Topic: Spamming issue

It seems we've had some issue with spamming over the past week. I tend to keep an eye out on the newest registered user that shows at the bottom of our name page, and can usually tell when one will be a spammer. But...the one we had today had been registered for a few days before the spam spree that occurred. And oddly enough, the posts were about getting around Captchas.

http://i.imgur.com/A9OmDwq.jpg

I don't get around to doing everyone, but upon googling another of our newest registered "members", the email address seems to be associated with spamming on numerous sites. I'll be as diligent as I can with keeping an eye out!

Re: Spamming issue

Good work. :-)

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Re: Spamming issue

We haven't had any major issues with spamming until this past week. I have banned at least 5 accounts within the past 3 days, so I asked Euan if we could re-evaluate the registration process. An email verification is now required.

Misty

Re: Spamming issue

I've likewise killed a number of spam accounts - hopefully verification makes a dent in it.

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Thanks folks!

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