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    Hiya, I am not blaming the staff of XoticPC or anything like that, but it seems the spammers on these forums have gotten a little out of hand and the moderators can't keep up. It was one thing when they were just in the "Off Topic" forum, but now they are starting to invade the troubleshooting and such. I don't really know how to fix this problem, but it does seem to be addressed. I don't know if you could change the way you sign up, block out the words, or get a system where you need to do something to post topics. Not something I really am knowledgeable about lol. Obviously it doesn't look good for someone to see this when they are going to buy a computer, tho I know and I believe everyone knows it's not your fault. Ok, rant over lol.

    Signed,
    A concerned customer.
    Sager NP8170
    Threedee Screen, GTX 485M, i7-2720QM, IC Diamond paste, BlueRay Drive
    Phase 1 - 7/5
    Phase 2 - 7/11
    Phase 3 - ?
    Phase 4 - 7/25 (does it have to be a Monday? -.-)

    T minus 1 phase til awesomeness!

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    Spam problem

    We apologize about the mass amounts of spam that occurs on the forums. The moderators are constantly deleting spam that appears. Once again we are working as fast as possible to keep the forums clean. Thank you for your input

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    • #3
      No problem, I understand you can't camp them every waking moment. Just wondering if there was a way to just prevent it from the get go. Good luck with the war, lol.
      Sager NP8170
      Threedee Screen, GTX 485M, i7-2720QM, IC Diamond paste, BlueRay Drive
      Phase 1 - 7/5
      Phase 2 - 7/11
      Phase 3 - ?
      Phase 4 - 7/25 (does it have to be a Monday? -.-)

      T minus 1 phase til awesomeness!

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      • #4
        Yeah Spam does get quite annoying, but thats what mods are for. I do know how spam gets quite annoying for mods. (I do mod other fourms)

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        • #5
          The spam is getting quite ridiculous recently. I'm on here quite frequently If you need an extra Mod :P
          Sager NP5792
          Alienware M11x-R1
          WUXGA Glossy
          11.6" WXVGA Glossy
          2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
          1.3GHz CULV Core 2 Duo OCed to 1.76GHz
          GeForce 8800GTX
          GeForce GT 335m
          4,096 DDR2 667 Memory
          4,096 DDR3 800 Memory
          200 Gb 7200 RPM SATA 150
          128 Gb GSkill Falcon SSD
          64 bit Vista Home Premium
          Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

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          • #6
            Well.... if the post is titled paris hilton xxx..... then I just don't click on it :wink: .
            Sager NP5792

            Microsoft Windows Vista Premium 64-Bit
            17" WUXGA
            Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 2.4GHz
            4 GB DDR2 667 RAM
            1 GB Intel Robson Turbo Memory
            500 GB 7200RPM Seagate Momentus HD
            nVidia GeForce 8800M GTX 512MB GDDR3

            FORUM TROLL 4 LIFE
            http://teamamerimixwcg.blogspot.com/...online_05.html

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            • #7
              It's been pretty bad today. The captcha you guys use doesn't look strong enough, and the spam software is apparently able to read through it. There are some stronger ones out there that can be dropped into an existing phpbb 2 install like this

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              • #8
                We are looking into some additional spam software for our forums to help control the spam. If you have seen some that have been effective please forward us any links you have for phpbb.
                Justin Nolte
                [email protected]
                http://www.xoticpc.com

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                • #9
                  I'll be glad to pass on anything I find

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                  • #10
                    Another forum that I am a member of restricts linking and images in a user's first post.

                    Also avatars & signatures should not allow links/images for first-post users.

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                    • #11
                      I've noticed a significant drop in the volume of spam recently. Congrats on getting that under control :!: It was kinda crazy for a bit. :wink:
                      Sager NP5792
                      Alienware M11x-R1
                      WUXGA Glossy
                      11.6" WXVGA Glossy
                      2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
                      1.3GHz CULV Core 2 Duo OCed to 1.76GHz
                      GeForce 8800GTX
                      GeForce GT 335m
                      4,096 DDR2 667 Memory
                      4,096 DDR3 800 Memory
                      200 Gb 7200 RPM SATA 150
                      128 Gb GSkill Falcon SSD
                      64 bit Vista Home Premium
                      Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

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                      • #12
                        Thank you, We are quite happy in the major reduction of spam as this keeps our forums a lot cleaner!

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                        • #13
                          We implemented some extensive SPAM blocks and so far (*knocks on wood*) it has been keeping the spammers off the forums
                          Justin Nolte
                          [email protected]
                          http://www.xoticpc.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by [email protected]
                            We implemented some extensive SPAM blocks and so far (*knocks on wood*) it has been keeping the spammers off the forums
                            That's VERY good to hear! Good job Justin!

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                            • #15
                              Spam is getting a little ridiculous again , or maybe I'm just checking the forums earlier than the moderators.
                              Sager NP5792
                              Alienware M11x-R1
                              WUXGA Glossy
                              11.6" WXVGA Glossy
                              2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
                              1.3GHz CULV Core 2 Duo OCed to 1.76GHz
                              GeForce 8800GTX
                              GeForce GT 335m
                              4,096 DDR2 667 Memory
                              4,096 DDR3 800 Memory
                              200 Gb 7200 RPM SATA 150
                              128 Gb GSkill Falcon SSD
                              64 bit Vista Home Premium
                              Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

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