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by Florian Cortese
November 19, 2013 - 6:17am

Is it me but the two recent posts on the forum have nothing to do with Aperture.  One is about Acne treatment and another is almost unreadable with gibberish.  Is this a flaw in the posting system??

Florian Cortese
www.fotosbyflorian.com

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by PhotoJoseph
November 19, 2013 - 10:03pm

Unfortunately something about the new site is attracting spammers like flies to rotten cheese. We have already done a few things and can use your help. 

  • We implemented a “this is spam” button. Only two people have to hit it to unpublished the message. So if you see spam… click it!
  • we changed the front page forum posts to only show most active, meaning posts with at least five comments.
  • we are blocking users and IP addresses as we see them but this is a crappy way to block spammers. 

We may have to take more drastic steps which would be very unfortunate. Wish us luck. And help by marking spam as spam. 

@PhotoJoseph
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by Walter Rowe
November 22, 2013 - 3:58am

Joseph,

There is a Drupal module called Mollom that might help you with the spam issue. The site also needs a good CAPTCHA module that will trip up auto-signup bots used by spammers.

Walter

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