Avoiding spam



  • Hi all,

    I am not sure if this is the right section for that.

    Is there a possibility to avoid these annoying spam entries by these strange random-character users? It's really hard to go through unread messages with all these posts :)


  • administrators

    Well, not opening them is the easiest way to avoid them :)

    But seriously, that Korean spam is a real problem. It seems that it is actual humans who go through the registration process and then spam. I can not see how that makes sense, but that is what it looks like (all the normal signs of a bot are missing).

    We do block and delete as best as we can, but as it is humans it is really hard.


  • administrators

    Oh, I forgot to mention that the moderators are really doing a good job of cleaning up the spam.
    Thank you to any moderator who happens to read this :)



  • Yeah I try not to open them

    But seriously, that Korean spam is a real problem. It seems that it is actual humans who go through the registration process and then spam

    Well must be very boring there so some have no other things to do than post such stupid things :)


  • administrators

    I really don't understand it.

    I can see how someone who is really poor in rural Indonesia or China or somewhere might think it is a way to make some money, but Korea has a high income level and working social infrastructure, so spamming should not be a working profession.

    Also we don't have that many Korean readers. which makes the spam double weird.

    Anyway working on trying to fix the issue.



  • @tekojo It's especially annoying since my browser (chrome) seems to have problems with the Korean characters and thus gets really slow once such a posting appears. And the more there are the worse it gets.


  • administrators

    @Wieland I haven't noticed that. I mostly wander around here with Chrome.
    Will have to keep an eye on performance difference with character sets.


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