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Spam Detection (READ THIS IF YOUR POSTS KEEP DISAPPEARING)
#21
RE: Spam Detection (READ THIS IF YOUR POSTS KEEP DISAPPEARING)
(November 18, 2015 at 10:22 pm)Tiberius Wrote: As some of you may have noticed, we've been battling a large amount of spam recently. I've just implemented a new spam detection feature which will hopefully now catch the spam as it is posted.

Please be aware this will not be perfect and may result in two issues:

1) Spam getting through the filter and still being displayed (please report this as per usual)
2) Posts made by regular users being detected as spam, despite it not being spam.

If you make a thread / post and it doesn't display, the second issue may have happened to you. Do not panic, your post is not deleted, but it is automatically hidden. PM a staff member and we will check for you.

- Tiberius


You forgot to mention that if your post gets caught in the spam.filter, you are a terrible person and need to atone for your wrongdoing.
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#22
RE: Spam Detection (READ THIS IF YOUR POSTS KEEP DISAPPEARING)
I actually made that part up. I blame.alcohol.
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#23
RE: Spam Detection (READ THIS IF YOUR POSTS KEEP DISAPPEARING)
no


it's true, all true




we have scads of terrible people here who desperately need to atone.





Some ablutions wouldn't hurt either . . . . .
 The granting of a pardon is an imputation of guilt, and the acceptance a confession of it. 




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#24
RE: Spam Detection (READ THIS IF YOUR POSTS KEEP DISAPPEARING)
Would sending money be a significant atonement?
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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#25
RE: Spam Detection (READ THIS IF YOUR POSTS KEEP DISAPPEARING)
'Spam detection' me arse. This is clearly a ploy to nefariously delete posts keeping the message of Jesus from the oppressed and the down trodden.

Well done.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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#26
RE: Spam Detection (READ THIS IF YOUR POSTS KEEP DISAPPEARING)
How is it the forum software can track our posting and give us user titles based on that quantity, but cannot use the same information to determine if one is or isn't a spammer? That makes absolutely no sense.

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#27
RE: Spam Detection (READ THIS IF YOUR POSTS KEEP DISAPPEARING)
(July 4, 2017 at 8:21 am)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: How is it the forum software can track our posting and give us user titles based on that quantity, but cannot use the same information to determine if one is or isn't a spammer? That makes absolutely no sense.

Those are two entirely different problems. Post count has very little to do with spam detection, except that we exclude posters who have more than (mumble) posts and (cough, cough) days on the forum from detection.
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#28
RE: Spam Detection (READ THIS IF YOUR POSTS KEEP DISAPPEARING)
Necroing a post and I started liking shit from two freaking years ago.

I feel so violated. :\

/scarcasm
Disclaimer: I am only responsible for what I say, not what you choose to understand. 
(November 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Have a good day at work.  If we ever meet in a professional setting, let me answer your question now.  Yes, I DO want fries with that.
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#29
RE: Spam Detection (READ THIS IF YOUR POSTS KEEP DISAPPEARING)
(July 4, 2017 at 8:30 am)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote:
(July 4, 2017 at 8:21 am)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: How is it the forum software can track our posting and give us user titles based on that quantity, but cannot use the same information to determine if one is or isn't a spammer? That makes absolutely no sense.

Those are two entirely different problems.  Post count has very little to do with spam detection, except that we exclude posters who have more than (mumble) posts and (cough, cough) days on the forum from detection.

Yeah, that's what confounds me. It'd seem that someone with 100 posts in the last month who hadn't been banned would be recognized by the software as nonspamming by dint of not being banned, if nothing else.

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#30
RE: Spam Detection (READ THIS IF YOUR POSTS KEEP DISAPPEARING)
(July 4, 2017 at 8:44 am)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(July 4, 2017 at 8:30 am)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote: Those are two entirely different problems.  Post count has very little to do with spam detection, except that we exclude posters who have more than (mumble) posts and (cough, cough) days on the forum from detection.

Yeah, that's what confounds me. It'd seem that someone with 100 posts in the last month who hadn't been banned would be recognized by the software as nonspamming by dint of not being banned, if nothing else.

I actually don't recall exactly what the thresholds are, but it is disabled once someone reaches that point -or- we whitelist the user after a post gets caught in the filter. Those thresholds could be revisited, of course, now that we have experience with it.
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