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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006    Post subject: Miscellaneous Forum Admin Reply with quote

One annoying aspect of maintaining a forum is spammers. One frequent spamming ploy is to sign up for a username that one thinks will be clicked, and put a Web site URL in the user profile in order to gain traffic. Some of this can be mitigated by making it annoying for the spammer by annoying the rest of the user community with a multi-step registration process.

The display of the "newest member" is now gone so that hassle should be taken care of. The Memberlist link is now gone as well.

As a rule, if I suspect a spam entry in a Web site link for a user account, the account gets banned. I'm sure I'll be fooled many times but prescription drugs, gambling, pyramid schemes and girlie sites are good indicators of spam.
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