Originally Posted by Tommy Boy
Have you been banning the spammers?
yes, always ban spammers usually before moving the posts so that they can't continue.
Spammers are getting smarter and finding out ways to get around the measures that forums have in place to stop the spam, you have to be on your toes and be aware of what they are doing. Honestly, like I said before, I don't think there is a lot more we could do other than add more mods and keep doing what we are doing to clean up the spam. And of course relying on the members to report it.
true, I know all too well that the measure I just suggested will only result in image spam to get around keyword filtering.
Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster
I hope there's a master list of keywords somewhere. Judging from the amount of different types of spam we have removed lately, it would be a major pain to have to make one up. . .
to be honest I think that we could make our own.
and we probably wouldn't want a list.
I don't think that there would be a global list of words since some forums would allow certain things and others wouldn't.
just adding a long list of words will probably cause more pan than having a select list of the 'kind' of spam that we see...
as I said, we're seeing a reasonable amount of spam for a computer supplier.
we see spam for viagra
wow gold as pointed out about is another one.
anything that says young = teen = sex is probably going to want to be disallowed either.
but this all depends on whether the keyword filter can be enabled to disallow posting for certain words, not just text replace with stars...
because then we'll still be doing just as much manual work to remove the spam.