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    That UK guy is unreal, Seems like an aweful lot of trouble to be made to look like a jerk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsfarrell View Post
    I suspect the new owners are aware of these things, but here's some stuff I do on vBulletin forums to keep them clean:

    1. Spam-O-Matic
    2. Install plugin that requires x number of posts (I use 5) before people can post URL's.
    3. Ask an unusual question on registration (instead of captcha), like "Type the word g y u t o without spaces."
    4. Make one of the registration fields (Location, for example) required.

    1 and 2 slow down the humans, and 3 and 4 stop the bots.
    We do have Spam-O-Matic in place, and we do have an odd question. I will take it further if the spam doesn't slow.

    The entire network and everyone I know who is on forums is having an issue right now. It's like the spammers are gearing up for spring.

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    I have noticed an increase on several other forums I am a member of.
    Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. Now go away you silly man or I shall taunt you a second time!

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    I don't know what "UK kitchen......" person you're all refering to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkern View Post
    I don't know what "UK kitchen......" person you're all refering to.
    You can't say their name are they will appear...or is it you can't say it three times? I'm not sure, best to just not say it
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejd53 View Post
    I have noticed an increase on several other forums I am a member of.
    Everyone I know online is complaining about it right now. Typically it's bad before holidays, but it seems this spring they are super active.

    Global warming perhaps?

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    Saw where he popped up again during dinnertime on Friday...must be a way to get back at them...
    one man gathers what another man spills...

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    In that case, I'm going to regard myself lucky not to see crap knife spam for said UK person..

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    Our latest adjustments seem to have helped with this particular spammer. The spam arms race will no doubt continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacats View Post
    Saw where he popped up again during dinnertime on Friday...must be a way to get back at them...
    +1

    I want to ruin them, not just stop them from posting here.

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