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VFFTSGT
06-07-2013, 06:36 PM
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A long time ago, a change was made to the forum to require approval for all posts with links. This was done to stop a massive spamming problem that kept occuring a while back.

We get around it by posting and then editing and adding the link. But sometimes forget to do this and add the link to begin with. Moderation approval often takes a long time...

Is it possible to add exceptions into the system to allow all the regular users to not require moderation approval and only require new users to have moderation approval???

CrustySMSgt
06-08-2013, 04:58 AM
ForumAdmin CommunityEditor

A long time ago, a change was made to the forum to require approval for all posts with links. This was done to stop a massive spamming problem that kept occuring a while back.

We get around it by posting and then editing and adding the link. But sometimes forget to do this and add the link to begin with. Moderation approval often takes a long time...

Is it possible to add exceptions into the system to allow all the regular users to not require moderation approval and only require new users to have moderation approval???

Bravo!! Since all you have to do is go back, edit the post, and insert the link, this restriction never made any sense. Thanks for binging it up (and to ForumAdmin for fixing it!)!!

garhkal
06-08-2013, 05:28 AM
Had i known about that "work around" a good dozen or so of my more recent "In the news" threads would not have been made say friday evening but showing up for all to see monday afternoon...

CrustySMSgt
06-08-2013, 11:39 AM
The largest issue are bots that auto register, and then later auto post, at a rate a hundred or so per day (if you don't have protections in place). We are highly visible on search, that's why the attack rate is so high.

Anyway, spam bots don't have this logic to circumvent the auto moderation. Only humans do, so that reduces the rate of moderated posts to a couple a day.

I actually cannot figure out why the auto moderation is not responding to my controls, but I'm working on it.

Makes sense. I've moderate a few forums and groups on Facebook and know fighting off the spammers is a never ending job. Thanks for all you do!

garhkal
06-08-2013, 06:59 PM
Pity we can't just reach through the networks to those making those spambots and wring their necks!

VFFTSGT
06-09-2013, 04:30 PM
The largest issue are bots that auto register, and then later auto post, at a rate a hundred or so per day (if you don't have protections in place). We are highly visible on search, that's why the attack rate is so high.

Anyway, spam bots don't have this logic to circumvent the auto moderation. Only humans do, so that reduces the rate of moderated posts to a couple a day.

I actually cannot figure out why the auto moderation is not responding to my controls, but I'm working on it.

Was wondering what is going on!!!