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Title: Spam Bots
Post by: Barry the Nomad on December 31, 2021, 08:58:14 am
Hi all! Happy almost 2022! Just wanted to leave a quick post about the occasional spam bots. I do see your reports and have been banning bots and their topics. I have in place every tool to curb spam, but they still slip through. I believe right now we have: 5-10 trivia questions, a captcha, email confirmation, inability to make posts until they make X number of comments. But still, they will work it out and make accounts. Sadly, it's impossible to block them all unless we did the Sonic Retro route and had a whole confirmation process, but that takes so much time on my end and curbs casual members from making forum accounts.

While I know forums aren't as trendy as discord or social media, just know we plan to keep these up and will kill the bots when reported! The topics are a great resource for fans, and there is actually a lot of traffic from lurkers.


Title: Re: Spam Bots
Post by: Berto on December 31, 2021, 11:59:22 pm
Hi Barry, Happy New Year 2022 too!
Thank you for removing those spam bots.
The latest 5-10 trivia questions prevention already worked great I think,
the spam bots weren't as much as 2019,
but it's nice to see more preventive acts..
Once again, thank you.
Title: Re: Spam Bots
Post by: Superglue on January 04, 2022, 09:19:20 pm
Glad to see that this place isn't turning into lowyat forums and it is also good to see Barry posting here again. Happy New Year!