Forum spam

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richii
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Forum spam

Post by richii » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:48 am

Looks like you've been found by the bots already - might be time for some captchas or something to stop the spam.

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Re: Forum spam

Post by jonoxer » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:23 am

Yeah, it's really annoying to say the least! I've had captcha turned on from the start but that doesn't seem to have stopped them. I assume mechanical turks are extensively used by spammers these days, being paid a few cents per captcha solved.

I've turned on email verification which appears to have slowed things down but not stopped it entirely. Next step is to investigate alternative captcha methods I suppose. Gah, I have so many better things to do with my time :-(
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