Spam and related type messages.

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User
8 October, 2018, 1:16 AM UTC

Slightly rhetorical question.

Is there a fool proof way to stop the spammers and phishers  posting and hogging pages and pages with irrelevant drivel not related to the game?

It seems to be getting seriously out of control.

Can it at least  be made more troublesome for them to post non game items here on the forum?

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User
11 October, 2018, 2:53 AM UTC

It had some success, the pages and pages of spam got wiped, but it looks like its back again now.

I wonder if the spammers are actually playing the game,or they just joined to spam,or is it some bot ?

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User
13 October, 2018, 1:13 PM UTC
Spam again.Theres about 4 full  pages worth  in the general questions section, and lesser amounts in others.
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CIM
User
14 October, 2018, 9:13 AM UTC
They ought to limit the number of posts people can make especially new members to the forum ...
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User
14 October, 2018, 2:55 PM UTC

Unless we are Korean  and think they are genuine posts.

Looking down the lists  is perhaps  all  we should  do.


CIM wrote

They ought to limit the number of posts people can make, especially new members to the forum ...


I had wondered if it was possible to thwart spammers with some restriction like this,or by  checking that they are really playing the game, which  is

why I posed the question rhetorically.

Unfortunately often the same name has multiple posts,so if they are clever enough to spam, are they also clever enough  computer wise to bypass any obstacles?




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