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Dang Tony,

What's up with the ridiculous amount of spam recently?
I know it's obnoxious, but anyway to add a CAPTCHA system of some sort until you get the whole site updated this year?

Anything we can do to help keep the spam minimized?

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Hi Deuce, Yeah it's really

Hi Deuce,
Yeah it's really increased a lot lately.
There's captcha on the registration form.
Unfortunately the captch on the posting form wont stop these guy's as they seem to be manually doing filling it out.
I will upgrade mollom and re-enable it to see if it works better now.

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Mollom

Ok, mollom is in place let's see how it goes.

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Awesome. Let's hope this

Awesome. Let's hope this works out!!

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Reading Molloms home page

Reading Molloms home page suggests cheap watches that it checks content? rollex watches I wonder? Will it scan and recognize this post for the rubbish it really is if not my excellent range of geniune rollex copies should interest you all please see my offers cheapest rollex

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Excellent stuff, when I

Excellent stuff, when I previewed the above post I received a message informing me that this post failed the spam filter and if genuine would I fill out the captcha.

being as I'm human (just!) I did though! if I were a bot then I should have been thwarted

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Cool, now we just have to

Cool, now we just have to block that cyborg Hugo for spamming about watches Wink

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Mollom seems to be working

Mollom seems to be working very well.
No spam since I turned it back on.
I'll be able to cut back on staff ( smiley for rubbing hands together greedily ) :thumbsup:

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Ya, it's been nice. I know

Ya, it's been nice.
I know Stomme Poes is having issues, but then again, she's a lawl cat }:)

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I just got caught on this,

I just got caught on this, with a link to PIE and one to a cssc thread:

Quote:

Razer, I believe you're getting padding and margin mixed up. If a left float has left margin, and abuts its container's left edge (or the reverse), IE6 will double the margin. See Double float margin bug. Setting the float element to {display: inline;} will fix it with no side effects.

The suggestion to globally reset all margins and padding to zero is redundant make work with no redeeming social value. You still have to set the desired margin, and IE6 will still double it, if you didn't apply the fix.

Those captchas are total PITAs.

Is there any way to white list forum members with some arbitrary post count? Every one of the spammers I caught had post counts under five. A good-to-go number of ten or twenty, or even a hundred posts would save the real members a bit of frustration. You could put Hugo back on the payroll (he needs something to take up his free time anyway Tongue) to handle those jerks willing to make enough empty posts to get their links by our 'bot.

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Unfortunately the permission

Unfortunately the permission system is role based and we really only have moderators and authenticated users.
So for now moderators will be able to post without checks.
I'll have to look into other options during the site upgrade.

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It seems that Mollum can

It seems that Mollum can sense intuitively those that are just desperate to spam given half the chance, I haven't had any problems with it Tongue

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Mollom is like a night club

Mollom is like a night club bouncer, it sees you with your weapon in hand and thinks, I'm not messing with that guy, come on in.
I haven't had any trouble either so Mr Mollom must think I look too young to cause trouble.
For Gary he thinks I'm not letting that dirty old fellow in with his rock.
I reckon a avatar of a pretty young girl smiling would be able to slip something past no trouble Wink

Well it's just about time for this young one to go off to bed.

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It might help if that Gary

It might help if that Gary fella could construct a meaningful sentence in English

"redundant make work with no redeeming social value"

No wonder Mollom bounced him out. Write the proper in English words of Grammar does sense make please.

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One way I've heard of bots

One way I've heard of bots getting around a service like mollom, is to crawl the forum and grab a previous post, and then insert their links subtly in the body.

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Hugo wrote:It might help if

Hugo wrote:

It might help if that Gary fella could construct a meaningful sentence in English

"redundant make work with no redeeming social value"

No wonder Mollom bounced him out. Write the proper in English words of Grammar does sense make please.

I figured that might be it. However, within the sentence, it is perfectly grammatical. Smile

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Funny enough. The only time

Funny enough. The only time Mollum bounces me is when I link to Gary's enclose your floats example page.

