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Lots of spam currently

Discussion in 'Technical News and Help' started by Import Expert, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Import Expert

    Import Expert

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    Hi Folks,

    There seems to be loads of spam posts in the forums at the moment - See below examples - Can anything be done to automatically filter these out?

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  2. Import Expert

    Import Expert

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  3. Erik

    Erik

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    Hello Darren,

    Thanks for that. It seems it's that time of the year again. We usually get a lot more spam messages during the last few weeks of the year, although this time, I think they found new fake domains that they could use to spam multiple forum platforms.

    As a temporary solution, I put everything in these affected sections under moderation so that we can filter them out before being posted. I'm afraid this will worsen over the next few weeks so better to block them firsthand.

    Thanks!
  4. Jed

    Jed

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    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang just came on to 25 messages for moderation.

    @Erik I might of suggested this before I can't quite remember, but is there a way to block a thread being made if it has a URL in the title or a set piece of text such as "http"? This problem could be eradicated almost entirely by doing this.
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