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PSA #3: Idea to stop spam
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Fry the Sailor
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 11:59 am    Post subject: PSA #3: Idea to stop spam Reply with quote

Here's an idea to discourage spammers: accounts with expiration dates. Any account with less than 1 post and inactive for 6 months will be subject to automatic deletion.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But they aren't really spamming if they don't make any posts...
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That and it would require writing a script to check for under-used accounts or doing so manually on a regular basis, neither of which sounds appealing.

I've elliminated about 75% of it through filtering certain email address locales...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i wondered how much expertise that would take.
Ed, where'd you get that Pirate smiley? and why'd you use it?
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