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    Anti Spam Measures

    This is a discussion on Anti Spam Measures within the Website news forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Due to a huge deluge in Spam across a huge range of forums being reported, we have added a preventative ...

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      Anti Spam Measures

      Due to a huge deluge in Spam across a huge range of forums being reported, we have added a preventative step to our registration process.

      When you register with SkyUser, we already make people confirm their email address and pass a Captcha image verification. As well as this all new members have their first 2 posts scanned through an Anti Spam database, to check for spam keywords, text, etc. However, it would appear that spammers or bots, have found a way of beating the Captcha option, and so we have now added a very simple question, whereby you would have to answer this before registration would be allowed.

      Although this captures a huge volume of spam like activities, it is not fool proof, so we would appreciate it if members who are reading our forums, report any posts that seem spam like. Once reported, an email is sent to the Admins, and the Moderators, for them to act on. If the post is deemed to be spam, we would normally move or delete this post out of the public forums.

      To report a post, please use the Report a Post icon, and then fill out a brief explanation.

      If this step fails, we will have no alternative but to block users who register with an @gmail email address. We appreciate that some of our current members maybe using an @gmail account, but the amount of work that this is causing us, is an absolute nightmare, and we will take steps to ensure that those of you already registered with an @gmail email address, are not affected.
      Last edited by NewsreadeR; 03-10-08 at 11:21 AM.

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