View Full Version : Has there been less spam, or is it just me?

05-10-2007, 01:47 PM
Anyone notice we seem to have had less spam lately? Did a Pacific phone cable accidentally get cut or something?

05-10-2007, 02:53 PM
Now that you mention it, it does seem to have died down recently.

05-10-2007, 03:01 PM
I do believe that the forum now dose not allow links to be posted until you have posted 5 times and also that funny 5 digit code must be entered for your first few posts. This is being used more and more in forums to help stop the Spam Bots from posting stuff.

05-10-2007, 03:04 PM
For about 4 months, I manually vetted new user accounts to the Mirage forums because the spam problem was getting ugly (really ugly!). I got pretty good a spotting bogus attempts (we weren't beaten once in that period.) We implemented a trick or two based on what I'd observed, and turned the automation back on ... problem solved, for now at least.