Are you only deleting new registrations
or any registration not in compliance? Just
wondering if I need to update my info.
The new rules only
apply to new registrations, so you do not have to
bother changing your current information. Thanks
It is amazing how much spam is
posted or attempted to be posted. You probably noticed
that there were two trash posts just below yours.
I go through at least 3-4 times a day deleting bogus
users and posts, and still it continues.
In trying to foster more forum participation, for
a long time I did not require registration confirmation.
However, the amount of spam grew to sometimes 50
per day. It was not uncommon for me to spend half
an hour just deleting posts. For a long time the
visual confirmation kept the trash out, but then
the spammers got by that, so I instituted the e-mail
confirmation. That worked for a long time, but now
the spammers must have a staff of desparate drug
addicts and other assorted scum bags that sit at
computers and infiltrate forums all day and night.
Most of the IP addresses are from Denmark, Russia,
China, Korea, and the Philippines. The list correlates
pretty closely to the widely published list of largest
abuser countries. It says a lot about the governments
of those countries for allowing it.
step will be to require new users to e-mail me directly
and I will set up an account for them. Some of the
other large forums have been doing that for a long
time (e.g., eng-tips.com).
As with other
forms of terrorism, it is infuriating that the decent
people of the world let this continue. I have said
before and continue to say that I totally advocate
what the people in Russian did to that one super
spammer - turned off his switch with a hammer to
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster