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Spam control

Postby Juan Artigas » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:46 pm

Spam control has become a highly time consuming nightmare for the site administrators, in order to keep it simpler, the system deletes user accounts that have registered with 30 days of anticipation but have never posted at least one message. So please, if you are registered and don't want your account deleted, post at least once. When a moderator approves your post, your account wont be anymore subject to deletion. Thanks for your understanding.

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**** Please post a message somewhere in the forum, but not on this thread. Once we've determined that you are not a spammer, you will be removed from the new users group. This will allow you to post normally and to have access to private messaging.

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Re: Spam control

Postby BryanDavis » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:01 pm

Hi, does anyone have or know where I can get a few/group of Sexfasciatus? I am also trying to get signed up on this site. Thanks -----Bryan
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Re: Spam control

Postby Lisachromis » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:52 pm

Welcome to the forum!

You're approved on the site, but you may want to post your request in the appropriate section below. Just remember that you should deal with your trades/sales in private messages.
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Re: Spam control

Postby brack » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:37 pm

I would like to apologize for sending the same thread about red zebra bloat twice. I sent it firstly from tapatalk and it didnt show the message about admin verification, then I sent it from PC. So, please do not consider it to be spam. Thank you
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Re: Spam control

Postby Lisachromis » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:39 pm

Not a problem. Just one of the many issues that crop up from dealing with spammers. :)
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Re: Spam control

Postby unblinded » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:53 pm

Am I supposed to send a reply to this post to be able to post on other topics?
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Re: Spam control

Postby Lisachromis » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:47 am

Not really. You can reply to the posts, they just won't be seen until a moderator allows the posts. It's the only way we can really make sure you're 'fish guy' and not a spammer. Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Spam control

Postby CGILucidDreams » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:48 am

I have tried to post, but it says that my posts must be revised first. My posts never appeared online.
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Re: Spam control

Postby Lisachromis » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:41 am

To stop spammers, we need a few posts from people to make sure they are really fish people and then we remove the restrictions and let you post like crazy. I've moved your other post to here - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14041
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Re: Spam control

Postby bitsnpcs » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:53 am

Hello,

you can also edit the htaccess file on your webhost to ban access from the originator of spam.

regards

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Re: Spam control

Postby Juan Artigas » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:49 am

We would have to ban half the world subnets
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Re: Spam control

Postby bitsnpcs » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:27 pm

There are this many individual spammers causing problems on the site from so many countries ?

Would only accepting an isp based email address for the verify link to be sent to during the registration process be workable ?
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Re: Spam control

Postby Juan Artigas » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:20 pm

We have many, many spammers. I understand there should probably be add ons to the forum software that would help reduce them. However, our method right now assures almost no SPAM in the forum. Unfortunately, there are some inconveniences, but so far we can live with them and provide a happy environment to our users. We will keep our eyes open for new solutions. Thanks for your concern
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Re: Spam control

Postby zenins » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:38 pm

I am a moderator on my home club forum and I know what kind of a pain spammers can be :shock:

You are doing a great job here !

Keep it up :)
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Re: Spam control

Postby OzDreamer » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:53 pm

I'm a bit confused with the anti-spam measures. Do I need to post a minimum number of replies or create a minimum number of threads before I will be allowed to send private messages?

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Re: Spam control

Postby Lisachromis » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:15 pm

Basically you should post on the forum somewhere so we know that you are not a spammer and someone will remove you from the new users group, which restricts your access to the pm system.
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Re: Spam control

Postby alzo.bg » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:55 am

Hi everyone!
I am Alex from Serbia and have been keeping Tropheus for 10 years now.

This is an "anti spam" post but I hope I will be able to contribut to this forum in the future. :)

Alex
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Re: Spam control

Postby joemc » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:54 pm

Hello all,
just posting here in the hope that someone will see my attempt to register again, I have posted on the forum but as yet no one has approved it.
p.s i am a real human being! not a spam robot!
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Re: Spam control

Postby Lisachromis » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:36 am

Fixed you up.
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Re: Spam control

Postby wetworld » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:23 pm

hey i am new on here and am ready to use pm someone please let this happen Thanks
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