Spam and community

Han Held

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Hi, Cris. The community sub forum seems to be a favorite target of spammers -though maybe I only notice it there.

Do you think it would be possible to up the number of posts (maybe 10 or 20) needed to unlock the community forum? I'm probably just being a wuss; but the idea of some spammer coming in where we share personal stuff bothers me deeply.

Thanks either way! :flower:
 

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Excellent idea
 

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But but the great thing about it is, since the subforum is invisible to everyone unless they're logged into the site, their scuzzy little efforts to attract the attention of search engines is an absolute waste of time. Sometimes I think we should leave spam posted there and use the threads for goof posting, mocking and lolcats.
 

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Most of the spam I have to deal with at night are for Keto, but there's also a lot for testosterone boosters for guys with ED - a funny thing to be spamming on a female-dominated forum. It shows they're not actually reading any of our posts. Like Cris said, they register, drop their turds, and leave. I'm pretty sure there's not even a human behind these spam bots.
 
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I think they spam mainly to be caught by one of the google bots that crawl trough websites, in the hope to get a better ranking in google.
They don't care if we read it , as long as there is a chance google does its job before the spam hunter does.