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Question to weed out spammers...?

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Scott Holtzman:

--- Quote from: John Roberts {JR} on November 26, 2020, 07:27:27 PM ---I am a moderator at another popular forum and what we do to screen out spammers is ask them to make a nominal contribution via paypal to the forum.

Just like junk mailers don't believe in paying postage, spammers will not pay even a dollah to spam you. Paypal gives you a valid email address to contact them.

You are welcome...


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I like this JR

Brian Jojade:
Asking for payment MIGHT work, but I'd guarantee you'd turn away far too many legit users.  It's extremely unlikely that I'd ever sign up for a forum that asked for money, unless I already was aware of said forum and the content it would provide.

While a dollar isn't much to ask for, I'd probably just move on to the next forum I found instead.

John Roberts {JR}:
The forum software we changed to a while back has spam detection capability where it compares email and IP addresses of new sign ups to known spammers. Some of these pukes are pretty prolific making multiple attempts unsuccessfully.



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