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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    Another suggestion is that an admin or a moderator has to approve new posters. At the forum I mentioned, accounts are not active when they are created and users cannot post until either I or Lucky activate them. It cut down on the spam a ton.
    This would help tremendously IMO.
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    I agree - having a real person okay a new poster would solve a lot of the issues.

    I also got the 500 error - while deleting spam/spammers.
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    Question: if I go to prune users and simply delete all the banned/notyetbannedbuttotallyspammer accounts, will this cause the information about spammy IPs to be lost? i.e. will this cause us to start at square one? Obviously, I won't do it if that is the case, but I'll go through and send all the "citizen" accounts into the "banned" section for the ones that will be causing problems.

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    I've just added an automatic ban level for someone who gets even 1 infraction, which will be all our 'shopping' friends. I am hoping this helps somewhat. I'm sorry that I don't know how to code, so all I can do is play around with the options in the admin file and hope for the best.

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    I have no idea what deleting the banned user accounts would do.

    I have however deleted all the likely spammer accounts from the citizens usergroup. And all the awaiting email confirmation people that registered prior to today

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    and now the spammer tool that has been moderating on autopilot will now prevent all posts it would have moderated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lairston View Post
    and now the spammer tool that has been moderating on autopilot will now prevent all posts it would have moderated.
    Thank you.

    Every single autopiloted post I've checked has been legit spam, so I think the filter is pretty accurate.

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    Great, Gary! Thanks a heap!

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    More errors. One said 400. Then I got the 500 error and also one saying there was a database error. All in the space of about 5 minutes of trying to reload the site.

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    Great idea, Lairston! I'm already seeing the benefit.
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