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#11
Yeah, thanks. That looked like a nightmare to deal with.
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#12
Hi everyone,  Just got on for the first time today just now and I see this.  Damn.  Anyways, we have an awesome mod team here who have been working their tails off to clean things up.  Things from a spam perspective haven't been great the last few months and have clearly gotten worse.  

We're going to take some action to try to remedy this.  

Right now it sounds like making a minimum number of posts to create a new thread is the best bet.  At quick glance it doesn't look like this is a standard feature for myBB (becoming a common theme).  I have some family commitments tonight but I'll keep looking.  

I'll also add a couple of security questions to registration to help.

The whole mod team is committed to fixing this.  Thanks for your support and hang in there.
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#13
(07-18-2017, 10:02 AM)tomh009 Wrote: MyBB allows registration security questions, which should help (spambots can decipher most captcha these days).  But asking questions like these would likely foil the bots:
- What is the largest park in downtown Kitchener?
- What was Research in Motion's most famous product?
- What city is Hespeler now part of?

https://docs.mybb.com/1.8/administration/spam/

Used all three of these great questions.  Fingers crossed this will help the problem
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#14
Awesome work, mods! Thank you for all your work to make this forum such a wonderful place!

I frequent this forum and the Canada section of SSP, and while the main reason I prefer this forum is because of it's local focus, I also greatly appreciate that the overwhelming majority of members here show greater respect and civility for one another.

Once again, thank you for all your terrific work.
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#15
(07-18-2017, 07:01 PM)Spokes Wrote:
(07-18-2017, 10:02 AM)tomh009 Wrote: MyBB allows registration security questions, which should help (spambots can decipher most captcha these days).  But asking questions like these would likely foil the bots:
- What is the largest park in downtown Kitchener?
- What was Research in Motion's most famous product?
- What city is Hespeler now part of?

https://docs.mybb.com/1.8/administration/spam/

Used all three of these great questions.  Fingers crossed this will help the problem

Thanks, glad I was able to help!  Smile
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#16
(07-18-2017, 06:52 PM)Spokes Wrote: Hi everyone,  Just got on for the first time today just now and I see this.  Damn.  Anyways, we have an awesome mod team here who have been working their tails off to clean things up.  Things from a spam perspective haven't been great the last few months and have clearly gotten worse.  

We're going to take some action to try to remedy this.  

Right now it sounds like making a minimum number of posts to create a new thread is the best bet.  At quick glance it doesn't look like this is a standard feature for myBB (becoming a common theme).  I have some family commitments tonight but I'll keep looking.  

I'll also add a couple of security questions to registration to help.

The whole mod team is committed to fixing this.  Thanks for your support and hang in there.

I definitely appreciate the work you guys put in to the forum. Having been a member of other forums in the past, WRC definitely seems to be a cut above the rest in terms of community and civility.
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#17
Yes, thanks mods... one concern....

Can someone register if they don't know the answers?  I only ask as I know we have members not from the region, and its great to have "Outside Waterloo Region" viewpoints as well.....

EDIT: Now that I think about it, I guess they can Google the answers...  move along, nothing to see here....

Coke
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#18
(07-18-2017, 06:52 PM)Spokes Wrote: Hi everyone,  Just got on for the first time today just now and I see this.  Damn.  Anyways, we have an awesome mod team here who have been working their tails off to clean things up.  Things from a spam perspective haven't been great the last few months and have clearly gotten worse.  

We're going to take some action to try to remedy this.  

Right now it sounds like making a minimum number of posts to create a new thread is the best bet.  At quick glance it doesn't look like this is a standard feature for myBB (becoming a common theme).  I have some family commitments tonight but I'll keep looking.  

I'll also add a couple of security questions to registration to help.

The whole mod team is committed to fixing this.  Thanks for your support and hang in there.

As others have said, thanks to the whole team for your hard work! I appreciate what a great job you guys do on this site everyday.
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#19
As people post thank yous, I want to do one of my own. Markster, Rangersfan and the85 have been amazing mods for this site! This past year has been insanely busy for me between work and personal life and I haven't been able to contribute as much as possible to the discussions on the site. I manage to get on daily or close to it to maintain the site, but can't post as much as I'd like. These three have been rockstars in terms of keeping things moving along and on track. Thank you!
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#20
I've now got the site set up so that you must post once before being able to create a new thread. I'm hoping this helps remedy some of the spam issues we've been having.
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