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    Quote Originally Posted by bhartzer View Post
    I still like post minimums, I'm surprised that V7n says that they don't work.
    The reports that some mods have heard indicate that spammers simply ramp up their spam to get over the threshold, or simply post ten legitimate comments to avoid early detection.

    A member (now former member) was busted today who started out posting legitimate responses and then all of a sudden the posts turned into 100% spam and unrelated comments.

    Spammers are persistent. A 10 post threshold would not stop me if I believed that the signature links would benefit my sites.
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    Hmm we should make poll for our spammers what they think would drive them away of registering and posting on certain forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike-XS View Post
    If spambots are coming through proxies a few lines in the htaccess file may help restrict some of them by blocking proxy headers:
    How to Block Proxy Servers via htaccess • Perishable Press
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    ... ZB Block...
    Installed, although it is somewhat redundant with the .htaccess code above. I am a belt and suspenders kind of guy.

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    Installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellas View Post
    Hmm we should make poll for our spammers what they think would drive them away of registering and posting on certain forums

    That seems a lit bit funny. We can do a poll if they do participate. The best way is to reduce the number of signature. We should start seeing a decrease in the spammers.

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