Anti-spam policy (one user banned)

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Anti-spam policy (one user banned)

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I have just found a new user on this forum that posted nonsense replies to five random discussions, apparently with the sole purpose of promoting certain casino-related website addresses. This is spam and is not tolerated. As a consequence, this user and all his posts have now been deleted.

Let me take this opportunity to clearly state that such spam attempts will not be tolerated, and violations will be deleted without notice.

Rule of thumb (non-legal wording):
Act like a normal person, and you will be treated like one.
Act like a spammer, and you will be treated like one.
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Post by ivanw »

Right :!: +1 , hunt is on :twisted:

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Post by Rqyteqto »

Death to Spam!

Where permitted, worse for the spammer.
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Post by TorbenGB »

Thanks for your support fellas. The thing with spam is that it
a) wastes so much time spent on cleaning and blocking;
b) can't be reliably blocked without unreasonable trouble for the honest people.
For Christmas this year I wish for a world without spam and without spammers. :(

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Post by trogdorix »

but spam is so tasty!

Canned meat for all!

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Post by Msquared »

trogdorix wrote:but spam is so tasty!

Canned meat for all!
I remember reading somewhere that "spam" could be an acronym for Slime Posing As Meat. 8)

But more ontopic: perhaps judicious use of Captcha on registration and on posting could reduce the likelihood that a spammer would get in here in the first place?

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Post by TorbenGB »

Msquared wrote:use of Captcha on registration and on posting could reduce the likelihood that a spammer would get in here in the first place?
I've just upgraded the forum software to the newest version because it includes captcha, but even so it's just a matter of the spammers being obnoxious enough :-/

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