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    Quote Originally Posted by HikerBob
    On this note - does it help to use the 'report this post' feature on new spam posts or is it redundant?

    Bob
    For me its redundant, but it may help the other administrators. Generally, if I'm online I'm checking the forum so I'll see the spam. So when a report gets sent to my email I just have to do two things. Check my email than check the spam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk10
    How about if a new sign-up is asked a basic MWO or mountaineering question; something that anyone with a legitimate interest in this forum would obviously know or could easily find out.

    Questions like:
    Give me the name of any one trail heading up to the summit?
    The spike-like attachments that climbers fasten to their boots are called what?

    Or maybe even multiple choice like:
    What state is MWO located in? A) Vermont B) New Hampshire C) New England D) Washington
    I've seen a system where the user has to get a secret code from a particular thread. Anyone who could read can figure it out, but it deters spammers because its one extra step and it can't be automated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    I've seen a system where the user has to get a secret code from a particular thread. Anyone who could read can figure it out, but it deters spammers because its one extra step and it can't be automated.

    That system seems to work fairly well, at least it requires a human to look at it and type the response. Although spammer and human are not generally terms that I use together

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    You've gotten a p.m. also? I didn't check the supplied link form kaneweber.
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    Spammers are sending PM's now?
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    Unhappy I don't like spam, spam I am

    Yep he sent me a private e-mail also. New twist on the spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockin rex
    Yep he sent me a private e-mail also. New twist on the spam.
    well, not really. forum spam is really the new twist.
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    I got a PM from Kaneweber also, all he said was that he is new to the forum and hello.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorque
    You've gotten a p.m. also? I didn't check the supplied link form kaneweber.
    Yes, I got a PM also.
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