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Title: I See Spam Accounts on the Horizon
Post by: Irisado on November 18, 2018, 03:10:03 pm
Most of accounts which have registered this month look like spam accounts to me.  Those with blatant spam website links are the most obvious offenders:

https://secondsphere.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2573
https://secondsphere.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2525
https://secondsphere.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2521
https://secondsphere.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2504
https://secondsphere.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2499
https://secondsphere.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2496
https://secondsphere.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2486
https://secondsphere.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2521

While they could simply be deleted, that doesn't strike me as an overly effective option in the long-term.  Is there any chance of getting those anti-spam mods installed to stop them being able to register in the first place?  Also, for those accounts which have got through, could someone with profile modifying powers at least remove all the spam links in their profiles?
Title: Re: I See Spam Accounts on the Horizon
Post by: Narric on November 18, 2018, 06:21:36 pm
Seems I do have the power to modify the profiles. While I can't install the relevant mod, I can reduce the impact these accounts have potential to cause.

Thank you for bringing them to our attention.
Title: Re: I See Spam Accounts on the Horizon
Post by: Irisado on November 18, 2018, 07:27:07 pm
Thank you.  Just removing all the spam links will make a difference.  Maybe it could be made, so that new members have to make a post before they can modify their profile?  That should be possible via the permissions without installing any mods.