ive noticed alot of spam recently on the forum and was wondering if you could add a capture (i think thats what there called) (the things that give you text to retype to submit a reply)
just to clean up the spam a little
That would probably ruin it for the rest of us. Besides, if you see spam, just report it, and it will be taken care of soon by our awesome moderators. I have one suggestion though: not to let new members comment on 20 or 30 posts in a row like today’s spammers did.
One of the most annoying things as a new member was writing a response that never got posted because you had to wait for someone to approve it (I’m not sure exactly how it worked, but that was my experience).
I think a post limit per hour and awesome moderators (like we already have) will eradicate this problem.
It’s been handled very quickly, though, so I don’t think anything really needs to be changed.
I must say, the mod(s) do an excellent job, but me having no life like I do, a lot of the time when I check the forums (I check the forums A LOT) there is a load of spam bringing old threads back from the dead. Its really irritating.
Sorry about that… we try to “clear” the SPAM out as soon as we find it or are notified.
I understand that there are relatively “easy ways” around the CAPTCHAs… (I won’t go into details how that information is acquired)
The best system I have seen so far is a selection of 10-15 pictures, and a Question like “Select ALL photographs of Coast scenes”, or “All photographs of Cats”. The Selection of photos being a Mix of Coast and Mountains, or Cats and Dog or Sports Cars and Mini Vans. The best thing with this “system”, is you don’t have to use “stock photos”, you can make your own Categories and Attributes… For this forum, you could have ALL Robotic Parts, with the a Question Like, “Select all Electrical Components”.