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Title: Question to weed out spammers...?
Post by: Johannes Halvorsen on December 04, 2016, 08:13:47 am
There's been some noise here lately. Would it be possible to make all new posters answer one or two simple mandatory questions to keep the spammers from posting?

I'm thinking along the lines of "What do you call the most common connector plug for balanced audio signals (also used for DMX)?" Most people about to post in these forums would know it is XLR, but it is enough of a hassle to google it that most spammers/bots would simply move on to the next forum.
Title: Re: Question to weed out spammers...?
Post by: guest163853 on November 26, 2020, 07:04:32 pm
There's been some noise here lately. Would it be possible to make all new posters answer one or two simple mandatory questions to keep the spammers from posting?

I'm thinking along the lines of "What do you call the most common connector plug for balanced audio signals (also used for DMX)?" Most people about to post in these forums would know it is XLR, but it is enough of a hassle to google it that most spammers/bots would simply move on to the next forum.

This is quite useful. Thx
Title: Re: Question to weed out spammers...?
Post by: David Sturzenbecher on November 26, 2020, 07:21:26 pm
This is quite useful. Thx

.... the irony
Title: Re: Question to weed out spammers...?
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on November 26, 2020, 07:27:27 pm
There's been some noise here lately. Would it be possible to make all new posters answer one or two simple mandatory questions to keep the spammers from posting?

I'm thinking along the lines of "What do you call the most common connector plug for balanced audio signals (also used for DMX)?" Most people about to post in these forums would know it is XLR, but it is enough of a hassle to google it that most spammers/bots would simply move on to the next forum.
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...

JR