Spam Filter?

Discussion in 'Forum Announcements & Help' started by Geezer, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Geezer

    Geezer Junior Member Member

    Does this site have any kind of spam filter? As I type this there are spam topics started by different users in this section of the forum. I enjoy this site but I'm getting uneasy feelings about security. It seems like this is happening every day. Is anything be done about this?
     
  2. bluharley

    bluharley Member

    I've wondered about that too.
     

  3. The problem is tapatalk it is in it's nature insecure. You can't remove tapatalk because half or more of the members use it.
     
  4. HarveyP_KY

    HarveyP_KY Member

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    Why not add a CAPTCHA to the registration procedure or require an email confirmation for registration?
    It ain't rocket science.
     
  5. That would be to easy. The problem again is tapatalk, once registered you no longer have to prove you are human.
     
  6. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    You mean I am no longer human?
     
  7. bscar

    bscar Supporting Member

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyenRCJ_4Ww[/ame]
     
  8. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Captcha isn't that secure either.

    As to your security...just don't click on the links, you'll be fine.
     
  9. cktvt

    cktvt Member

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  10. Now that you mention it I've been wondering. :p
     
  11. Geezer

    Geezer Junior Member Member

    I am a member on several other forums that allow tapatalk and there is not a spam problem there. This is a good site with a wealth of good information. My concern is that it can be breached by outside spammers and it puts all of us at risk. I just hope that the site owner steps up and makes the place more secure.
     
  12. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator

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    Thanks for the comments. I'll check with the techs about getting this issue worked on.
     
  13. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Keep your AV up to date, don't click on obvious spam links, and report spam. There's no particular danger to a spam account posting spam if you don't click on links. It's not like they're embedding malware, at least not here. No guarantees about what's at the page they link to (so don't click on the links).

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  14. Good advice Kirk. I don't have a smart phone so can only relay what other forum owners have post about spam so maybe it's tapatalk or maybe not.
     
  15. GoesBang

    GoesBang Supporting Member


    Thanks shooter.
     
  16. One fix that is a bit server intensive is to firewall or htaccess block the main spam countries. China, India, the old USSR areas and some South American countries are not likely to be owners/ users of High Points.
     
  17. geekandwife

    geekandwife Good ole Boy Member

    Many other forums have IP blocks in place that prevent entire countries from accessing the sight. Or mod teams that respond quicker to the posts. As someone who has ran multiple large forums, spammers are just a matter of fact online. You either have ease of use or you restrict it, making it harder for legitimate users and posting.

    But spammers posting has nothing to do with site security. That is like saying someone that has weeds in their yard has a house that is easy to break into. The two are not directly related.
     
  18. mn_doggie

    mn_doggie Member

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    It used to be that I evidently would get up and check the forums earler then the Mods. Seemed like there would be a bunch of spam links every morning.

    I just realized that hasn't been happening for a fairly long time now.

    Whatever you're doing is working great.

    If it is still being done manually, I hope someone is getting enough sleep.

    Thanks.
     
  19. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator

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    Thank you. We are working on keeping it as spam free as possible.
    The mods do a great job.