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MattD
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I've PM'd Werner re: our new member posting SPAM :x
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Yes , me too after attempting to delete via moderator tools then edit -- both failed. PM'd the member concerned also.
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We have had the same problem with our forum I have had to change our settings so any new members have to be approved (you can check their IP address as most of the spammers are done by people outside of the UK) and add an are you human question to the sign up section as a lot of these are done by computer. The odd one still gets through but we have been ok since putting these in place.

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Post by Werner Van Loock »

I've deleted him, but it's a human action as the forum is protected from automated registrations by a custom question.

It would be interesting that some extra people have admin access to the forum, but then they need to know how to operate it, is there someone who knows how to and would be interested to be able to login to the admin control panel? Please pm me.
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I deleted the topics he used Werner but didn't know how to delete his individual posts or him personally.
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Post by Werner Van Loock »

MattD and hearbear are both administrators now, so they can delete users now. They're also moderator now.

The problem with these spammers is that it are people who actually have time to go through the fuss of registering and waiting for activation and then post spams. I know this as we have a custom stylus related question for registration, not answering it or answering it incorrectly means no registration. Very effective against bots/scripts/automated registrations, but useless against low life individuals.

Matt and George will be able to react much quicker then me on this kind of stuff. Since now i'm checking the ip-address against geographical location to see wether it might be a genuine registration or a chinese/russian/... wich gets deleted.
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Werner Van Loock wrote: Since now i'm checking the ip-address against geographical location to see wether it might be a genuine registration or a chinese/russian/... wich gets deleted.
This is what I do for our forum as all our spammers seem to be from countries other than ours.

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