:07 PM
Dan, one thing I used effectively was setting the default location during registration to Baker Island. Then any registration that was from Baker Island just got banned automatically.

dannzeman
December 8th, 2013, 06:36 PM
Dan, this forum is so well run, please don't ever apologize for things like tardiness in getting rid of spammers, trolls, etc. Oh, and...


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uz09_7DHshU/ULP-gvtILZI/AAAAAAAAAmU/SqU7O-WJXBs/s1600/ShamWow-02.gif
Looks like I need to do some adjusting to the settings... ;-)
Thanks, Jon.


Dan, one thing I used effectively was setting the default location during registration to Baker Island. Then any registration that was from Baker Island just got banned automatically.
Sounds simple enough. Thanks for the tip, jar.