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    Any chance we could put some captcha in or something?

    Am reporting spam very regularly now, need to stop it at source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hokers View Post
    Any chance we could put some captcha in or something?

    Am reporting spam very regularly now, need to stop it at source.
    There is googles captcha2 and a question that only an english speaker could answer. It is hard to see what more we can do...

    We are open to suggestions but I am not sure what more we can do.

    We had fencing specific questions for a while and that worked well but eventually stopped being effective. I think the bots that do this may have some sort of database of correct answers.

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    Most of the spam ends up coming from people paid to spam boards so sadly Captcha will only be so effective. The best way to reduce these is to limit new users, requiring the first few posts to be moderated before going live, sadly this requires more effort from the moderation team.

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