Well, ban the spammer before it has given signals of spam is always good but can turn into a nightmare because it is a very time consuming task to be done manually.
There are pluggings that prevent to register or ban the registered when appears in the black lists but that must be installed once we can upgrade the board. This board has to be configured manually and automatic update doesn’t work (luckly I didn’t complete an automate update some weeks ago ).
Our fellow member Zelgadis that is working hard on the new website would update the forum and install those pluggins when finish the update (I hope).
Meanwhile what I do is ban users when they posts spam. My procedure is:
- verify that the post is spam (obviously but sometimes the post title is not a reason enogh)
- verify the ip at stopforumspam.org black list. If exists ban by the IP.
- if IP is not listed ban by email.
- obviously delete posts and disable account.
Sometimes there are suspicious posts that doesn’t hurt (the content is formally right) but something special tells me that it looks like spam (the content, username, email or similar) then I check on stopforumspam and boom! another spammer.
I want to know that I thank you very much all your contibutions to kill spammers. It looks like the timezone you are located is liked more by the spammers than mine. I usually kill between 4 and 8 by day and I try to regularly look to the forum during the european day time. But your registers in the Admin logs are impressive!
In any case we need more people that want to contribute to the Synfig Project support.
Current continuous collaborators are Zelgadis with infrastructure and myself with code. Nikitakit works with code from time to time too. It is obviously not enough to satisfy all the needs of the project…
But hey! I’m working on a new shiny impressive feature!!