Spam

Posted: 1/17/2020 4:24:15 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

We seem to be under a fresh onslaught by spammers. I've just deleted over 50 new suspect accounts created today and several forum posts. 

Please keep reporting anything you think is spam by clicking the "Flag as spam" link on forum posts. If you see comments that look spammy too, please feel free to send me a private message here or on Facebook. I'll do my best to stay on top of them.

Posted: 2/2/2020 8:45:36 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

It seems to have slowed down now that we took away user profiles and website links for new users. 

Posted: 3/10/2020 9:24:19 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

As of today, links in new forum posts will have the attribute rel="nofollow" added to them. This discourages searchbots from following the links as the index the web, reducing the value of the links to spammers.

Posted: 3/11/2020 2:32:15 AM
RoyP

From: Scotland

Joined: 9/27/2012

Jason, your hoodoo Voodoo magic behind the scenes to ward away spammers is much unknown but much appreciated.

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