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 for asking.
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
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
The next 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).
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 the head.
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster