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What do you think the requirements for posting should be?  

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  1. 1. What do you think the requirements for posting should be?

    • a member of NASA
      19
    • a current paying member of NASA
      11
    • answer a barrage of complex questions about NASA
      14
    • a newbie intro only section that has a 5 post minimum
      28


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Jim P.

Howdy all,

We have been inundated with Spammers the last few days, I have been doing my best to ban the offenders and/or block their IP addresses, but alas I am not as fast as I wish! Please refrain from replying as it only adds to my efforts to selectively clean anything that might be considered offensive. (If I could read Russian I'd probably be offended more!!) We are working on a way to keep the spammers out, but haven't come up with a foolproof way yet. I have posted a poll, feel free to vote for any ideas you might have that will help.

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mhoward1

But she wanted two guys...at once!!

 

 

Seriously though, I can't remember but does the site require email verification?

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JerryW

Although it puts a load on the mods - maybe the 1st 5-10 posts should be moderated.

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King Tut

I would say if the board allows it, multiple questions when signing up should do the trick.

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kbrew8991
I would say if the board allows it, multiple questions when signing up should do the trick.

just gotta be careful they aren't so hard / obscure / whatever that an actual new person can't figure it out.

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mhoward1
I would say if the board allows it, multiple questions when signing up should do the trick.

just gotta be careful they aren't so hard / obscure / whatever that an actual new person can't figure it out.

 

the ones I have seen that worked OK where "what's one plus one" and "what's that big round thing in the sky during the day"

 

No number or such that a OCR could recognize

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jason
I would say if the board allows it, multiple questions when signing up should do the trick.

just gotta be careful they aren't so hard / obscure / whatever that an actual new person can't figure it out.

 

the ones I have seen that worked OK where "what's one plus one" and "what's that big round thing in the sky during the day"

 

No number or such that a OCR could recognize

We might lose the entire Texas region.

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obzezzed350

^ That just happened...

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snakebit

CAPTCHA?

 

John

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kbrew8991

worth trying - but it won't completely eliminate them. Maybe a Captcha AND an easy question

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Firebird Man
worth trying - but it won't completely eliminate them. Maybe a Captcha AND an easy question

 

Something like: What's heavier, a ton of feathers or a ton of lead?

 

Oops, there goes the SE region now...

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mcmmotorsports

I think a challenge question would kill the spam bots. I have stopped banning as most of the spammers are only posting once and move on. I agree it is a major PITA when legit members reply to these posts....yes Fred, I am talking to you.

Oh wait, did I just call Fred legit?

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jimbow

I choose the 5 posts because it would allow folks interested in NASA to post

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Balroks

That may work, but to reply to a post from a bot is for more simple then creating a new post. Less code.

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1LapSRT

A challenge question is needed. And don't they use pictures of words for verification so that they are harder for a bot to "read" and respond?

 

Requireing membership is a BAD idea. That keeps out people who are genuinely interested but have not joined NASA yet.

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mhoward1

OK, go ahead and ban Prayedocedo already

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rx761
I choose the 5 posts because it would allow folks interested in NASA to post

 

 

+1 for this

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Cobra4B
I choose the 5 posts because it would allow folks interested in NASA to post

 

 

+1 for this

Yep.... still want to make it easy to grow NASA. That said, most every form I'm on has some sort of captcha and email verification when you regiester. Then after that most have a 5 post/day limit until your account is approved by moderation.

 

Oh... and a ton of lead is most definitely heavier than feathers... duh!

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ctbimmer

A simple challenge question about Sparkle Pony should do the trick...

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LMan
I choose the 5 posts because it would allow folks interested in NASA to post

 

 

Agree....we need to allow interested folks who might not be current members to ask questions.

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Lucid Moments

Can't we just hunt them down and kill them all? If we blame it all on Maduske he can probably get off on an insanity plea.

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mcmmotorsports
Can't we just hunt them down and kill them all? If we blame it all on Maduske he can probably get off on an insanity plea.

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MalGeaskEmell

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obzezzed350
Nonprescription Ed Tablets cialis generico

Osservando i campioni di pazienti, e oggi possibile affermare che il Cialis, assunto per due volte alla settimana, e un farmaco particolarmente raccomandato per gli uomini che vivono una relazione stabile e una vita sessuale fatta di rapporti spontanei. http://healthylivingtrends.com/ - cialis senza ricetta

 

 

^ Oh the irony!

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Lemming

Why is it that only SE seems to be targeted?

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