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More spam prevention
Posted by: gert (Moderator)
Date: July 31, 2006 12:38AM

Hi all,

After the deluge of 100s of automated post messages I have added another spam-prevention tool. If you are not logged in or are not registered then you will have to solve a mathematical problem before you can post the message. No worries, it is quite simple math, along the lines of 2+3=???

Hopefully this will reduce the workload of the moderators, Barbara and Neil, who have been doing a terrific job removing spam-posts (which is no fun to do at all!).


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Re: More spam prevention
Posted by: anon (
Date: July 31, 2006 08:54AM

great idea. Hope it helps the mods and keeps your board clear of the garbage you got hit with last weekend.

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Re: More spam prevention
Posted by: Albert E. (
Date: July 31, 2006 10:37AM

Why not use a calculus equation to eliminate even more insignificant posts......or not.

Dang, I've had to repost three time till I came up with the correct sum.

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Re: More spam prevention
Posted by: gert (Moderator)
Date: July 31, 2006 10:56AM

If you register you don't have to do the calculus :-)

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Re: More spam prevention
Posted by: GaKaye (
Date: July 31, 2006 08:32PM

Thank you Gert, for everything you do to keep this board up. The spam over the weekend was terrible, and I know it was a lot of work for you to clean it up!

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