Count Blacktron wrote:I've just been hit by a disturbing series of porn images while my 4 year old nephew is in the room.
SavaTheAggie wrote:Unfortunately, many of the spammers who post these types of posts have nothing in their profile that would flag them as spammers. This latest one had a suspicious URL in their website address but it wasn't obviously adult in nature, though I did not click on it (no need, since I already knew he was a spammer).
So while moderating memberships would cut down on this type of thing, it would not prevent it. All a member has to do is keep a very simple profile without anything to flag them as being a spammer and we would approve them. We can't be mind readers, we have no way of filtering intent.
We can add more filters to our forum software to change 'bad' words, but as far as images and links, that's something entirely different. The forum software cannot interpret what a picture is, to it and your home computer, its just a series of bits.
Athos wrote:There is. Stop clicking on the links... Unless something is clearly a MOC (brickshelf/flicker/etc) or is from someone who I recognize, I don't click.
Emp.Justinian wrote:Sometimes spammers "disguise" their porno as something else. On recent user disguised his as a link to toyota, so it can be hard to tell.
And again, a stricter membership process will NOT prevent all spam. As it is our forum software stops spammers that are bots, but real people, like those who post the porn images, could/would get through all of it because we have no concrete way of knowing intent.
Spongey wrote: Something like a simple LEGO related question could be implemented as part of the membership process. As I said before, with all of the sights with no security out there, a lot of spammers will be deterred by the resistance we put up.
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