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Offline PmbPhy

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How do we get rid of these selfish spammers?
« on: 11/07/2015 17:16:01 »
What are we to do about these very very selfish spammers who go around destroying forums for no reason that is apparent to anybody? I say we take him out behind the woodshed and beat the living crap out of them.  [^]


 

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Re: How do we get rid of these selfish spammers?
« Reply #1 on: 11/07/2015 18:18:32 »
It's pretty stupid spamming too - no one reading this forum is likely to click on any link to something from Korea, and the bombardment of posts isn't going to help either - all it does is motivate people to take action against them. I don't know why the forum software lacks the tools to handle this though - it should be easy enough to write software that can be set to block people from starting more than a few threads a day, and it should be able to ban a new member and delete all their posts automatically if they start more than three new threads in the space of five minutes.
 

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Re: How do we get rid of these selfish spammers?
« Reply #2 on: 31/07/2015 21:18:06 »
Can you link to something that you consider to be spam?
 

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Re: How do we get rid of these selfish spammers?
« Reply #3 on: 01/08/2015 18:22:03 »
Not after it's been deleted. All the problem stuff I've seen is in Korean and is posted by a bot, one post per minute, sometimes filling up the first four or five pages of one or more of the subforums here.
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