Forum link on the home page


The latest forum discussions used to be on the home page on the right side. I am not seeing it anymore. Did I miss an article that this was going away? It was useful to get to the forums. I do not see a link at the top of the page to enter to forums either, or maybe I just can’t find it. I use IE and Edge as my web browser. Is that a possible is reason why the forum list is no longer visible to me?


Conversation 6 comments

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    08 October, 2018 - 5:43 am

    <p>Look at the amount of spam here!</p><p>They are having a major problem with spammers at the moment and the anti-spam measures from companies like Google aren't working. Until they have a solution, the Forums has been removed from the menu.</p><p>A couple of times, they thought they had a solution, then a new wave of spam started. Until they have the problem sorted, I guess the Forums will not appear in the menu, just at the bottom of the page.</p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      08 October, 2018 - 8:22 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#351001">In reply to wright_is:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yep, we went 72hrs without any spam then a batch showed up overnight :/</p>

      • wright_is

        Premium Member
        08 October, 2018 - 9:53 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#351035">In reply to brad-sams:</a></em></blockquote><p>The question is, why is Thurrott being targeted? It isn't exactly a high throughput forum, and I don't mean that in a bad way, and it is a relatively tech-aware forum, so the amount of spam doesn't make sense, unless someone is using it as a testbed…</p><p>Thurrott is usually a high value, low volume forum.</p>

        • Tim

          Premium Member
          08 October, 2018 - 12:37 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#351058">In reply to wright_is:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p> is small but it has some pretty nice SEO-related influence. This is an SEO play…</p>

  • Oasis

    Premium Member
    10 October, 2018 - 10:11 pm

    <p>How about don't allow posts with phone numbers…</p>

    • Tim

      Premium Member
      11 October, 2018 - 2:22 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#352188">In reply to Oasis:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Band-aid.</p><p><br></p><p>It's been 48 hours since any SPAM. I'm confident this has been rectified. </p>

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