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    Dr Herbie

    Yes, he's persistent today -- managed to clear the backlog and now stamping out new ones as they arrive. However, I have to go out with the kids for an hour or so so we'll see if he's put off yet ...

    Herbie

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    Ian2

    Great job Dr Herbie.

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    Bas

    This is getting ridiculous. This shouldn't have to all come down to Dr. Herbie. We need some sort of update that prevents new posters from creating a gazillion new threads in a few hours.

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    Sven Groot

    Charles promised to give me mod rights back in 2009, but he never did. Otherwise, I could've fixed this. Wink

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    Dr Herbie

    To be honest, deleting spam here is the only useful thing I do these days.

    Herbie

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    Proton2

    And the spammer is back again.

    Does marking as spam help at all? 

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    Charles

    @Dr Herbie: Thank you, Dr. Herbie. We really do appreciate your efforts here!

    C

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    ZippyV

    Wow, another attack just happened.

    Why is a new user allowed to make so many new topics at once? On StackOverflow they limit everything: number of votes, number of comments, number of questions.

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    Charles

    @Sven Groot: Oops. Sorry about that. Mod enabled for user Sven. Smiley
    C

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    Charles

    @ZippyV: We need to add post throttling to C9. I believe Duncan et al will do this soon.

    C

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    evildictait​or

    I cleaned up about 40 posts yesterday. This is a little bit ridiculous. He was making new posts almost as fast as I could remove them :/

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    Sven Groot

    , Charles wrote

    @Sven Groot: Oops. Sorry about that. Mod enabled for user Sven. Smiley
    C

    POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!

    Err... I mean... thanks. Devil

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    evildictait​or

    Just removed another 100 or so spam threads. This is getting a little bit ridiculous.

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    Adam​Speight2008

    Can I suggest we let them spam away but on a newly spawned instance of the forum only they can interact. with.

    Wastes their time, whilst collecting evidence and information which then can be use as learning data for the forum software so it can automatically spawn, or suspicion of spam..

    The Mods can always change which instance of the forum you see.

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    Ian2

    That's a lot of spam this morning.  Are we also beginning to see the advent of new spam threads about spam? Wink

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    Dr Herbie

    Wherever there is a resource, there will be parasites. Accept that parasites exist and maintain a level of hygiene to reduce their impact to an acceptable level.

    Post throttling will provide enough hygiene to keep the parasites down to an acceptable level, and there are enough 9ers to groom the forum for any parasites that do get through.

    As the parasites evolve to get past our defenses, so must we evolve to counter them : the Red Queen sprints ever onwards.

    Herbie 

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    evildictait​or

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Niners/amanjj in the Build forum is posting a lot of spams.

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    Dr Herbie

    @evildictaitor: Yes, I've been battling him and his friends this morning too.  I notice that there is now a web link at the end of the spams, so they're no longer just text.

    Herbie

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