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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:19 am 
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Folks,
I have been in the software industry for 35+ years and I still don't get the idea behind spam. Especially the repeated postings on forums in foreign languages! But alas we have been under siege lately and do our best to keep it out of harm's way.

If you have a thread that gets deleted please let me know, we are doing our best to kill the spam on this forum but occasionally we delete a valid thread. There are literally 100's of spam threads started every day, so you can see how we can occasionally delete a good thread.

Sorry for any inconvenience,

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:52 am 
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You could leave some of the porn if you wanted to couldn't you? :roll:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:55 am 
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Lucid Moments wrote:
You could leave some of the porn if you wanted to couldn't you? :roll:

LOL! I guess I could leave it, the last batch was all chinese gay porn tho' :roll:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:10 am 
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wildhorsesracing wrote:
Lucid Moments wrote:
You could leave some of the porn if you wanted to couldn't you? :roll:

LOL! I guess I could leave it, the last batch was all chinese gay porn tho' :roll:


Okay, yea, delete all of that

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:59 am 
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To give folks an idea of spam problem I thought I'd post when I delete and how many -
This batch - 47 msgs.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:13 am 
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in the past I've seen techie people post about possible spam solutions - maybe it's time to talk National into investigating them?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:54 pm 
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I hate spam.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:07 pm 
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fried it's pretty good :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:00 pm 
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Phpbb (what this site runs on) is free forum software and notorious for attracting spammers. Vbulletin is very common "enterprise forum software" and not very expensive, especially for an organization as large as NASA, and has dramatically better spammer controls. Spam is never an issue on any of the dozens of vbulletin automotive forums I've participated on over the years, both big and small. I suspect a very small investment in that area would dramatically improve the ease of use and participation from many people.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:49 am 
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For as long as this is been going on, I doubt very highly that there's anything being done to try and stop it. :evil:

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