A Couple of Things

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A Couple of Things

Postby Ferguson Foont » Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:24 am

The proliferation of spammers joining this board has become a burden. I have banned some of the worst-violating domains, like "bigmailbox.com," but this is akin to a dog chasing its tail and I can't ban domains like yahoo.com because too many legitimate users depend on it.

The next step, something I have resisted for a long time, will be to ban all membership from the top level ".ru" (Russia) domain, because a very high percentage of these spammers originate there.

One thing I've done just this morning is to disable the ability of users to send email via this board to other members. I doubt that the spammers are aware that we had this capability, but jeesh! I've already implemented one of those little .jpg visual confirmations and the necessity of replying to a confirmation email, tightened up domain restrictions, and done everything else and still they keep coming, dozens at a time.

I really hate spammers. I mean, if I'm going to to get Cialis or Ambien I'll get a doctor's prescription first. If I need investment advice I would appreciate more money with which to take advantage of it. If I want porn I'll use good old Usenet to find it.

But none of this crap will be peddled here, at least if I have any control over it. If it were up to me I'd arrest 'em all and give 'em over to the Bushlings for extraordinary rendition.
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