Fixing Spam

Hey Everyone,

We are well aware that there has been a growing problem with spam the last few weeks. We have installed a new filter and hope that this will kill the problem.

Because of the complexity of this site (premium, custom forums and comments), making these types of changes can have an odd impact across the site that we may have missed during testing…if you see anything, please let me know.


Conversation 6 comments

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    11 April, 2018 - 9:20 am

    <p>The word "hero" is tossed around lightly, but no one will ever know how much time I've wasted manually finding and deleting spam comments and spammer accounts. I hope this works. </p>

    • hrlngrv

      Premium Member
      11 April, 2018 - 3:34 pm

      <p><a href="#261785"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a></p><p>If there were a flag button for forum posts and comments, you wouldn't need to spend much time finding spam. Your readers would find it for you.</p>

  • stevenlack

    11 April, 2018 - 10:47 am

    <p>Brad, thank you for passing along my suggestion to Tim 🙂 he emailed me and seems so far to be working. Fingers crossed it continues to work well for the site!</p><p><br></p><p>Paul &amp; Brad, I feel you on spam. It's horrendous and tedious work sometimes to work them!</p><p><br></p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      11 April, 2018 - 11:51 am

      <blockquote><a href="#261825"><em>In reply to stevenlack:</em></a></blockquote><p>Appreciate the tip, told ya we would look into it.</p>

      • stevenlack

        11 April, 2018 - 2:15 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#261852"><em>In reply to brad-sams:</em></a></blockquote><p><em><span class="ql-cursor"></span></em></p><p>You did! Thank you 🙂 </p>

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