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Otto Vondrak
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RAILROAD.NET... now spam free?

Post by Otto Vondrak »

Hey, I didn't get one spam report today... and I haven't seen any rougue messages show up anywhere... I think Mike's fix did the trick for now. Anyone else have anything to report on the spam front?

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Post by David Benton »

Grat news , thanks for the effort by all .
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Post by Noel Weaver »

Otto and Mike, I hope you are able to keep it this way, you got my
support. Good Luck.
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Post by Otto Vondrak »

Thanks, we're always trying hard to make sure everyone has the best possible experience here.

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Post by GOLDEN-ARM »

Thanks Mike, and Otto. Notice you had no PM's from me today. I believe you guys nailed it. Kudos (again) to the staff at this great site........... :-D

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Post by Wisconsin Railfan »

Good work all!.. Thanks for eliminating the pests
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Post by John_Perkowski »

So far, nothing. Of course, the attacker always has the advantage of initiative and timing. I'll stay ready.

By the way, thank you for the help on the other issue yesterday as well!
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Post by stilson4283 »

Looks like you can once again promote RR.net to the random people you meet railfanning/Model RR club/Train show/etc.

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A little early yet...

Post by Aa3rt »

Otto, and all,

I've been checking in repeatedly for the last two days. It looks like the most recent "house cleaning" has deleted a lot of offending posts and I haven't seen any of those odd user names that usually indicate a spam post.

I think its a little early to declare victory but things appear hopeful.
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Post by Engineer James »

All clear as a bell. Haven't seen one. What was Mike's trick?

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Post by pablo »

We don't ask questions like that because it may help spammers circumvent the process.

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Post by Mike Roque »

The technology we're using to stop the spambots is out there...if you're really interested, take a look at phpBB.com, and read their forums.

The spambots will get smarter eventually, but the game we're in here is keeping our CAPTCHA technology ahead of their anti-CAPTCHA technology.
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No, that's not a typo...

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Allow me to Remarkque that All's Quiet on the Western Front.


At least for now.

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Post by Komachi »

BTW,

Allow me to also express gratitude to both Otto and Mike, as well as my fellow moderators for their efforts to combat the recent spam situation. I would also like to thank the various other members who alerted me to spam in my forums while I was not around. A great show of teamwork that paid off.

But seriously, Mike, good job and let's hope this lasts a good, long while.



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Post by umtrr-author »

Great work guys!

And thanks for the link to CAPTCHA... interesting reading.
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