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    Spam Posts - System Update

    As some of the late night/early morning members might have noticed, there has been a gradual increase in the number of spam related posts over the past month. To help stop the problem, I've made some system adjustments and enhancements this morning that should prevent nearly all of the nonhuman (spam bots) registrations & automated post. There have been measures in place before, but this new technique is much more proven.

    I've tracked all of the spam-related accounts to China and have also put in some stronger filters for people registering using an IP address from the China region.

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    Re: Spam Posts - System Update

    Andy Ireland could be behind this...



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    Re: Spam Posts - System Update

    Thanks, Jeremy. I've been seeing a pretty sharp increase in bot spam in the last two weeks on every online community I'm a part of, so I know it's not just us. (You're the only admin to do anything about it, though!)


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    Re: Spam Posts - System Update

    Dang, common man by day...FBI agent by night!



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    Re: Spam Posts - System Update

    Actually, I'm going to miss them. In the wee hours of the morning, we used to have these wonderful one-way conversations which made me feel wanted and worthwhile.

    Oh, well, I'll be in CST in less than 2 weeks, so I wouldn't see them anyway.


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    Re: Spam Posts - System Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Actually, I'm going to miss them. In the wee hours of the morning, we used to have these wonderful one-way conversations which made me feel wanted and worthwhile.

    Oh, well, I'll be in CST in less than 2 weeks, so I wouldn't see them anyway.

    So... you're moving to the Mountain Time zone? because currently CF is in CDT... and will still be in 2 weeks


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    Re: Spam Posts - System Update

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Andy Ireland could be behind this...
    Not to steal this thread, and if people want to talk about this, we can open a new one. But the other CBS reporter that he's with is B-E-A-UTIFUL.
    Sorry mods



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    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    So... you're moving to the Mountain Time zone? because currently CF is in CDT... and will still be in 2 weeks
    Oh, man!!!!

    Busted by Flag Guy...


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    Re: Spam Posts - System Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Oh, man!!!!

    Busted by Flag Guy...
    Yeah, that happens a lot.


    True and Valiant

    I also remember a game with Kansas when Cy (wore a huge suit then) went out to center field, squatted, and "pooped" a couple of chickens that had been dyed blue then chased them around.
    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15

    God I hope so, even if it's not the right thing to do, KF needs to do it.
    Victory before honor.

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    Re: Spam Posts - System Update

    I was thinking about this the other day. You could just not allow people to create a thread if they have less than say 5 posts. That would curb it also I would think, and probably not mess things up too much for n00bs.


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    Re: Spam Posts - System Update

    Time to load CF up with Spam...



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    Re: Spam Posts - System Update

    Not sure how to imbed this, but here's a link:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjqZ0aIAgFM]YouTube - Spam[/ame]


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    Re: Spam Posts - System Update

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Time to load CF up with Spam...

    SPAM is the food of the gods....


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    Too much Spam...


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