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    How can we stop spam on FG forum?

    When I signed in this morning, 6 of 11 new posts were spam. It's been getting worse recently. Can anything be done about it in an automated sense, or do they have to be removed manually? It's so invasive to see junk tainting this really cool forum.

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    There's plenty of solutions if you look for forum spam on google. 5 second minimum message typing limit sounded nice. If the message was written in less than 5 secs, pressing submit would act like pressing preview. Bots think the message is sent as they "pressed submit", but regular users just see a preview and can resubmit the post.

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    I too, think that the Dev's need to do something about the growing number of automated or posts in bad taste. The spams about none forum topics don't bother me. I can explain to my son what weight loss meds are, but comments about private parts or other conduct is uncalled for. There are plenty of forums that cater to those perverts. Why do they have to trash our site? I would like to see some kind of censorship on message content. I think this would as limit harsh language in replies to other bashings I have seen in the past.

    And thats my 2 coppers.
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    And Two Coppers More

    Let me add my voice to this plea. The Commons has become a dumping place for this junk , so I usually skip checking for new threads here . . . The title of this thread caught my eye during one of my infrequent checks to see if the junk was still flowing in. It is--and at an increasing rate, it seems.
    Sed quid custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yenooc
    Let me add my voice to this plea. The Commons has become a dumping place for this junk , so I usually skip checking for new threads here . . . The title of this thread caught my eye during one of my infrequent checks to see if the junk was still flowing in. It is--and at an increasing rate, it seems.
    is there a reason your font has to be larger and bolded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavecutter
    is there a reason your font has to be larger and bolded?
    What does it matter how bold or how big his font is?
    This is a discussion about spam on our forum and not the type of font anyone uses.
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    The spam situation has worsened quite a bit during the past few days and we'll make up something to counter it. In the meanwhile, we'll just take those messages off the boards.

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    Thanks Ged. It already looks better. As for the bold/font issue, let's not spam up the anti-spam thread Although Wraith did make me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavecutter
    is there a reason your font has to be larger and bolded?
    No reason other than it is just a little quirk of mine. I try to use the same user name, signature quotation, font, icon, etc. on all the forums in which I participate. Of course, if a forum doesn't offer it, or if it requires computer skill above kindergarten level, I just go with whatever I find.
    Sed quid custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Thanks to all the Devs the forum does look a lot better.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ged
    The spam situation has worsened quite a bit during the past few days and we'll make up something to counter it. In the meanwhile, we'll just take those messages off the boards.
    See you around the table.

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