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It's a shame the top two topics on this thread are spam.

Wait, I'm only posting to bring my creation count up! Better make that three.

But, yeah, it might be prettier if the random string poster threads were deleted, so I was wondering why they're still here.

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I'm keeping them for study. I want to see if there's a way I can detect spam posts and stop them from being made at all... Those things have gotten more annoying lately.


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Interesting! That would be useful. Some kind of pattern recognition system, or something else entirely?

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I'm thinking of doing some basic pattern recognition, yes. If a new topic is created with tons of links by a new user, you know that it's suspicious and worth checking into!


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I'm thinking of doing some basic pattern recognition, yes. If a new topic is created with tons of links by a new user, you know that it's suspicious and worth checking into!


I don't know how. I don't know why.

But somehow I'm going to end up on the wrong side of that algorithm.


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I'm thinking of doing some basic pattern recognition, yes. If a new topic is created with tons of links by a new user, you know that it's suspicious and worth checking into!


I don't know how. I don't know why.

But somehow I'm going to end up on the wrong side of that algorithm.


Haha, How did I miss this topic??


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I'm keeping them for study. I want to see if there's a way I can detect spam posts and stop them from being made at all... Those things have gotten more annoying lately.


Stop them from registering is the ticket if you do not allow guest posting (which you shouldn't, this is not Wikipedia).

For some reason, spambots hate a timer on the registration page. A 5 second timer should suffice.

If that won't tickle your fancy, ask someone to put something in a box at registration.

Edited by X Prime on August 5, 2011 at 9:37:10


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