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New Anti-Spam!
07-13-2012, 09:24 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-21-2012, 01:21 PM by Victor.)
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New Anti-Spam!
Since some legitimate users sign up, and do not post anything, it causes some issues with our current anti-spam system.

Old system:
User signs up, posts to the Introductions forum, waits 20 minutes, and is able to post anywhere. Failing this within 2 days causes automatic removal. Failing to confirm the email takes 1 day to remove.

New system:
User signs up with extra security features, confirms the email within 3 days, then gets full member privileges. Posts that might be spam (many outbound links) are automatically hidden until a moderator approves it.

If a user has 0 posts for 1 month, s/he is deleted automatically.

The user who signs up must answer some obvious question:
Code:
Examples:
(freeze OR boil) water = ice
freeze
What is the uppercase version of "a"?
A
Round 2.0000 to the nearest whole number
2

Also, your posts (except for the Spam Forum) are checked against an algorithm for links and spam keywords until you reach Private First Class. Inbound links are exempt.

If it trips the 1st filter, your post is flagged to moderators
If it trips the 2nd filter, your post is hidden until moderators approve it
If it trips the 3rd filter, you must rewrite your post so that it has less links

If you spam your profile, a moderator will permanently ban you, and the automatic system will delete your account.

Best regards,
Victor
//victorz.ca
Code:
Your antithesis compares favorably with any high magnitude of pwnage. (-you > |p|, you < -|p|)
My antithesis compares favorably with _that of_ any high magnitude of pwnage. (|-me| > |-p|, |me| > |p|)
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