Lots of Spam messages being posted, lately?

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Are the Forums running under new software, that isn't blocking these spam messages?

No, it just seems to come in spurts. Most of the time the anti-spam filter blocks it (over 99%) of the time. If it wasn't there, we would have about a hundred spam posts per day or more (since once the spammers discover you're open, you get more spam). It's blocked about 3000 pieces of spam in the last month. What can I say? It's not perfect.

https://cleantalk.org/my/stat?aaid=5feefe36 for some stats

Jason

Computer enthusiast, beginner programmer, political geek.

spam by user kelvin berry.
Has the ability, to flag new users and approve their messages, before they are posted, been lost?

It's weird. Moderation of messages was there and then disappeared. I don't know if it's because Cleantalk released a new version or the spammers are just getting better at what they do (i.e. it had a form of auto-moderation before that worked and sent iffy messages to moderation but passed on "good" messages", but now the spammers are getting through).

Jason

Computer enthusiast, beginner programmer, political geek.