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I have never seen so much spam on a forum in my life..

Any chance we can get a like 24-48 hour posting hold after sign up? It seems they only hang around for the few minutes it takes to blast their pages.. The 1 minute wait between posts doesnt seem to slow them down much. I report it every time I come across it, but as time goes on when I sign in and hit new post, about 30% of them are just bumped by spam :crying:

I'm sure I am not the only one tired of it..
 

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I think most of the mods are from one time region, so when they're asleep or at work, the spammers come out to play.
 

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yeah.. I saw just that happen last week..
I had reported 5-6 right when I logged in which I thought was pretty high and realized they were all the same guy, saw that he was still online and viewing a new thread.. Tried to hit-up an admin and they all were offline and I watched for like 10-15 minutes of him just going down the list and hitting every thread he could..

I need my own Banhammer :p
 

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It's not that the mods aren't awake or here, it's that registering is super easy. There are quite a few ways for each forum type to deter spammers and they all start with registration.
 

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As a lot of you guys pointed out, they mainly get us when were a asleep. I literally wake up, log in at work and start deleting and banning. We do appreciate those of you that report the spammers. I believe we made a change to the registration page to make it a little harder and I like to think were improving but I could be wrong.
 

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As a lot of you guys pointed out, they mainly get us when were a asleep. I literally wake up, log in at work and start deleting and banning. We do appreciate those of you that report the spammers. I believe we made a change to the registration page to make it a little harder and I like to think were improving but I could be wrong.
These things can take time to fine tune, and there is a fine line between making it hard for spam bots to sign up and making it too hard that new members dont bother signing up.
 

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I never said it was easy, but that is how all of the car forums I frequent kill the spam bots. But as signups become more advanced, so do the bots : / A never ending cycle I'm afraid.
 

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yeah, tbh i havent seen this much spam on a forum in years lol
Yeah agreed usually when I'm on early at work I see tons of spam but later towards the night its all cleaned up.
 

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Noxide, glad to hear u guys are fixin up the registration process..
Something else that could help us out is removing the 1min reporting wait, or allowing up to say 3 reports per minute.. any chance you could make that happen, at least until the amount of Hit'n'Run spam is cut back?

Just kinda sux sometimes when I log in and start immediately reporting spam and jumping to the next thread I gotta sit there and wait for it.. Half the time I just lose interest and move on and either hope someone else snags it or I come back to it and report it..

But you guys do a great job knockin it out!
So keep it up!
 
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