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  1. #1
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    Suggestion to combat spam bots

    After a certain amount of reports on a post within a given time period (Max 1 day I would say, probably shorter to prevent abuse), automatically soft-delete it. If that post is the first is the op of the topic, than soft-delete the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokerking98 View Post
    After a certain amount of reports on a post within a given time period (Max 1 day I would say, probably shorter to prevent abuse), automatically soft-delete it. If that post is the first is the op of the topic, than soft-delete the topic.
    .. This could be easily abused.. Although you mentioned that if it was the first post of the OP, People could make a group/new accounts designed to report any new members post. So then it looks like new members aren't posting and the site isn't getting any interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pain View Post
    .. This could be easily abused.. Although you mentioned that if it was the first post of the OP, People could make a group/new accounts designed to report any new members post. So then it looks like new members aren't posting and the site isn't getting any interest.
    Shouldnt be too hard to add protections against (ie a 5-10 post count requirement.)

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    My suggestions:

    -Disable more than 5 links per post.
    -promote Mehfailz x3 to Lifetime-VIP for free
    -Only allow english language

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    We've implemented a question upon registration. One that requires human thinking, such as (what planet are you on?). So far, no spam bots.

    Also, I figured out we were only being spammed by a couple bots, since they all had the same IP. I suggested an IP ban, and then Sobo did. So I'm not sure if it ever happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehfailz x3 View Post
    My suggestions:

    -Disable more than 5 links per post.
    -promote LastPoeSeller to Lifetime-VIP for free
    -Only allow english language
    I agree.
    Last edited by LastPoeSeller; 02-10-2012 at 10:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehfailz x3 View Post
    My suggestions:

    -Disable more than 5 links per post.
    -promote Mehfailz x3 and Y0MANNN to Lifetime-VIP for free
    -Only allow english language
    Had to make few changes, but I also agree now =)b But getting back, why 5 links? What if it's a spam bot and they only use 1 link?
    Retired.


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