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The amount of spam on this forum :(( - Smultie - 14th Jan, 2016 06:32 PM

Subject says it all, I think!

There are a lot of spamtopics on this forum.
Actually, I've never encountered a forum with this many spam topics.

Can't we/you install a spam-blocking script or something on this forum?


RE: The amount of spam on this forum :(( - f1vefour - 15th Jan, 2016 09:25 PM

Part of being a mod is handling the spammers unfortunately.

These aren't bots from my experience so a script wouldn't help.


RE: The amount of spam on this forum :(( - rikardo1979 - 17th Jan, 2016 08:27 AM

so much spam? you are probably not using or seen many forums m8. there are some where spam threads/messages appears every minute.
Here you have few in months. Actually you have done clear up on two, in whole...
Activity on this forum = dead quiet


RE: The amount of spam on this forum :(( - Rickt1962 - 27th Nov, 2016 09:55 AM

Its seems as a new member I don not have privileges to open a thread Sad
Also yes when coming to the =http://forum.xbian.org/ I get a lot of spam pop ups hitting me


RE: The amount of spam on this forum :(( - rikardo1979 - 27th Nov, 2016 05:16 PM

(27th Nov, 2016 09:55 AM)Rickt1962 Wrote:  Its seems as a new member I don not have privileges to open a thread Sad
Also yes when coming to the =http://forum.xbian.org/ I get a lot of spam pop ups hitting me
true,you do not have privilege to open new threads as a new member. You need to make at least 5 replies to unlock full account.
This is one of the ways how to stop spamming appears on site.

Regarding those pop-up we are working on it,but those are just ads.


Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk


RE: The amount of spam on this forum :(( - Rickt1962 - 29th Nov, 2016 06:55 AM

(27th Nov, 2016 05:16 PM)rikardo1979 Wrote:  
(27th Nov, 2016 09:55 AM)Rickt1962 Wrote:  Its seems as a new member I don not have privileges to open a thread Sad
Also yes when coming to the =http://forum.xbian.org/ I get a lot of spam pop ups hitting me
true,you do not have privilege to open new threads as a new member. You need to make at least 5 replies to unlock full account.
This is one of the ways how to stop spamming appears on site.

Regarding those pop-up we are working on it,but those are just ads.


Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk

I know ads help pay for the site....But last week when coming here the ads would take over the browser demanding to scan fix my PC !! That's not a normal ad


RE: The amount of spam on this forum :(( - rikardo1979 - 29th Nov, 2016 06:50 PM

(29th Nov, 2016 06:55 AM)Rickt1962 Wrote:  
(27th Nov, 2016 05:16 PM)rikardo1979 Wrote:  
(27th Nov, 2016 09:55 AM)Rickt1962 Wrote:  Its seems as a new member I don not have privileges to open a thread Sad
Also yes when coming to the =http://forum.xbian.org/ I get a lot of spam pop ups hitting me
true,you do not have privilege to open new threads as a new member. You need to make at least 5 replies to unlock full account.
This is one of the ways how to stop spamming appears on site.

Regarding those pop-up we are working on it,but those are just ads.


Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk

I know ads help pay for the site....But last week when coming here the ads would take over the browser demanding to scan fix my PC !! That's not a normal ad

yes, there was this problem and it was reported by multiple users. This was taken care of


RE: The amount of spam on this forum :(( - aidalgol - 6th Jul, 2018 06:32 PM

(27th Nov, 2016 05:16 PM)rikardo1979 Wrote:  
(27th Nov, 2016 09:55 AM)Rickt1962 Wrote:  Its seems as a new member I don not have privileges to open a thread Sad
Also yes when coming to the =http://forum.xbian.org/ I get a lot of spam pop ups hitting me
true,you do not have privilege to open new threads as a new member. You need to make at least 5 replies to unlock full account.
This is one of the ways how to stop spamming appears on site.

Could we please have some soft of introductions thread or something for new users to post to before they are allowed to post? I don't have anything useful to contribute to any existing thread, but I need to ask a support question, and I can't. Or what about throttling the rate of creating new threads to one a day instead of outright blocking thread creation for new accounts?


RE: The amount of spam on this forum :(( - f1vefour - 8th Jul, 2018 11:28 AM

(6th Jul, 2018 06:32 PM)aidalgol Wrote:  I don't have anything useful to contribute to any existing thread, but I need to ask a support question, and I can't. Or what about throttling the rate of creating new threads to one a day instead of outright blocking thread creation for new accounts?

You can't create a new thread is what you mean?


RE: The amount of spam on this forum :(( - Nachteule - 9th Jul, 2018 07:44 AM

(8th Jul, 2018 11:28 AM)f1vefour Wrote:  
(6th Jul, 2018 06:32 PM)aidalgol Wrote:  I don't have anything useful to contribute to any existing thread, but I need to ask a support question, and I can't. Or what about throttling the rate of creating new threads to one a day instead of outright blocking thread creation for new accounts?

You can't create a new thread is what you mean?

FYI: new registered user are not allowed to create new threads


The amount of spam on this forum :(( - f1vefour - 10th Jul, 2018 03:45 AM

I couldn't understand, I get it now. They should be able to start a new thread in one forum, an "Introduction" thread. Two posts there and then creation possible.

My 2¢


RE: The amount of spam on this forum :(( - aidalgol - 12th Jul, 2018 08:14 PM

(10th Jul, 2018 03:45 AM)f1vefour Wrote:  I couldn't understand, I get it now. They should be able to start a new thread in one forum, an "Introduction" thread. Two posts there and then creation possible.

My 2¢

Yeah, something like that is what I was suggesting.