Thank you

Cringer

ProgressTalk.com Moderator
Staff member
It seems we now have an approval queue. I'm not sure what the requirements are for posts to end up there, but about 80% of spam has been captured there in the last few days. It does mean we still have to go and remove the posts etc, but at least you are seeing a lot less of it.
 

Cringer

ProgressTalk.com Moderator
Staff member
Thanks Chris. There does still seem to be quite a lot of it getting through. :(
 

Chris Kelleher

Administrator
Staff member
It's a never ending game of whack-a-mole sometimes ;)

I'll see if there are any plugins for spam prevention that may be helpful as well.
 

TomBascom

Curmudgeon
I don't know what it would take to supress it but I'm pretty sure that any title that starts with "http" is going to be spam.
 

Cringer

ProgressTalk.com Moderator
Staff member
The last few days have been ridiculous. Quite a lot caught by the spam filter, and a lot got through it too.
 

Rob Fitzpatrick

ProgressTalk.com Sponsor
Are there XenForo plugins that limit what new users can do? E.g. posting polls and links. Or plugins that make account creation more challenging for bots?
 

TomBascom

Curmudgeon
I reiterate my comments about thread titles that are nothing but a URL -- instant spam. Every time ;)

If the forum software was written in 4gl I'm sure I could code something up. Sadly my skills probably don't extend to whatever XenForo is written in :(
 
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