freetown fred wrote:Soooo, this is how SIMPLE one of them thar cyber attacks would be?
I could 100% prevent spam but it's not going to be a very good experience for legitimate new members.The anti spam measures I use are mostly passive but fairly effective and that starts even before they see a page at the firewall. As another example the first time zone selection is UTC 0, the default is UTC-5. The spam bots usually change the default to UTC 0 which is the first selection in the drop down list, this time zone is conveniently uninhabitable. Anyone registering with that time zone never gets past the registration page. There's the things I can do that are more aggressive like pushing new posters to the moderation queue, they would have to get X amount of approvals before they can post without moderation but that will also prevent legitimate posters from having their posts appear immediately. I'm not fond of those techniques.
Richard has a lot of work to do but that is what you get for sleeping in.
With one click I can move all their posts at once.
That's why I don't want anyone replying to spam because then I have to go and cleanup the replies which is not as easy.
FYI there is no need to report numerous posts. If one post has already been reported by you or someone else and there is others there is no need to report the rest of them.