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No signature links until x number of posts

Postby pied_piper » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:59 pm

It seems that in addition to the blatant spammers posting multiple messages with pure spam, there seems to be a number of clowns joining simply to post a message with a signature link to some junk or pharmaceuticals for sale. These messages are nothing more than veils for posting those links. Typically, they say something like "I really like Fluteland" or "I read this forum everyday" but there is nothing of substance either in asking a flute-related question or helpful tips. Can we impose a restriction on new members to disallow signatures until they have proven that they have a real interest in flutes?

Here's a link that explains how to do it with phpbb which powers our forum. This would require them to have made a certain number of posts before they are allowed to use a signature.
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2129969

Also, there are other options for restrictions to newbies that might help get rid of junk and spam postings. Can we ask the administrator to add some more restrictions?

How about it folks? What do you think?
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Re: No signature links until x number of posts

Postby Classitar » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:05 am

Thanks for the link, it would be great to cut back on the spam

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Re: No signature links until x number of posts

Postby pied_piper » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:07 pm

Yes, 15 more from a single jerk today. I just don't see why we can't stop it with a few more restrictions on new members. The phpbb options support it if the administrator would simply enable those options. I'm usually on here several times a day and I'd be more than happy to help screen new members.
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Re: No signature links until x number of posts

Postby Bo » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:29 pm

Spamming is really out of control at the moment. This also happens on the piano board I usually visit, but it is not as bad as here, so I think the moderators are doing a great job!

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No signature links until x number of posts

Postby KalisaVef » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:16 am

I was posting here about a week ago, but for various reasons I was unable to return until not, and I come back to find my account deactivated and all my posts deleted. What happened?

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Re: No signature links until x number of posts

Postby pied_piper » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:58 pm

I was posting here about a week ago, but for various reasons I was unable to return until not, and I come back to find my account deactivated and all my posts deleted. What happened?
Members who post nonsense messages or put spam links in their signature or do not respond to questions from a moderator soon find themselves removed from the board. Might you have done one or more of these?

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