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about:spam
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:10:18 PM »
Accounts

Because of the massive abuse of this forum lately, I did a few things:

First of all, I removed like 20 spam posts and the associated accounts across all forums.
I then went over the User List (7000+ entries) and removed users according to these conditions:

- Removed Accounts older than 2018-01-01 without a single post.
- Removed accounts older than 24 hours with a website but no posts.

Result: We now have only 727 users on this forum.
About 90% of all accounts were never used or exclusively created for advertising bogus websites.

If your account was accidentally removed, you can create it again.
Be sure to make at least one valid post (topic or reply)


Spam Prevention

Whoever manages this forum (is Atheros still here?) please implement a somewhat working anti-spam mechanic.
Whatever is in place doesn't seems good enough anymore after 5 years.


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Re: about:spam
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 08:00:51 AM »
"Whoever manages this forum (is Atheros still here?) please implement a somewhat working anti-spam mechanic.
Whatever is in place doesn't seems good enough anymore after 5 years."

I agree, and not sure who runs a forum anymore.

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Re: about:spam
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 11:29:23 AM »
Noone is currently managing the forum. I would like to scrap the forum, and redirect people to reddit instead, as there are no resources for managing it. I did prepare a new server for this, just the migration requires a couple of hours as some stuff has to be edited manually due to SMF upgrade. I haven't done it as there is still work to be done, like the email server has to be setup (it shouldn't send emails from its own IP as the server is behind cloudflare). However I don't have time to manage it. Maybe if there is interest I could pay some part-time sysadmin to take care of it. I also would still need Atheros' cooperation as I don't have admin access to the forum (he just provided me archives/dumps for the migration test).