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    There isn't any easy answer to the spammer issue. Probably 90% of them live in 2 or 3 countries. Spammers are mostly very low on the IQ scale. It can be hard to train a mule and harder to train a spammer.

    We can moderate the signatures, but that hasn't been as big an issue as the spammy and useless posts with embedded spam links.
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    Rob Jones eats spammers for breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    There isn't any easy answer to the spammer issue. Probably 90% of them live in 2 or 3 countries. Spammers are mostly very low on the IQ scale. It can be hard to train a mule and harder to train a spammer.

    We can moderate the signatures, but that hasn't been as big an issue as the spammy and useless posts with embedded spam links.
    I am wondering if it is possible to setup a code rule like "no link allowed in threads and post without 100 posts", similar to a code in ecommerce that disallow orders that do not reach a minimum purchase amount.

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    Seen that on some forums. where new members can not post a live link in their posts.
    Namepros has that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    I was one of the first 100 members at DP and I gave up on it 4 or 5 years ago. Any forum that is not moderated properly will quickly turn into a cesspool. At one time DP was a very good forum, but the bottom feeders took over and ruined it.
    The rate for a signature link was $10 per month for every 1000 posts at that time. People were actually making a living by posting on forums. Times have changed.

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    Ah right, that's why I haven't seen any familiar names posts later than 2012... Too bad...

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