Real good idea that I have seen work on several other forums. Probably wouldn't be that hard to implement either. If only bondings would come around and start posting again. I've also seen it where you have to get your first post or 2 approved before you can start posting. Simple things like this can really change the forum and really does count down on a lot of the spam that clutters up most forums.
The idea is good but I think it is not necessary. Maybe is easiest way to block user and delete his spam then programming the new forum feature.
It's a good suggestion because it stops much of the non-obvious spam that doesn't really break any rules but is obviously posted for the purpose to spread links. Some have argued that this is not a big problem and that these "spammers" even contribute to the forum. I don't agree.
I think this rule should apply to all links and not just signature links. Some people with very few posts post in the Advertise Your Website category. These posts would be seen as spam in other parts of the forum but not here. I think it would be preferable if people had to make a few posts and get to know the community before they can advertise/spam about their sites.
Dean in that thread you linked I mentioned trying the ACP anti-spam mod. I have tested that extensively now and it is brilliant. Certain spam words can be configured to send things to await moderator approval, profile fields like website get restricted until 5 posts, no signatures til' * amount of posts etc.
Also stopforumspam.com is a bloody brilliant resource for IPs
25 posts is not a very effective threshold for spammers.
If those new account are just want to create backlinks,
they will post many articles to create pages for search engines to scan backlinks.
Maybe a better anti-spam posting system will help.
For example, a Captcha system.
Never click spam links! That will show the spammers Frihost is worth spamming. If you really want to check a suspect link copy paste the URL in the address bar so that they don't see Frihost as the referrer.
i agree. there should be active administrators to check the spams and delete them or i suggest before that there should be a button to report to administrators that the topic is a SPAM.
I admit there are times i open the subject which is a spam and i was very disappointed, the time i read and the subject i open which is a spam.
I think this is a good suggestion. Or alternatively, require captcha validation for posting links for very new users (could even extend to regular posts).
stopforumspam.com is a great site to check spammers info.One of the best in my opinion
it looks like user Jeramy_Pal12 ( 126.96.36.199) is a known spammer (info from the stopforumspam site)
you only need to check the ip anyway and it usually matches up