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RyanMC
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Location: Draper, UT USA

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:36 am    Post subject: Spam Filter Reply with quote

I have spent the last few hours setting up some spam protection on the forum. It will take some time to work as well as I want it to, but its a big step in the right direction. There are now words that the forum does not like. If you submit a post that contains one of those words you will get a warning. If you are warned 3 times, you will be banned. The words in the list are not ones that should be used in the forum in normal day to day communication. I have tried to keep them very specific to the typical bot posts. I will be adding to the words as different bots show up. I have also set it so that users that have already posted a fair number of times (50 right now) are not affected by this filter. This should hopefully avoid any problems with accidental posts that contain the spam words.

I have also added in a frame work to add in more spam protection, so there will be other things rolling out. I hope to have these dumb spam bots all but eliminated by next weekend. Thanks for your patience.
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Golux13



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... Maybe needs a little polishing...
http://www.spielbyweb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4916#4916

Very Happy
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HappyProle
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Joined: 28 Oct 05
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Location: Salt Lake City, UT

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like they gave us a whole new list of words to add.
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RyanMC
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added a few words. Added a few other ways to detect spam. Like I said, its going to be an on going process. Spammers adapt, change words we'll just have to try to keep up with them.
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RyanMC
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a few more means. Hopefully we are getting closer.
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Bkruppa



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Location: Fremont, Ca, USA

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your effort on this, I greatly appreciate not having to filter through whatever assinine posting some wingnut puts on.
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mrbass



Joined: 05 Apr 06
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Location: Las Vegas

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a side note...those bayesian filters are actually MORE effective when legit email is marked as legit. In other words most people just think that marking email as spam is all that's required. But to train the database it needs to be taught good and bad just like a little baby. Not sure about this phpBB spam filter if you can train it for good posts, etc. but the concept is the same I'm sure. This also applies to email programs such as Mozilla Thunderbird which most people only choose 'Mark as Not Junk' only if it was classified as junk. However, you can mark your legit mails to help train it. I used to dabble in those corporate spam filters http://mrbass.org/barracuda
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stargate



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a word to add "Bkruppa" Very Happy Twisted Evil Very Happy Twisted Evil Very Happy

Bkruppa is a wingnut from New Hampshire
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Bkruppa



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know RyanMC, maybe a spam filter for retirees who have too much time on their hands should be next Twisted Evil
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phil



Joined: 17 Oct 03
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Location: Cumberland, RI USA

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bkruppa wrote:
You know RyanMC, maybe a spam filter for retirees who have too much time on their hands should be next Twisted Evil

And you should see the one-fingered salute that Bob gave that remark. Shocked

Ryan et al, Thank You for all your efforts. I hope this works.
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stargate



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phil -- they have to go to BoardGameNews to see the salute Smile Smile
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spearjr



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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LuvHightide



Joined: 15 Aug 06
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Location: New Hampshire, USA

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can this filter work for Junk like the Topic in Hacienda by escortservLatvian...
Totally Repulsive !!!

Thank you for All of your Work on "your baby"
I appreciate the efforts put into this site for Our Enjoyment !!
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stargate



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LuvHightide wrote:
Can this filter work for Junk like the Topic in Hacienda by escortservLatvian...
Totally Repulsive !!!

Thank you for All of your Work on "your baby"
I appreciate the efforts put into this site for Our Enjoyment !!


the 2nd post in this thread is my comments about forum posts from new users
http://www.spielbyweb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1568

for those of you who need cheering up now that the holidays
are over and you have to go back to work
I suggest you read the complete thread --- it's some great work by SBW COMEDY TEAM
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milksheikh
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Joined: 24 Sep 03
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Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LuvHightide wrote:
Can this filter work for Junk like the Topic in Hacienda by escortservLatvian...
Totally Repulsive !!!

Thank you for All of your Work on "your baby"
I appreciate the efforts put into this site for Our Enjoyment !!

I'm surprised that one got through, and unfortunately deleted it before looking for keywords to add to the blacklist.

There's fewer than 1 successful spam post a week, so thanks to RyanMC's efforts, it's much less of a problem.
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