Discussion Forum security?

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2014/02/16 12:06:25 (permalink)

Discussion Forum security?

Is the forum secure? It seems to be getting penetrated repeatedly by CCV marketers.
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    Twinwillow
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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 12:12:12 (permalink)
    I know for one, I am very concerned and most annoyed about all the insidious spamming thats appearing daily on our beloved Roadfood blog.
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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 12:45:15 (permalink)
    Me too. As I suggested in another thread, I think the first step would be not to allow new posters to create their own thread until they have, say, 25 posts. That's enough time to see if they are legit or not.
    post edited by EdSails - 2014/02/16 15:30:14
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    ann peeples
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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 13:23:12 (permalink)
    Agree, my friends.
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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 13:34:36 (permalink)
    EdSails

    Me too. As I suggested in another forum, I think the first step would be not to allow new posters to create their own thread until they have, say, 25 posts. That's enough time to see if they are legit or not.
     
     
    I don't think that's good enough . We already have plenty of spam posters who are well past 25 posts. Most seem to have a pre-occupation with the soup  and chicken forum
    see my comments below which was quoted from a different thread
     
    Interestlingly enough, mcaffee virus protection now warns me that Roadfood is a suspect website- who knew? 
      
    Since we haven't had any new legitimate members in years I suggest that when new members sign up, there should be a tab requiring a paragraph about why you want to join. I bet this would alleviate all the spam 
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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 14:14:43 (permalink)
    Mosca

    Is the forum secure? It seems to be getting penetrated repeatedly by CCV marketers.

    I check the forum many times a day and I usually catch them in a short.  I ban them, their ISP and all their post.
     
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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 15:28:22 (permalink)
    Does the ASPPlayground forum software allow you to restrict the registering process? Just requiring an email response from the registrant's address, to complete the registration process, might help. I know that you probably don't want to subject every registration request to admin review.
     
    I believe that you can also download a file(s) with userids, email addresses and IP addresses of known spammers. With some work, you could preload your ban-filters.
    See http://www.stopforumspam.com/.
     
    Just saying.
     
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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 15:31:50 (permalink)
    wanderingjew
     
    Since we haven't had any new legitimate members in years I suggest that when new members sign up, there should be a tab requiring a paragraph about why you want to join. I bet this would alleviate all the spam 

     
    It certainly sounds like a good idea to me.
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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 15:33:37 (permalink)
    Sundancer7

    Mosca

    Is the forum secure? It seems to be getting penetrated repeatedly by CCV marketers.

    I check the forum many times a day and I usually catch them in a short.  I ban them, their ISP and all their post.

    Paul E. Smith
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    I think the problem is that there are so many doing it now that you must be inundated. I applaud your diligence but hope the forum will come up with a way to help you out on it.
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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 19:50:35 (permalink)
    From what I understand, IP addresses from certain problem countries can be blocked entirely.  But, that would mean that the legitimate RF aficionado in Bangladesh, looking for regionally appropriate food in Burma, would have to suffer.
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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 19:54:18 (permalink)
    That would be a terrible thing to do to a culinarily curious Bangladeshi.
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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 20:24:47 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    That would be a terrible thing to do to a culinarily curious Bangladeshi.

     

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    Re:Discussion Forum security? 2014/02/16 21:36:45 (permalink)
    joerogo

    From what I understand, IP addresses from certain problem countries can be blocked entirely.  But, that would mean that the legitimate RF aficionado in Bangladesh, looking for regionally appropriate food in Burma, would have to suffer.

    SO??????????????????
     
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