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PostPosted: 2013/09/09, 11:48 
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As it turns out, Spambots are quite clever these days. Despite all existing countermeasures, they somehow manage to register here and regularly try to sell washing machines, a diversity of loans and whatnot. I delete every single topic, posting or user, but until I find something that works for a longer period of time, their messages might casually appear somewhere here.

I really hope they're not bothering any of you specifically by sending PMs in addition to posting here. I'd like to apologize for the inconvenience, if this is the case.

I'm working on it.

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PostPosted: 2013/09/09, 15:21 
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why not use google groups? I manage a few of those and rarely get spam


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PostPosted: 2013/09/09, 17:15 
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roundcrisis wrote:
why not use google groups? I manage a few of those and rarely get spam


I've used google groups once, but am not a big fan of them. They lack a lot of nice features that forums typically provide - I tend to think of google groups more like glorified group e-mail than a community platform.

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PostPosted: 2013/09/10, 15:50 
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In the past days, I've upgraded the forums spam protection measures. So far, the upgrade seems to have served its purpose. :) However, the last thing I want is affecting regular users with this as well - so if you encounter any problems or experience any kind of inconvenience because of them, please report back as soon as possible!

To anyone who runs his own forum, I can very much recommend the following blog posting as inspiration for countermeasures: Five Anti-Spam Measures for phpbb3

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