Spammers

8 years 10 months ago #8908 by robin.mousley
Spammers was created by robin.mousley
I'm loath to do anything to make the forum more difficult to use and I've stayed away from using a Captcha mechanism because of that (Captcha is where you have to type the characters displayed in an image before you can post your message).

It does mean though that occasionally spammers will break through the other mechanisms to post crap about drugs or yoga or whatever the hell they're trying to sell.

What happens then is either I notice the spam messages or someone lets me know and I clean them up.

The question is: what woud you, the forum users, prefer? No captcha plus occasional spam (which gets cleaned up anyway) OR Captcha and (hopefully) no spam.

And what else would you like to see on the site?

The activity on the forum has increased steadily and it's a great resource - because of you guys...

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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8 years 10 months ago #8909 by Dicko
Replied by Dicko on topic Re: Spammers
It really depends on you Robin. Its your time. If you don't mind cleaning up the site I can put up with spam. I would never have learned about the wonders of viagra without it. (just kidding).
Is there a financial cost to using captcha? At present it isn't too bad and only mildly annoying.

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8 years 10 months ago #8910 by garykroukamp
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Spam is fun!

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8 years 10 months ago #8912 by Rightarmbad
Replied by Rightarmbad on topic Re: Spammers
Just give rights to a couple of other people to delete posts.
Especially in another time zone to you.

I hate capcha

Follow the path of the independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that are important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.--- Thomas J. Watson

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8 years 10 months ago #8913 by REDBEARD
Replied by REDBEARD on topic Re: Spammers
I agree with Dicko,your call Robin.
I enjoy all that I learn from the site.
If possible, maybe a section for users to post upcoming events for all levels of paddler, beginner to pro.(eg.Tuross paddle classic.Durras ski race. These are a couple I found out about and are new events and need supporting)as well as the Harbour series, summer series ect.These events are in NSW Australia but obviously post for all places.

Thanks

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8 years 10 months ago #8914 by REDBEARD
Replied by REDBEARD on topic Re: Spammers
To follow my last post.
Did some looking and found the event section on the board categories link (it wasn't that hard)
So if you know of an upcoming event,big or small post it for all to see.

Thanks

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8 years 10 months ago #8916 by AR_convert
Replied by AR_convert on topic Re: Spammers

Rightarmbad wrote: Just give rights to a couple of other people to delete posts.
Especially in another time zone to you.

I hate capcha


2nd the mods in other timezones.

Current - Carbonology"Flash" Vajda "Infusion II K1" Previously ~Finn"Molokai Mk II"~Knysna "Vantage Pro K1' Carbonology "Vault"~Epic"V10L & Sport"~ [/b]Fenn"Mill Double" ~Spirit"PRS"~Finn"Affinity"
Always looking for the next boat :)

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8 years 10 months ago #8917 by owenfromwales
Replied by owenfromwales on topic Re: Spammers
Hey Rob,
I`m not keen on Capcha either, but like Dicko says, I`m happy to go with your decision on it.
Thanks for all your relentless hard work,
Owen
ps are you typing with your right hand only now after that ring-finger incident?!

189cm 90~100kg
Present skis:
2017 Stellar SEI 2G
1993 Gaisford Spec Ski
1980s Pratt Spec Ski
1980s UK Surf Skis Ocean Razor
Previous
1980s UK Surf Skis Ocean Razor X 3
1987 Kevlar Chalupsky (Hummel) (Welsh copy!)
1988 Kevlar Double Chalupsky
1992 Hammerhead spec
2000 Fenn copy

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8 years 10 months ago #8925 by Metro
Replied by Metro on topic Re: Spammers
Agreed with all:

1. A great site, very valuable to the surfski community. Thanks for your great efforts here Rob.

2. I do not think that spam is too bad on the site. A Capcha system is probably not necessary.

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8 years 10 months ago #8926 by Kayaker Greg
Replied by Kayaker Greg on topic Re: Spammers
The spammers occasionally bring up an old thread that I haven't seen yet so yay for the spammers!

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