[sword-devel] Forum spam
greg.hellings at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 11:18:25 MST 2011
There are services that can be purchased that do this especially
targeting forum/blog posts and comments and the like. I don't know if
there are free ones or if those places offer free services on top of
their for-profit ones. But if a person really is doing the work by
hand, then there is not really any way to automatically catch them,
On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Trevor Jenkins
<trevor.jenkins at suneidesis.com> wrote:
> Is there something like SpamAssassin's bayesian filter feature that could be utilised in the forum to idenify spam posts? If not SA then maybe one of the equivalent tools could be substituted.
> Regards, Trevor.
> <>< Re: deemed!
> Sent from my iPad
> On 26 Sep 2011, at 18:56, Manfred Bergmann <manfred.bergmann at me.com> wrote:
>> There is a lot of spam in the forum as well.
>> I have to constantly remove spam posts and delete user accounts, almost every day.
>> It got a little better at first when users were forced to register with unequal fore- and surname.
>> I'm not exactly sure how to prevent users from registering as it seems they are real humans.
>> The email addresses could be validated as below but mostly they seem valid and I'm not sure this would help very much.
>> Any ideas?
>> Am 26.09.2011 um 16:45 schrieb DM Smith:
>>> Lately we've had a bunch of bogus accounts created. In response, I have added the following:
>>> 1) Every account requires email verification before the user is allowed to edit a page.
>>> 2) The supplied email address checked:
>>> a) it is compared to known abusive patterns
>>> b) checked that it is valid email according to RFC 3696
>>> c) the domain is checked that it has a DNS entry.
>>> Also, I have deleted accounts that I have deemed as bogus. And I have blocked accounts whose names I don't think is appropriate. At times I block and then delete, giving me a record of why the account was deleted.
>>> I'm also deleting any accounts older than a month that are not do not have a validated email. I don't know if the hotmail.com, live.com, msn.com, ... problem has been resolved, so I am leaving those for now.
>>> I'm planning to delete never used accounts that are at least a few months old. I'll probably do this several times a year.
>>> Please let me know if this poses/causes any problems.
>>> In Him,
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