What to do about spam

What to do about spam

Postby MCiAutomotive » Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:49 pm

So chaps, what are we to do about all the spam we get on here these days?
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Postby Giles Usher » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:24 pm

I patrol the site every day or so and delete spam (I am a joint forum moderator with another VPOC Committee Member).

I must admit that the amount of spam has increased dramatically over the last month. This is something we are discussing in the VPOC Management Committee. We can't block it. The only other options are to 1) make postings subject to an image recognition and reproduction system or 2) make access to this forum only for members of the VPOC. Both options are an administrative nightmare for out IT Committee member. Option 2 is definitely not the route we want to pursue because we want to keep this forum open to the public to help new Vanden Plas owners and hopefully encourage them to join the Club.

Therefore for the moment, we just live with the spam and delete it as soon as we notice it. I can't always delete it every day, as work means that I don't get the time.
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