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yeah well a spam link if

yeah well a spam link if ever I heard of one. Mollom has clearly seen the link one too many times and decided to make a judgement, it probably read the page and retreated in haste at the odd grammar it encountered, making a mental note to flag the link has highly dubious Laughing out loud

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I mean, I can't say I blame

I mean, I can't say I blame Mollom.
I would link to another posting about the same topic if I didn't think that Gary's feelings would be hurt. }:)

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I see it as a classic tale

I see it as a classic tale of Icarus really Tongue

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Having fun, are we?

Having fun, are we? Tongue

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Yep pretty much A necessary

Yep pretty much Smile A necessary diversion from the job at hand - layouts can get so tedious, done them been there need something more interesting

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testing

Just spamming I mean testing spam ham
Test testity testity test
Test testity testity test
Test testity testity test

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more spam maybe this will get caught

Yes that one got caught,

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Testing by Tony

Test testity testtityy test
Test testity testtityy test
Test testity testtityy test

I'm no expert, but I fake one on teh Internets

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blooming identity crisis on

blooming identity crisis on this forum.

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Stomme poes has been having

Stomme poes has been having some issues with mollom and asked me to check it out.
It seems that if you spam all your posts will be blocked for a limited time.

So don't do any more spam testing Wink

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Thing is, I'm still trying

Thing is, I'm still trying to figure out what made the thing think the original posts were spam in the first place.

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So you are Poes then as I

So you are Poes then as I thought. The all caps user name is really irritating Smile

Don't use texty speak avoid the 'teh' and the like (just suggestions?) Mollom examines the text body and makes a determination based on user notifications returned to their site they compare many posts that have been flagged to them as spam and use these as markers to check against, or at least that's how it appears

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Jeepers! It let me through!

Jeepers! It let me through! Tongue

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Has it been giving problems?

Has it been giving problems?

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No, I haven't been here for

No, I haven't been here for a day or two (shame I know, I'll do better) and found this and thought Gah! I've missed all the fun again! So I posted to see if Mollon recognised a friendly face Smile And it does!

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Hugo wrote:The all caps user

Hugo wrote:

The all caps user name is really irritating

I know, isn't it great? I couldn't fit ICANHAZCHEEZBURGERLAWLZ so I used this. Though "stupid cat 2" was also an option.

Since I put up with an almost total lack of punctuation from certain members of various forums (ahem), and believe that WHAT they are saying is the most important, despite their littering of their posts with ugly yellow smileys (some of which are, good lord, throwing up?!??!), then I believe there's nothing wrong with a little LOLsp33k either. Not that I've ever seen I can haz cheezburger fer teh kitteh in real spam before.

In any case, when Mollum starts blocking the political dissent and the minority religious views, we'll have to be like the Chinese, and start using farmer profanity to get past the filters. Grass Mud Horses! Mollom is EGGS!

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Who doesnt punctuate their

Who doesnt punctuate their posts I find all those dots and squiggly ticks and stuff an annoyance and hold to the legal technique where they are not used in case they infer meaning that wasnt intended see no punctuation stuff and all is well with the world

Translation (maybe):

Who doesn't punctuate their posts? I find all those dots, squiggly ticks, and stuff an annoyance. [I] hold to the legal technique where [in which] they are not used, in case they infer [should imply] meaning that wasn't intended. See no punctuation stuff, and all is well with the world.

//editor's note: Babelfish just couldn't hack it. --gt

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It seems to me if you link

It seems to me if you link to just about anything Mollom says it's spam.
Anyway to white list links like validator?

EDIT: even linking to THIS site is considered spam...

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Cripes the grammar stazis

Cripes the grammar stazis have been at work. Hmm... actually thinking about it perhaps if they wouldn't mind scanning my future posts and just cleaning things up where required I would be very much obliged Smile

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The gods help those who help

The gods help those who help themselves.

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God only asked for a little

God only asked for a little help! These deities are so supercilious Sad

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Quote:The gods help those

Quote:

The gods help those who help themselves.

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ROFL!! See, you don't sit on top of that mountain for nothing....or is it the world? Even though Mr Tony called it a "rock" Gasp!

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Where do I send my money!

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L0LKTHXBYE wrote:I couldn't

L0LKTHXBYE wrote:

I couldn't fit ICANHAZCHEEZBURGERLAWLZ so I used this.

I still love that site. Always cheers me up no matter what sort of mood I'm in Smile

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FAIL

I just found a new one the other day... 'shipmentoffail.com' and it's brilliant Smile Give it a whirl...

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