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Reply #9 - 11/21/15 at 12:49:54
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And now spammer Littlebeauty.
  
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Reply #8 - 11/18/15 at 02:50:49
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Sorry, I don't mean to be a spammer
  
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Reply #7 - 11/17/15 at 23:16:05
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See also 'NegiRefutes' by the looks of it.
  
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Reply #6 - 11/15/15 at 18:05:56
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 11/15/15 at 12:10:09:
As soon as I got home and put my computer on I saw his posts and deleted him/them.


I saw that, appreciated. These spammers seem to be getting more sophisticated, at least this one. Some of his posts were just general "oh this is interesting" which I cant see how anybody could detect.

Then others were "oh this is interesting" followed by insert external link to god knows what.
  
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Reply #5 - 11/15/15 at 12:10:09
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Keano wrote on 11/14/15 at 10:50:27:
Please delete new spammer Chrisatorain


Bibs wrote on 11/13/15 at 01:34:20:
they get wiped out quickly


As soon as I got home and put my computer on I saw his posts and deleted him/them.
  
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Reply #4 - 11/14/15 at 10:50:27
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Please delete new spammer Chrisatorain
  
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Reply #3 - 11/13/15 at 01:34:20
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I think it is okay as it is.
Some crop up, and they get wiped out quickly.
Suggest: leave as.
  
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Reply #2 - 11/12/15 at 10:40:53
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Smyslov_Fan wrote on 11/11/15 at 15:39:19:
I have seen a recent rise in complaints about spammers. I'm not sure we actually have more spammers than in the past, but there seems to be a perception that the site's anti-spam system isn't working well enough.


I can make it more difficult to start a new account, but at some point it becomes dissuasive for non-spammers too, and that's a shame. I think we've all been to sites where we gave up at some point because it was too much hassle getting an account, and I really don't want to put people off becoming useful members.
  
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Reply #1 - 11/11/15 at 20:49:03
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As spammers probably follow the L-distribution one should wait before acting.
  

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Hi,

I have seen a recent rise in complaints about spammers. I'm not sure we actually have more spammers than in the past, but there seems to be a perception that the site's anti-spam system isn't working well enough.

Currently, we have a spam filter and any new member must make at least five posts before they can start a new topic. Moderators will usually step in and delete any spam that gets through within 24 hours of it being posted.

My questions are:

Is this enough?

How can this be improved without deterring legitimate new members?
  
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