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Is it time to add spam filtering


Keith Collyer (456411) | asked May 15 '15, 5:31 a.m.
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edited May 19 '15, 4:37 a.m. by Ralph Schoon (60.7k33643)
Just deleted around thirty notifications from my email for spam posts on jazz.net. I hate to say it, but is it time to institute spam filtering for forum posts, questions, etc.?

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Catherine Davis (713) | answered May 15 '15, 9:56 a.m.
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 Hi Keith,

We are currently using https://akismet.com/ to track spammers.  When we see the spam, we report then ban and delete all posts.  Usually this helps us keep the spam down but it looks like we were bombarded last night.  I've reported all spammers so hopefully this keeps the garbage off the forum for awhile.

Catherine
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Keith Collyer commented May 15 '15, 10:19 a.m.
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This morning was particularly bad, must have had over a hundred spam messages in all. Much worse than the handful per month we usually see. If their stats are representative for jazz.net, it seems that overall they are doing a pretty good job


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Ralph Schoon commented May 15 '15, 1:24 p.m.
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Catherine, the menu entry to report to akismet is gone and I don't think it is working any more. I reported that already several time - not a WI though - and the situation is not improving. I think it does not work anymore or something else went wrong. The Spam load is way too high the last few weeks.


Ralph Schoon commented May 15 '15, 1:27 p.m.
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I have to correct myself, the menu entries to report posts are back there, after being gone a long time.


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Ralph Schoon commented May 18 '15, 2:21 a.m.
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I got an indication that Akismet integration is now working again and the spam seems to be dropping.

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