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Oct 25th, 2011, 8:33pm
 
The Community Forum is being increasingly the target of spam, and recently it has become quite offensive. I continue to look for ways to either prevent the spam from getting on the forum and to look for ways discover and remove it more quickly when it does. In the process I might accidentally do something that blocks access to innocent users. Please let me know if you suddenly can no longer access the Forum. You can notify me by sending to the webmaster at this domain name.

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Reply #1 - Oct 27th, 2011, 5:20pm
 
Ken - Is there some form of "flag as inappropriate" tool to allow self policing by readers?
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Reply #2 - Oct 27th, 2011, 8:33pm
 
Jerry,
   No there is not. However the issue is not finding them. I finally have that under control. The issue is that the spam can sit on the site for hours before I get around to deleting it. This was fine when the spammers were putting up simple links, but recently they have started putting up very graphic images. I have made some changes and have not seen anything for a few days. Let's see how this works out. If the problem returns I will probably recruit some moderators to help reduce the time it takes for the spam to be taken down.

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Reply #3 - Oct 29th, 2011, 6:10pm
 
fair enough - you have one of the "cleanest" and under orderly control forums on the internet!

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Reply #4 - Jan 16th, 2013, 7:00am
 
Probably a good option to reduce spam is to implement the new reCaptcha's, like select an image where a cat is on... something like that... i heard from a lot people those work great versus nowadays spam. Wink
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