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Channel Islander
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Spam posts

Hi all, I have implemented Captcha anti-spam verification for the forum. You may see it throughout the site. This is a pain in the behind to be sure, but hopefully less so than than the spam deluge we were suffering.

- nick

Nick Tonkin
Website Administrator, C36/375IA
C36 tr/fk #255, Santa Barbara, CA 

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Nick Tonkin
Website Administrator, C36/375IA
C36 tr/fk #255, Santa Barbara, CA 
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MitchMan406
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
Joined: 12/31/11
Posts: 71

Thanks!  We were getting blasted indeed!

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Mitch

1986 Catalina 36 MKI 
S/V "Blessing"
Kema, TX
Hull: #584
M25 w/ Oberdorfer Conversion
 

Talisman
Last seen: 3 weeks 4 days ago
Joined: 12/26/07
Posts: 196

Nick

thanks for being so responsive to the Spam issue and the double login

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Enrique
Talisman
1998 36 MK2 Hull #1673
Tall Rig Wing Keel
M35BC engine
Old Saybrook, CT Summer
South Glastonbury, CT Winter
 
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Channel Islander
Last seen: 9 hours 53 min ago
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Posts: 354

Thanks for the support .... but it's not really helping stop the spam!

Unbelieveable that the spammers are so persistent, they must have so much time on their hands.

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Nick Tonkin
Website Administrator, C36/375IA
C36 tr/fk #255, Santa Barbara, CA 
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BrentF
Last seen: 1 month 1 week ago
Joined: 1/17/11
Posts: 50

they are still on the site, 'blanche' was on around 4:45 EDT today.  wish I had anything of value to add on stopping them.

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Brent and Janie Farler
"Salsa Caliente"
1987 Catalina 36 Hull #719
Lake Texoma, TX
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MitchMan406
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
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Posts: 71

Like .45 ACP.

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Mitch

1986 Catalina 36 MKI 
S/V "Blessing"
Kema, TX
Hull: #584
M25 w/ Oberdorfer Conversion
 

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bakerha
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Posts: 173

The recent spam posting seems to be from created usernames that are defeating the robot test.
Many sites are now using a secure code login that emails a one use code that must be entered before login is allowed.  Not sure what is needed to implement that but it could help.  The first step though would be to keep them from creating an account at all.  I know this all must be a major pain for the site admins so if a little extra effort for members to login would help reduce that burden I think it is acceptable.

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Harold Baker
S/V Lucky Duck
Sandusky Ohio, Great Lakes
1989 C-36 mkI TR/WK M25XP

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GaryB
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Posts: 503

Harold,

There is a way you might be able to assist, would you be willing?
Gary

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Gary Bain
S/V "Gone With The Wind"
Catalina 36', Hull #: 1056, Year: 1990, Engine: M-35
Standard Rig
Moored: East Boothbay, Maine
Home: Auburn, Maine

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bakerha
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Posts: 173

Gary: Sure - if I'm gonna complain - the least I could do is offer to help.  I haven't been very active on the site for a while - but I'm working on that issue too.  Let me know what I can do!

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Harold Baker
S/V Lucky Duck
Sandusky Ohio, Great Lakes
1989 C-36 mkI TR/WK M25XP

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GaryB
Last seen: 23 hours 23 min ago
Joined: 10/26/08
Posts: 503

Thanks for pitching in Hal, I saw Nick's note back to you!

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Gary Bain
S/V "Gone With The Wind"
Catalina 36', Hull #: 1056, Year: 1990, Engine: M-35
Standard Rig
Moored: East Boothbay, Maine
Home: Auburn, Maine

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