I've now had 2 messages rejected as spam. And then lost the entire content when I go back to try to make changes.
I realise the forum has a spam problem, but this is going to get frustrating very very quickly. Paul - is the option of different 'levels' of filter? Can you make it a bit less stringent?
can't you just set the filter to block any posts from 'RandomComment'
Looking at the Forum recently, it has become apparent that there is a need for 'Registration'. I operate a Forum with 'closed membership', i.e., it is restricted only to those who live/work in the catchment area for the Forum. On a daily basis, registrations are attempted from USA, Russia and - mainly - China. I am able to reject them all having checked various items (not just IP Address!) which I will not list here for obvious reasons. All registrations are routed via myself so I can authorise or otherwise each application. After the initial period, this task is not onerous. I have no trouble with spam or stupid posts. I am able to 'control' behaviour, if necessary, (and to date it hasn't been) by suspending accounts for a period - a week, a month or whatever - or banning completely the individual concerned.
I know it probably isn't what you want for the Forum, Paul, but the danger is the problems of the 'rogue posting' recently may only serve to drive people away. Let's get back to what this Forum should be - please!
Ok my subscription for the current messageboard runs out in july so having queried the problems we are encountering if things aren't better then I'll look elsewhere. I can only apologise for issues encountered - I'm pretty fed up with going into the control panel to delete all these mad postings myself!! Please hang in there with the cardiffwalesmap forum, afterall central square looks like it may be sorted! - so now is not the time to quit!!
After a lot of trial and error I found that on the Capital Quarter thread the board would not let me post the below bit of text because it was spam:
"I could imagine it might become popular"
However it does let me post it here. Hard to see why these words are so spam-y.
I'm having trouble posting about new retailers in St Davids thread. This is getting really tiresome Paul. Isn't there something that can be done?
I've tried to post about 4 or 5 times but gave up. I sympathise with Paul and I wish these spammers would just fuck off but the difficulty of actually posting a message is off putting
I hope you're not paying for the spam filter. Its clearly not fit for purpose. Genuine messages struggle to get through, but "Nike Free Run" plus gobbledegook does?
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