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SPAM Happening in Forum

I have just noticed there are so many SPAM threads in forum. Most of those created by few members who look very much like bots. I reported several of these and hope someone will clean and delete these spammers.

SPAM has become a huge problem for all forums. No matter what security measures we use they still pop up here and there. Only way to weed out these is with members help. I have seen this in worse way in forums which use SMF and myBB (sadly these are my favorite forum scripts).

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I participate in a few Forums and Frihost's is not that bad at all. The Staff is doing a great job.

Problem is of course that some of the posts are very low quality and may look like spam. Also looks as though old threads are being dug up too. If there had been plenty of new quality threads and posts, maybe it would be much easier to delete the low quality threads, but since that is all we have, at least people have some threads to post to. Bottom line is Frihost is still a going concern - and the Forum is alive and kicking.
deanhills on Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:32 am
Yeah that too. Since free hosting process is not active anymore we can't do much about low quality posts. Like you said at least these posts keep things alive. What I saw today was just 100% pure spam. They make a topic and drop a link with one line sentence. All all posts of these members are similar so it's hard to figure what they are upto. I hope mods are active these days. Smile
dude_xyx on Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:18 am
Dude, all you can do is what you are doing - reporting questionable post to help the Mods 'can' them.
standready on Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:31 pm
I'm pretty much the only one moderating at the moment, and I'm doin' what I can, but, I'm also in the middle of a run of a play, so I'm not home through much of the day and evening. Spam gets cleared and users get banned when I'm home and awake Wink

By and large, people aren't reporting spam the past couple months, and I do occasionally miss some posts. If it gets reported, however, there's a 100% chance that I'll see it Wink
Of the five users I spamcanned/banned today, only one was actually reported.
Ankhanu on Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:24 pm
Well, it's natural. I hope the mods and admins clear it up as soon as they are reported or as soon as they find them.
playfungames on Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:37 pm
@ Ankhanu : Must be the one I reported then. I had found a new guy who made 12 threads and links in all of those. Anyway Thank you for all mod work. It's not easy to take care of everything when it comes to a big forum like this.
dude_xyx on Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:49 am
Thank you for all you do to keep Frihost "spam free".
standready on Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:42 pm

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