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Spam levels

Spam levels have gone through the roof lately. Have we changed something? Or should we change something?

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ThomasRushton avatar image ThomasRushton ♦♦ commented ·

comments, too, not just posts...

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DaveC answered

I think the only thing that has changed apart from me having less time to check in for the past week or so.

I've turned on Recaptcha for new and low-ranking users. Hopefully no one who's been here a while should ever see it, but newbies will need to fill it out to post and sign up. I suspect a lot of the spam is fairly manual, but it might annoy them at minimum.

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DaveC avatar image DaveC ♦♦ commented ·

And I just got it for submitting that, so it works, apart from that bit that stops me seeing it. Oh well.

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Kev Riley avatar image Kev Riley ♦♦ commented ·

Thanks @DaveC

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Kev Riley avatar image Kev Riley ♦♦ commented ·

Can we add certain words to send posts to moderation? Such as 'keto'

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DaveC avatar image DaveC ♦♦ Kev Riley ♦♦ commented ·

Yep, I've added keto, diet, and protein to the filter, they'll go straight to moderation. Have you seen any other frequent ones recently?

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Is there any way of getting a filter on the subject line so it rejects / sends to moderation post with a subject that's a URL?

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DaveC avatar image DaveC ♦♦ commented ·

Not currently, no. I could add http to the filters but it applies to subject lines and body text equally.

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