07-15-2012 01:05 PM - edited 07-15-2012 01:21 PM
Andrey Dmitriev wrote:
Posting with captcha! That could be "absolute" solution. Something like that
Michael suggested CLAD type questione here. We need to keep in mind that there could be pre-sale questions by users completely unfamiliar with LabVIEW, so they might choke on those.
There should be a simple bail-out possibility. Posts that bypass the captcha will be held for approval by a trusted user.
This is clearly a failure of the forum mechanism more than anything else. Lithium is definitely not on the ball all this point. Come on! 200+ new threads with the same root link from a handful of brand new users, probably all coming from the same IP address. Even a monkey can filter that.
07-15-2012 09:41 PM
With well over 2k spam posts and no end in sight, there is obviously a bot exploiting a serious vulnerability. Hopefully lithium will be able to analyze the traffic, identify the problem, and permanently plug it.
07-15-2012 11:51 PM
Haha I opened up the forums and my first thought was holy *#&@
I saw it appear in my RSS feed and thought "I wonder how bad this is"
Checked the forums, and I definitely got my answer.
stopforumspam.com is another antispam service, but none and the usernames used here show up on that site unfortunately.
A further way to help stop this would be instead of having multiple people instantly able to zap a spammer, have everyone be able to flag a spammer, and once a certain threshold is reached (perhaps 10 users?), the user is automatically blocked from posting, and threads hidden. This could then be checked by a staff memeber and uncorrected if necessary.
07-16-2012 01:32 AM