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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2010, 04:52:55 PM »

Another suggestion would be to let a couple of us put the spam in a spam folder for checking by the moderator. If it's not spam, it would be returned to the board and the person who marked it as spam would loose the privilege of putting it in a spam folder.
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2010, 10:25:41 AM »

Dear All,

We have looked at some additional options on the message feature.  (By the way, it works now because we upgraded to the current version of the software.) The software does not offer the option of putting the messages in a holding area, but we did turn on the report to moderator feature.  This works just like reporting a post. So if you get any sort of Spam, just report it and we will ban the user.

We have also limited the number of recipients to 5 and maximum personal messages to 5 per hour.

Let's try it like this for now and see what happens.  It seems like most people would like to keep this feature on.
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2010, 02:02:15 PM »

I am glad to see the "guess the letters" feature has been turned back on.  I believe Jeffery calls it "captcha technology."  That, along with limiting the number of posts, should go a long way toward making personal messaging too much of a nuisance for spammers and very little inconvenience for us.  Thank you, fellas, for the improvements and for deciding to leave personal messaging active.

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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2010, 02:33:51 PM »

Yes that is captcha  Now if that is done at log in for first time users that would be great! Thanks for all your hard work to keep this site clean.
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2010, 04:39:33 PM »

The Captcha is active for new users accounts.  We have also started using a module that does not allow known spammers to create accounts.  It checks several things and blocks the registration  if there are any matches in the Spam database. We have blocked many since it has been turned on.
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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2010, 05:02:26 PM »

Again, that's great! Keep up the good work. Will we have to use a chaptcha everytime we make a personal message or is that a once and done deal like new members?
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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2010, 08:49:56 PM »

The captcha setting is based on post count (which we don't use) so it will be required every time.
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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2010, 03:44:23 PM »

THANKS for taking good care of this board.  It is an invaluable resource.
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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2010, 12:24:18 AM »

Are you going to keep  the pm limit at 5 or will you be increasing it. 5 isn't high enough.
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ABC
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« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2010, 12:40:53 AM »

I think it means you can't PM more than 5 people simultaneously.
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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2010, 01:18:31 AM »

no, it's 5 per hour limit period. I just had that warning
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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2010, 10:35:33 AM »

pdlethbridge,

It is actually both limits.  You cannot send a message to more than 5 recipients and you cannot send more than 5 per hour.  If 5 is not high enough what do you suggest? You don't want SPAM; increasing the number could result in more SPAM in personal messages.

 
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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2010, 07:37:38 PM »

The problem I see happened again last night. Someone came on the site to look around. They must have logged in as a real person rather than a robot. If a real person, a spammer logs in, then we are going to have problems. I would suggest that any new person be given a chance to prove them selves. Model Railroaoders don't sell time shares, ****** or stop to look around. They ask questions about the trains. I would delay the posting or the accessing the site of a new person for at least 24 hours or until they are approved by the moderator. The captchas are a good thing, but can be overcome by a real person. Just limit the access to this site until you clear them. That's the best way.
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richg
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« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2010, 10:02:21 PM »

Mr excuse me is still here. Another Spam from him.


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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2010, 10:10:57 PM »

they were reported.
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