Yeah, about 10PM every night, the spam battle begins. Sometimes it is the same user over and over again. I can do nothing but remove the massages because I cannot remove or ban users.The spam postings have really gotten out of control.
This morning, I counted more than 50 spam postings under every category. As of the time of this posting, the moderators have removed them, but it's time for the Fluteland administrators to do something to stop spammers. It is really ruining the experience for all legitimate members. I fear that it will drive away members to other Flute forums that are properly managed to limit spam.
This is a plea to the administrators to PLEASE change the forum settings to require that every new member's first 10 messages must be approved before appearing on the forum. This can be accomplished by enabling message approval for the "Newly Registered Users group". This simple change should drastically reduce or eliminate the mass bombardment of spam messages. I'm sure that many of the valid forum members would be willing to assist with this by serving as message approvers for new members. I hereby volunteer to assist with this duty.
As indicated at the bottom of the forum pages, this forum is powered by phpbb forum software. The phpbb support forum has a message that details this and additional steps that administrators can take to reduce spam. PLEASE READ IT AND IMPLEMENT IT!
Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 and Above
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1861645
If the Fluteland forum is an older version of phpbb that does not support these features, I further urge the administrators to upgrade to the latest version so that these measures can be implemented. I realize that it may take some time to accomplish this, but agreement to begin these changes would be most welcome.
As a show of support for this proposal, I urge the members of this forum to reply with your message of concurrence with these proposals.
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