Require Moderator Approval for First Post

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by Samut, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Samut

    Samut Member

    There seems to be a lot of annoying spam messages from bots on the forums. If the very first post an account made had to be approved by a person, that could cut down the spam quite a bit.
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  2. Alephred

    Alephred Royal Archivist for Queen And Empire

    I agree Samut, message bot is quite the annoying!

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  3. OmniaNigrum

    OmniaNigrum Member

    This would have been awesome if you made links of a few of the words in there to something entirely non-spamlike such as Weight Loss.

    Bravo nonetheless. :D
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  4. Daynab

    Daynab Community Moderator Staff Member

    Surprisingly, what you see is only a tiny portion of the spam that gets through. Like I just deleted 20 spambots that got put into the moderator queue.

    The problem is that requiring mod permission to post is really offputting when you register to a forum and have something to say, especially bug reports. I'd rather not do that. I'll ask if Derek knows if we have a new update to the spam filter though.
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